Sunday, 27 October 2013

Fridge Notes

Lots of people stick notes to the fridge to remind them or others of things but these simple notes are for those things you need to write down and take with you.  To make them you simply need card, glue stamp image of your choice, colouring medium and magnetic tape.  I’ve also used ribbon but again I was using up my scraps so its not essential.

Make a rectangular shape of card, with a little excess of around 2 inches on the top.  Now make sure you have a half inch rectangle on each side the same height as the piece of card you are going to fold over to make the pocket.  Cut out the shape and fold the card over, so it overlaps slightly but still has about 2 inches above on the rear piece.  Now fold the two small rectangles behind the rear piece to and glue securely in place.  The basic pocket has been made.

Now it is time to decorate simply add papers, coloured stamped images and ribbons or buttons to your heart’s content but always leave space to pop the papers in that you are going to write on.  Now it’s time to make them stick to the fridge.  Docrafts sell a magnetic tape and this is what I have used.  I had trouble keeping it stuck to my card so I recommend using superglue.  {£2 in the supermarket}.  Cut small squares of tape and peel off the backing just as you would double sided tape and being very careful superglue them to the back of your pockets.  Whilst this dries you can experiment with paper size.  Try different sizes until you find the size you are happy with and then cut one or two A4 copier sheets to that size and place them in your fridge notelet holders. 


Please feel free to leave constructive criticisms and links to websites/tutorials where I can learn to do things better