Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Note pads


Today's quick and easy project was made using scraps from my latest big project.  I used papers from the Nana's Kitchen stack from DCWV and the YourStory to complete this project.

Supplies:
DCWV Nana's Kitchen stack
YourStory glue strips
Printed lists (my husband made a shopping list, to do list, and menu for me on the computer)
Embellishments (Optional.  I didn't use any on these posted as I was in a big hurry.  I may use some on future lists that I make)
Adhesive backed magnet (I used the kind that comes in a roll)

Equipment:
Paper Trimmer
Scoreboard and bone folder
YourStory
Binder clips
ATG gun (or other adhesive)
Decorative scissors

Instructions:
For the shopping and to do list:

1.  Make lists on your computer using Microsoft Excel, Word, or other software program.  My husband set mine to print 3 per page in landscape mode.  Trim to size.  I used 30 for these pads, but 50 would be better.
2. Cut a piece of cardstock to 4.5 inches wide X 10.5 inches tall.  Score at 8 7/8" from the bottom of the page and again at 9 1/8 ".  Place glue strip into the channel.
3. Cut a coordinating pice of cardstock or paper at 4.5 X 8.5".  Adhere it to the previously cut piece leveling it at the bottom.  This will leave a small amount of the "wrong side" of the larger piece of paper visible, but it will be covered up with the memo sheets.




4.  Hold the papers together using binder clips.  Place pages inside the cover and bind, using the YourStory and the instructions  included with the machine.  Put some pressure on the binder clips , to work the adhesive into the top of the list pages.  Remove the binder clips once the book has cooled.


5.  Allow to cool completely.  Add a piece of magnetic tape to the back and you have lists ready to hang on the refrigerator.  If you wish, you may trim the front small flap that folds from the top using decorative scissors.



Menu:
Follow the same directions above with the following exceptions:  Cut the larger piece of cardstock or paper to 9.5 X 5.75 and the smaller piece to 8.5 X 5.75.  You will only be able to get 2 pages per sheet of your menu, but cut in the landscape view.  Follow the above directions  to complete your memo pads.

Have fun with this simple project!

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