Secret Garden – Notepad Video Tutorial

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Today’s notepad cover and matching card feature the Stampin’ Up! Secret Garden stamp set along with a fabulous antique brad.

Secret Garden Stamp SetItems needed for this project include:

  • Crumb Cake Classic Ink
  • Antique Brads # 117273
  • Stampin’ Up! Secret Garden Stamp Set
  • Stampin’ Up! Secret Garden Framelits (Optional)
  • Early Espresso Card Stock and Classic Ink
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored

Stampin Up Secret Garden Stamp Set

  • Pocket Measures 4-3/4″ x 6-1/2″
  • Score: 1/2″, 3/4″, 5-3/4″ and 6″
  • Flip 90 degrees
  • Score again at 1/2″ and 3/4″

Stampin Up Secret Garden Stamp Set

  • Prep score lines and cut away bottom two corners.

  • Put sticky Strip or Tombow on the bottom two corners.
  • Fold your bottom flap up and glue in place.
  • Add tombow around edge to place inside Notepad Cover.


  • Notepad Binding Cover is 2″ x 5-1/8″
  • Score at 1″ and 1/4″

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58 Responses to Secret Garden – Notepad Video Tutorial

  1. Sophia Chung April 30, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

    Love the Notepad. I intend to try to make one for my daughter. Thanks Brandi

  2. Michelle February 16, 2014 at 11:53 pm #

    The notepad holder is adorable… What a great gift idea!! You make everything look so easy and fun to make!!

  3. Yvonne Tucek December 6, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    I love your notebook cover but can’t find the size of the notepad or the dimensions. I am sure I am just overlooking this.

  4. Kathi November 6, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

    Brandy, Your videos and projects are always inspiring. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  5. Maria Helena August 6, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    I Brandy. I just found your website yesterday and already subscribed to your channel. I looove Stampin Up! And you have such positive energy. Love your cards and the notepad is gorgeous. Thank you!!

  6. Agustina July 13, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    Love this note cover, just found your blog and it is aweome!! Thanks for all the videos, i was wodering if you will ever do a video of that beautiful necklace you are wearing. Please, please do one. Thanks

    • Brandy Cox July 14, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

      Hi Agustina,

      Thank you so much for subscribing to BrandysCards. I appreciate your feedback and I’m so glad you are enjoying my videos. Please stay in touch and I will add the necklace to my video to do list 😉
      Hugs, Brandy

  7. Sherry July 6, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    Brandy, great tutorial! I will be making these for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Debby Ohlhauser July 3, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    Brandy, loverd the tutorial so easy and so beautiful! I was wondering did you make necklace you are wearing in video very cute love the colors!

    • Brandy Cox July 3, 2013 at 11:03 am #

      Thank you kindly Debby! My team member and friend Deanna made it for me. I love it! Thank you for subscribing and for your kind comment. Happy 4th of July weekend! Hugs, Brandy

  9. Sandy Dahoda June 14, 2013 at 10:42 am #

    Brandy, what a great, easy and fun project! Just lovin’ your video tutorials. Thanks!

  10. Charlene June 12, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! Great ideas and love your videos.

    • Brandy Cox June 13, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

      Thank You Charlene! Hugs, B

  11. Patty Hargrove May 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    Hi Brandy,
    I love you work and all your wonderful ideas. I would like to case this not pad holder. Do you mind if I use it for one of my classes? Also I am thinking of using it for a swap.
    You are so very talented!

    • Brandy Cox May 31, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

      Hi Patty,

      Thank you so much for the kind comments. Yes, absolutely feel free to case my notepad tutorial. Sounds Great! I too will be making a few for Convention. I hope to meet you there. Blessings, Brandy

  12. Sandi Idar May 28, 2013 at 12:44 am #

    Brandy, I just watched your video and it was great. This is so darn cute and easy. Your videos are always fun to watch and I want to thank you for making videos to share with everyone. Not everyone does. They will show a picture of the card or whatever they have made, which is great to, but. videos are so much better. Thanks again.

    • Brandy Cox May 28, 2013 at 9:30 am #

      Hi Sandi,

      Thank you SO MUCH for your kind comment and feedback. I have really enjoyed doing the videos and knowing how much you and other crafters have enjoyed them is even better. Thank you for your support and encouragement. Have a wonderful week!!! Hugs, Brandy

    • Brandy Cox May 28, 2013 at 9:40 am #

      Thank You Sandi for your kind comments and feedback. I am so excited to know that you’ve enjoyed my videos. I sure have had fun filming them 😉 Thank you for your friendship and support. Blessings, Brandy

  13. Norma May 8, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    Thanks for this tutorial, Brandy, I made one of these ,using different colors, to give to my hostess this week. I was really pleased at how well it turned out and how easy it was to make. Great instructions in your video.

  14. Mary Moore May 2, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    This was a great little project to make
    Thank you for all the help doing these projects

  15. Bel Sara May 2, 2013 at 1:40 am #

    This is going to be so exciting to make & love your blog. Your newest fan from Australia.

  16. Stephanie April 30, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    Brandy, this is so cute!! I can not wait to get home and make some!!


  17. Donna April 28, 2013 at 10:02 pm #


    Thank you for this great video! I love being able to see a face to go with hands that are usually the spotlight. LOL This is wonderful. I just bought a bunch of notepads at Costco and wondering what I could do with them. Now I know!

    Thank you so very much!


