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a little bit of love...

It's amazing the difference that a little note can make. About ten years ago, I was having a rough time at a job, and just feeling really discouraged. One day, my mom packed me a lunch (a very nice thing for a mom to do for her 20 year old daughter), and included a short note. She was just letting me know that I would always be loved, appreciated and accepted in our family. I'll never forget that.

sticky notes

When you have the opportunity to leave a little bit of love for someone, anyone, do it. They will be encouraged. And to help you along with this, I've set up these sticky notes for you to print!

I saw the idea of printing on Post-Its here, and after I tried it myself, I knew that I needed to set up my own version. A Hearts Day (or any day!) version that is made for leaving a little love note. A little encouragement note.

sticky notes

This is really easy to do. First download the PDF template. There are instructions on the page, but here's the quick summary:

You print out the page, and then place a sticky note in each square. (Make sure you center them really good.) Then you run the page through the printer again, and this time, it will print the heart and speech bubble right onto your Post-Its! (You can reuse the page to print more notes on...just add more sticky notes!)

Now you can leave little notes everywhere!

21 comments:

  1. this is a really great idea! if only my printer were alive and cooperative..

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  2. That's genius!! and so cute!!
    xo

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  3. what a sweet idea!

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  4. I love leaving notes in my kids lunches....I slip them into my husbands lunch occasionally as well...Very sweet :)

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  5. This is fantastic! You're right, we all need a random, encouraging note every now and again. Thanks!
    ~Christine H.

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  6. So cool! Now, I need ink....hugs, michelle

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  7. What an adorable idea! Thank you for sharing this.

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  8. One day... when I grow up... I'm going to be as awesome as you!

    This rocks!

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  9. Absolutely adorable idea!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Cata

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  10. wow!!!!
    that's a great Idea
    Thanks for shraing it!
    When I try it, promise I show you the result

    .‿.

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  11. Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Handcraft category today (look for timestamp: [12 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

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  12. ack! that is too stinking genius! I love it, you are so awesome.

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  13. Anonymous8:45 AM

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I often add little post it in my husband's lunch box, but these will be much cuter. =D

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  14. I'm a teacher and my mind is going crazy thinking of ways I could use this in my classroom. Could you tell me how you made the template. I'd like to make my own.

    LeeAnn

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  15. Thank you all so much! The idea of being able to print on sticky notes really excited me, and I'm so glad that you like it too! (AmberLee at Giver's Log is a genius...)

    LeeAnn: That's the same feeling I had! We've already used this same process for making a game, and I know we'll do lots more around my house.

    I made a template on the computer by drawing boxes about .25" larger than your Post-Its. You could do this in whatever program you use for making graphics. Inside the squares, place whatever you want printed on the Post-Its. Print it, add your Post-Its, and print it again.

    It might take a bit of trial and error, but once you've done it, it gets VERY easy. Have fun!

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  16. I love your heart word bubble image. Very cute! I used some of the same wording you used in your instructions for some printable stickies that I posted on my blog.I linked to you here:

    http://inkablinka.wordpress.com/2010/04/08/sticky-love-notes/

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. That is a great idea.
    Reading your piece nearly brought
    a tear to my eye.
    I am going to leave a little note for my boyfriend now.

    Thanks for the beautiful tip,
    Aanee xxx
    Send Flowers Dublin

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  18. Perfect for valentine's day. I linked to this page on my blog.

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  19. I discovered your blog recently and love all your craft ideas!
    The sticky nos is a great idea!
    By the way have you got and I idea to make it sticky by yourself?
    I'll try it as soon as possible!

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    1. I seem to recall that you could buy glue sticks that essentially make things into post-its. I'm not sure what they are called, or where to find them, but I'd check at an office supply place. They would be considered re-positionable.

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