Wednesday, December 23, 2009

12 Days of Christmas - Day 12

The last day… it has been fun sharing things with you the past week and a half and hard to believe that it is truly the LAST day! So, I picked some quick easy gifts for those people who you didn’t MEAN to forget. As my gift to you, I am going to give you a quick tutorial of how to make the post-it holder!

There are 2 post–it holders that are super simple to make. And a quick Kit Kat snowman that takes almost no time and just punches (1 1/4” square punch, Word Window punch, Boho Blossoms punch, both tag punches).

Post-It Holder

Whisper White cardstock – 7 3/8” x 3 1/4”
Gable Green cardstock – 1” x 3 1/8”
Whisper White scraps
Gable Green ink
Apricot Appeal ink
Circle Circus stamp set
Scallop circle punch
1 1/4” circle punch
3/4” circle punch
Sticky Strip tape

With the 7 3/8” side on the top of your trimmer, score your Whisper White cardstock at 3 1/8”, 3 1/2” and 3 7/8”. The 3 1/8” piece is the front of your holder.

Choose a couple of stamps from the stamp set to randomly stamp on the entire cover. Now fold on your score lines; to get a crisp fold, I recommend using a bone folder. Fold on the center line (the 3 1/2”) and with your scissors cut a slit 1” from the bottom from the side fold to the next fold line. Repeat this from the top. This makes the slit necessary to hold the pen.

Open up the holder and on the long back portion (the 3 7/8”) place 2 strips of Sticky Strip on the top 1” and the bottom 1”, leaving the center without any tape. Remove the adhesive and stick the folded section down. Pop out your center section that did not have any tape and you have your pen holder.

For the cover, tape down the 1” piece of Gable Green in the center. Take the scalloped circle in the Circle Circus set and stamp it once in Gable Green and once in Apricot Appeal. Punch out the 3/4” circle first out of the Apricot Appeal, then punch the scalloped circle. Punch out a 1 1/4” from the Gable Green. Layer these medallions on top of each other and using a dimensional stick to the Gable Green strip.

Now you just need to use Sticky Strip to adhere your post-it pad to the inside and slip your pen in the holder

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