Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tutorial- Classy and Sassy Post It Note Holder

Hi, everyone.  This is Sherry from the Design Team.  I wanted to share this yesterday however I have been under the weather.  Thankfully I can get it posted today- I can't wait to share this with you! Today I am making a Classy and Sassy Post It Note Holder using the ATC Size Babs in the Bath. 

Supplies you will need include:

Adhesive(s) of your choice
Clear, Acrylic Frame (for today's project I used a 5x7 Frame)
Ink of your choice PLUS a permanent Ink such a Stazon
Ribbon and embelishments
Coloring tools (I used Prismacolor Pencils and OMS)
Patterned Paper, Scrap paper and White for main image (I used patterned paper from Everafter line from Cosmo Cricket and Papertrey Ink White)

Next I slid in a 5x7 piece of patterned paper

Then I stamped my image on both white card stock AND on a piece of paper so I could paper-piece part of my image:
Now it's time to color the image.  I used Prismacolor Pencils here: 

Then I blended it with my paper blending stump and Odorless Mineral Spirits: 

Since I wanted to paper-piece the bath tub, I cut that out of my patterned paper and glued it on: 

Once my image was colored and ready, I used Nestabilities to cut it out and then mat it on gray card stock: 

Next I added Glossy Accents to the bubbles for that little extra something.  

Glossy Accents take some time to dry, so I set my image aside while I worked on the rest of my project- the actual holder. 
Next I added ribbon.  I chose to tie mine around the holder, but an alternative way would be to use sticky strip or another adhesive and attach it more permanently.  It's all about personal preference.

Then I did my best attempt at a bow.....Lol
Now I am ready to stamp my sentiment.  It is very important to use an ink such as Stazon.  Be very careful when stamping that you do not move the stamp or smear the ink.  BUT if you do smear it (as I did) then you can clean it right away with Stazon Cleaner and try again.  But you must clean it right away, before it dries.
 Here my holder is after my SECOND attempt.  
Now all you have to do is add your image and your post it notes and you are finished!  I used mounting tape for my image.  I felt it would look better if it wasn't flat, and the mounting tape will hold it securely even on the acrylic frame.
For the post-its, I just used the sticky on the back of the last Post-it Note BUT if you want to make sure it doesn't move feel free to use some sticky strip or Scor-tape.

Here is my finished project- ready to give away OR sit on my own desk.  :)
Thanks for stopping by today- I hope I gave you some good ideas for using your Rubber Romance Stamps!  Have a great day! 


  1. This is great Sherry! Love it! Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Super cute idea, I've got to get that girl in the tub, so many cute ideas with her!

  3. Awesome tutorial Sherry...this is sooo cute!