Yesterday was a glorious day, the first really warm day this year, so I decided to take a wander around the garden. Isn’t it amazing how a few drizzly days followed by warm sunny weather can suddenly make everything spring into life. Bare trees are now covered with bursting leaf buds, and my rhubarb is almost ready for the first harvest. Even the abundance of yellow dandelions made me smile as I watched the bees collecting pollen. This became the inspiration for today’s ‘field of flowers’ decorated sticky notes pad.
STICKY NOTES COVER
As I thought of bright flowers there was only one paper pack that popped into my head, the Hues of Happiness 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP). There’s one sheet that has a rainbow of small flowers and I chose a section in shades of pink. With that decision made I reached for my stash of 3″ x 3″ sticky notes pads, and chose one with pale pink pages.
Looking at the back of the DSP packet I could see the colours used and this helped be choose the colours for my project.
For the main part of the sticky notes cover I cut a 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Granny Apple Green Card. Then with the long side at the top I scored it at 3-1/8″ and 3-1/2″. After folding the card along the scored lines I sharpened the creases really well using my Bone Folder. Then I centred the pad face down on the largest section so I could fold the other parts around the top. Finally, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I glued the end of the card to the back of the pad.
Now the basic cover was in place I needed a base, and for that I went back to the Granny Apple Green Card. This time I cut a 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece and glued the covered pad onto it. All I needed now was to add the decoration.
SHADES OF PINK
From the Hues of Happiness DSP I cut a 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ piece with pink flowers. Then I glued it to a 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Flirty Flamingo Card. Next I cut a 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ piece of Melon Mambo Card and fixed the layered DSP on top of that. Finally I mounted the assembled layers onto the sticky notes cover.
That just left the sentiment and for that I went back to my favourite sentiment-only stamp set, Celebrating You. The sentiment I chose actually said “you’re on my mind and in my heart” but I only wanted the first part. So after inking up the stamp with Mossy Meadow ink I covered the bottom part with sellotape. Then I was able to stamp just the top section onto a 3/4″ x 2-5/8″ strip of Basic White Card.
Using liquid glue I added the sentiment to the top of the pad, and in no time at all my pretty sticky notes were ready for use.
I love sticky notes (well all notepads and notebooks actually) and tend to stock up when I see them on sale. I find the shaped ones are not very practical, but will definitely grab 3″ x 3″ pads that are something other than the usual yellow. Mind you even the edges of the yellow ones can be disguised with a little ink… Are you a sticky notes hoarder/user?