Friday, October 5, 2012

12 Weeks of Christmas Tutorials: Week 1 Fabi's Notebook n pen holder

Hello friends!
Today starts our 12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS TUTORIALS and for the next 12 Fridays you will find one tutorial to inspire you this season!  Today is FABI's Tutorial...Take it away Fabi!


To make this notepad holder you are going to need: Christmas papers, contrasting solid cardstock, contrasting/matching ribbon, jumbo brad, embellishments (for mine I'm using flowers and dewdrops), scissors or paper trimmer, glue. 

I have colored my image with Promarkers: Coral, sunkissed pink, blush and baby pink. Copics: E29,57,50. G05,14. YG 11. W1. This image can be found here. His little ones: Girl praying. And the sentiment is from the Perfect Christmas Sentiments

With the solid cardstock cut a piece measuring 4 5/8''x10 1/8''. Score @ 5'' and 5 1/4''. Fold on the lines.

You should have now a spine. 

Cut 3 pieces of decorative paper measuring: 1 @ 4 3/8''x 4 7/8''. Another piece from the solid cardstock @ 4 1/8''x 4 1/2''. And another from the decorative paper @ 4 3/8''x 3 7/8''. I have inked the edges with a contrasting ink, for mine I used my favorite distress ink Walnut Stain. 

Glue the papers to the front of the 4 3/8''x 11 3/8'' piece of solid cardstock.

If you have a decorative punch or maybe decorative scissors, go ahead an cut a piece of white cardstock or contrasting to your papers, and glue to the front. 

With a piece of matching/contrasting ribbon, cover the edge like I show you above. 

I then added a little piece of ribbon to add a pencil or small pen. Glue it down with hot glue =0).

Cut a piece of paper to cover the edge of the ribbon. 

Glue down (with hot glue) a jumbo brad, like so. 

Punch a hole on the paper you can to use, it would be so neat to use a Christmas decorated paper or something similar, I didn't have, so I used plain white paper. Open the feet of the brad to hold the paper. Then is time to add the image and embellishments. 

This is my finished product. I used a decorative corner punch for the image, and inked the edges with Walnut Stain, added some mulberry flowers, some dewdrops, and voila! 
Wonderful Job, Fabi!!
Be sure to leave Fabi an encouraging comment below!  We appreciate her hard work!



  1. Great job Fabi! Such a cute gift idea.

  2. What a multi functional design, I like it very much and will post mine when it's made. Thank you Carole

  3. Adorable idea and lovely tutorial!

  4. What an adorable gift idea!! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Thanks fabi that is adorable!!! your inspirate me to make one!!!

  6. Great job, Fabi! Love this idea!


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