Friday, August 8, 2014

Oak Leaf Note Pad

©Michele Emerson-Roberts

I am always on the lookout for quick and easy gifts that can be created by the dozens and used for a stocking stuffer or one of those "Ooops, I need something really fast!” encounters. This is one of those projects, and any of the Arnold Grummer paper casting molds will be great for that special occasion. I love creating tons of castings and storing them for future use and it is a great way to use up bits of left over paper pulp too.


  • Any of the Arnold Grummer paper making kits
  • Molds: CP Oak Leaves
  • Microwave, heat gun or a sunny window
  • Blender, small strainer, cello sponges and soft towels, paper cutter, scissors, bone folder, ruler
  • Quick Grab™ Adhesive, double sided tape
  • Scraps of white paper (think white junk mail, etc.)
  • 12 “of ¼ light gray ribbon
  • Two pieces 3 ¼” square of marbled gray mat board
  • 3” Post a Note pad
  • ColorBox™ Light Gray Ink pad
  • Colorbox Stylus™ tool and white foam tips

  1. Follow the direction for paper making and casting found in any of the Arnold Grummer paper making kits or books to create the oak leaves casting with white slurry.
  2. Dry in the microwave, with the heat tool or place in a sunny window.
  3. Use the light gray ink and Stylist tips to add a small amount of color to the casting to show the texture and detail. 
Assemble the Note Pad:

  1. Use the Quick Grab adhesive to attach the ribbon to the inside of both pieces of matt board, leaving enough ribbon to allow for the thickness of the pad.
  2. Use double sided tape to attach the note pad to the backing.
  3. Attach the oak leaves casting to the front of the matt board.
  4. Tie a bow on the side.

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