I used a digi stamp from Deedee's Digis called 'Sweetest Treat' to make this post it note holder. You can usually find holiday themed post it note pads in the $1 aisle at Target and that's where I got this one. Target also had Halloween rub-ons (cat, pumpkins, spider) that I used on the coaster part.
I usually have a hard time finding adhesive to stick the ribbon on paper that will hold. I knew the Xyron Create-A-Sticker would work but didn't want the ribbon to have adhesive on the whole length. I finally figured out how to add adhesive to only the middle part of the ribbon.
Here's what I did:
I measured out how much of the ribbon I needed to have adhesive. In this case it was 8 1/4" out of 23.75". Laying the ribbon flat with dotted side up, I folded 7.5" of one end back over the ribbon and 8" of the other end back over the ribbon. The dotted side is inside now (see photo below).
Next you insert the ribbon into the Xyron making sure it is stacked evenly. Slowly pull ribbon through keeping it evenly stacked as you do. (see photo below)
Below you see it run completely through. This technique worked beautifully. You may get some sticky residue on the edge of the rest of the ribbon but you should be able to rub it off. I ran my fingernail along the edge of the ribbon before taking the plastic film off and that seemed to help.
I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenges: #114 Sweet Treats
Fab 'n' Funky: #45 Things that go bump in the night (Halloween projects)
Stamp Something: use digi stamp
Teddy Stampers: #22 anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge blog: #10 anything goes
All Sorts Challenge blog: #75 spots and stripes
Pear Tree Designs: #23 halloween
Paper Playtime: #22 Halloween
Crazy 4 Challenges: #C4C60 halloween
Sweet Stampin Challenge: #49 anything but a card
Flutter By Wednesday: #127 anything goes
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my treat project and learned a new trick. Remember, always browse the $1 aisles because you never know what you'll find there. Before you leave, be sure and say Hi and let me know what you thought of today's post.