Tuesday, January 5, 2010

PPA23 - Anything BUT a Card Challenge - Post-It Note Cover

Happy New Year! Even though I enjoy the holidays, it is good to be back home and stamping again. This weeks PPA challenge is anything BUT a card. I must say this one took me a while since I am cleaning out the cabinets and closets in my home. I didn't want to create something that I wouldn't personally use. I am always making lists and posting reminders so I decided to make a pretty Post-It Note cover.

I can't believe how many beautiful papers come in the new Sweat Pea Designer Series Paper Stack from the new Spring Mini-Catalog. They are fabulous! The cover is made from the floral teal paper from this stack. I stamped the floral design from the Vintage Vogue stamp set using taken with teal and old olive Stampin' Write markers and added the note stamp from the Note to Self stamp set. I then distressed the edges with chocolate chip ink. The image is layered on taken with teal and chocolate chip card stock that has also been distressed.

The bottom of the cover is punched with the new Scallop Trim Border Punch from the new Sale-A-Bration catalog. I then layered some chocolate chip card stock under this to bring out the scalloped edge. The cover is then finished with some chocolate chip taffeta ribbon.

While traveling in Italy, we were always coming across pencils and pens wrapped in beautiful papers. I incorporated this idea into a coordinating pencil for the note pad cover using the same teal floral paper from the Sweet Pea DSP.

I am pleased with how this turned out and will enjoy it in my craft space. This would also make a cute little gift for any office or work area.


  1. I LOVE the Taken with Teal and Chocolate Chip together! A wonderful color combination! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

  2. Great design - the new punch is sweet! Thanks for playing @PPA!

  3. What a pretty Post-It noteholder, Tara! I LOVE the colors! Great gift idea! Thanks for sharing!