Monday, April 20, 2009

My Make-Do Monday for April 20th

is a carnival dedicated to sharing the creative,
frugal or even humble ways we’re making-do with what we have
or what we can acquire in a frugal way.


My Make Do Note Pad

So today came and I wasn't ready for Make Do Monday. Well I had plenty of ideas and I wanted one that would be new so I decided to fix my problem of note paper. It seems I a lot of times just need a small piece of paper to jot down a note on.

Like a web address so that Hubby can print something for me. (I don't stay hooked up to a printer and for some reason we can't get the Toshiba Laptop to print to his printer anyway.)

Or I can jot a phone number or street address. Or even a simple recipe. Most of the time I take the laptop to the kitchen when I need to make something from a recipe online or in my documents. But if it is a small, or quick recipe, I jot down the numbers and take the note to the kitchen. Most of you would remember a small recipe, but my memory isn't so great in that department anymore. Bummer!

So I have been using old business cards as note paper for years now. Don't ask how, but I have plenty. But the problem with that is they scatter and get borrowed for other projects. So I figure if I make them into a note pad type thing, maybe I can keep some by the computer so I have them when I need them.

So here is my solution:

Elmers Glue
Business Cards
Elastic Band

I stacked the cards evenly and then put the elastic around the edges.

Then I smeared glue on the one edge I wanted to be the top. Pilot suggests doing a couple of layers. I haven't tried it yet, but it may make a better bond.

When the glue dried, it looked just like a storebought notepad.

Do you see the chocolate? Yes, what project can be worked on without a bit of chocolate nearby?

Pilot picked it up from the store the other day with me in mind, he said. It is a Ganache Torte. Day old, well maybe week old, it definitely needed milk with it. But it is the thought that counts!! Right?!

Now I can jot a note and take it with me. Unless, someone else thinks this is cool and they borrow it for their own use!!! Possible, but I will set down the law when everyone gets back home!! lol...........................

Another Easy Peasy Project!! Useful, Make-Do and I am happy.


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  1. What a neat idea! I need to make some of these when my current memo block runs out =)

  2. This is such a good idea! You are so resourceful :)

  3. That is excellent! I love my old business cards, too. I've got a small stack of them sitting next to my PC in the other room. :) Now, to find the elmers glue!

  4. You don't know how lucky I am to have her for my wife, always thinking of things like this