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March 22, 2013
As I said yesterday I have been busy with my crafts as well as my camera. I have been trying to design an easy paper pad holder that I can teach to my friends at my Crafty Angels group later in the year. I wanted to create an easy and economical gift that people can do at home.
For these projects I have used paper and cardstock that I have had for a few years. They are different brands, but I was able to match the colours quite nicely. Use whatever you have and embellish as you would like.
After working through some prototypes here is the final product with instructions:
Here are the pieces I have used to make this pad holder:
Cut a 4″ x 8 ” piece of base cardstock and score it at 4″, 5″, 6″ and 8″. Fold as per the easel card with the last 1/2 ” folded in to help anchor the easel a lot stronger.
To continue with the easel card place tape on the fold to create the easel. I have used double-sided tape as it is much stronger than the tape runner that I normally used.
Cut out a piece of card stock 8″ x 4″ ( or length to fit whatever size of pad). Cut a piece of patterned paper 7 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ and then adhere it to the cardstock
Then adhere this card to the base of the easel.
Then place double-sided tape onto the last fold and adhere it to the base of the long card. This will help stabilise the easel.
Cut out a piece of patterned paper to match the cardstock 3 3/4″ x 1 3/4 to cover the top of the easel card. (I seemed to have missed taking a photo of this step – sorry).
Cut out a die cut tag and stamp your greeting on it. Here I have used a stamp from Kaiser craft. Adhere it to the front of the easel.
To make the base stronger I used a piece of heavy chipboard that came with my card stock packs from Creative Memories and cut it 4″ x 8″. Use double-sided tape to adhere it to the base of the card. Trim with scissors if necessary. (Depending on how strong your card base is you may miss this step).
Adhere the paper pad to the card with double-sided tape.
Add embellishments to finish.
Here is the finished article again with embellishments added on to it.
Here are the earlier versions of my templates.
These would make great gifts or stocking fillers at Christmas time with a nice pen to match.
Creative Memories rotary trimmer
Creative Memories card
Double sided tape
Creative Memories tape runner
Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tag Two die
Stampin’Up Black ink
Cardstock, patterned paper and various embellishments that I have had for a number of years
I hope you have fun to make these and that it is not too difficult to follow the instructions.
Have a great day.
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