Thursday, September 2, 2010

Reusable Message Pad Holder

Don't you just love the idea of a reusable note pad holder?  You can easily just replace the note pad once it's finished because there's a slot to slide the cardboard backing into.  I can't take credit for the idea.  I came across it yesterday on Deb Felts' blog, where she shares her instructions on how to create it.  Luv that. 

This is my version of a phone message pad using Twitterpated B&Ts, and a new A-sized stamp set called A Sip.  I spelled out "Messages" with a set called Tiny Typewriter Alphabet.  Another fave of mine.  The cup is pop-dotted for added dimension.  I really wanted to use a Sweet Leaf button only to find that I'm out, so I improvised and used a Key Lime button, a retired colour.  I also wrapped a black pencil in striped B&T by using 1" wide Super Tape to adhere it with.

On the inside, I added a small piece of cardstock (my own addition to Deb's instructions) to wrap from the front to the back and decorated the front of it with B&T.  I only adhered this piece to the back and the bound side edge of the notepad, leaving the front free to be able to tear pages off of the notepad easily.

Oh, and I will also mention where I got the notepads from.  Quite a while ago I bought a pack of 5x8 notepads from Staples and had them cut them in half lengthwise to make them 2 1/2" x 8".  So I still have quite a few left over for future projects. 

Hope I inspired you to give it a try yourself.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Twitterpated B&T; Colonial White, Chocolate, Crystal Blue CS
Stamps:  A Sip, Tiny Typewriter Alphabet
Inks:  Sorbet, Chocolate
Embellishments:  Colonial White Crochet ribbon, Key Lime button, Chocolate waxy flax, Paper flowers from Chocolate Mini-Medleys Collection, Bitty Sparkles
Punches:  Word Window punch (SU), 1/2" circle punch (SU)
Other items:  3D foam tape, 1" Super Tape (Provo Craft), Pencil (Staples brand), Micro-tip scissors


Brenda said...

very cute! I think I might have to have that stamp set!!

Deb said...

LOVE it, Vicki! This came out gorgeous! Thanks for the credit/link back, too!

Karen Pedersen said...


Sheila Bennett said...

What a cute project. Thanks for sharing the blog with instructions.

Lori said...

Very cute!!!

Sharli said...

Absolutely darling and useful at the same time!!!! I love this! I keep looking for nifty ways to use this stamp - I love how you let it fall of the side of the box. Cool!

Heather Brown said...

where did you get the pads cut in two?

michele said...

This is dang cute. What a great idea for teacher gifts or Sunday School teacher gifts. I love it! Thanks for sharing. Your work is awesome!!



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