Here’s a perfect little something for someone! I’m sure most people would find a little calendar and some post-it notes handy. I love giving these to teachers and to friends who have jobs that tie them to a desk.
The little calendars can be found at scrapbooking shops or online.
These little free standing calendar/post-it notes combinations are easy to put together and do not use very many supplies.
Start with a sheet of A4 cardstock, cut it down the length at 10.5 cm. With one of these pieces score at the centre (approximately 14.8cm) and then score again 7.4cm.
Cut the other strip at 14.8cm, I know the score lines are difficult to see, this is what you’ll have.
Adhesive only goes on the longer piece, on that first section to the score line.
This is how it will fold up once assembled….
You can decorate the top layer to your tastes. I’ve used a sentiment from “Layering Love” and some paper from a retired pack that is very similar to “Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper”.
Line up the smaller piece over the top matching the bottom and sides.
Now you should be able to use your fold lines to get it to stand up, when you have it as you like it adhere a stack of post it notes (this will act as an anchor too).
Please let me know if you have any questions!
I’ll be back soon with a tutorial on how to do my background!
Not to brag, BUT I have had the most fabulous day!
Pete has a very rare day off and we were going to the movies so had organised babysitting but he was easily convinced that it would be a good chance for him to work in the garden and oh “I could probably find something I needed to do in the office”. Yes I did feel mildly guilty about enjoying myself while he was slaving away, but I didn’t want to take his sense of accomplishment away from him, quite noble of me really – don’t you think? 🙂
So, part of my day has been to try to update this neglected blog a little. Here is a piccie of the Post It Note Holders that I made for each guest at my recent workshop to launch my new office:
These are super easy to make, and were enjoyable until I got to about the 45th one, I didn’t really love making them from that point on, variety is the spice of life after all. After the workshops I finally tracked down some mini mechanical pencils from a local discount store, look how well most of the colours coordinate! If I could be bothered I would make a blue holder to show you a set to match the pencils, but I just can’t bring myself to do it….
For the holders pictured I have used the delicious new In Colours. “Red” is Poppy Parade, “Orange” is Peach Parfait, “Purple” is Concord Crush, “Pink” is Blushing Bride and “Green” is Pear Pizazz.
On the day I had found little half pencils at a large stationary store, they were so cheap, something like $2 for 50.
The front of the holder is decorated with the stamp from the Hostess Set “Punch Potpourri”. I have run the Whisper White through the Big Shot with the Wallpaper Embossing Folder. I have used the new edge punch “Scallop Trim Border”. The bird punch then finishes it all off with Chocolate Chip accents.
My next post will be how to make these little treasures…