I don’t know about everyone else, but keeping a notepad, coupons and receipts orderly in my purse is a challenge for me. My craft class customers told me the same thing a few years ago, so I developed this notepad project for a paper crafting class. But I found that it easily translated to a hybrid project.
Digital supplies: I used Sweet Digi Scraps IT HAPPENS. I really love the color palette that Liz used and I’ve had lots of fun working with it.
Traditional supplies and tools:
- Cardstock 12″ x 10″, and two small pieces 4″ x 1″
- Versa Magic Ink in Aegean Blue
- sponge to smudge ink
- Velcro tab closure
- Marvy 3″ scalloped circle punch
- Marvy 2 1/2″ circle
- Paper cutter
- Adhesive (glue stick, sticky strip, foam tape)
I started my hybrid project by developing some templates for the digital pieces I would need to make my cover. Here are my templates:
I then used the templates as clipping masks to create my digital pieces to print. Because I knew this project might be taking a little abuse in my purse, I decided to print the digital pieces on white cardstock instead of the HP Brochure Paper I usually use for hybrid projects. I inserted the completed jpegs into a Word document covering it from edge to edge, and then printed (I have to use the photo without borders setting to make my printer print edge to edge). Here are my printouts for the digital pieces. (I added the extra teal circle before I decided to use cardstock so that I could double up on the thickness, but then I didn’t need it after I decided to use cardstock)
Here is a sample drawing of the scoring lines on the cardstock base. (On the 10″ sidek, score at 4″ which divides it into 4″ and 6″ sections. On the 12″ side, score at 3/1/2″, 4″, 8″ and 8 1/2″. I use a scoring board called a Scor-Pal, but there all lots of options for scoring. Choose what works best for you!)
Once my base paper was scored and my digital pieces were inked and ready, I adhered the digital pieces onto the base with several types of adhesive (glue stick, sticky strip and foam tape). I used my Marvy 3″ scalloped circle punch to cut out the teal scalloped circle and my 2 1/2″ circle punch to cut out the art piece that say “notes” for the cover. The “coupons” and “receipts” tags were cut with Spellbinders Label 4 (but your could just leave them as rectangles.) I made an extra cardstock circle, folded in half, slipped over the base where the “coupon” and “receipts” pockets will be, traced it and cut out a half circle. This makes it easier to retrieve your coupons and receipts from the pocket. (The punch doesn’t successfully cut through two layers of cardstock.)
On the backside of the cardbase (no digital pieces on this side), I added some sticky strip to the 1/2″ x 4″ sections and adhered the 4″ section to the 6″ section of the base. I made two small pieces 1″ x 4″ to work as gussets to hold the outer edges of the pockets. Score in the middle of the 1″ side, add sticky strip, and insert along the outside edges to complete the coupon and receipt pockets. Be sure to add the coupon and receipt labels to the pockets. Fold up your folder. Adhere the “notes” scalloped circle stack to the front and insert a velcro tab to hold the cover closed. Now you have a completed notepad/organizer for your purse. Happy shopping!
Here’s an inside view
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