I try to think outside of the box. Always pushing to see what else can I do with the materials at hand. Sometimes I’m successful, sometimes not so much. I think this project, as simple as it is, works. See if you don’t agree???
If you love this little note-pad, here’s how to make it:
!. Run a piece of Vanilla Coaster Board through the BIG Shot with the Fun Flowers Die. Cut 2 of the largest flower. Stampin’ Up!’s Coaster Board is much like chip board, except it’s less porous and vanilla. Great for stamping on as well.
2. Then take a piece of your favorite designer series paper and cut two more of the flowers. (I used the retired Sycamore Street)
3. Adhere the designer series paper on the Coaster Board. To do this I would recommend Sticky Strip or All Purpose White Glue. Make sure you line up the flower petals correctly, because they are all different.
4. Now take some of your regular printer paper and cut out about 40 flowers. The BIG Shot can cut about eight sheets at a time and if you’re careful you can get six flowers per sheet. So all together you’ll need about seven sheets. If you want extra paper refills cut a bunch more and set them aside.
5. Take your Crop-A-Dile and punch the larger hole in one of the petals of the front cover. Do the same on the back cover, again making sure the right petals line up.
6. Using one cover as a guide punch holes through the inside page petals, lining them up as well.
7. Decorate your cover. I used the Pansy Punch and a Very Vintage Designer Button with a piece of Baker’s Twine through it.
8. To keep your little note pad all together, go to your local craft’s store and pick up a package of scrap-book screw posts and place the post through the hole.
These are great to carry in your bag or to make as party favors. Not only are they cute, they’re useful as well!