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Thursday, January 28, 2010
Thought I would take a break tonight from making cards and make a Post It Note holder to hold the 3" x 3" note size. I started with a piece of cardboard about the thickness of a cereal box cut to the size 3 1/8" x 8". I chose to use origami paper with a pretty Asian print to cover my holder. I cut the outside piece 3 7/8" x 8 7/8" and the inside piece 3" x 7 7/8". I then scored the cardboard, starting from the left side, at 6/8", 1 2/8", 4 3/8" and 4 7/8". Fold along all the score lines and crease well with bone folder. I then coated the wrong side of the outside piece of paper with Elmer's No Wrinkle Rubber Cement and applied to the cardboard piece. Fold in all four corners and then each adjacent side. I then applied the inside piece after applying glue to it's wrong side.
I cut two pieces of a thin magnet sheet each measuring 5/8" x 2 3/4" and applied to the flap of the holder.
I wanted to keep to a simple but elegant look so I chose not to over embellish....something I have a tendency to do. I made a tassel from embroidery floss and added a dragonfly charm. I thought this was just enough embellishment letting the paper be the main focus of the holder.
I then used double sided tape to attach my post it note pad to the inside. The magnets keep it closed but yet easy to open when ready to use.
Here are some pieces I have cut for a second holder. This was quick and easy to make and a lot of fun. Wish I would have thought of these before Christmas!
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Friday, January 22, 2010
I love Navajo Anya and this is my first time to use her. Also my first time I think to participate in the Crazy 4 Challenges challenge blog. The current challenge is a sketch. I've posted it below but you will also want to take some time to check out the blog to see the design team and participant's take on the sketch. Loads of talent and inspiration over there!
I colored Anya with my Prismacolor color pencils. Sorry her skin is looking blotchy in the pictures but trust me she doesn't in real life. Had a hard time getting a good picture. I took some copper tooling foil and cut an oval shape with my Spellbinders Nestabilites, embossed it with the Cuttlebug paisley embossing folder, cut two slits in the middle with a Marvy punch to weave my deerskin lace through....and I had the perfect embellishment for my card.
I chose to do a simple decoration in the inside with a Cherokee expression printed on the left. With leaving the inside simple I have plenty of room to write if I want to use this as a note card or I can add a sentiment later suitable for the occasion I choose to use this card for.
This is the sketch we were to use for the challenge.
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Image: Navajo Anya by The Greeting Farm
Printed Paper: S E I
Embellishments: Feathers from my stash, antique brads from my stash, deerskin lace by Hobby Lobby and copper tooling foil by Blick Art
Tools Used: Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug paisley embossing folder, Marvy slit punch
Techniques Used: Image colored with Prismacolor color pencils
Completed card size: 5 1/2 " square
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
My first card for 2010 and it is for one of my favorite challenge blogs...Friday Sketchers. Been awhile since I have made a card....was sick...the holidays....my son home on school break....and well....kind of lost my mojo on top of everything. I have set some crafting goals though for myself for 2010 so I hope my mojo has returned so I can get started on those goals. I hope all my blogging friends had a happy holiday in what ever way you may celebrate. I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2010. I will be visiting all my favorite blogs in the next day or two to get caught up and see what you all have been creating. Thanks for stopping by!
Below is the sketch from Friday Sketchers:
Printed Paper: Unknown
Tools Used: Martha Stewart floral border punch, Cuttlebug's swiss dot embossing folder and Spellbinders Nestabilities
Technique Used: Image colored with Prismacolor color pencils and blended with Gamsol
Completed card size: 51/2" square