Tuesday 5 December 2017

The Flower Challenge #15 Anything But A Card

As soon as you say to me it cant be a card I freeze. Finally came up with an idea, then
the ideas kept coming. Will just share this one for now. I love how it turned out. Bright and colourful
and it will make a perfect Christmas present for someone.

Everyone needs notepads for next to the phone or on the kitchen bench. I started off
making everyone ones with Postit Note size last year and the year before now I've decided to go bigger.

Check it out. Perfect size for the 8 x 8" pad, actually I cut it down to 8 x 7" but you need to look at the size of your notepad.

See how its peeking out there, perfect size for those grocery lists, or to do list.
To hold the pad in there I used the double sided tape, the red one that is extra sticky

I have used a piece of pattern paper with that wonderful bright pink and green stripe on it
and see how theres an additional section on the side so you can secure your pen to the pad.

You can see the panel a bit better here with the additional fold for the
pen to be held and that is also secured with the red extra strength tape to hold it firm.

I wanted to add these flowers that I coloured with Copics. They are from MFT and I love them
I coloured then fussy cut, I fiddled around for ages then was about to give up and started looking through one of those boxes of bits and pieces you buy from the junk shops and found the tags and ended up with this layered framed idea and just loved it.

Finished it all off with the wood 'hello' which was also from the junk shop and came in a box of assorted wooden words and shapes.

The red tape I got from Stampin Up and is Sticky Strip, it has a red coating but  that is removed to leave clear tape.

I used my scorepal to add the lines for the folds.
Here is a brilliant easy tutorial for a Post-it Note Holder Tutorial
and all you need to do is adjust the size depending on the size of
your notepad.

Now its time to go check out what the rest of the 
Design Team have been up to at The Flower Challenge. 

We have been joined this month by Guest Designer Michelle from 
the Card Grotto and she has the most amazing
blog (don't forget to come back after checking out all her wonderful cards).

There is so much to look at, then its your turn to have a go and join us this 
month in making anything but a card.

Thanks so much for coming to visit.


lostinpaper said...

This is so bright and fun, what a great idea and so perfectly created Aileen!

TaeEun said...

What a great idea to make a notepad with a pen holder!!! It will make someone happy with the bright flowers!!!
Awesome, Aileen!!!

Cara said...

This is just stunning., so pretty and also wonderfully practical x

Kim Heggins said...

Too your sweet gift!

Viv said...

What a fab idea to make a notepad Aileen.I love the bright colours and the pretty flowers of course. How handy that it comes with a pen too, inspired ;) hugs Viv xx

Ruth said...

It's a genius idea! I'm loving all the inspiration from the team members :) xxxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous with those bright colors :)