Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tutorial/Sweet little gift

I just love it when I can make a lot of cute little do-dahs for many of my friends, just as a little added giftie. Everyone I know uses Post It Notes, especially the gals at the offices I visit. This is a little Post It Note Cover, so cute, so easy to make. When the Post It Note pack is finished, you can glue another in. Here are the quick instructions:
I use chipboard for the sturdiness of the cover.
Chipboard: Cut two 3x3 squares. Cut one 3x1/2 strip which will be your "spine".
Pattern Papers: Cut one 5 x 8, cut one 3 x 6-1/2.
On inside of the pattern paper, lay out your chipboard pieces as shown. There is just a wee space between the front and back cover and the spine.
Glue down the chipboard pieces. Fold in the excess on all four edges. Trim the inside lining to about 3 x 6-1/2. I fold the cover so that the spine folds are set. I then glue the lining pattern paper to the spine strip. Then I glue to top, and fold it down and smooth so there are no wrinkles. Then I glue the bottom half, fold it up and smooth out any wrinkles.
Here is the finished cover, and a Post It Note pack that I will glue on the inside bottom portion.
For the top of the cover, I have cut out the word NOTES from the Stamped Cricut cartridge, and I've added a MS punched leaf and flower stack. I added some cute little gems as well. In this next photo you will notice a green box with one Post It Note Cover to match. This is made to fit 4 Post It Note Covers inside.
A lovely gift, doncha think?

13 comments:

Lisa B said...

Hi Carole....

I just wanted to stop on by and wish you and your family a very merry holiday season. And of course an extremely great new year filled with much love, happiness and health!

Hugs,
Lisa

Kris L said...

Great tutorial Carole. i love this idea. Hugs...Kris

Regina Easter said...

wow carole great tutorial...hugs

DonnaMundinger said...

Well these are as cute as all get out! Great tut, girlfriend! xxD

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Carole, thanks for the great tutorial! Your boxes are lovely! Happy Holidays :)

CelticWoman said...

Carole, love love love your tutorial and those post it note holders are great. Hugs

1CardCreator said...

Great tutorial Carole, and these Post it note covers are adorable! I love the gift box you made for them too. You always amaze me with the nifty, beautiful things you make! ~Diane

Scossie Jane said...

What a great last minute gift idea Carole - they take the humble post-it note to a whole new level - thanks for the tutorial xx

Living in the Now said...

Awesome idea and I'm making some right now!!! Thanks for this idea!!! I love it!

Living in the Now said...

Carole, I was interested in the box that you made for your post-its as well. How did you go about making that?!

Julie said...

Thank you for this grat tutorial. I made one of these and posted it on my blog with a link back here so others can see your awesome blog.

Candace Pelfrey said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial! I just made some of these. Thanks for the inspiration and easy to follow tutorial!
-Candace

Celeste B. said...

Thank you for this idea. I am in charge of our local PHD Night (Projects Half Done). We try to provide a neat and easy craft for anyone to do and I found this one. Thanks so much for the tutorial!!! You're the best!!!!!