Something a little different today! I thought I’d post a little gift I made with the Big Shot. You could whip up a whole lot of these very easily. For those who sell cards at markets, this is something else you could also make to sell as a gift item.
This notepad holder is made from chipboard and cut out with the Big Shot using Stampin’ Up!’s Top Note Die as is the patterned paper which I then used a glue stick to adhere to the chipboard. I prefer to use a glue stick to stick paper onto chipboard because it gives me ‘wiggle room’ so that I can get it in the right place before it sticks permanently.
Chipboard tip: The other thing you can do is to glue patterned paper down on the chipboard first then cut it – doing it that way helps the paper stick down really well onto the chipboard as the Big Shot squeeeezes the paper down firmly onto the chipboard.
After I prepared the chipboard I made a hole at the top with the Cropadile then created a reinforcement for it. To make the reinformcement I first made a hole in a scrap piece of Poppy Parade cardstock then positioned the Itty Bitty flower punch over the hole and punched it out. Doing it this way makes it a whole lot easier than punching the flower first then making a hole in it.
The notepad was made by cutting out some pink cardstock at 6cm x 6cm. You can stamp each piece of cardstock in the corner with a little stamp or leave it plain. I then made a hole at the top of the stack of cardstock with the Cropadile and tied it all together with some Baker’s Twine. To adhere the notepad to the chipboard base I just used some Dotto. Dotto is strong enough to hold the notepad in place but it’s repositionable so that when you finish the notepad you can peel off the back and stick another one on. You could also use Sticky Strip which is super strong – when you finish the notepad you can just stick another one on top of the last note.
Depending on how you want to use your notepad holder, you can attach some magnetic tape on the back to stick it to the fridge or you can tie a little twine to the back of the ribbon to hang it from a hook on the wall.
So that’s my little notepad holder. If you have any questions about how I made this card or wish to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, please feel free to email me.
And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:
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Cardstock & Paper:
Pink Pirouette cardstock
Poppy Parade cardstock
Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper (this paper is retiring at the end of July 2012. It’s also the paper I’ve used in the background to photograph the notepad on)
OnBoard Chipboard Sheet
Regal Rose inkpad
Top Note Die
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch (flower)
Blushing Bride Stitched Poly Ribbon
White Baker’s Twine
Magnetic Tape (optional – not SU! but can be bought from stationery stores)