Hi everyone, as promised here are the instructions for the purse post-it note holder with a small calendar.
· 1 piece 3 ¾” x 3 ¼”
· 2 pieces 2 ½” x 3 ¼”
· 2 pieces ½” x 3 ¼”
Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut
· 1 piece 11” x 4 ¼”
· 1 piece 9 ¾” x 3”
Measure ½” and draw a pencil line on the inside of the DSP on all four sides of the 11” x 4 ¼” piece of DSP. This is the guide for when you are adhering the cardboard pieces.
With a Glue Dot adhere one piece of the magnet to one of the 2 ½” x 3 ¼” pieces, making sure that it is about ¾” from the top edge.
Using Tombow Mono Multipurpose Glue stick the cardboard to the DSP, making sure to put the magnet in the correct position. That is the outer edge on one end, face down onto the DSP.
When sticking the cardboard down leave a 1/16” gap between the pieces for folding. Put the two end 2 ½” x 3 ¼” pieces in position first lining them up with the pencil line guide. You can then glue the other 3 pieces into position.
Press down and smooth paper to make sure it has adhered well and you have no air pockets. Let dry before moving onto the next stage this will not take very long).
Fold corners in on a diagonal and stick down with a small dot of glue. Fold over the short ends and burnish with a bone folder. Now stick down with Multipurpose Glue making sure that you fold over the edges nice and snug to the edge of the cardboard. Do the long sides the same. Using the bone folder lightly burnish in the creases where the folds will be. Gently fold the pieces up so that the shape of the cover is formed.
Take the other side of the magnet and let it stick to the other magnet. Put a Glue Dot on the back and then bring the two ends of the cover together. Press down, this will make sure the magnets are lined up. Gently pull apart so that the magnet is now in place. Glue the other piece of DSP for the inside cover in place, this will cover the magnet so you will not see it.
With the bone folder gently crease the lines of the folder where the sides will fold over. This helps the cover to close without tearing the DSP.
For the inside, stick a 3” piece of 6mm elastic to the back of the Post-It Notes using a strong double sided tape such as Sticky Strip. I put the tape on one end of the elastic to hold it in place, fold the elastic over the pen stretching it slightly and then put tape on the other end of the elastic to hold it in place. I find that the elastic does not pull through when it is done this way. Stick the Post-It Notes to the centre panel, making sure to leave enough room for the pen (I usually have the pen in the elastic on the Post-It Note holder when sticking it down, this way you know that it will line up).
To decorate the front you can do what you like, however bear in mind that you will be taking it in and out of a purse so you need to make the decoration as flat as possible.
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