Friday, January 7, 2011

Sticky Note Holder Tutorial

I was so lucky, both girls are napping at the same time.  I actually had time to sit down and do the tutorial.  And they are still asleep so I can actually post it!  This is truly a rare occasion in my house. 
These are so quick and easy to create you are bound to have fun making your own.  Here are two new ones I made while putting this tutorial together.
 post it note(Of course I didn't notice when I was taking my picture that the pen is not pushed all the way in, but really it does and it it the perfect size for the holder.)POST IT NOTE2 After doing the tutorial using the blue cover above I tried sticking a “golf pencil” in and it slid right out, and that will not work in my bag, I need them to stay together.  I did make the dimensions a but different to accommodate the smaller pencil.  Then it was too small for a full pad of sticky notes so I just put in a half of a pad. 
Ok on to the good stuff, the Sticky Note Holder Instructions :
Supplies: Scoring Tool, Scissors, Adhesive, Cardstock cut to measure 3 ¼ by 7 3/8 inches,

Step 1: Score the long side of the cardstock at 3 1/8”, 3 ½”, and 3 7/8”. Burnish/crease the score lines to make them more defined and easier to work with.


Step 2: Fold cardstock “in half” at the middle of the three score lines. Cut a line at about 1 ¾” from the folded edges and stop at the next score line. Cut another line at about 2 ¼”.


Step 3: (In this pic the 3 ½” side is on the left.) Apply glue in the first 3/8” scored area skipping the small part between the two cuts. Fold over to glue together.


Step 4: Pop out the pencil holder (since you didn’t apply glue there it should fold out.)
Attach a sticky note pad flush with the top fold. Embellish!


These instructions were based on a mini gel pen like the one in the picture.

If you want to use a golf pencil, I found that it slides out easily so I adjusted the dimensions.
Start out with a 7 by 3 ¼ inch piece of cardstock. Score at 3 3/8, 3 5/8, and
3 7/8 inches. Everything else is the same. It does make a smaller cover so I only used a half of a sticky note pad (50 sheets).

Since I had some rare extra free time I had a chance to make the tutorial a document you can down load right here!
Holder # 1
Stamps: Cute By The Inch
Ink: Night of Navy, Marina Mist
Paper:  Whisper White, Marina Mist, Night of Navy
Accessories:  Whisper White 1/4” grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, 1 1/4” square punch, Scallop Square punch
Holder #2
Stamps:  Eat Chocolate
Ink:  Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red
Paper:  Peach Parfait DSP (from InColor Hostess DSP stack), Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Accessories:  Riding Hood Red Taffetta (retired), Sticky Strip

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1 comment:

meesabelle said...

This is just what I was looking for! Thank you! These are so cute and functional :)