Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sticky Note Tutorial--Minor changes made to tutorial

After working on these little books this week, and after I originally posted this tutorial, I made some changes to measurements and process.  I also forgot to list the materials that you can use to create these books:

.22 chipboard
Cardstock (the thinner decorative papers work well to cover, and use a heavier cardstock to use as the band)
Velcro circles
Adhesive (PVA glue is the best for making journals/books) but I have been using hot glue, and it works fine.  You will also need a tape runner.

Ok ladies, here is the tutorial to how I make my sticky note holders.  I apologize for the roughness of this tutorial and I hope you are able to follow along.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. 
Step 1:  You will need 2 pieces of 3"x3" chipboard, 1 piece of chipboard 1/2"x3", 1 piece of cardstock 4"x8", 2 pieces of cardstock 2 3/4"x 2 3/4", 1 piece of cardstock 1 1/2"x 4", and 1 piece of cardstock 3"x 2".

Step 2:  Lay the piece of 1 1/2" x 4" cardstock upside down.  Glue down 1/2" x 3" chipboard to cardstock.  Trim each corner at an angle making sure to leave about 1/4" space between the corner of the cardstock and the chipboard.  Fold the two long sides over and glue into place.  Fold the two short sides and glue into place.  It will look something like this:
Step 3:  Turn over the 6"x8" cardstock so the back side is facing up.  Center the 3"x2" piece of cardstock right side up and do not glue.
Step 4:  Lay the smaller covered piece of chipboard in the center of the piece you just glued down.  (Do not glue it, you are just using this as a guide).  Now place the two pieces of the 3"x3" chipboard on each side of the center piece.  You want to leave about a 1/4" gap between the loose center piece and the chipboard.  Now, glue both pieces of chipboard into place. You will trim the corners as you did initially with the smaller piece and fold over all edges.  It will look something like this: 
Step 5:  You will need to fold over the edges of the image above and glue into place.  (If using hot glue, only put glue on the length of the chipboard,otherwise when you go to fold the book the paper will tear).  After the edges are glued down, then place the small chipboard in the center and glue into place.  Cover the remaining chipboard with the squares.  You will then apply the tape runner to the right hand side and adhere the sticky note pad to the right side.  It will look something like this:

Step 6:  Now it is time to decorate the cover as you wish.  I have found that using velcroe adhesive works nicely.  I looked into using the magnets, but it is expensive and being I am learning this myself I didn't want to spend the money on something that possibly would not work as I was hoping.  Maybe later on I will give it a whirl. 
This is the finished book.  I kind of rushed this book since I was making a tutorial.  Hard to keep everything straight and in my head, not great at multitasking. 

Again,if you have any questiosn, please feel free to ask.  Deanna

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the step-by-step instructions...I'm going to give it a try.