Here is a really cute way to dress up a Post-it Note pad.
Tools used here are: Blossom punch, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, 3/4" circle punch, Cutter Kit, scissors. Stamp set: Mixed Bunch (Occasions Mini Catalog)
Start with a piece of cardstock 3 1/2" x 8". I used 'Pretty in Pink'. This will be your base. Score at 3 3/4", 4 1/4" and 4 3/4". Fold like so.
To cut the slits needed for your pen holder, fold the cardstock in half along the middle scored line. When you fold the top over the base will be wider
Cut 2 slits to the score line. I just eyeballed it. If you feel more comfortable marking yours first that's ok too!
Lay open your cardstock. Make sure your base (the section on the right) is the wider part. It should measure 3 3/4". Lay sticky strip on the areas shown. Do not place any sticky strip on the slit you cut.
Remove the backing from the tape and stick down as shown, popping out the part made by the slits.
Grab a Post-It note pad and lay a piece of sticky strip along the top of the back of the pad.
Remove the backing off the sticky strip and place the pad inside the holder. Line up against the left fold line.
Close the top and it should look like this.
Now to decorate the front. I used 1 piece of basic black cardstock cut at 2 1/2" x 2 3/4" and a piece of printed paper 2 3/8" x 2 5/8". I used First Edition Specialty DSP.
To distress the edges I used the 'Cutter Kit'. It's a fun little kit like a Swiss Army knife nearly. hehe. It includes a rotary cutter, perforating tool, scoring tool and 7 sided distressing tool. We are going to use the distressing tool which is the grey part. There is a blade inside each little notch. You just basically run your cardstock back and forth along one of the blades.
Your cardstock and paper will look something like this.
Adhere the printed paper onto the cardstock and then onto the front of your Post-it Note holder.
Time for punching. Punch one black flower from the 'Blossom' punch. In the 3rd position on the 'Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer' punch, punch out of Pretty in Pink cardstock.
Use stamp from the 'Mixed Bunch' stamp set (Occasions Mini Catalog) iwth basic black ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and punch with 3/4" circle punch. For the center of the flower I used a brad from the 'Antique Brads' collection.
Start building your flower. I used the Cutter Kit on the edges of the flower. On the black cardstock it nearly makes the edges look velvety I think. Adhere the pink flower and then the circle.
Use a paper piercing tool through the center of the flower to make it easier to add your brad.
Turn over the flower and add a couple 'Stampin' Dimensionals' either side of the brad.
Remove the backing from the Dimensionals and apply your flower to the front cover.
Slide a pen through the side slit and you are done!
I found this package of Mini G2 pens at Office Depot. You can get assorted colours too!
Of course the possibilities are endless on how you can decorate these.
And here is my friend's daughter Kaliyah proudly displaying hers using her favourite colours.