Thursday, 1 January 2009

Sticky note holder

Happy New Year everyone!

And here's a project that's been a long time coming. I was shown the idea for it back in October by a lady called Jackie. It was only a sketch on a piece of scrap paper and she hadn’t even tried it herself at that point. We both took the idea away and, predictably, while she developed it with a friend, I left it languishing in the bottom of my trolley and ignored it.

When I finally got round to having a go, it went horribly wrong so, when I saw Jackie again the other night, I asked her to put me straight.

Another template and another attempt and this is what I’ve come up with. I had to adapt Jackie’s template to accommodate the rather fat pens I bought (don’t go looking for them – they came from Woolies) but, several evenings of rather unseemly language later, and I have this.

This is my first semi-successful attempt. I cut the ribbon much too short so tried to compensate by cutting semi-circles out of the cover… but the ribbon is still too short. I’ll have to give it to someone who’s very good at tying ribbons.

Inside there’s a little square “loop” for the pen and a pad of Post-its.

I’d explain how to make it but I’d only get in a mess. I have more of them to show you soon. You have been warned.

Stamps: Best Wishes and More
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Paper: Petals & Paisley (retired but still available)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Tempting Turquoise, ½” circle punch

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7 comments:

  1. Oooh, love the pale pink with the turquoise! Why haven't I used these colors before? Gorgeous! :D

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  2. Love the color combo! First time on your blog, must say your cards are wonderful. Happy New Year! will be back.

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  3. Very pretty! What a neat idea to have the pen inside of the holder!

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  4. Well it may have been a lot of trouble but the end result is nice. And now you will know what you should and should not do the next time you make one.

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  5. Very cute...I like the colors you used!

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  6. It is indeed a great gift to receive *8-)

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  7. Such pretty colors and such a useful little gift!

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