With patterned paper it’s sometimes difficult to use up small pieces as the patterns are too large. But with the Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) there’s lots of ways to cut it and use it. The monochrome colour scheme is great as it is but also works well with additional pops of colour added. Today I decided to do just that to create a quick and easy Post-It Note® cover.
The scrap of Peaceful Place DSP I had was actually a little larger than I needed, but that allowed me to trim it to 3″ x 3″. This way I was able to get the two complete cabins pretty much in the centre.
Next using my Paper Trimmer I cut a 3-1/8′ x 4-1/2″ piece of Basic Black Card, and scored it at 3-1/8″ and 3-5/8″. Then I folded the card along the scored lines and sharpened the creases with a Bone Folder.
With that done I wrapped the card around the top of the Post-It Note pad with the largest panel on top. Holding the card in place I flipped the pad over and fixed the smaller end panel to the back using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Then using more liquid glue I mounted the cabin DSP onto the top of the covered pad.
From my stash I’d chosen a pastel lilac pad so that influenced my choice of card for the base. In the end I went with Fresh Freesia Card and cut it to 3-1/2″ x 4″.
From the Days To Remember Stamp Set I picked out the “Don’t forget” sentiment. I thought that was quite appropriate for a sticky not pad. However I wasn’t quite ready to attach the pad to the base. Instead I placed it onto the Fresh Freesia Card so I could see where to stamp the sentiment using Tuxedo Black ink.
Once that was done I used liquid glue to fix the pad in place and my pretty pad was complete.
I did wonder about adding extra embellishments but to be honest I liked it just as it was. What do you think?
To see another project using this same cabin DSP check out my previous blog post Peaceful start to my sneak peeks.
If you like the Peaceful Place DSP you’ll love this news… Stampin’ Up! have revealed some sneak peeks for their October Paper Pumpkin kit. It’s called Peaceful Christmas and coordinates with the Peaceful Place suite on pages 36 to 38 of the July to December Mini Catalogue. This is enough to have me wanting to get it but there’s more…
The kit will contain all the supplies needed to create ten full-size (A2) cards, (five each of two designs). All the pieces are cut and scored, and ready to assemble using the adhesive that is also included in the kit. In addition you’ll find a mini ink spot and an exclusive photopolymer stamp set to complete your projects. All you may need are scissors.
The colours used in this kit are Basic Gray, Real Red, Shaded Spruce and silver foil.
You definitely won’t need to have any of the Peaceful Place suite to complete these projects if you follow the enclosed instructions, but if you want to make your cards a little different you could combine the kit’s components with the suite’s patterned paper, shimmery sequins etc.
I have a feeling this kit is going to be very popular and may even sell out before the end of the subscription period (October 10th). So my advice is to subscribe now to ensure you get a kit when they ship around October 11th.
Meanwhile, take another look at the photo as they always include clues as to what’s inside the box. I see tall trees, and falling snow, and a green plaid design on the banner…