Happy Thursday!  I’ve had a few ideas running around in my head (yes it hurts) for the last few days.  All of them revolve around notebooks.  I know, I know!  But all of a sudden I’m finding that when I need something to jot a note on, there is never anything close at hand.  I’ve recently organized the desk area in the family room, moving the desktop computer to the actual built-in desk and eliminating the computer hutch.  This has given us some much needed space to walk around the breakfast bar, but it has also caused confusion in other parts of the house.

I’ve set myself up in my little sitting room, with laptop on a TV tray and a table next to me.  However, that table has become a major catch all for all my junk. . . . Coffee cups, remotes, calendars, pencils, pens, papers and never can I find a piece of scratch paper to jot a simple note on.  I have solved that problem!

I made myself a little box to hold post-it notes!  I followed the instructions for the origami box in this week’s Try a New Technique Challenge on SCS, and then made a bottom and top out of coasters.

Notes Origami Box Side

Instead of using a 12×12 sheet of paper as specified in the instructions, I used a 10×10 instead.  This gave me the right size so that the coasters I used for the top and bottom would hang over the edges of the box.  In order to cover the coasters and make a hinge for the lid, I decided to hide the hinge layer under the designer paper.  In order to do this, I needed to cut a slit in the paper used for the cover and then slip the hinge piece through so that I could glue it down.

inside unfinished

It was a little more work than what I had anticipated, but I’m very happy with the results.

origami box lids

I would easily affix the bottom of the box to the bottom coaster, tape the hinge to the back of the box and then have my lid just flip open.

Origami Box Front

To decorate the top of the box, I finally settled on the Spellbinders Daisy Delight Shapeabilities.  I die cut and embossed the shapes, sponging the embossed areas and then covered the whole darn thing with Ranger Glossy Accents and different types of glitter.  To have something to put the daisy and my little word notes (made from Spellbinders Mystic Alphabet), I decided to cut layers using the Spellbinders Labels One Nestabilities.

One project down and one to go!  I’ve been thinking about this last one since I made the notebooks for family at Christmas.

I hope you enjoy the adventures that this day brings  . . . I know I will!

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