I was shopping the other day at Target and I saw these cute winter post-it notes in the dollar section. Of course I had to buy a couple of them. I made them into coaster post-it note holders.
I bought these 4" square coasters at American Coaster. I don't have the link to their website because it's on my other computer. Once I'm able to find the link, I'll come back and add it to this post.
I covered each coaster with Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive and then adhered a piece of Perfect Plum Patterns DSP on top. Once the glue was dry, I sanded the edges of the cardstock. I put some Sticky Strip on the clip and added some DSP to that too. The flowers cover most of the clip so it's hard to see it.
I love how these Felt Flowers coordinate with the colors in the post-it notes. I adhered them to the clip by using a dimensional. These little pens came from the dollar section at Michael's. They come with little notebooks. I used the notebooks for one of my other projects, so I have lots of these pens left over. They're the perfect size to use with the coasters.
I hope you have a wonderful day today. Thanks for stopping by! Dannie
Why do I do this to myself? Why do I wander through stores "just to look!" and then end up buying a bunch of stuff? I should know better and just stay away. I guess if I'm being honest I do know better, it's just too much fun! Occasionally I am able to walk out of a store and not spend a penny, but that wasn't the case two days ago.
It all started out innocently enough. I had my downline meeting this past Saturday and Jessica brought a fantastic project to share. Part of her project involved these darling little clips.
Now I've seen binder clips before, but these were IN COLOR! Not only that, but they had soft grips on them IN COLOR! I'm a sucker for anything that I can color coordinate with my stamping stuff. I was doing fine until Jessica showed us how she altered them.
That did it for me. It's darling! I now had to go out and get some for myself. So I drive to the brand new Staples in town just to get the binder clips...nothing else! I walk into the store and what is the first thing I see? The cutest post-it notes in different colors and shapes. I instantly knew that those binder clips and those post-it notes were meant to be together in a project. I had to buy them.
Isn't that cute? Heart shaped post-it notes. See, I was justified in buying them! Notice I say "them." That's because I bought more than one shape.
I also bought the apples.
And I couldn't leave the little flowers sitting there all alone. I had to get those too.
I needed to alleviate the guilt I was feeling for buying all this stuff, so I quickly made them into coaster post-it note holders. I used a 4" square coaster (you can buy them here) and covered it in mod podge. I adhered a 4" square piece of designer series paper and sanded all of the edges with a sanding block.
I covered the binder clip with sticky strip and adhered a 1 1/4" x 2" piece of designer series paper. I stuck two dimensionals on top of each other between the metal prongs (I'm not sure what they're called) like this...
and then adhered the flowers to the dimensional. Last I added a piece of ribbon. I love the way they turned out. Now that I have a fun project to show for my impulse buying, I'm feeling a little less guilt. I used what I bought and that makes me happy. I promise not to go shopping again...until next week!
Stamps: One of a Kind Paper: White, Summer Picnic DSP, Spring Fling DSP Ink: So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Old Olive, Real Red Accessories: Boho Blossoms Punch, Dimensionals, Red Gingham, Apricot Appeal Grosgrain, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain, Brads, Flower Fushion
Today I wanted to share a fun project we just made at my last downline meeting. Kathleen taught us how to make Coaster Post-it Note Holders.
The base is a 4" square coaster that we covered in mod podge. We placed our DSP on top and sanded all the edges. We took a small piece of DSP and mod podged that to the front side of a binder clip and tied ribbon on top. Open the binder clip and clip the post-it note pad to the coaster and it's finished. That's as difficult as this project is to make. Kathleen even managed to find small pens to coordinate with our DSP.
This original idea was shared by Angie Juda on SplitCoast. There are so many fantastic ideas on that site, there's just no way to see them all. Kathleen, thanks for finding the idea and sharing it with us.
Paper: Bali Breeze DSP, Ginger Blossom DSP, Coaster, Post-it Notes Accessories: Binder Clip, Black Grosgrain, Pen, Mod Podge
One of my Christmas traditions is to make some new type of ornaments to hang on our tree. This year I'm making coaster ornaments.
I had purchased some round coasters a few months ago, but I hadn't done anything with them yet. I think they make the perfect base for these ornaments.
I painted a thin layer of Mod Podge on my coasters and then placed my Wintergreen Designer Series Paper on top. I cut the excess paper off and then sanded around the edges.
The idea for the top of the ornament came from Kelly Swienton. I punched out a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock with my Round Tab Punch. I folded the tab in half around the Silver Elastic Cording. I tied the cording and then glued the tab to the back of the ornament.
When (I should really say "if") I get time over the Thanksgiving weekend, I'll make some more using different Designer Series Paper.
If you're interested in purchasing some coasters, here's where I ordered mine.
I'm back and I have photos of the rest of the gift set. I made a Coaster Gift Box to hold everything.
I also covered a small notepad (3" x 4") that I found at Big Lots.
What gift would be complete without a bag of chocolate?
Oh, and I also made a matching pen.
Here's everything together--Post-it Note Holder (I added some pink post-it notes to it), a covered notepad with matching pen, and a birthday card. This is the first time I've made a gift set like this and I really enjoyed making it.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, It's Your Birthday, Think Happy Thoughts Paper: River Rock, Bravo Burgundy, Vanilla, Brocade Background Designer Series Paper Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Blush Blossom (the inside of the large flower) Accessories: Vintage Brads, Dimensionals, Wide and Narrow Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain, Sponge, Crop-a-dial Punches: Corner Rounder, Word Window Punch, Large and Small Tag Punch, Scalloped Circle, Circle Punches (1 3/8" and 1 1/4")
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