Sunday, April 29, 2012

More Twine Fun...Note to Self....Gift Giving Ahead by Laura C

It's time for Mom's, Grads, and Dad's gifts!  This little set is an easy gift to make for any of these occasions!  Using the "Note to Self" collection by Echo Park, I made a quick and easy sticky note pad cover as you see above.  Super simple to do....if you are using a 3x3 note pad, you cut your paper 7.75" x 3.25".  Then score....leaving 1/4" sides for the note pad and a 1/2" for the "flap".  The "title" and the hand are stickers from the kit, and that cork board paper is so cute!  You can really see it on the "cork board" push pin tin here:

I used Scor Tape on the back of the cork board paper first, and used that to secure my twine around the piece in a criss-cross cork board pattern.  I added a bit more Scor Tape, then adhere this piece to the tin.  The tags are fussy cut from one of the patterned paper sheets from the EP Note to Self, and the letters are from the kit as well.  A few little black rhinestones finish the "board" and then more Scor Tape to wrap twine around the edge of the tin as a finishing's a close up:

A great little tin, you can actually put some push pins in to use with the note pad (would be cute to give with an actual cork board for an office or dorm room!) and/or you could use the tin for a gift card! 

And I just wanted to share a little "commercial" if you will....for the self adhesive "kool tak" tabs.  Wowzer, were these easy to use as the closure for my little note pad!!  Much better, and way less bulky than traditional velcro!   It was the first time I had used them....and they truly are AWESOME!! 
They are sold out in store, but I'm sure Kim would get them for ya! 

Hope you enjoyed this little gift idea...especially with all those occasions coming up!

Enjoy some crafty gift making time today!

1 comment:

  1. Ms. Laura you are the Queen of Twine! I absolutely love what you created. And the Echo Paper Note To self collection will be my next paper purchase. Outstanding!!! Hugs, Fran


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