Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Memo pad made using Ashlyn's Alphabet and Once Upon a Princess cartridges. I used the cursive feature in Ashlyn's Alaphabet and the tag feature on Once Upon a Princess. I welded the letters together using my Gypsy and also made the tag background using the Gypsy. I started by making the tag an additional 1/4 inch bigger then took the size proportion off and manipulated the width smaller until it looked like it was the same distance all the way around the tag. This memo pad fits a 5x7 Jr. size legal pad. Cardstock is cut at 12 x 8 1/8". Score at 5 1/8, 5 1/2 and 5 7/8" . First and last scores should be folded on the mountain. The center score should be folded in the valley. While the center is folded, snip 3" from the top on the center fold to the first score line and repeat at 3 1/2". This will become your pen holder. Place a piece of sticky strip tape between the center scoreline and 5 7/8" scoreline on the inside of your memo folder ensuring no tape is placed between the cuts as this will allow your pen holder to pop out once the pieces are folded over and secured to each other. Once secured, pop out the pen holder using your finger from the inside. You are now ready to cover the top of the memo pad. Cut a piece of matching cardstock 5 x 2 1/4". Score at 7/8" and again at 1 1/8". Secure to the top of the memo pad in the front and back. Punch decorative edge along the right edge of the back cover, secure memo pad inside and you have a very nice cover for your legal pad. This is not my original idea. I scraplifted the idea from one I received.
To make the pen insert, first start with a Pentel RSVP pen, cut a strip of paper 3 1/4 by 3/4". Roll up and place around the ink cartridge.