Friday, October 22, 2010

Cute Halloween Note Holder

Happy Friday, dear friends! Today I'd like to share with you one of my first projects for PSA Essentials. As some of you know, I always try to make a few non-candy treats for Halloween. I figure the kids get enough of the sweet stuff, you know? So how about a little note holder?

A Hello Kitty note holder, to be exact! Isn't she cute? For those of you who are not familiar with PSA Essentials, you can read more here about their great line of Peel & Stick stamps. The stamps use a self inking stamper and the outer and inner images are interchangeable. That makes for all sorts of fun combinations! Here I layered the outer and inner images together to embellish the front of my note holder. I used Copics to color in my image and added a few adhesive rhinestones:

The flap is held close with a little Velcro circle. When you open up the holder you'll find purple Post-It notes inside:

If you'd like to give it a try, here are the basic instructions of how I made mine (I used a 3 x 3 pad of Post-It notes):

  1. Cut a piece of cardstock 3 1/8 inches x 8 ½ inches.
  2. Score cardstock at 3 1/8, 3 ½, 6 5/8, and 7 inches.
  3. Cut patterned paper to fit front and back cover and flap, using the above measurements, but make sure to cut the pieces ¼ inch smaller to allow for a cardstock border.
  4. Stamp outer image and punch out with circle punch.
  5. Using a slightly larger circle punch, punch a piece of contrasting cardstock and adhere to outer image.
  6. Stamp center image and punch out with circle punch. Color with Copic markers.
  7. Using foam mounting tape, adhere center image to outer image.
  8. Add adhesive rhinestones to outer stamped image.
  9. Adhere stamped image to flap on note holder along the top portion using foam mounting tape.
  10. Adhere Velcro tab under bottom portion of image to allow cover to open and close.

If you end up making your own, make sure to comment and share the link to your project. I'd love to see what you come up with!

Stamps: Hello Kitty & U.B.U. (PSA Essentials)
Paper: Simply Chartreuse, Stamper’s Select cardstock (Papertrey Ink), patterned paper (Bo Bunny)
Ink: Black (PSA Essentials)
Other: circle punches, adhesive rhinestones (KaiserCrafts), Copic markers, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)


Julia Aston said...

What a fun treat for Halloween Jennifer! love the papers you used with these fun stamps!

lynn said...

such a cute, fun idea--thanks for the tutorial:)

Amy said...

Who doesn't love Hello Kitty? These are so cute for non-candy handouts at Halloween! Very cute Jennifer!

Tiffany said...

Super sweet colors on this card! Love your design!

Bonnie said...

OMG Jennifer this image is so cute!!! I have always loved Hello Kitty. I have never heard of this stamp company, where have I been?? LOL I love that they have The Peanuts gang too. Is it hard to exchange images and the ink color? Now I just have to find a place to purchase them. Thanks so much for sharing with us.


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