Jan 31, 2011

Hardback Post It Books - Tutorial

I'm gonna show you how to make some of these easy hardback post it books.  They make perfect gifts for co-workers & teachers.  They are great to keep in your purse or car for quick notes.

Supplies needed:
Thin cardboard box, I reused a cereal box
Designer paper
Paper cutter
Corner Rounder
Bone folder or butter knife
small pen

Cut your cardboard down to 3.5" x 3.5" then round the corners.  Cut 2 of them.
Cut your designer paper at 4.5" x 4.5".  Cut 2 of them.
Apply adhesive to the back of your cardboard.  It doesn't matter what side is up or down, you won't be able to see either side when you are finished.
Stick to the back of the designer paper and trace the outer edge of the cardboard with a bone folder.  If you don't have a bone folder a butter knife works fine too.  Mine is actually the tool that comes with my score board.
Apply adhesive to the outer edge of the cardboard.  I made marks so you can see where exactly I applied the adhesive.
Fold in the corners right at the edge of the cardboard.  Then apply a little adhesive to the little corner that my finger is pointing to.  Please ignore my 1/2 painted fingernail.  I need to remove that nail polish now.
Fold in the straight edges.
Repeat those steps to the other piece of cardboard.  This should be what your pieces look like.
Cut your cardstock down to 3.25" x 6.75".  You will only need 1 of these.
Score your cardstock at 3.25" from the to ends.  I use my cutter to score things like this.  It's just easier.
It should look like this. 
Round those corners.
Apply adhesive around the edges.  
I also applied a stripe of adhesive across the center for some ribbon.  This part is completely optional.
You'll do 1 side at a time, apply the adhered side to the messy side of your covered cardboard, centering it as best you can.
Repeat this step on the other side minus the ribbon.
It should look like this.
Add your sticky notes...
close, tie your bow and add a mini gel pen.  I think I found these gel pens at Micheal's in packs of 4.  If it wasn't Micheal's it was Dollar Tree.

If you chose not to apply the ribbon as I instructed in this tutorial you can just tie some around the outside of the book.  I hope you enjoy!  

You can purchase these from me for $2 each.  Just leave me a comment.


I'm linking up to:
Making It With Allie
Get Your Craft on W/ Life as Lori
House Of Hepworths


Etcetorize said...

What a great idea, and so pretty. I'm glad you shared this~

Naturally Me Creations said...

Utterly adorable!! :D I love it.
I'd love for you to link it up at my party this weekend! :)

Rachel @ A Tall Drink of Water said...

So cute! I may have to "steal" this idea! Found ya on House of Hepworths linky party

Laura said...

What a great little project! Awesome gift idea for the kids' teachers!

AllieMakes! said...

A great idea! Well done. Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Jami said...

These are so cute! I hope you'll stop by and share them at the Pretty Packages party!

Stephanie Smith said...

Saw this over at ChildMade. It is a cute idea.

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Paty said...

I love the tutorial...
thank you so much...
brazilian hugs


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