When I blogged about this week's Shining Star, I mentioned that you should be on the look out for another tutorial from one of our Crewmates. Yesterday, I looked to see who was on deck for this week's tutorial and lo and behold, it's MOI!
Teacher Appreciation Week begins Monday, May 7th, so I thought I would do a tutorial on a skinny notepad for teachers!
Here are the basic supplies you will need. I will tell what I used to decorate my skinny notepad as we go:
5 11/16" x 8 1/2" piece of CS
2 5/8" x 8" piece of CS or designer paper
1 3/4" x 3 1/2" piece of designer paper
Start by scoring the 5 11/16" x 8 1/2" piece of CS at 2 3/4" and 2 15/16"
Fold on the scored lines and then round the corners of your notepad holder
as well as two corners on your 2 5/8" x 8" piece of designer paper.
I used my corner chomper.
Add Score Tape to the back of your notepad.
Adhere the notepad right along the 2nd score line of your notepad holder.
Decorate your 2 5/8" x 8" piece of CS as desired. Red and black the our town's colors so I stuck with that. I used the PTI Teacher's Apple stamp set and the SU A-Z stamp. Adhere that panel to the front of the skinny notepad holder.
Tie a bow around the skinny notepad holder with the ribbon of your choice.
I LOVE this 1/2" antique ruler twill ribbon.
This 1/2" alphabet twill ribbon would be perfect, too!
Twist open the RSVP and pull out the ink. Tightly roll your coordinating 1 3/4" x3 1/2" piece of designer paper around it and insert back into the barrel of the pen. Tuck the pen under the bow to complete the set.
This is such a quick and inexpensive thing to make! I have made things as wedding favors for someone and tied in the wedding colors with the ribbon and they were a big hit. They are good token gifts for co-workers. These are always good sellers at craft fairs, too. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!