Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial - Just a Note!

Hello friends!!  It's my turn to post today and it happens to be the last Tuesday of the month which means it's time for another tutorial!!  I would like to share with you a really easy way to make a Post-It Note holder...Belles n' Whistles style that is!! :)

So please see my step-by-step directions below for the dimensions:
Here are some basic materials that you will need to get started:
Post-It Note pad
Sticky tape/ or red line tape
small pen to fit in your pen holder
scoring tool or cutter with scoring available
a piece of 8 1/2" long by 3 1/2" wide your choice of card stock
any other stamps, embellishments, inks, etc that you want to dress up your holder with


Step 1:  Take your 8 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of card stock and score it at 3 1/2", 4" and 4 1/2" on the longer side of the card stock piece.  Then you will turn your piece to the short side and cut two marks starting at one score mark and ending at the last score mark.  Make these cuts at 1 1/4" and 2 1/4" on the short side.

Step 2:  Once you have made your score marks and cuts, you will need to make your folds similar to this in the photo.  You will need to make sure that the portion you've cut, goes outward and the other score marks get folded inward.

Step 3:  After your folds, you can take your double sided red line tape and attach it to the two inside folds like you see here in the above photo.  DO NOT take the backing off the tape yet as you will want to keep everything flat while you're decorating the outside/front of your holder...so go ahead and decorate and add your embellishments that you want on the front of your holder....

Step 4:  (Sorry for the blurry photo) Now you are ready to attach your Post-It Note pad to the inside of your holder.  This is also the time you can take the backing off your red line tape and attach the two inner folds down to the inside to form the "book style".  

And now you are done!! Just close the front and add the pen to your pen holder on the front!
I've used this darling A Fairy Nice Flower stamp for the front.
So easy and fun to make!! You can make several of them at once and give to friends! :)
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial and if you make one of these, please let me as I'd love to come see it!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!! HUGS

5 comments:

  1. Such a cute little thing she is. Beautiful job.

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  2. Just perfect! I am making some of these!

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  3. oh this is fab Vicky! I've always wanted to try these! I'm giving it a go very soon! Thanks for the great tutorial hun!

    Hugs,
    Iris

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  4. Thank you for sharing Vicky, this is so cute, just love the fairy - I just adore fairies. Lovely colouring too.
    Hugs JO.xx

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