Saturday, September 12, 2009

Notepad Holder Tutorial

I love the notepad holder made by Patty Bennett using SU’s office folders. Even though I own them. I am loath to cut them. I want to make over my office area and they are my starting point.

I decided to try and make them from our 8.5 x 11” cardstock.
I succeeded! This is the finished product!

2 sheets 8.5” x 11’ cardstock
Sticky Strip
1 sheet Designer Paper - I used the Kaleidoscope DSP
Snail to attach Designer Paper
Scoring tool
12” cutter
Velcro circle fastener

Step 1.
Cut one sheet 8.5” x 11” cardstock to 7” x 11” now known as sheet A
Cut the other 8” x 11” now known as sheet B.

Step 2.
Score sheet A at 5.5” and 6” - scoring the tall length of the sheet.
Lightly pencil or lightly score a line at 6.5”. (This is for attaching the other sheet.)
Turn 90 degrees to the right and score at 2.75”.

Step 3.
Score sheet B at 5.5” and 6” - scoring the tall length of the sheet.
Turn 90 degrees to the right and score at 2.75”.
Trim bottom right corner off at 5.5” and 2.75” marks.

Step 4.
Attach Sticky Strip to right edge of sheet A.
Flip sheet B over and attach to right edge of sheet B.

Step 5.
Remove Sticky Strip plastic cover. Turn sheet B over so two taped edges will overlap.

CAREFUL! Once this stuff sticks, it sticks, and is almost impossible to remove.
Line up sheet B along pencil or light score line at 6.5” mark.
Line up 2.75” score line on both. Press down to adhere.

Step 6.
Attach 3 short pieces of Sticky Strip on bottom 2.75” flap.
Remove Sticky Strip plastic cover. Fold bottom flap upward, lining up edges and press down to adhere.

Step 7:
For the wrap around band, you need to attach 2 pieces of DSP together to get a 14.25” length for the whole notebook. I started with the short flap and went around the book. I had to trim 1/8” off the DSP after folding and attaching.

For an all over pattern paper as in the sample at the top of the tutorial, cut the DSP 5.25” wide x 12 for one piece and 5.25” x 2.75” for the other. Overlap ½’ of each paper with Sticky Strip. I again lightly scored a line for aligning the two sheets. You could make the DSP any width.

Step 8:
Here is the inside with the notepad inserted. I attached DSP to the top of the notepad and the pocket front. I used the larger scallop on the Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die and my Circle Cutter to create the flap décor.

The finished notepad holders.
I made the pink one with a retired Scrappin’ Kit. I have a friend who loves anything tropical so I made that one for her. On that one the left flap is the top flap. I wanted to use the Die cuts that came in that kit.

I trimmed the flap edges at an angle on the bottom notepad holder with the flowers on. It’s not necessary I just wanted to see how it would look. The butterfly notepad holder I trimmed away the excess paper so the wing would pop. I layered a scallop circle and a circle cut with the circle scissors plus behind it.

I also want to make some with ribbon and bling. I see matching pens, post it note pads and paperclip bookmarks all coordinating in my future!

Feel free to share this with customers or use for a class.  Please do not sell this tutorial without my permission.  I ask that you credit by blog where you found this, when posting on your blog.  Thank You.

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Dusty Durango cardstock 115321
Kaleidoscope Designer paper 115680
Sticky Strip 104294
Snail Adhesive 104332
Paper Cutter 104152
Circle Scissor Plus 112530
Big Shot Die-Cut Machine 113439
Standard Cutting Pads 113475
Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die 113469

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