Friday, November 12, 2010

Just a Note

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!


Karen said...

I love it! Really nice. Your blog is lovely. Saw you on the PA blog hop. Stop by when you get the chance:

njgramma said...

Hi Debra!
Great Project!! Keep 'em coming :)