Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Love Notes.....Just For You!

{jane bosi}  Happy Snowy Wednesday, Sweet Friends!!  Here in Wisconsin, we are busy digging out from our very first MAJOR storm of the year!  What a doozy, too!  It was the perfect reason to stay home and stamp, though!

I made this cute little covered notebook with attached pen for a special friend of mine.  I've found these cute little magnetic list pads in a variety of places....dollar zones, office supply.  I've noticed that 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.
The added touch lies in the pen holder.  Here are the basics so you can try a go at it yourself!  Start with piece of cardstock that measures 2 3/4" x 10 1/2".  Score along the short side at 3/4", 1", 1 3/4" and 2".  Rotate the card stock and score along the longer length at 4 1/2", 4 3/4", 9" and 9 1/4".  Crease all score lines and then trim as shown:
You'll have to create a hole (for the pen or pencil) using either a scissors or small hole punch.  I've used a 1/2" punch. The trick is to fold the card stock along the bottom scored line (when the piece is oriented as shown)  Punch a half circle on the scored line making sure not to extend beyond the top score.  Clear as mud?
 Using tacky tape and the scored lines, reinforce the top card stock and create the "box" that holds the pen(cil) as shown:
I've included a picture of the piece from the front also.  You will secure this to the notebook cover and when you do so, be sure the top piece is flush with the box top as seen here:
I hope that is clear!
I decorated this with Valentine Critters and the matching dies.  I just love those little guys!  Clearly, I couldn't pick just one!  The sentiment comes from Keep In Touch, Too. I'm feeling a bit inspired--I think I'll be making a few more!

Be Awesome!  Jane


Lucinde | Lucilight said...

Love the stack of animals, so cute! :)

Cathymac said...

This is soooo adorable, Jane! I will be making some of these for sure!