Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Purse Post-it Note/Calendar Instructions

Hi everyone, as promised here are the instructions for the purse post-it note holder with a small calendar.



Cutting Guide

Cardboard cut 
·    1 piece 3 ¾” x 3 ¼”
·    2 pieces 2 ½” x 3 ¼”
·    2 pieces ½” x 3 ¼”

Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut
·     1 piece 11” x 4 ¼”
·     1 piece 9 ¾” x 3”

Technique

Measure ½” and draw a pencil line on the inside of the DSP on all four sides of the 11” x 4 ¼” piece of DSP.  This is the guide for when you are adhering the cardboard pieces.



With a Glue Dot adhere one piece of the magnet to one of the 2 ½” x 3 ¼” pieces, making sure that it is about ¾” from the top edge.



Using Tombow Mono Multipurpose Glue stick the cardboard to the DSP, making sure to put the magnet in the correct position.   That is the outer edge on one end, face down onto the DSP.


When sticking the cardboard down leave a 1/16” gap between the pieces for folding.  Put the two end 2 ½” x 3 ¼” pieces in position first lining them up with the pencil line guide.  You can then glue the other 3 pieces into position.

Press down and smooth paper to make sure it has adhered well and you have no air pockets.  Let dry before moving onto the next stage this will not take very long).

Fold corners in on a diagonal and stick down with a small dot of glue.  Fold over the short ends and burnish with a bone folder. Now stick down with Multipurpose Glue making sure that you fold over the edges nice and snug to the edge of the cardboard.  Do the long sides the same. Using the bone folder lightly burnish in the creases where the folds will be.  Gently fold the pieces up so that the shape of the cover is formed.



Take the other side of the magnet and let it stick to the other magnet.  Put a Glue Dot on the back and then bring the two ends of the cover together.  Press down, this will make sure the magnets are lined up.  Gently pull apart so that the magnet is now in place. Glue the other piece of DSP for the inside cover in place, this will cover the magnet so you will not see it.



With the bone folder gently crease the lines of the folder where the sides will fold over.  This helps the cover to close without tearing the DSP.

For the inside, stick a 3” piece of 6mm elastic to the back of the Post-It Notes using a strong double sided tape such as Sticky Strip.  I put the tape on one end of the elastic to hold it in place, fold the elastic over the pen stretching it slightly and then put tape on the other end of the elastic to hold it in place.  I find that the elastic does not pull through when it is done this way.  Stick the Post-It Notes to the centre panel, making sure to leave enough room for the pen (I usually have the pen in the elastic on the Post-It Note holder when sticking it down, this way you know that it will line up).


Put a small Calendar on the bottom panel and decorate the top panel as you wish.

To decorate the front you can do what you like, however bear in mind that you will be taking it in and out of a purse so you need to make the decoration as flat as possible. 


You can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Don't forget Sale-A-Bration. 
 For every $90 AUD you spend you get to choose a free item
from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.



Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Monday, 20 February 2017

Butterfly...

Hi everyone, today's card is using the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper.  I have used the diamond pattern which I sponged with Soft Suede, some areas heavier than others, before misting it with water.  I love the finished effect.




The butterfly is from the Watercolor Wings stamp set, this I stamped with Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Basic Black Archival ink. The butterfly was cut out using the matching Bold Butterfly Framelits.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped with Versamark ink before embossed with White Embossing Powder.

You can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.

Don't forget Sale-A-Bration. 
 For every $90 AUD you spend you get to choose a free item
from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Global Design Project

Hi everyone, I am playing along with this week's sketch challenge at Global Design Project.



I am sending a little love today.  I have used the Sealed with Love stamp set and the Love Notes Thinlits.  The tag was made using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and the Balloon Pop-up Thinlits.


The patterned paper is from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack.   When making the Sending Love heart with the lips on it I had a little oops moment when I stamped the lips upside down.  I kept looking at it and it just did not seem right, I then realised what I had done, duh!  This heart was created using the Sweetheart Punch.

Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Friday, 17 February 2017

Up & Away ....

Hi everyone, I have been lucky enough to be selected to stamp for the display boards at the Perth OnStage Local event to be held on 8 April.  I have been busy stamping and creating for the display boards and realised that I have been neglecting my blog, sorry about that (I have been like a kid in the toy store).  You will get to see all my creations after the 8 April.

A quick card for today. I have used the Up & Away Thinlits dies and the Lift Me Up stamp set on my card with a colour scheme of Basic Black, Whisper White and Crumb Cake.


You can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Thanks for the Smile ...

Hi everyone, I am playing along with this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This sketch is terrific for using those small pieces of patterned paper that you keep just is case.



I have used the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits dies with a colour scheme of Sweet Sugarplum and Gold.  The designer series paper is from the Falling in Love Paper Stack.

Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Baby Bear Sending Love ...

Hi everyone, as promised here are the other two cards I made using the Baby Bear stamp set.  This little bear is so cute.

The 1st card is using the same sketch as yesterday's post.  Products used are Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, Baby Bear stamp set, Sealed with Love stamp set and Love Notes Framelits dies.  The colour scheme is Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Whisper White.


The 2nd card is using the same colour scheme, designer series paper and stamp sets.  Just a different sketch layout.


Remember the inside of the card.


You can get all the supplies you need
 for this project from me 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Baby Bear ...

Hi everyone, sharing some cute Baby Bear cards.  This stamp set it so cute and it makes terrific baby cards and also with the other sentiments in the set you can make thank you cards, valentine cards, love you cards and wedding cards.

The first two cards are adorable baby cards, one for a girl and one for a boy. The Baby Bear image is a three step stamping process.  I stamped the 1st image in Crumb Cake (Stamped Off), the 2nd image in Crumb Cake and the 3rd image in Chocolate Chip.



The heart border is from the Sealed with Love stamp set.  I also used the the same border behind the tag but this border was cut out using the Love Notes Framelits dies.



For the inside of the cards I stamped the sentiment from the Baby Bear stamp set and used the heart border again to finish.

The next card is a Thank You card using the same sketch and a colour scheme of Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Delightful Dijon.



I have two more cards made using the Baby Bear stamp set which I will be sharing tomorrow.

The Designer Series Paper used on these cards is from the Serene Scenery Paper Stack and the Subtles Paper Stack.

You can get all the supplies you need
 for this project from me 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

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