So my garden remains buried under mounds of snow, although at least we can now get down the drive. Yesterday’s dreary grey sky has given way to beautiful clear blue, and if I stay inside I can even imagine it’s spring. It’s days like these that make me grateful for the flowers in my craft studio. This morning I couldn’t resist pulling out the Sale-A-Bration Flower & Field Designer Series Paper (DSP) once again. This time I was drawn to an itty bitty flower design, and for my sentiment? Something from Itty Bitty Greetings of course.
DSP COLOUR INSPIRATION
Everything about today’s project was inspired by the pretty floral design from the Flower & Field DSP. The colours used in the pattern are Cherry Cobbler, Bumblebee and Granny Apple Green plus Basic Black and Whisper White. The colour combination is really striking, but I chose just two; Cherry Cobbler and Bumblebee.
I began by cutting a 3″ x 3″ square of the DSP, along with a 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ piece of Cherry Cobbler Card. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the DSP onto the card.
Next, from a separate scrap of the same paper I used my Paper Snips to cut out four tiny Cherry Cobbler flowers. Then I glued them over the corresponding flowers on my main panel and set it aside. It’s a small detail, but it creates a subtle texture to an otherwise flat piece of paper.
Now I was ready to cover the boring yellow 3″ x 3″ Post-It Note pad, and for this I’d need a 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ strip of Bumblebee Card. First with the long side at the top I scored the card at 3-1/4″. Then I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease using my Bone Folder.
To make sure I got the next fold in the right place I placed the card onto the Post-It note pad with the crease up against the top of the pad. Then I folded the card around the back of the pad and pinched it to mark where I needed my second crease to be. With that done I placed the card back onto my Paper Trimmer and scored at the pinched point. Then as before I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Now the cover was prepared, I wrapped it around the pad and used liquid glue to secure it to the back. Then with Stampin’ Dimensionals I mounted my layered DSP panel onto the front.
ITTY BITTY GREETINGS
The Post-It note pad already looked stunning, but I had a little more I wanted to do.
I cut another piece of Cherry Cobbler Card, this time 3-1/2″ x 3-7/8″. Then with liquid glue on the back of the pad I mounted it onto the Cherry Cobbler piece leaving space in front.
It was only at this point I began to think about a sentiment. I was torn between putting something on the DSP, or in front of the pad. In the end I decided that it would be a shame to hide the pretty DSP, it was only a small piece after all. So that left me with the small space in front of the pad to work with.
After looking at a number of different stamp sets I decided to go with Itty Bitty Greetings. There were a few that were possibilities, but I settled on “happy day”.
So using Cherry Cobbler ink I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White Card. Then I punched it out using the Classic Label Punch. Finally to finish my project, I attached the sentiment in front of the pad with liquid glue.
Covering Post-It Note pads really is simple but really satisfying. With just a small piece of pretty paper, card and one of any number of suitable greetings they’re quick and easy to make. They’re great to keep or gift too. What do you think?
For some more projects featuring the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set see these earlier blog posts:
- Curing frustration with gratitude
- Missing you by the waterside
- When in doubt add a pretty cover
- Don’t overlook the itty bitty speech bubble
- Drama with Itty Bitty Greetings
SALE-A-BRATION – The Flower & Field DSP is not available to buy, but you can get it for free during Sale-A-Bration. Simply place an order of at least $60CAD (before shipping and taxes) and you can choose this DSP pack as your free item. For more details see the Sale-A-Bration Brochure or visit the Sale-A-Bration section of my online store. Sale-A-Bration ends on February 28th, and availability of some products may be limited towards the end of the promotion.