Thursday, September 5, 2013

DT Thursday with Ema

Hello Fitztown! :) Ema here with a quick little project for you today.

I almost didn't make it! I've not felt well most of the week but I didn't want to let my team down so I whipped this up really fast. Not all that fast... still took me almost two hours! lol But that's because my head was a little fuzzy and I kept measuring wrong! :(

The other day I was at Office Depot and I saw some telephone books. Can you believe those are still made? In this day and age, I just couldn't imagine but there they were and... not just that... they were kinda pricey! I can't remember what the price was now but they cost more than a day planner! Can you believe it?

Anyway, when I was calling around these past few days about repairs for my vehicle and kept getting referrals, I almost filled an entire 3X3 Post-It pad! Wow! lol That was a lot of numbers. These were not numbers I wanted to store on my phone either. Just numbers to get information. But then... that's what I tend to do. When I was preparing to enter Texas Tech, I filled another little 3X3 Post-It pad with phone numbers. lol When I saw telephone books were still being sold, I had a little chuckle. If only they could see MY telephone Post-Its! lol

So I made myself a little telephone Post-It pad holder. lol Here it is:

Wasn't I clever? ;) I cut a thin piece of cardboard and two strips of printed G45 paper from their Communique Collection. I glued one strip of paper on front of the cardboard and on back of the cardboard. I matted the telephone Karen Sheltrown image on a red mat bordered by a thin strip of white paper punched with a flower patterned punch. I colored the image with Copic markers. I edged the entire project with black ink. Something that I realized I probably should have done BEFORE I glued the entire project together but as I pointed out earlier, my head's a little fuzzy and I wasn't thinking clearly. I glued two magnets underneath the paper on the front two panels facing each other. I used temporary double sided tape on the back of the pad to secure it to the holder.

Quick measurement run down:
Cut paper 3 1/4 inches by 8 1/2 inches
Score at 1 1/2, 1 7/8, 5 and 5 3/8 inches

You can easily use one strip of sturdy card stock paper. These are quick and you can make half a dozen in no time for gifts to co-workers, teachers, home office, etc. It took me longer because I wanted a sturdier one for my own personal use that I could use over and over again. But you can make these to gift with pretty printed card stock. You'd want to use a strong adhesive to secure the pad to the back of the holder and you can substitute Velcro holders on the inside of the front flap.

By the way, images are still being downloaded to the store so check back often. If you see an image you'd like to have, email with the link to the image and something can get worked out for you. :)

So that's my little project for today. Don't forget to join us for our Challenge #8 - Anything But a Card! Hence... the Post-It pad holder! :)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. wow this is beautiful have been working hard x x x

  2. This is sooo Lovely Ema,cood work!

  3. Fabulous project, Emma! Love your story :)

  4. great project Ema.

    greetings karin


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