I bought several blocks of 4x4 note paper *years* ago at a paper store always thinking I'd do something with them. I guess some projects take longer to come to fruition than others...;p
The top flips open to reveal the paper. 3 large jump rings hold the top on and sit just above a row of brown rick-rack. I used small scrabble wood block letters for the word "Notes". One of those things that've been in my collection for years. A double layer of seam binding ribbon in blue from Stampin' Up. They have amazing seam binding; the stuff is just luscious! A Tim Holtz Philosophy Metal Tag and Hitch Fastener act as a tab to flip open the top. The butterflies are popped up and sit on the most lovely grey flocked paper.
As the paper is used the top will sit at more of an tilt. I have a few more blocks of paper to replace it when it's used up. All sides were made from thick book board for stability. At the back I used the Stampin' Up tab punch to create the look of hinges at the bottom. The base and back are held together with glue and paper hinges both inside and out. The block of paper is held in place with a piece of red line tape. A few ribbon scraps adorn the 3 jump rings.
And with the completion of this project the stresses of the day and week vanished. The creative process truly is good therapy.
What will you make today for some creative therapy? Stay tuned for more holiday project catch-ups.