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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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


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