Just a Note for Back to School

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I seem to have apples and school stuff on my mind this week! Today’s post-it note holder would be a great gift to give with the card I made yesterday. The apple DSP was still sitting on my desk along with some post it notes. (I am such a list person and anytime I get a thought or idea I have to jot it down. Sometimes I need a list to remind me of the list!)   I decided to use the leftover paper and make this post it note holder.  I am going to keep this one for myself; however, now that I know how quick and easy it is to make, I think I’ll make some for the office staff at work. They always do so much for everyone else!  I bet you can think of someone who might like one too.  Or just make one for yourself.

I watched a rather looooooong video by Jan Brown from the UK.  She CASed (Copied And Shared) it from someone else. I decided to change it up as I did not need to put a pocket on the back to hold a business card or gift card for myself. I suppose if you want to make one for someone else and put a nice gift card in the back no one would complain. LOL  I did try to simplify the steps so you don’t have to watch the 45 minute You Tube video but, just in case you want to watch Jan’s video you can click HERE.

Here’s the details for mine. Start with a 5 3/4 x 12 piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  With the short side across the top of the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, score at 1/2, 1, 4 3/4, 5 1/4.  With the long side at the top, score at 2, 2 1/2, 6, 9 1/2, 10 1/2, 11 1/2.

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Next you need to cut 1 inch off the long sides from the 2 1/2 inch score line. See the photo for where to cut and snip.

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Fold and crease on the score lines with a bone folder. See the photo for which way to fold along the score lines. The box section is in front and it looks like a tent from the side view.

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Attach DSP (3 5/8 x 1 7/8, 3 5/8 x 3 3/8) and then put Tear & Tape Adhesive as shown and adhere the holder together.

Wrap Old Olive Baker’s Twine around the holder and tie a bow.  To decorate,  I used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set to stamp the tree leaves in Pear Pizzazz on Old Olive cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from Watercolor Wishes with Soft Suede ink. The tree leaves get punched out with the Tree Builder Punch. Stamp the tree trunk from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set in soft suede ink and cut it out with the matching Thinlits Die.

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Attach the tree to the front of the holder with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add your Post-It Notes and that’s it! There’s room on the side of the holder to put a pen or pencil.  I’m going to put a small golf pencil in mine.

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I really like the way the Sprinkles of Life and Thoughtful Branches Bundles go together. This would make a nice little gift set. You could put the “Just a note” sentiment on the cards too!   If you missed yesterday’s post how to make the card you can see it HERE.

Stamp Sets: Sprinkles of Life, Thoughtful Branches, Watercolor Wishes  Inks: Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz  Papers: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Tree Builder Punch, Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies, Old Olive Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Post-It Notes

I remember taking my kids shopping for new backpacks and back to school supplies each year. Before they went to school I always took the traditional back to school photo on their first day. Now that my youngest is off at college, I didn’t think I’d have any first day photos this year. I was touched and surprised when my daughter texted me this photo on her first day of classes at college. So sweet and thoughtful of her to remember!

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They grow up so fast! Here are pictures of my son and daughter on their first day of kindergarten. Boy do I miss those days!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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6 thoughts on “Just a Note for Back to School

  1. Jeanie ya killing me. I have tears in my eyes. I love that your daughter sent you that picture. I love when children do something to let you know they were really paying attention all those years. This note holder is great. You have a wonderful way of showing us how to make things. Your photos are perfect. This is a “keeper” for sure!
    🙂

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  2. OMG….where do I begin – ok – the KIDS…..ADORABLE pictures of the grasshopper but I have said this to you before…..that princess of yours – SHE IS SOOOOOOO ready for this stage in her life nad to think she took the time to make her Momma smile, (she “gets it”)

    Now to this post…..I am glad you found it and CASED it as I am going to be the CASE of the CASE…..I guess that means that we are “BOTH CASES”

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