Here we go, a blast from the past making matchbook note pads. I used a Me & My Big Ideas paper pad (Sunshine). I applied distress ink to the cover, especially on the white cut edges and folds, and I like to use slick/shiny brochure paper for my notes. Here are two variations:
I found the easy template at this fabulous blog and here are instructions for the puffy paper flowers (go down to the middle of the post).