Step 7: Re-Bend the staples on the Post-IT pad.
I don't know if this even necessary, but when I was ripping up the cardboard on the easel pad, I messed up the stapes. I re-bent them using needle-nose and regular-nose(what are those things called?!) pliers.
I pulled the arms of each staple up, straitening them out, then pushing them back down.