Thursday, 5 March 2009

Sticky notes

It's World Book Day today, which I've only just realised - I was asked recently to name my favourite book, which is SUCH a hard question. Is it a book  you've enjoyed and remember fondly, or one that you return to again and again? The publication I return to most of all is, of course, my Stampin' Up!® Idea Book and Catalogue but I didn't think that would go down very well so held back! I really should have a handmade to show you but this will have to do.

This is so easy to make that it’s almost rude not to – especially when you can buy 12 pads of sticky notes for £1.47 in PC World at the moment.

Yes, it’s a Post-It note holder made from a strip of cardstock or paper, scored to create a narrow spine. This one is made from Designer Series Paper, so you get a nice inside, too – although I do think the paper isn’t quite heavy enough for the purpose, so I have since made one (but not photographed it yet) using cardstock which was much better.

The paper is from the Haiku collection, which I absolutely love... which is why you don’t see me use it very often (too nice to cut up!). The pad is embellished with a felt flower from the gorgeous Flower Fusion Accents & Elements pack (LOVE these!). On top of that is a Pumpkin Pie punched flower made with my new Boho Blossoms punch and, finally, a rhinestone brad. The larger rhinestone brads, like this one, have quite a wide “neck” so I find they work best if you punch a large-ish hole for them to go through, so that the brad sits flatter. I used the Crop-A-Dile™, which meant I could cut through the felt flower, too. Unfortunately, I didn’t quite manage to get all these floral elements centred but I decided I didn’t care – I quite like it quirkily wonky.

One more tip: don’t stick the spine to the pad, as I’ve done here – it works much better when you leave it free.

Cardstock: Old Olive
Paper: Haiku
Accessories: ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Pumpkin Pie, Flower Fusion felt flowers, rhinestone brads, Boho Blossoms punch

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3 comments:

  1. Super cute and everyone needs post it notes. My fav book as a child was "Big Susan". Tried to find it recently and the cheapest I could find it was $300!! CC

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  2. wonderful projects on your blog...and very creative...nice to meet someone from another country..
    found you from Amy's blog.
    Connie paxman

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