Jeweled Post It Note Holder

Post It Note Holder With Jewelry

My mom fell in love with a post it note holder she saw at a store in AZ. And she thought it might be a fun project for us girls to make for Christmas. Yes, it’s a bit early to be thinking about Christmas gifts, but we’ll take any excuse to do some papercrafting!

My aunt, from AZ, kindly sent up some family brooches for us to use. We think it will be a fun way to pass on some family history to the girls in the family.

Top of the Post It Note Holder

Top of the Post It Note Holder

My sister, mom and I decided to create post it note holders using traditional book binding methods. See this post for more info. We covered chipboard (ok, it’s really cereal boxes…that the poor mans version of chipboard?!)  Unfortunately, our first attempt was giving us some grief. The holder was too big and left a big gap between the spine and the post it notes.

See the gap on the right side...not good!

See the gap on the right? Not good!

We contemplated a whole slew of fixes for this guy like putting in a spacer. Or turning it into something you can hang on a bulletin board. But nothing was really working. So we gave up and thought it a pity that this beautiful paper would be wasted.

Then, as I was taking a nap (I LOVE NAPS), it hit me (or was it God inspired)….I could create a drawer that slides out…which would take up all the space in the back. And Voila! This new and improved post it note holder was created!

Look ma, no gap!

Look ma, no gap!

After creating the box for the post it’s I decided I didn’t want it to be  a drawer after all. I think I would be more annoyed by having to pull out a drawer before getting a post it note. So I opted to have the lid just open up.

Lid opens up, box is attached at the bottom and the seam

Lid opens up, box is attached at the bottom and the seam

I added the word “notes” from my QuicKutz Sohp alpha set. I added ribbon on the cover so that the brooch would have something to stick to. So, the lucky gal that gets this box could actually wear the brooch if she wants! I used a small punch to add little finger slots on each side of the box. Paper is DCWV.

Here is the other post it note holder that we created….using better measurements!

Another post it note holder

Another post it note holder

With this one, we didn’t need to create a box because we didn’t have as much of a gap. The pin is actually attached to the paper. So, someone could get it off, but it would be tricker to do get it back on. The top layer of paper is actually puffed up with puffy tape. We added some pearls to accent the paper. Agan, the paper is DCWV.

My aunt will be coming for a visit next week. So we plan on creating more post it note holders. I’ll show pics!

  • The chipboard for these post it note holders is:
  • (2) pieces that measure 3  1/4″ x 3  1/4″ each;
  • (1) piece that measures 3  1/4″ x 7/8″.
  • The outside paper that covers the chipboard measures:
  • 4  1/4″ x 8  5/8″.
  • The inside paper is:
  • 3″ x 7  3/8″.
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Ok, it never cease to amaze me how many stamping companies there are out there! It’s incredible! One of the blogs I follow alerted me to the fact that there’s blog candy from someone’s blogaversary. Check out Robin’s Rubber Room. The candy is four sets of quartet stamps. ot sure what that is? Check it out at Robin’s site. I’m heading back now to watch a video that Robin recently posted. See you there!

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Father’s Day Gift Card

Father’s Day Gift Cards

This Father’s Day I created some cards for my two dad’s. My goal was to incorporate my new Copic markers. This is the first project I’ve made using the markers. Since they were a gift from one of the dad’s, I thought it especially appropriate to incorporate them. I haven’t taken any classes yet, just watched a few videos online about using them. And I’ve been inpired by several very talented stampers online.

Both cards are actually gift card holders. The first is the card I created for my Father-in-Law. I inserted a Starbucks gift card.

Father's Day Front

Father's Day Front

The card opens just under the leaves. There is a ribbon under the dragonfly panel that allows my dad to open the card.

Inside view of the gift card holder

Inside view of the gift card holder

Here I used QuicKutz Soph alpha to create the sentiment. I used the same leaf and dragonfly from the front; these are from Stampin’ Up. I used a Cuttlebug embossing plate to create the square texture on the pocket. Used Tim Holtz Distress Ink to add some depth to the embossing.

