Thursday, January 6, 2011

Just a Note...set that is

A Valentine's Day note pad set!  This was a really fun project :) and it will be a really great gift for someone!

Here is just the note pad holder.  Here are the simple directions:
Cardstock (matching your patterned paper): cut 5.5" x 8.25", score at 2 5/8", 2 7/8".
Patterned Paper: Outside panel - 2.5" x 8"
Flap on paper pad: 1 7/8" x 2.5", score at 7/8", 1"
Use sticky tape to adhere the note pad to the holder.
Embellish to your taste.

Here is a view of the inside when the note pad is open.  The note pad has been attached to the right side with sticky tape.  The patterned paper is the same dimensions as the outside (see above) and I just winged the little pocket.  I cut a piece of patterned paper 4" x 2.5" and diagonally cut the top.  I added sticky tape to the sides and bottom only and attached to create a little pocket for receipts of your matching paper clip.

And last but not least the cute little paper clip.  I started out with a jumbo paper clip and heart die cuts (I used the next to the smallest heart nestabilities).  I always cut out some chip board, also to adhere the heart shape to the make the paperclip just a little more sturdy.  I used crystal effects to adhere the hearts to the paper clip and just let it sit for a while to dry and then added my button embellishment.
The matching pen is a RSVP pen by Pentel.  Cut a thin 4" strip of matching patterned paper, unscrew the end cap on the pen remove the ink tube (?) and roll your paper around it and insert back into the pen, reattach the end cap. 
Since this was my first attempt, it probably took a little longer than usual, you know with deciding on which papers and all the little details of designing consists of and not to mention the HUGE mess that is needing to be cleaned up afterward.  I am looking forward to making more:) 
I used assorted patterned paper from K & Company's, KA-ZOO All in One paper pad.  It includes lots of Valentine patterned papers, stickers and even some cute little Valentine's.

Challenges:
Colour Create - Pink, red & white
Crafty Sentiments - Anything but a card
Cute Card Thursday - Out with the old (all my materials on this project are old!)
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything goes
Paper Take Weekly - Anything goes - Optional: lace
Craft your Passion - Anything goes
Crafty Emma - Anything goes
No Time to Stamp - Quick & Easy Gifts
Top Tip Tuesday - Metal Mickey
Stamp Insanity - Metal
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14 comments:

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Ah this is super, Love the colours,and what a wonderful idea. thanks for joining in on Crafty Sentiments this week Hazelxox

pinky said...

This is gorgeous, love those heart papers, beautifully finished. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments this week.
Pinky

heidy said...

Oh wow,what a gorgeous creation,thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week.
Heidy

Lorie said...

Fabulous set! I love it!

Leanne said...

What a gorgeous creation!! This would be a fabulous entry in to the Top Tip Tuesday - Metal Mickey Challenge. You can enter as many times as you like!
Hope to see you there! Leanne xx

Good Kardma by Jules said...

What a great note pad! Love the DP you chose and how you decorated the paperclip. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

Samantha said...

Awesome note book and paper-clip! so cute! I love these mini paper clips so easy to make and some fun too! I made a few Christmas ones! anyway! thehheee thanks for joining in with our Challenge at Tip Top Tuesday, don't forget you can enter as many projects as you like!
Samantha :0)

Ginny said...

fab, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Beth said...

Oh AWESOME gift set!! I love this idea so much! :) Thank so much for sharing your hardware with us at StampInsanity!

Katina said...

Oooh, I want it, I neeeed it!!! Fabulous idea - thanks so much forsharing it with us at PTW. XXX

Karyn said...

What a great idea! Love the attention to detail. Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion this week. x x

Lauretta See said...

this is gorgeous. great project, i love it. :) Thank you for joining us this week on the anything goes challenge at Craft your passion. Happy new year! Hugs x

Chelsea said...

This is very cool. Love the use of the paper clip. Bravo! Thanks for joining the Groovy Girls at Stamp Insanity this week. Stop back and play along again soon.

Javablustamper said...

WOW!! What a GREAT idea!!! I LOVE how it is longer than others I have seen!! GREAT job!! Everything matches PERFECTLY!! Thanks for playing along with StampInsanity! Have an AWESOME week!



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