Tuesday, June 16, 2009

SCS Color Challenge and My First Tutorial

So I think I've come up with a new closure idea-- and if I haven't and this project has been done before, my apologies to the inventor! (If someone can send me a link, I'll definitely give credit where credit is due!). This sticky note holder will be the subject of my very first tutorial.
The colors I used are for today's color challenge on SCS, which was to use Baja Breeze, Ruby Red and Whisper White. I don't have a scrap of Baja, but when I saw this double-sided paper, I knew my problem was solved! The closure on this post-it holder is what makes it unique. The mini-pen is what keeps it closed!

What you'll need:
Cardstock Base: 3-1/4" x 8-1/2" long (I used double sided)
Post-It Notes (3x3")
1/2" circle punch
1/16" hole punch
2 Brads
Mini Pen
Accessories for decoration
Directions: Measure in at 4-1/4" from each end of your carstock base and make score lines. After folding the cardstock at the lines, adhere the post-it notes to one of the inside panels, near the score mark (I placed mine about 1/8" away from the score mark). On the opposite panel from the notepad, use your circle punch to make a hole, centering it in the space above the notepad and the end of the cardstock. Fold the two ends of the cardstock base together, so that they meet evenly. In the punched circle space, use your 1/16" hole punch to create two holes that go through both the cardstock and the ribbon of your choice vertically, using the mini pen to measure how taut the ribbon should be. Place brads in the holes you punched to secure. (The ribbon loop should be poking through the punched hole.) Decorate the cover and your pen as desired. Place the pen through the ribbon loop to keep the notepad closed.
Ingredients: Stamps: There She Goes {Crafty Taglines}; Cardstock: Stampin' Up! {Whisper White}; DP: K & Company {Wild Raspberry}; Ink: Stampin' Up! {Chocolate Chip}; Accessories: Ribbon, Brads, Hole punch, Circle punch, Mini Pen, Post-It notes, Marth Punch, Kaiser Craft Rhinestones.


Thanh said...

Have a fantastic time on your trip, Nikki. We'll see you when you get back. :)

SMK said...

Oooh, love the idea of attaching a pen or something to the card! Great idea!!

Kellylouj said...

Lovely idea very clever I might have a go at this and use it in work!

wendy said...

This IS a great idea! Thanks for sharing it :)

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

What a GREAT idea about using the pen as the closure! I am going to print out yoru directions and try it myself! Thanks!

Kelli said...

Love your blog! You do great work!

Kelly Landers said...

That's a new one for me! I have never seen that idea before, and I love it!! I am bookmarking this page!!

Glitzzynews blogspot said...

wowwweee!!! I really like the look of this!
Will need to try it out,colours you have used are so pretty.
The idea is so good,well done you.
Luv Maureen x

cindersmcphee said...

Great idea, love it

Judith said...

This is Fab. I love the way the pen holds it together. Well done you x

jessgos1313 said...

That is a awesome idea! haven't seen it before EVER!!! And so functional too!

JeanFB said...

Congrats on the DT, Nikki! That post-it holder is so cute .. what a great idea to use the ribbon as closure AND pen holder!

Maggie Bob said...

What a gorgeous idea - and a good excuse for me to buy more pens - thanks for this wonderful tutorial!


Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

This is really cool and a tutorial too?! Very cool indeed!!

Attiq Ur Rehman said...

This is a great tutorial. This is a fabulous idea and you first try is also nice. Hopefully you will add some more in your list. Thanks for sharing.
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