  18. Traci Davis April 28, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    Wow, beautiful project! Thanks for the video tutorial, I can’t wait to peruse your blog. Thanks to Susan Itell for sending me your way…

    • Brandy Cox April 28, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

      Hi Traci,

      Thanks again for stopping by and for your feedback. I really appreciate it! I have sent you an email. Sending hugs, Brandy

  19. Norma April 28, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    This is a wonderful project, thank you so much for sharing.

  20. Peggy April 26, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    Totally Awesome!!! Can’t wait to make some of these.

  21. Lorraine April 25, 2013 at 12:52 am #

    Sat down and made this today, how beautiful. Thanks for sharing and I love reading all your blogs and post all the way down in Australia. Keep up the beautiful work.

  22. Lorraine April 25, 2013 at 12:50 am #

    Sat down and made this today, how beautiful. Thanks for sharing, love all your blogs and post all the way down here in Australia. Keep up the wonderful work.

  23. Patricia Stewart April 22, 2013 at 2:58 pm #


    This Note Pad Holder is absolutely AWESOME!!! I can hardly wait to take some time out to make this. Also may share the project with my friends at a social get together. The VIDEO was also well done…thanks a bunch! Keep the video’s coming. You do such a great job and think of great ideas.

  24. RaElla April 22, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    So pretty. We will be giving this a try. Thanks so much.

  25. Jen C April 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing this project! I am teaching a Secret Garden class in May and was trying to come up with a gift for each student! This is perfect! I am hooked on the Secret Garden stamps and framelits and this note pad holder is adorable! I’ve made one of your Secret Garden cards and it was literally a 20 minute card. Again, thank you!

  26. Bette Koziel-Jacobs April 22, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    Love the notepad holder but I added a pocket on the right side so people could change the writing pad when used up.

    • Cathy October 5, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

      Bette, when you made the pocket on the right side for the backing of the notepad to fit in, did you simply make a pocket flush with the cardstock or did you score it similar to the pocket on the left? I want to make the pocket also so the notepad can be changed out. 🙂

  27. Charlene H. April 22, 2013 at 3:51 am #

    What a great gift idea. I will definitely be making some of these for teacher gifts this year. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Deanna April 22, 2013 at 3:29 am #

    Thank you so much for showing us how to do this Brandy! I love it! Cannot wait to make it for gifts!

  29. Gayle Gibbons April 21, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

    Love it. showed to some friends this weekend at a crop, they all loved it too. thanks for sharing

  30. Fernanda April 21, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    OMG, this is an awesome idea. I really like your videos! Great Job. Thank you.

  31. Jason Loucks April 21, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    Hi Brandy,

    GREAT project, however I have a question. You mentioned you make it so they can reuse the project, is there a way you could let me know how that is done? Thank you.

  32. Virginia April 21, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    This is an amazing tutorial and very helpful. You are an amazing instructor and so nice to share with others. Thanks!
    What is the name of the greeting set you used?
    Thanks again,

  33. Sandra M. April 21, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    Brandy, I just love your videos. Would love to visit you and maybe attend a workshop.

  34. frenchie April 21, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    thank you Brandy , I love all your projects , your so good in explaining them
    love than note book ,I will cas that , tfs
    hugs frenchie

  35. Nancy Hoffman April 21, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    Thank you so much for this video, Brandi. What a great project this will make for craft fairs. I’ve never made anything like this, but now, with your help, I know I can do it. I love all your ideas. I have been a SU demonstrator since 2001, and absolutely love stamping. I know my customers will love this project. Thanks again for sharing. Nancy Hoffman

  36. Linda Bostedt April 21, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    You are such an inspiration, I love this. Thanks for always sharing your talents. Now I need to save money for this set

  37. Ruth April 21, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    FANTASTIC,so beautifully stamped,& a wonderful gift for special friends…

  38. MaryBeth April 21, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    Thank you for sharing! This is truly awesome!

  39. Donna April 21, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    What a stunning project! Thank you for all the time & effort you put into your videos and your blog. You have wonderful ideas and I look forward to your e-mails.

  40. Sherrie D April 21, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    THIS IS AWESOME! I love your videos. This is a very fun gift I think I will make for stocking stuffers for Christmas!
    It could be a grocery list with coupons in the pocket even. Very fun. 🙂

  41. barbara April 21, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    Love this notepad. Thanks for a great video tutorial.

  42. Martha H. April 21, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    This is such a wonderful gift! Thank you so much for the tutorial! I’m planning to make some for Christmas…

    I’m glad to see your computer is back on track!


  43. Vickie Steele April 21, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    Brandy-I love your Secret Garden notepad!! Thanks for making the video with easy instructions to follow.
    I have this stamp set and the framelits and plan to make some of these>
    Great job!!


  44. Olivia Goemann April 21, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    Brandy, your cards are just amazing! What a talented lady! I really do enjoy your videos.

  45. kathy Augustine April 21, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    Brandy thank you so very much for this tutorial. I am going to make a some for my co-workers. You are just the best. I just wish you were closer to Kansas. LOL.

  46. Dani April 21, 2013 at 2:42 am #

    Wow Brandy, love your Blog, love your ideas. Thanks for this great video tutorial!


  47. Ilena Christman` April 20, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    Brandy, so happy to see this video tutorial. I’ve been waiting for this ever since you sent me one as a “Thank You”. Wondering if you got back your computer yet, since you were able to do the video. Hope all is well, keep sending great things. I did notice I did not get this post on my e-mail. I got it off your website on the internet explorer. Ilena Christman

  48. Terri Takashige April 20, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

    Beautiful notepad holder Brandy! Thanks for another awesome video! Did you make your necklace from the Blossoms punch?


  49. Ines April 20, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    Another beauty, Brandy. Even prettier in person, if that’s possible. Happy weekend.