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