Sunday, June 10, 2012

Personalized Post-it Note Holder

It is that time of year with school ending and with 3 of my children in elementary school and 1 in preschool, I like to give the teachers, assistants, bus driver, office workers a little something as a thank you for the great year with my children. This year, I decided to make these darling post-it note holders and personalize them. They are so simple to make and take almost no time putting together. Here is how to make these darling gifts.

Cut a piece of 8 ½” x 3 3/8” piece of solid cardstock - score at 4 ¼”.

Pull out that crimper you haven’t used in a while that has been sitting in the back of your drawer and crimp the scored end about 3-4 turns.

For the personalized part, punch out a scalloped circle in white, punch out a 1 3/8” circle of coordinating cardstock, and punch out a 1 ¼” circle of white.

Ink up your stamp and stamp your letter on the small white circle.

Adhere the circles together with adhesive and place pop dots under the colored cardstock between the circles and the scallop circle to add dimension.

On the scalloped circle, I used a needle or paper piercer to pierce holes in each of the scallops for a little more added interest. Adhere the scalloped circle on to the front of the holder in the corner.

Separate your post-it notes into ¼ to 1/3 of a stack and place inside the holder.

On the crimped side of the holder, use 10”-12” of ribbon and tie a knot. Trim off the ends.

You are finished!! Now that wasn't too hard was it??

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tri-fold Flip Flop Mini Album

I made these pretty little albums for the children's teachers this year. The largest one is a 6x6 and the smaller one is 4x4. I put the school year on both so the teacher's could put their little students pictures in them. Luckily for the smaller one, I had the class pictures to put into them. I had helped punch out pictures several times this year. Under each picture, I put the child's first name. For the larger one, I didn't have any pictures but I put a note to the teacher with what to do. I also told her if she didn't have the pictures, she could use it how ever she wished. They both loved them!! I am so glad too!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mother's Day Gifts

This year for Mother's Day, I was really, REALLY, behind in getting something for my mom and grandmother for Mother's Day. So, the night before the special day, I sat down and thought. And thought. And thought. What could I make for them? I saw these small plaque things on my desk, yes they have been sitting there for a while, that I bought after summer last year for $.10! A great deal but what could I do with them? I decided to cover them with this beautiful patterned paper from Stampin' Up! that I got for free during Sale-A-Bration. Now what? I really wanted them to have a corsage of sorts, so why not make one? So, punched out several flowers, squished them, spritzed them, and set them to dry. I used some antique brads for the center. Coordinating ribbon which includes the wide ribbon from May Arts, some die cut butterflies, a crystal clear stick/hat pin for my mom and pearls for my dear grandmother. They just loved them and wore the "corsages" on their special day. After the day was over, they could Velcro the "corsages" back to the plaque and enjoy all throughout the year. My grandmother who has Alzheimer's just loved it and my mom couldn't believe I made it. And once I put my mind to it, it didn't take me long to make them both either. :)