I’m in the middle of a bigger project and I thought I’d have it done by today. Unfortunately, regular things have gotten in the way and it’s just not done.
I didn’t want to leave you without a project for today, so I whipped up this little note pad holder. My friend Marleah had asked me earlier in the week if I would make her another note pad holder since the one I ‘d given her last spring was looking rather ratty. Oh, goody! Another excuse to play with paper. Like I need an excuse.
I wanted to make this one more durable so I made it with a study book like cover and I made a sturdy pocket to slip the note pad into instead of gluing it to the cover. She asked for bling so I glued some jewels and several Prima flowers, with a rhinestone flower and a tiny green pearl in the center. I added three big rhinestones at the top and bottom for symmetry. Sorry the photos are so bad.
I cute two pieces of chipboard at 8 1/4” x 11 1/4” and one at 1/4” x 11 1/4 and laid them on a 12x 12 sheet of paper so that there was a space the width of the chipboard between each piece and glued them down. I then trimmed the 12x12 paper so that there was 1/4” all the way the chipboard and then cut the corners diagonally at about the width of the chipboard to the chipboard. Then I turned the edge onto the back side of the chipboard and glued a 8 x11 piece of paper over the edges of the paper. Ta da! I had a nice sturdy cover to which I added a pocket to hold the note pad. I promise I’ll show you with pictures soon.
I used my Threading Water Fiskars edge punch and the paper is Hobby Lobby. The ribbon is also Hobby Lobby.
For a quick project I think it turned out quite nice. Hmmm. I think I go back and add a cute pocket on the other side too.
Marleah! I hope you like this!