Distress Ink Resist - Sizzix Mini Matchbox die - Post-it Cover - Marjie KemperToday I'm combining two challenges Frilly & Funkie with the Compendium of Curiosities), featuring Tim Holtz's Kraft Resist techniques.  I've made a mini notebook with the Sizzix matchbox die (the pages are a pack of post-its.)

The Kraft Resist papers take distress inks like buttah. The more you add, the richer the color. Here's a link to a video Tim shared ideas on using them.

I made two cuts with the matchbox die and colored each before gluing them together, so the inside would be as finished as the outside. Here's a pic of the inside. I intended to use the small heart die (shown below), but it ended up being too small, so I cut the larger version and used it instead. It's backed with another heart cut from black card.

Distress Ink Resist - Sizzix Mini Matchbox die - Post-it Cover - Marjie KemperThe Typeset alpha die is one of my favorites because it includes both upper and lower case, and you can mix and match as desired. I didn't want my letters to appear to be floating, so I used some of Linda's burlap string to ground them.

I stapled the string with Tim's Tiny Attacher (love this tool!) and then used the large heart to cover the staples. I was wondering how to hide the staples showing through on the inside, and then I remembered the smaller heart… what a cool save!

Now the inside looks really nice when I open it up to grab a post-it. Here's a peek inside and a close-up of the cover:

Distress Ink Resist - Sizzix Mini Matchbox die - Post-it Cover - Marjie Kemper
Distress Ink Resist - Sizzix Mini Matchbox die - Post-it Cover - Marjie Kemper

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  1. Michelle Webb on September 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Awwwwwwww I gotta do this, I love this idea. You’ll see me again with a post doing this little note book. Marjie,…I really do love your blog!! You just have fabbbbbbb things to see. Michelle x

  2. Helen Tilbury on September 1, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Sweet sweet little notebook. That resist craft looks awesome…

  3. Brenda Brown on August 31, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Just popped back to say thanks for your kind words on my new DT position, I really appreciate it.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  4. Carolyn Dube on August 30, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Eye candy! The colors are so vibrant on this! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful project!

  5. Stephanie Rodgers on August 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Love this project! The colors are fabulous, and the heart with the twine is the perfect touch! Gotta CASE this!

  6. Mary Pendergrass on August 30, 2012 at 8:06 am

    What a super idea. It looks just great.

  7. Stacy on August 30, 2012 at 5:05 am

    So very pretty! Love the colors and the idea!

  8. Ana K. on August 30, 2012 at 1:36 am

    WWOOOWWW stunning little notebook! I totally love it!

  9. Silvia on August 30, 2012 at 12:44 am

    That’s a cool project – great idea.

  10. Sally Cendral on August 30, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Love this project — and it’s every-day-useful, too!
    Greetings from Sally in France

  11. misty on August 29, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Marjie, this was such a great idea and beautifully done!

  12. Barbara Ford on August 29, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    You are just the Queen of Color! Love your combinations!

  13. Lisa H on August 29, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    This is a great idea!! And perfect as little gifts.

  14. julie case on August 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    This is gorgeous! You have such a great eye for color!

  15. linda on August 29, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Very cool! Love those colors you used!

  16. Judy Cantrell on August 29, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Love all the colors!! Marjie, your projects are always inspiring!

  17. Kathy Eddy on August 29, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Cool matchbook! love the colors and the resist paper.

  18. Sandra on August 29, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Wow Marije, this match book is AWESOME! Love it!The colors are stunning and I heart the heart! LOL! Hugs, Sandra

  19. kathy/NorthCarolina on August 29, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Like buttah, huh? Gotta get me some…I love this fun sticky note cover….the heart “closure” is ingenious.

  20. Anne R on August 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Tim’s video was great and quite inspiring but the colours you have used are brilliant, so rich and those hearts are perfect. You could do a few of these and give them as little extra Christmas presents. Now I really want one of those tiny attachers, I cannot resist any longer! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  21. Julia on August 29, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    What a gorgeous little pad – small really is beautiful!! Love the colours and the way you’ve used the hearts (I love hearts!!). Great idea which I for one would be very happy to receive.

  22. KimMJ on August 29, 2012 at 11:12 am

    That is just too cute! Love the bright bold colors. Great project thanx for the inspiration! :)

  23. Anita Houston on August 29, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I mini that packs a huge input!!! I love this! Love the smaller heart on the inside..brilliant!

  24. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries on August 29, 2012 at 10:19 am

    What a great result Marjie with that kraft resist paper(I don’t know that)…it sounds great!
    Your cover is so nice, many things to see and great colors on it.
    greetings, Alie :-)

  25. Alison on August 29, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Brilliant idea, & the colours are gorgeous Marjie! x

  26. Kate on August 29, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Such a fabulous little notebook! These would make perfect gifts! The rich colors ate great!

  27. Terry on August 29, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Fabulous and so functional, Marjie! Love the vibrant colors you used on the kraft resist! Very cool!!!

  28. Buttons on August 29, 2012 at 7:50 am

    LOVE this Marjie! Great way of using the Kraft resist, and best looking notepad I have seen in a long time. Hugs, Buttons x

  29. Vada on August 29, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Wow Marjie, Beautiful work, great resist TQ, and vibrant colors.
    Love it!
    Hugs Vada

  30. Shahrul Niza on August 29, 2012 at 6:31 am

    I always wonder how to make one, thank you for sharing this!:). Cutest thing, love the vibrant colors!. Hugs.

  31. Lori on August 29, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Way cool project Marjie! LOVE it!

  32. Jeeves on August 29, 2012 at 6:20 am


  33. Brenda Brown on August 29, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Beautifully inked up and such vibrancy to this fab little project. Love it Marjie.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  34. Valerie-Jael on August 29, 2012 at 5:43 am

    Love the vibrant colours, great idea! Valerie

  35. Donna Gibson on August 29, 2012 at 5:26 am

    I love the bright and cheerful colors on this! I don’t have that die…might NEED it now!

  36. Tracy Evans on August 29, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Great idea and I love the intensity of colours too. Great lettering and I love the addition of the heart. Enjoy your day. Tracy x x

  37. Lynne Moncrieff on August 29, 2012 at 4:30 am

    Intense, vibrant colours which you do so well Marjie and I love the touch of the hearts and that string and taking the trouble to decorate the inside also. A fabulous idea.

  38. Inkypinkycraft on August 29, 2012 at 4:02 am

    How wonderful is this…just love it, gorgeous colours, lvethe heart and the resist is fab! Love it..can you tell! Trace x

  39. fern cawley edwards on August 29, 2012 at 3:19 am

    This is gorgeous – love the details inside and out!

  40. butterfly on August 29, 2012 at 2:25 am

    What a completely cool idea to have the Post-its as the interior… fabulous matchbook cover – I especially love the N on the heart and the ‘otes’ on the background, delicious! Even more tempted by the tiny attacher now…
    Alison x