In case you missed the my guest post last week for Caitlin at Hardly Housewives, here it is.
I met Caitlin when she won my very first blog giveaway for a box of Penzey’s Spices. In the package I mailed Caitlin, along with a sample box of Penzey’s Spices, I threw in some of my business cards, which happen to also be paint chip notepads. Caitlin really liked the notepads and asked if I would show you all how to make them, too.
This project started out as something I pinned and just couldn’t get out of my head. I really, really like paint chips and was looking for a clever business card idea, so figured that combining the two could only result in greatness. Right? Absolutely. Paint chip notepads with business card stickers on the back? Sign me up.
Before I get started, take a look at the project I originally pinned here. Sky at the Capital B blog does an awesome job and I just love the pictures she took. I do mine a little differently, but the idea is the same: get some paint chips, cut little pieces of paper, sew it all together.
Supplies you definitely need:
plain white paper
paint chips, the long rectangle size
Supplies you probably need:
sewing machine with white thread
scoring board with bone folder
Let’s get started . . .
1. Fold your paint chips. I used a scoring board to get a nice, crisp line, but you could just fold the paint chip up and over a ruler. You need to fold up about half an inch for the bottom portion and this looks good with either the darker color or the lighter color, so I do a mixture of both. Next fold the top part down so it overlaps the bottom by 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch. Note where the folds go and score all your paint chips at once. Score the wrong (non-colored) side of the paint chip.
I really hope you’ll try this project. It’s easy to make a lot fairly quickly so you’ll always have some on hand and extra paint chip notepads to give out to anyone who needs something to write on. And then won’t you be the nicest, most creative person everywhere you go? Well, okay, I bet you already are.