Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Tuesday To-Do : Important Numbers

This is an older tutorial that I developed for Self-Addressed last year and uses an invitation size card. If you don't have a ready made card blank, you can make one by cutting a letter sized piece of cardstock in half widthwise.


1 blank card
Patterned papers (these are American Crafts)
1 6x6 sheet of matching cardstock
Felt flowers
Alphabet rub-ons
Alphabet rubber stamps
Piece of black cardstock
Notebook paper
Stamping ink
2-piece metal file fastener
Anywhere hole punch and regular hole punch
Sewing machine (optional)


  1. Cut 13 pieces of notebook paper measuring 4”x 5&1/4”
  2. Stamp the letters A B on the top right corner of one sheet, B C on the next and so on until you reach the end of the alphabet
  3. Cut a piece of cardstock 4&1/8 ” x 5&3/8” and a piece of patterned paper 4” x 5&1/4”.
  4. Stick the patterned paper to the card stock and then stitch around all four sides (you can also use rub-on, stamped or faux stitching)
  5. Cut out a flower motif from a second piece of patterned paper, ink the edges, and adhere to stitched piece
  6. Cut a third piece of patterned paper (preferably in a lighter shade) measuring 1&1/2”x2” and a piece of black cardstock 1&5/8”x2&1/8”.
  7. Mat the patterned paper with the cardstock and stitch around the sides (you can also use rub-on, stamped or faux stitching)
  8. Use the rub-ons to spell out “important numbers” on this smaller piece
  9. Stick to top right corner of larger piece
  10. Adhere entire piece to front of card
  11. Decorate the lower left corner with felt flowers and brad.
  12. Use the fastener as a template to mark two holes on the inside back cover of the card. Punch holes with anywhere punch
  13. Mark and punch matching holes into the notebook sheets
  14. Use fastener to bind pages into the card. The advantage of this kind of fastener is that it is easy to add more pages in later if you need them!

If you make your own version of this make sure to link me up in the comments by next Monday at midnight to be entered into the goodie draw.

1 comment:

sylv said...

Cool address book! I soooo have an idea in mind!