I’ve had a couple of requests for more detail on some projects in the past few days. I have to be honest – I don’t see tutorials in my future. I don’t really have the patience to set it all up, and especially to do video. Ugh. That means a script, and lighting, and maybe editing, and — aaarrrgg! — a manicure. I don’t think so.
But when someone asks so nicely and tells me how much they love my blog, how can I say no? (PLEASE do not test me on this. Ask my kids: I am capable of saying no.) Here are a few photos and some dimensions for the matchbook style sticky note holder:
Here’s the basic folder. The cardstock is cut to 7 7/8″ x 3 1/4″ and scored at 1/2″, 1″, 4 1/4″, and 4 1/2″. That gives you room for a standard 3×3″ sticky note pad – it’s about 3/8″ thick. If you’re making these as favors or give-aways you can split the pads in halves or even thirds and adjust the scoring marks accordingly. (Sorry, I detest fractions – you’ll have to do the math yourself.)
Here you can see the way the Sticky Notes fit into the cardstock. The score marks at 1/2″ and 1″ make the base of the matchbook cover. I’ve used a 1/2″ circle – actually two of them adhered together with Tombo-the-miracle-adhesive – and attached to the center of that first 1/2″ tab with a brad. I put the brad through the circle in the bottom half to leave enough room to tuck the top flap in. I tried buttons, which I thought would be cuter, but you couldn’t cheat them to the bottom like that and they didn’t hold the top flap down.
Here’s the finished Sticky Note holder, all ready to go. I’m working on my September class and this will be part of it. Wouldn’t you like to come to Maui to go to this class? I have room for you…
I need to learn the keyboard shortcut for the “registered trade-mark” symbol – you know, the R with the circle around it. All this talk about “Sticky Notes” is really annoying.