Monday, October 3, 2011

Well Worn Post-it Note Purses

A few weeks ago, a friend wanted to know the cut and score measurements for post-it note purses. As I had not made these particular ones before, I got out my ruler and came up with the dimensions. Although these are not difficult to make, I decided to write a tutorial in case someone else wanted to make them too. Post-it note purses make great little gifts and if you personalize them with a monogram, they can be even more special. The Well Worn Designer Series Paper, with its many great patterns, makes a wonderful display if you are handing these out as favors.

Post-it Note Purse Tutorial
Step One
1. Start with a 3-¼” x 8-½” piece of Textured Chocolate Chip Card Stock. On the 8-½” side, score at 2”, 2-½”, 5-¾” and 6-¼”.

Step Two
2. Cut a 2-½” x 3-¼” piece of Well Worn Designer Series Paper. On the 2-½” side, score at the ½” mark.

Step Three
3. Fold the Chocolate Chip piece and the Well Worn piece along all score lines. Adhere the Well Worn piece to the Chocolate piece making sure to choose the end that has the score mark 2” from the end, so that the paper covers that end perfectly.

Step Four
4. Punch 2 holes with the smaller circle of the crop-a-dile 3/8” in from the edge of the purse.

Step Five
5. Cut a 9” length of the blue denim jean ribbon. Tie a knot in one of end of the ribbon and feed it through what will become the inside of the purse.

Step Six
6. Feed the other end of the ribbon through the remaining hole and tie this end with a knot as well. Trim the ends of the ribbon.

Step Seven
7. Place two lines of sticky strip along the top back of a 3” x 3” post-it note pad. Remove the liner and adhere the pad to the inside of the purse.

Step Eight
8. Use self-adhesive Velcro to keep the purse closed. I cut a 1” square of Velcro in four pieces for my purses.

Step Nine
9. To create the embellishment, stamp the letter of your choice in Night of Navy ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock. Cut out the letter leaving one edge uncut as a finger hold strip. Tap the letter on your versamark pad, cover with clear embossing powder and melt with your heat tool. Repeat the Versamark, embossing powder and melting at least two more times to give a nice glazed effect to your letter. Finish cutting out the letter.

Step Ten
10. Adhere your letter on a modern label punched Cajun Craze piece. Add two silver brads on either side of the letter. Adhere the embellishment to the front of the purse with dimensionals.

Stampin’ Up Supplies: Letter It Stamp Set; Card Stock: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip Textured; Well Worn Designer Series Paper, Ink: Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip, Versamark; Clear Embossing Powder; 3/8” Denim Jean Ribbon Silver Brads; Simply Scored, Modern Label Punch, Crop-a-dile; Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers.
Other Supplies: 3” x 3” Post-it note pads, 1” self-adhesive black Velcro squares
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  1. Very clear instructions - and awesome use of the Well Worn DSP! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I'm going to make some of these!

  3. Love it, great tutorial, thanks!

  4. Thanks for this great tutorial. can I ask please that you consider popping on Blogger's new 'Subscribe to POSTS' gadget / this would make it so easy for myself and the many others like me who Love S U to see your latest news and inspirational creations.If you do so, could you let me know so that I can become a subscriber. Many thanks xx

  5. thanks for doing this request. xx

  6. Awesome gift idea! Thank you for the tutorial.