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Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday Inspiration: Post-It Note Tutorial

First I would like to thank Angie Juda for her inspiration. She had a similar project on her blog last week. It was just so cute I had to try it too.

This post-it note holder is a perfect stocking stuffer, small gift item, a thank-you, or just something nice to have in your purse or by the phone for notes.

Stampin' Up! Items Used:
Stamp Set: Friends Never Fade, item #118750 - wood OR #120618 - clear mount
Craft Stampin Pad, item #101731
Poppy Parade Card Stock, item #119793 ... piece is 3 3/8" x 8 1/2" AND a 3" square
Whisper White Card Stock, item #100730 .. piece 3" square
1/2" Stitched-Poly ribbon, item #119263 ... piece is 15" long
Jumbo Brad, Neutrals, item #112533 ... use 1 Whisper white
Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen, White, item #105021
Sticky Strip, Item #104294 (this is double sided tape)
SNAIL Adhesive, item #104332 (refills are #104331)
Stampin' Dimensionals, item #104430
Crimper, item #101618
Paper Piercing Tool, item #116631
Mat Pack, item #105826
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Extra-Large, item #119854
1 3/8" Circle Large, item #119860
Bone Folder, item #102300
Grid Paper, item #102787 (love this to protect my work surfaces, great to test stamp image on too -- 100 sheets for only $9.95)

All items listed above are available for sale thru my Stampin' Up! Website, CLICK HERE, then click on Shop Now to purchase.

Isn't the Poppy Parade card stock absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it and the ribbon is a perfect match for it too.

Craft ink in Whisper White is perfect for stamping on darker colors. Craft ink can take up to an hour to dry, so don't handle it after stamping unless you are certain it has dried completely.

I use the Grid Paper all the time and decided tonight that I should give you all a bit more information on it. There are 100 sheets in the package for $9.95. It is an oversized pad of lined grid paper to protect your stamping surface. It serves as scratch paper and ruler plus makes clean-up so easy. Includes a standard card dimension list and space for a writing a wish list. Grid is 10" x 16". Not only do I use them at my classes for each work surface, I use them myself when I am working on projects too. It is a must have item for me, and I highly recommend it.

Cut Poppy Parade Card Stock at 3 3/8" x 8 1/2"
Score at 4 1/4" and fold crisply with a bone folder.

Stamp image randomly over the complete piece of card stock using Whisper White Craft Ink. Set this aside. It will take approximately one hour to completely dry.

Using the small Whisper White square, punch out 1 scallop circle.

Now punch out the 1 3/8 circle in Poppy Parade.
Using SNAIL adhesive, adhere them together.

When you use the Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen, hold the pen upright not tilted and do not apply a great deal of pressure to the point. The less pressure the better the flow of ink. Pen should be store point side down to keep the tip moist.

Using the gel pen, make little stitch marks around the Poppy Red Circle. It will take a minute or two to dry.

Using the Mat Pack and the Paper Piercer Tool, pierce a hole in the very center of the Poppy Parade Circle. Then gently push the jumbo brad thru and open the prongs on the back.

When I pierced the paper, I twisted the pierce in a circular motion to make the hole a tad larger to accommodate the prongs on the tab.

Now without putting pressure on the handle, position the folded part of the paper in the crimper. See how it is just at the points.

Now squeeze the handle and crank thru. If the crimping barely shows, repeat this step. No need tho to do more than twice.

Photo of the crimped end.
I used a 1/2 pad of post-it notes that are 3" x 3".
On the back place 3 strips of Sticky Strip.
Remove film and center from the crimped lower edge to the lower edge of the cover.
Press firmly in place.

Photo of placement of the post-it note pad.

I put about a 1" strip of adhesive (you could use sticky strip too) on the ribbon in the center.
Then I place the back crimped side down onto the ribbon. This will help lock it into place and keep it stable.

Bring the ribbon around to the front and tie a knot bow.
Using Stampin' Dimensionals, adhere the scallop circle piece to the front of the cover.

Here's 3 that I made the last few days. The one on the bottom is Concord Crush. All the In Colors have this great matching ribbon. It is so soft and easy to tie but is not flimsy at all.

Hope you will try making these too.

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