Monday, September 8, 2008

Notecard Holder with Matching Notecards

This is a fun project we made this past weekend at Denise Thompson's home workshop! Denise picked out these colors, and I think she did a super job! The recipe for the notecard holder and the notecards is listed below! You can also see step-by-step instructions below on how to make the notecard holder. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!
Recipe: Notecard Holder
Paper: Pink Pirouette - 9-1/2 X 7-3/4 - score the 9-1/2" side at 4-1/2" and 5" - score the 7-3/4" side at 2-1/4" and 2-1/2"; Chocolate Chip Designer Paper - 5-1/4 X 1; Pink Pirouette Card Stock Scrap, Kiwi Kiss Card Stock Scrap, Whisper White Card Stock Scrap for embellishment; Chocolate Chip Designer Paper Scrap, Kiwi Kiss Designer Paper Scrap, Pink Pirouette Designer Paper Scrap for the 1/2" circle embellishments on the front and inside
Stamps: Lovely Letters (if you want to monogram); Seeing Spots (if you want the flower)
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive; Scallop Circle Punch; 1-3/8" Circle Punch; 1-1/4" Circle Punch; 1/2" Circle Punch; Paper Piercer with Mat; Silver Brads (2); Sticky Strip; Stampin' Dimensionals; Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - 18" long Recipe: Notecards Paper: Precut Notecards with Envelopes; Chocolate Chip Designer Paper, Kiwi Kiss Designer Paper, Pink Pirouette Designer Paper - 5 X 1; Pink Pirouette Card Stock Scrap, Kiwi Kiss Card Stock Scrap, Chocolate Chip Card Stock Scrap, Whisper White Card Stock Scrap for embellishment
Stamps: Lovely Letters (if you want to monogram); Seeing Spots (if you want the flower); Absolutely Fabulous (if you want to add greetings)
Inks: Chocolate Chip; Kiwi Kiss
Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive; Scallop Circle Punch; 1-3/8" Circle Punch; 1-1/4" Circle Punch; Paper Piercer with Mat; Pink Brads (4); Stampin' Dimensionsals Here is what this project looks like after it's been scored.
Cut out the bottom center all the way past the two intersecting score lines. This allows the holder to bend.
Using your paper piercer, pierce two holes in the bottom outer sections and then place two brads there. The brads don't actually hold the notecard holder together - they are simply an embellishment.
Place a small amount of Sticky Strip over the backs of the brads and extend it down about a half-inch. The Sticky Strip is what actually holds the notecards in.
After you remove the backing of the Sticky Strip, be careful to position the flaps where they will leave a small pocket to accommodate the notecards.
This is the fun part! Punch out three 1/2" circles of designer paper and adhere them to the center of each pocket! Cute, cute, cute!
Now you'll apply your 5-1/4 X 1 piece of designer paper to the front, as well as three more 1/2" circles of designer paper. It's coming together now!
Once I find the center where I'll apply my ribbon, I like to put a small piece of Sticky Strip on the designer paper to hold my ribbon right where I want it.
Then I add my nice little embellishment on top of the ribbon! The embellishment is raised up with Stampin' Dimensionals! Then I sit back and look at this and realize there's NO WAY I'm going to give it away - I'm keeping it for ME!

1 comment:

Mary Colemon said...

Another darling idea, Penny! Chrystyna printed the recipe out for me---I'm swamped with school. But I can't wait to try it!