Wednesday, October 3, 2012

August Crafts

I became a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! in August, and so far, I am loving it!  I took over our stamp club (Sassy Stampers) from my dear friend who just has too much going on to enjoy this anymore--and when crafting isn't fun anymore, something must be done!  So I took over the demonstrating, and she gets to just play again :)

Here are the treats we made in August with a few tips and materials used:

1.  Post-it note holder, frame.  
  • We used 4x6 acrylic frames as the base, which made it really easy to cut and measure the paper.
  • I had tons of scrap paper for them to choose from so they could mix and match out their colors.  The paper used here is from the Floral District DSP (designer series paper), #126919.  Cut the base as 4"x6" so it is straight and takes up the whole frame; then the second layer is 4"x whatever length you would like for it to take up.  Glue them together and pop them in the frame.
  • The ribbon is Choc. Chip Scallop dots, # 124142 and I adhered it with sticky strip, #104294.
  • The tag was created with the Decorative Label Punch, #120907 and the ribbon threaded through.
  • I attached the post it notes pad with sticky strip to ensure it would stay on well.
  • Original idea source here.

2.  Post-it note holder, coaster.
  • We used chip board coasters (these round ones were from Olive Garden; the square ones would allow more to be seen behind the post-it) as the base.
  • Trace the coaster onto your paper and cut it out.  I used International Bazaar DSP (my favorite!) on this one, # 126920.
  • Glue it to the coaster (on both sides) using Multi-purpose liquid glue, #110755.
  • Cut out a piece of paper to cover the binder clip using the 1 1/4" square punch (it covers perfectly--the back part of the clip is bare, but it won't show), #119865.  Attach that with sticky strip, #104294.
  • Clip your post-it note on!
  • The great thing about this project is its versatility.  It can sit on your desk or hang on a nail on the wall.  You also can clip anything, not necessarily post-its--pictures, single notes, quotes, reminders, bible verses, etc.  You could also make one for each student and use it as a display of work or a check in system in your classroom.  Endless possibilities!
  • Original idea source here.

Create overhang by trimming the top flap of your card by 1/2".

3.  Card
  • Whisper White cardstock (#100730/#124302) cut to 5.5"x8.5" (an 8.5x11 sheet cut in half horizontally).  Fold in half and trim 1/2" off of the top flap.
  • The circles were cut using the 1-3/4" Circle Punch, #119850.  Attach them to the card starting with the bottom row (line up the bottom of the circles with the bottom of the back flap to allow some pretty overhang when the card is open--see photo above).  Some of the edges will hang over--trim them with scissors once all circles are attached.
  • Strips are Chocolate Chip (#102128) and Pool Party (#122924).
  • Paper daisies, #119243, are attached with an Antique Brad, #117273.  First they were stamped in Pool Party and Lucky Limeade ink, #126982 and #126984 , using the Hello, Doily stamp set #122845(W)/#122847(C).  You can also dye these with ink refills, rub them across the ink pad, or leave them white.
  • Sentiment is from FYI stamp set (discontinued).
  • By changing the sentiment, this card would be appropriate for almost any occasion!  It's also a great way to clean out that scrap paper stash some.
  • Original idea source here.


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Happy crafting!

love, angie

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