Easel paper pad holder

Hello

As I said yesterday I have been busy with my crafts as well as my camera.  I have been trying to design an easy paper pad holder that I can teach to my friends at my Crafty Angels group later in the year.  I wanted to create an easy and economical gift that people can do at home.

For these projects I have used paper and cardstock that I have had for a few years.  They are different brands, but I was able to match the colours quite nicely.  Use whatever you have and embellish as you would like.

After working through some prototypes here is the final product with instructions:

The completed pad with embellishmentsInstructions:

Here are the pieces I have used to make this pad holder:

Materials for making easel paper pad holders for gifts

Cut a 4″ x 8 ”  piece of base cardstock and score it at 4″, 5″, 6″ and 8″.  Fold as per the easel card with the last 1/2 ” folded in to help anchor the easel a lot stronger.

The folds for the easel supports

 

To continue with the easel card place tape on the fold to create the easel.  I have used double-sided tape as it is much stronger than the tape runner that I normally used.Tap on the easel fold The fold adhered down on card

Cut out a piece of card stock 8″ x 4″ ( or length to fit whatever size of pad).  Cut a piece of patterned paper 7 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ and then adhere it to the cardstock

Patterned paper for base Patterned paper adhered to base of pad

Then adhere this card to the base of the easel.

The base of pad adhered to the easel supports

 

Then place double-sided tape onto the last fold and adhere it to the base of the long card.  This will help stabilise the easel.

Tape on the fold to support the easel The easel now taped to together to create the easel

 

Cut out a piece of patterned paper to match the cardstock 3 3/4″ x 1 3/4 to cover the top of the easel card.  (I seemed to have missed taking a photo of this step – sorry).

Cut out a die cut tag and stamp your greeting on it.  Here I have used a stamp from Kaiser craft.  Adhere it to the front of the easel.

Die cut tag adhered to the easel

 

To make the base stronger I used a  piece of heavy chipboard that came with my card stock packs from Creative Memories and cut it 4″ x 8″.  Use double-sided tape to adhere it to the base of the card.  Trim with scissors if necessary. (Depending on how strong your card base is you may miss this step).

Heavy cardboard base with tape on it

 

Adhere the paper pad to the card with double-sided tape.

The base of the paper pad is taped up ready to adhere to the base

 

Add embellishments to finish.

Here is the finished article again with embellishments added on to it.

The completed pad with embellishments

 

Here are the earlier versions of my templates.

Some other paper pads I have done

 

These would make great gifts or stocking fillers at Christmas time with a nice pen to match.

Materials used:

Creative Memories rotary trimmer

Creative Memories card

Double sided tape

Creative Memories tape runner

Kaisercraft stamp

Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tag Two die

Stampin’Up Black ink

Cardstock, patterned paper and various embellishments that I have had for a number of years

I hope you have fun to make these and that it is not too difficult to follow the instructions.

Have a great day.

Patricia

 

 

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This is my photo of the day. My poor cat is getting fed up with me trying to take photos of him and turns his back on me. However, that doesn’t mean that a back view does not make a good photo. Here he is outside looking out for birds and mice. Tomorrow I will be back to crafts again. I have been working on a template for gifts to take to my Crafty Angels group so will photograph the steps and post them for your information tomorrow. Have a great day.
Patricia

 

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This image is quite different from what I have been doing, but I love the way the photo goes in and out of focus and highlighting the rain drops.
Have a good day
Patricia

 

 

 

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My final photo of the day. I am really pleased with my efforts today. It makes up for my lean days but I am learning something new everyday. Today I learnt that it is easier to take macro photographs when I use the 1:1 ratio. I am able to get much closer and still use my auto focus. Going manual is very much a work in progress but I am determined to get to the bottom of it. Thank you to Print Sense Photography for making it so easy to understand the terminology of manual photography.
Patricia

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This is a very interesting image with the detail of the rain drops. Water does not tend to stay on these aquilegia flowers and I managed to snap these two drops together to make an unusual composition.
Patricia