Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Post It Note Covers
*CORRECTION MADE ON MEASUREMENTS: You all know my penchant for "slam dunk" cards. Another one of my favorite things is to whip up a batch of Post It Note covers. I buy the packs of Post It Notes with great abandon, and then they end up in a drawer until they have gathered so abundantly, I cringe when I open the drawer. After I finished the my personal card marathon (a secondary card camp after the gals left from the real Card Camp), I grabbed up about 20 post it notes of all colors, grabbed up some left over pattern papers and voila', I have a big batch of gifties to share. These are the simple covers, using pattern cardstock cut 3-1/4x7, with a half inch score area in the center for the fold over section. It is a great way to use up piles of little scraps. I punched out flowers and butterflies, added some blingy jewels. My typical Post It Note cover is generally done using chipboard squares that are covered with papers. The style below goes together in a snap. I will say, however, that on the cover, inside cover and bottom part are strengthened with additional cuts, perhaps 3x3. This is especially important for the top cover because that little bit of extra weight allows the cover to lay nicely over the post it notes inside. Before I add the embellishment for the top cover, I add yet another mount for weight. These are so much fun and the use of different patterns brings them to life.