Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fancy Desk Set

Hello to all my blogging friends. I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

I am telling you time is just slipping by since the move. I am busy every day and I just can't seem to get to my blog as I would like to.

I promised you direction on my Fancy Desk items. I can do a couple today and then I will do the rest this weekend.

Supplies :
Cherry Cobbler & Old Olive card Stock
Jolly Holiday DSP (retired)
Cherry Cobbler & Old Olive Classic Ink and Markers
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding 12-13 inches. Cut it in half.
Decorative Lable Punch
Four Frames and Just Believe Stamp Sets
Tacky Tape
Stampin Dimensionals
Scallop Border Trim Punch
Here we go, first the Note Book Cover and the Pen
The Pen is the easy part. I used a mini Gel Pen that I bought  last X-mas for a $1.00 at the M store. I picked up several 4 packs. I try to buy the Pens that totally come apart by unscrewing them. As you can see in the following picture. They are by far the easiest to work with.
There is a little string behind the clear part of the Pen because it kept rolling off the desk (this old house slants lololol). Measure with a piece of string how wide the Ink tube is and cut your piece of DSP a little bigger so once it un- rolls in the clear tube the ink part will not show. Then roll it lengthwise so the Pen and the DSP will slip into the clear tube easily. The piece of DSP  I used was much smaller then displayed in the photo BTW! You may have to use a pin or something pointy and thin to push the DSP into the tube . Be gentail you do not want to damage the DSP in doing so. Screw it all back together and there you have it a designer Pen. It makes a cute little gift by it's self.
That was the easy part!

Now for the Note Book:
When I do a big project like this I really try to write down all the paper dimensions especially if I am going to write up directions. As you can tell I totally procrastinate in doing this! (I just told on my self!) But I am getting better at it!
REMEMBER- Each Note Book or Composition Book is a different size so these measurements may very from the  Note Book you have purchased!
 The outside cover piece was cut at 5 1/2" x 8". I give my self a 1/2" extra on each side lengthwise and 3/4" extra  width wise to allow for folds and careyover as you can see in the picture above.
I scored at 3/4 , 3 6/8, 4 and 7 2/8 width wise then at 1/2 and 5' lengthwise.
The only thing I did that helped me to fold up the extra pieces was to remove the center piece and cut the small sides in a V shaped. Cut at the top and bottom of the center score lines like the picture below, It seemed to help me fold the flaps down easier.
Now prefold all the scored edges and add your Tacky Tape
Now for the Jacket Piece
Cut a piece of DSP at 3 3/8 x 4 3/8.  Use the Scallop Border Trip Punch on one end only!
Add an additinal piece of Cherry Cobbler CS that also has only one side punched to the inside of the punched DSP adhear with tape.

score the center of the DSP VERY CAREFULLY as it is thinner than regular CS
at 1 3/4 & 2". Add your stick tape to the inside like the picture below

 I wanted to add something special to the inside of the Note Book. I cut 2 pieces of DSP 3 x 4 1/8 one for the inside and one for the back jacket of the Note Book.Then I cut a piece of regular Typing Paper at 3 3/4 x 4 1/8 and stamped it with Just Believe colored it in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive. I made a score line at 1/2 and slipped this piece under the inside jacket piece along with 1/2 of the Seam Binding and taped it down. I used Tacky Tape to secure both pieces to the Note Book remember to add the remaining half of the Seam Binding to the back Jacket so you can tie the book together.

The final step was to add the greeting. I punched 2 pieces of CS (Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler) with the Decorative Label Punch.  I cut the Cherry Cobbler piece in half lengthwise and attached it to the back of the Old Olive piece to make it appear as a background piece. (see picture) Stamp one of the  Four Frames  stamps and friends on to the Old Olive cut out punches (Stamp before you punch it is easier to line up) and used Stampin Dimensionals to make it pop up. That's it. Hope you like the tutorial.

Tomorrow is Sketch Frenzy Friday (I love Fridays) So I will continue on with the Calendar and the Candy Jar later this weekend. (In less Honey has a bunch of Yard Work he wants us to tackel lolol).

Have a great day and go and create something fun for yourself!


Craftystamper said...

Great tutorial. Will be casing this for sure.

Carey said...

Great tutorial. I think perhaps you should teach a class about this for the Rockers.

Carey and Roscoe (who is in MO missing his mommy)

Mary said...

absolutely darling! great job

Terri said...

Very nice, Patrice! I haven't done a comp book in years, does the sticky tape hold it together well? I remember actually using YES! glue when I did mine cuz that was the only thing around at the time that held it together.