Years ago, I spent a lot of time developing, filming and writing tutorials. It was always such a gratifying experience to think up a project or see inspiration somewhere and then figure out the details to share with others. I especially like the projects that result in a gifty for someone else. This one is already headed to a very special little girl I know.
The first part is to find the perfect little note pad. I've been able to find them in a a variety of places....dollar zones, office supply. They are typically magnetic list pads and they range in size from place to place, but once you have the basics of the pad down, it is easy to adjust the dimensions to accommodate your specific pad. I always take the magnet strip off prior to adhering to the cardstock base. The base should be twice the width of the pad plus a 1/4" for the spine and another 3/4" for space to add the pen holder.
Using tacky tape and the scored lines, reinforce the top card stock and create the "box" that holds the pen(cil) as shown:
Valentine Critters and the matching dies from Sweet N Sassy Stamps! Such a cute set--I just love those little guys! Clearly, I couldn't pick just one! The sentiment also comes from Sweet N Sassy, Keep In Touch, Too. I'm feeling a bit inspired--I think I'll be making a few more!
Be Awesome! Jane
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