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Friday, February 22, 2013

Notepad Holders and the Pleated Look

I've been wanting to make a card with this paper pleating for quite some time. Yesterday I finally made one and I really like the look. I remember when pleated skirts were so in style and I'd wear them to elementary school thinking I was so very cool! Of course I wore them with color coordinated knee socks and penny loafers. To make the box pleats for a 4 /14 inch wide card:
  • Cut a strip of designer paper 1.5" x 9"
  • Score the strip at 1", 1.25", 2", 2.25", 3", 3.25", 4", 4.25", 5", 5.25", 6", 6.25", 7", 7.25", 8", and 8.25"
  • Fold on the score lines by folding the first score back and the second forward. The third score should fold forward and the fourth should fold back. Repeat this pattern to form the box pleats
  • Glue or tape in place
  • align folded pleats on card front, adhere to card, and trim sides where needed


Project Details
Stamps
Fresh Vintage (retired)
Card Stock & Papers
Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Everyday Enchantment dsp (Clearance Rack)
Ink
Riding Hood Red
Accessories
Very Vanilla ribbon (Clearance Rack), Crochet Trim, Basic Pearl jewels
Tools
Fancy Fan embossing folder, Window Frames framelits, Boho Blossoms punch


Notepad Holders 
Below are some notepad holders made with Stampin' Up!'s clear mount stamp cases. I sold several at a craft show last fall, and had a request to make some more. Below the photos you will find directions for making them.

Project Details
Stamps
Feeling Sentimental (Sale-A-Bration), French Foilage, Vintage Verses (Sale-A-Bration)
Card Stock & Papers
Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Twitterpated dsp and Beau Chateau dsp (Clearance Rack)
Ink
Black, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Accessories
Marina Mist ribbon (Clearance Rack)
Tools
Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Stampin’ Distress Tool


 


Project Details
Stamps
Natures Pace
Card Stock & Papers
Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Twitterpated dsp
Ink
Soft Suede
Accessories
Antique Brads, Linen Thread, 7/16” Natural Trim Ribbon (Spring Catalog)
Tools
Decorative Label punch, Apothecary Accents framelits, Square Lattice embossing folder


·        Stampin' Up!  DVD cases (4 for $5.95) 
·        Designer Series Paper 3 coordinating pieces: (case liner: 10 5/8" x 7") (notebook top: 4.5" x 2)          (inside pocket: 8 1/2" x 3") (RSVP pen) 1 by 3 3/8 inch
·        Circle or oval punch
·        Sticky strip
·        RSVP pens

1.       The junior legal size note pads will need to be cut down to 4 ½ by 7 ¼ inches. If you don’t have a paper cutter that will do this, the office stores do this for you for a small fee.

2.       Leave the notebook loose instead of adhering it to the case so the user could remove it for easier writing and to replace when the tablet is gone. The notebook topper is 4.5" x 2" and can be secured with sticky strip. This can be embellished with a die cut strip or ribbon if you like.

3.       Before placing the 10 5/8 by 7-inch dsp inside the case, consider the pattern on your paper to determine if you’d like ribbon, die cut or some other embellishments on the cover. Adhere those then simply slide in the case.

4.       To make a pocket to hold receipts etc. cut a coordinating pieces of dsp 8 1/2" x 3.  Fold it in thirds and secure it in the back and on the bottom with Sticky Strip. Use a circle or oval punch on the front edge in the center so you can reach inside the envelope more easily.  Depending on the designer paper you select you may want to embellish this pocket with a die cut or ribbon before adhering it to the inside of the case. 
5.       An RSVP pen can be included 

Hand-Made Sponge Tools
          After seeing how ChickandScratch cut and labeled her sponges with the round tab punch, I knew I had to do it! I made a box to keep them in as well. Here is the video showing how it's done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzaXkfYx1mI

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