Friday, 12 April 2013

Weekly Project - Tag Card Notebook

Good morning, everyone - it's Helen here this week with our regular Friday blog project.  Today I'm sharing a little notebook that I've made using a selection of products from Little Claire.

Here's what you'll need to make the notebook:

white copy paper
black line peel offs
black self adhesive gems
sheer ribbon
corner rounder punch
strong double sided tape
Promarkers - Poppy, Moss Green, Black, Cinnamon,  Caramel, Tan, Sandstone

And here's what you need to do:

1. Put the 'Little Doggies' stamp on an acrylic block and then put small pieces of masking tape over the three flowers underneath the main design.  Ink the stamp using the Memento ink pad, remove the masking tape (take care when doing this because it will be inky) and then stamp the image on to a piece of white card.

2. Trim the white card to measure  7.5cm by 4.5cm and colour in using Promarkers

3. Cut two single panels from the tag card (each card has four panels).  Measure 3.5cm from the top of the middle scallop on the panel and draw and score a line across the tag as shown in the photo above.  This forms the 'hinge' for the notebook.  Repeat this on a second tag panel.

4. Cut pieces of white copy paper measuring 8.5cm by 7cm - these are the pages of the notebook so you can vary how many you add.  Staple the papers at one side as shown in the photo, keeping the staple as near to the edge of the pages as you can.

5. Use a strip of strong double sided tape to attach the pages to the back cover - put the tape on the tag just above the score line (between the punched hole and the score line), remove the backing and then line up the pages as shown.

6. Apply another strip of tape to the inside of the front cover and then attach this to the pages lining up the two tag panels.  Cut a piece of patterned paper (I've used the red gingham design from the Riverbank Revels pack) and round two of the corners using the punch.  Attach this to the front cover between the scored line and the end of the tag and then add the stamped image.

7. The score line on the front of the note book allows the front cover to open as shown in the photo above.

8. To finish, add black gems at each corner of the image panel and peel off black lines just above the score line.  Then add ribbon tied through the holes in both tag panels.


1. Covering up part of the stamp with masking tape before inking it up is a great way of getting more use out of your stamps.  It also works really well with the little embellishment stamps in the 'Changing Tree' stamp sets which have strings on them.  A good example of this is the news paper in the 'Changing Tree Man' set - it means you will have a newspaper which can hang from one of the branches but also a newspaper which can sit in the tree itself.

2. If you don't have ribbon in the right colour for your card, colour it using a Promarker.  I've used sheer white ribbon which I coloured with my black Promarker.  Put the ribbon flat on scrap paper and run the chisel end of the Promarker along the length of the ribbon.  Make sure the ribbon is dry before using it on your project.

I hope you like my little notebook project!  The tag cards come in a great range of colours so there's bound to one to suite your colour scheme.

Don't forget there's a new project here on the blog every Friday plus a great 'Little Claire Likes' feature every Monday.

Helen x


  1. Thank you for this Helen - what a fab idea. I have some of your tag cards and I'm going to have a go at making a notebook today - love it! Pat x

  2. Thanks for the great project Helen, it's really inspiring and would make a great gift x