Match Up with Xyron – “Create” Homemade Sticky Pad Holder w/Video

What supplies in your office or studio do you run out of the most? White out, glue sticks or sticky notes? Sticky notes are essential to jotting down quick thoughts or ideas. They could even be considered the paper text message. But sometimes their basic pastel appearance can simply be boring.

CCB Crew Member Erin Reed decided to take sticky notes to the next level by making her own using gorgeous papers from several of our 7 Gypsies paper lines: Ordre Du Jour, Wanderlust, Gypsy Moments and American Vintage. This is a great project for using left over paper scraps.

Xyron is a great tool for making what is not sticky….sticky.  Xyron offers a range of machines and supplies that let you laminate, stick and magnetize. It is a must have tool for any creative studio.  The machines come in different sizes so if you think you might need one after watching Erin’s video make sure to get one wide enough to handle the projects you do most.  

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I am always hunting for sticky notes on my desk, they seem to vanish on me or it could be that my kids steal them!  I also seem to be hunting for pens on my desk so maybe I have too much stuff on there! With this in mind I made a sticky note holder with an attached pen so I can have both at my fingertips. While planning this project I first thought I would buy some new sticky notes and glue them to the front but I discovered the nice looking ones are expensive. Then I remembered my huge stash of paper and knew I could figure out a way to make them myself.
Watch this video for details and instructions on how to make this project, including the sticky notes:

For the papers I chose a bunch of scraps from various 7 gypsies paper lines including Wanderlust, Gypsy Moments, Ordre du jour, American Vintage, Trousseau, and Harmony.  The beauty about all these lines is they work so well together.  Then I topped it all off with a little Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam and High Impact Paint to really tie it all together!
Here are some close ups of the project.
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 Add fun details like small beads and glitter.
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 This cute little sticky note holder is perfect for your work desk, home desk, as a gift, or to keep for yourself. Don’t let your scraps go to waste, have fun with them!





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