Honey Do List Memo Pad for Crafty Secrets June Linky Party
Hello, Friends! It’s time for the Crafty Secrets June Linky Party. The theme this month is “Let’s Hear it for the Boys!” The design team was challenged to create a project for the guys in our lives: precious baby boys to dear old Dad, wise and loving granddad and all ages in between! I chose to create a Honey Do List Memo Pad using images from the Creating With Vintage Typography CD.
We have a saying in our house: “If it’s not written down, it won’t happen.” I keep a magnetic pad on the side of my fridge so I can write down things I need to do, stuff I need to buy from the grocery store, people I need to call and anything else that needs to be jotted down quickly. It’s a great system, except for one thing. Very often, when I go to reach for my list pad…it’s missing! Seems that dear hubby needs a pad of his own to keep track of his own lists. So, out of my kind and loving heart, “ahem” I created him his very own Honey Do List Memo Pad. And, I am going to share a step out tutorial with you here, just in case you have a list bandit in your house, too!
First, I gathered my materials. I printed out all my papers and ephemera from the Creating with Vintage Typography CD. Here’s a list of the items I used from that CD;
- Red ABC blocks sized to .75″ x .75″
- Home plans paper sized to 8″ square
- Ledger Swirls Paper sized to 8″ square
- Rulers 56sized to 8″ square
- Telegraph page: I cropped the Postal Telegraph Image, sized it to 2.5″ x 3.25
I started out with a basic steno notebook that I had in my stash. I use these to write down my notes as I create projects. It helps me to remember what I used and makes writing a tutorial like this much easier!
I cut a strip of the ruler paper and inked it up with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and whatever red ink was on my sponge applicator. This was glued onto the base of the notepad.
I trimmed the Ledger Swirl paper to fit the notebook, leaving a little red margin all the way around the edges. Then, the edges were distressed and inked. I also sponged the paper, matted it onto black cardstock and then glued it down.
I cropped out the images from the house plans paper, matted them on black cardstock and then matted the main image onto red burlap. The edges of the burlap were fringed and trimmed. This was attached to the cover with foam adhesive. The other images were tucked beneath the focal, as you can see here. (Ignore the paper clips and twine in the upper right hand corner. I changed my mind as I worked, but had already taken the photo. Oops!)
The house silhouette from the House Plans Paper was fussy cut, inked, colored and then layered over the House Plans. I used glue on the black strip, and small foam adhesive dots on the cut side to add dimension.
The Postal Telegraph Image was matted on black cardstock and attached with foam dots.
The red block letters were arranged and then attached with foam adhesive dots.
I added a strip of Midnight Waves Ribbon across the top of the notebook and tied a simple square knot. The ends of the ribbon are frayed. I used Glossy Accents to attach my little tools.
Finally, I inserted red brads in the center of some gears and attached them with foam adhesive. I punched out some tiny tags from the ruler paper and tied them onto the square knot bow with Natural Burlap String. I added a sharpened pencil to the top of the Honey Do List memo pad. Can you find the red paper clips? I like this arrangement much better…how about you?
Here’s a detail shot, because I know you all like to see the details!
This is a quick and easy project, one that is both fun and practical. It’s also very adaptable. You could make these for any theme…and who doesn’t like a list pad???
The rest of the design team created some amazing projects, and I know you’ll be inspired when you pop by their blogs for a visit.
Darlene ♥ Diane ♥ Ginny ♥ Melody ♥ Shantaie ♥ Sheila ♥ Teresa
Be sure to visit the Crafty Secrets Blog and link up your own Crafty Secrets creation so that you can be eligible to win this month’s fabulous prize! I’ll be popping by to pay you a visit and I can’t wait to see what you make!
Thanks for stopping by!
Love this project and your tutorial is fabulous!!! I too think the tools really put it over the top : )
Awesome project, but those little tools stole the show! Adorbs!
I just love all that burlap ribbon and the way you stage photos! Great idea for the memo pad too!
What a fab idea for an altered notebook! I love how you combined everything from CD 3, it all goes perfect together. Great tutorial and photos, thanks Kathy!
Love this super cute memo book! I will definitely have to create one of these and give it to my hubby. I wonder…. does this mean he will get them all done? As always, love coming by here for inspiration!
Thanks Kathy for all you do!
Perfection once again…and I thoroughly enjoyed your step by step as now I can see how you create as you go…a very clever and creative idea!!
Super fun memo book Kathy. I love all your little details you added with the gears, tools, etc. I think I could even manage something like this. lol Thanks for sharing.
FABULOUS project Kathy! Thanks so much for the step by step tutorial … LOVE all the details you’ve put together in this masculine collage tablet! Once again you’ve inspired me beyond words!
Such a cute list pad! I love it!
Hi Kathy, what a good idea. I love what you made here. We all get busy an need a reminder. thanks so much…have a good day. …LOL
Oh I love this, I think I will just have to make one, mine is always on a piece of paper, I don’t think it get’s their attention, meaning hubby and 3 adult sons!
I should have talked to you before I started my card! Because I have been so preoccupied with construction lately (our new roof project) I would have liked to have done a card with a building theme. This is exactly what I would have liked to have made. This is perfect in its every detail. Some of us wring our hands when we have to do a masculine card but hats off to you, you wrote a whole blog about it. Thanks so much Kathy.
I love the altered notebook, it is really cute. I hubby needs one of these. He makes his lists, but loses them. Maybe a special notebook like this is exactly what he needs. TFS.
Simply beautiful and really handy as well. Love the colors and I use a notebook every day for several different things. My poor memory is getting to be a thing of the past so I need help remembering what I’m supposed to be doing!
You can take anything and make it a work of art! Love your notebook!
I am the same way about writing things down and then it’s fun to see things getting crossed off “the list”. 🙂 Great job my friend.
hugz from Victoria BC
I just love the idea of altering a notebook Kathy, and this one turned out so well!! I love the silhouette of the brownstone on the side with the home sweet home sign (even though it got covered up). Makes me feel like I’m walking down the street in some foreign town while on holiday. You know how you’re always looking up and around and seeing all those amazing things, so new and interesting!! Aaaaaah, thanks for that quick little holiday!! haha!! hugs 🙂