Thursday, December 27, 2012

Stampin Up Notepad Case

My friend Linda found these handy dandy things on the internet a few years back and made a few and I just loved them. I ordered cases to make some but then never got around to making any, until this year and I thought they would make great prizes for the party.

Supplies Used:
Stampin Up Stamp Caseas
Various Cricut Cartridges
Make The Cut Software
Clipart from Internet
Border Punches
Stampin Up Patterned Paper
Making Memories Breast Cancer Paper

The paper for this one is from Stampin Up and was a collection by the name of Rockabilly they had a few years ago when I first got into Stampin Up. I got the crown and wand from the internet and imported it into MTC for cutting. I used a font from my computer for the lettering and I believe it might be Blackletter, or something of that nature.

I thought Kimmy was going to spaz out when she saw others open these prizes as she kept telling us she is "the queen". At one point I told her "uh, no you're not" and she told me "I am the queen of my school and the queen of *okie can't remember the name* (some beach resort)" to which I responded "uh well you ain't the queen of my house". I know someone did trade prizes with Kimmy so she could have one of these notepad cases, which was very sweet of them.

I used ribbon to make a loop at the top to hold the mini gel pen, which can be found at Staples, and then just used ATG tape to attach it to the stamp case.

Double sided paper works wonderful on these cases so there is a pattern to show on the inside of the case. I accented the notepad with a strip of the paper I used to make a little pocket.

The paper for this notepad case is from Stampin UP as well and I can't remember the name of the collection off hand. I used the new Stampin Up butterfly punch and one of the coordinating stamp sets for the butterfly. The scallop circle is a SU punch as well.

I finally used the Daisy punch I have had forever and hadn't used to make a strip to divide the patterns of the paper. The word Believe is from either the Cricut cartridge Home Decor or Home Accents. I used MTC to make a double shadow on the word to make it pop a little more.

Since the notepads have to be cut down a little to fit in the case I made sure each case had an extra notepad. Staples will gladly cut them down for you. I think it was like a dollar or something to have them cut 12 pads and they only had to cut a little off the bottom.

Linda and I were at Tuesday Morning a few years ago and they had a ton of Breast Cancer paper and I got several packages and I think this was the first time I had used it. I had a couple of guests who do the walks every year and one friend who is a survivor so I knew someone would appreciate these.

The words, labels and strip are stickers that came with the paper and although I generally don't like stickers I did like them for this occasion. There isn't a lot of dimension that can be used on the cases due to the nature of the case so flat embellishments work great. I did use a punch for the loopy border.

One of the packs of paper I got was specialty paper and I used one of the scallop sheets to embellish the inside of these notepad cases.

The double sided paper really shows well on this one with the breast cancer ribbon being on the inside.

To attach the notepads to the inside of the case I used my ATG tape. I have a couple of rolls where the centers fell out and while I can't use it in my ATG gun I didn't want to throw them out and I am glad I didn't. I use them most often for ribbon but they came in handy for preparing the extra notepads for later use. I just added strips to the back of the notepad and the user can just remove the strips and replace the empty one.

These were a lot of fun to make and all the guests really seemed to like them. I think I might have to make some more of these to have on hand for last moment little gifts.


  1. These are fabulous gifts - what a neat idea. TFS

  2. these are great gifts, love them

  3. I love these Shirley! Did you put the papers on the inside too or is it just showing through to the inside from the outside? I only ask because I thought you said that you made a pocket?? Sorry for not quit understanding. lol

  4. The paper is between the hard plastic and the outer sleeve. I did put a little paper pocket on the inside of the case. I didn't really do much of a tutorial on it but there are a lot online. I was just trying to hurry up and get them posted since I haven't been posting anything crafty lately LOL.

  5. You could always send that extra one to my house ! Ha! Love them !!


  6. I love this idea! Very creative! They are so dang cute that I would never write in it! Thank you for sharing!

  7. This is a great idea!!!! I am going to put this on my To Do List. Thank you for sharing your ideas!!!