I am so sorry that it has been a few days since my last post! It has been a little while since I have been able to sit down and "play"! I wanted to show you all what I made for Shari's unit swap this month. If you read on down to the bottom of this post, I will give you the dimensions I used to create this booklet.
When I signed up last month to participate in the swap, I asked Shari to surprise me with my swap item. She chose a dimensional item for me to make. I like dimensional items because they always challenge me to come up with something fun! Up until the day of the swap, last Tuesday, I had NO clue as to what I was going to make. LOL Nothing like procrastinating until the last possible minute.
SOOOO, Last summer I went to my first CTMH convention and had a BLAST!! While I was there, a fellow CTMH sistah Pamela gave me a darling little bag decorated and filled with lots of goodies!! One of those little goodies was a little Post-It note booklet, which I decided to make for my swap! Because I had not prepared ahead of time, I did not have enough paper to create each little booklet exactly the same. But, I think that just added to the fun of creating them!!
As I was struggling with what to put on the front of the booklets, I decided to get out my Dimensional Elements Alpha Solos and personalize each booklet by putting the first letter of the first name of each in my swap. After I had adhered the letter on the front it still felt like something was missing.......soooooo........what else would I add to the front but a little BLING!!
For the covers of this booklet, I used coasters trimmed down to 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. I covered them with paper cut to 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 so I had plenty of room to bring around to the inside of the coaster. I then cut a piece of CS to 3 1/4 x 6 3/4 and scored at 3 1/4 and again at 3 1/2. I took both covers and set them side by side and adhered the scored piece on top. This gave me a finished look on the inside of each coaster and created a "spine" for my booklet.
For the Post-It notes on the inside, I set them in the center of the right side, marked where I was going to put a hole in by using my paper piercer and piercing all the way through the paper and the coaster. After I had it marked on both sides, I used my Exchangeable head punch and punched holes in the notes and both sides of the coasters.
After the holes were punched, I put the ring through and tied ribbon to it. And there you have it! Easy peasy!! Thanks Pamela for such a fun little project idea!!! If it were not for your gifts, I would have been up a creek without a paddle for my unit swap this month! LOL
OH and by the way......they were a HIT!! Yay!!
All supplies are CTMH (except the coasters)
Paper: My Reflections Stardust
Ink: Moonstruck, Topiary
Embellishments: 3/8 White Daisy Organdy Ribbon, Square Sparkles, Dimensional Elements Alpha Solos
I hope that this has inspired you today!
Thanks for stopping by.......even when I have not posted for a while.......at least you have not given up completely on me! LOL
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Unit Swap Post-It Note Booklet
Life has a way of throwing us curveballs when we least expect it. What we do and how we react to those curveballs, is up to us. Who would have thought that at the age of 45 I would be starting my life over, reinventing myself and finally figuring out what I want to be when I grow up. Well, ALMOST! lol I want to play with ink, paper and ribbon and share Stampin' Up's wonderful products and opportunities with you!! I am THRILLED to be part of this company and am looking forward to seeing where the wind takes me. Happy Stamping!!