Close up of the coloring I did using Copics

Close up of the coloring I did using Copics

The card I created for my dad is nearly identical to the one I created for my Father-in-Law. The main difference being that I needed a taller gift card holder because I got my dad some scratch lottery tickets instead of a gift card.

Front of my dad's gift card holder

Front of my dad's gift card holder

This is identical to the above card, but the pocket section is a bit taller.

Feelin' Lucky?

Feelin' Lucky?

I used all the same items as above, but the sentiments reads: “Feelin’ Lucky this Dad’s Day?”

Coin for Scratching the Lottery Tickets

Coin for Scratching the Lottery Tickets

I also made a pocket and included a 50 cent piece as his scratch tool.

Magic Box for Jenn

Magic Box for Jenn

Remember my trendy friend from Denver? The one I made three birthday cards for! Well, she came to visit me yesterday and we stamped for 7 hours! Way fun! One of the projects we made was a 3D magic box for her sister-in-law. I say we made, but she made it…I used the paper cutter and told her how to make the box, she did all the creative part. I think she did a fabulous job. See for yourself!

To see my other magic boxes, select magic box from my left side bar. Here’s a link to the gal in England that originally designed them.

Great job on this box, Nadeen! Jenn is going to love it. Love ya, looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Top of the Box

Top of the Box

Box open with the lid to the side

Box open with the lid to the side

Close up of the gift card holder in the center square

Close up of the gift card holder in the center square

Glitter Pen provides some accent to the patterned paper

Glitter Pen provides some accent to the patterned paper

The 3D magic box is really quite easy to make. But it does take a chunk of time. I’d highly recommend that you only make this for someone who will appreciate your creative effort. The paper is from DCWV. We also used gems, ribbon, glitter pen and acetate. We used “Take It Easy” alpha die cut from Sizzix. Love it!

My other Magic Boxes.      The Original Magic Box.

Birthday Card Dilema

Birthday Card Dilema

Help! My trendy friend in Denver is having a birthday on Sunday. In fact, we’re scheduled to have some quality stamp time at my place for her birthday. I want to make her a special birthday card….but it’s a bit stressful for me since she’s a stamper and she loves trendy stuff a lot more than me. Don’t get me wrong, I love trend. But I usually like it several years down the road after it’s no longer trendy! =)

So, I decided to make a really simple card. But then I thought maybe that wasn’t good enough so I created a second card. Then I worried that it wasn’t quite right, either. So I modified my simple card. Here’s where I need your help. Which card would you give to a gal that loves the trendiness of Seattle but living the American Dream in Denver?

Can you tell me which one you like best and why…before Sunday?! I really appreciate it.

The simple simple card

The simple simple card

 Ok. This was the simple card. I really thought it was kind of cute in it’s simplicty. My husband thought it was too simple. So….back to the drawing board.

Same three candles, totally different background

Same three candles, totally different background

So, this second card was an attempt to use teal, because I think she likes that color right now. I distressed the teal square and purposely cut an uneven edge on the patterend background paper. And of course, accentuated it with gems. My husband had his reservations about this one. He thinks the background paper is too old fashioned.

Simple Pink modified

Simple Pink modified

Ok, so here I modifiedthe simple pink card. Added some ribbon and gems. I think it still looks simple, yet not too simple.

But I’m just not sure. I’m a bit biased. I don’t always trust my husbands opinion…especially when it comes to feminine cards. So I’d love to know what you think.

Baby Warhol Card

Baby Warhol Card

 Last night I couldn’t help myself. I have no need for a baby card…but after seeing the card Sandi MacIver made on her site, I was inspired to make this baby card.

Tone on tone baby animals
Tone on tone baby animals

I thought it would be fun to have each animal coming out of it’s square. So I cut the squares to 1.5″ x 1.5″. The card is 4.25′ x 4.25″ square as well.

The inside of the card has another elephant and the words Congrats using QuicKutz Soph alpha.

Nothing says congrats like a pink elephant!

Nothing says congrats like a pink elephant!

Diecuts for the front are from Cuttlebug. Paper is scraps I had laying around. The card is bazzil.

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