Sunday, February 17, 2013

All Dressed Up Pretty Post It Note Easel

Good Morning!  Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s Vintage Easter Basket Tag!  Today’s project is actually the first one I made on Friday afternoon with my friend Candy.  I had picked up these cute little ninety-seven cent post it note holders at Wally World.. and thought it would be a fun project for us to make while chatting.1prettypostitnoteprojectbysharonfieldOf course, the first thing we had to do is pick out some designer series paper to match the pretty pink post it note pad!2vintagepostitnotesharonfield216Of course, the Sunshine And Sprinkles DSP was a perfect match… and the pretty Double Wedding Ring Quilt pattern gave me inspiration for decorating the post it note holder too!3vintageversesand4inchpencil I happened to have a couple 4” mechanical pencils.. which we covered with Always Artichoke polka dot designer series paper before attaching to the post it note holder using basic gray bakers twine.

“Just Because” is a from the free Sale-A-Bration stamp “Vintage Verses” and was stamped in Gumball Green Classic Ink onto the pink post it note.  It looks like Always Artichoke ink, doesn’t it?4scallopcircleandpoppedbutton The pos- it note holder had this half-moon shaped tab at the top which needed a little bit of embellishment too… a 7/8” scallop circle punch in basic gray was just what we needed!  I cut off 4 or 5 scallops from the bottom edge so it would rest nicely against the flat edge of the moon.  Then we threaded up buttons with more Basic Gray Bakers Twine and attached them with a stampin’ dimensional to the scallop.  The reason for doing this was two-fold… one it raised the button up to give it a little more dimension, and it also raised it up so that it fit…. LOL not easy to cut a flat edge along the bottom of a plastic button!5doubleloopbowwithartisanrose217 Adding a pretty double loop bow embellished with a pretty Artisan Kit Rose was the finishing touch for today’s project… the pretty in pink stitched grosgrain ribbon provided a perfectly colored accent.6prettypostitnotemagnetviewcreatedbyu The magnet on the back of the packaged post it note holder wasn’t too strong… LOL it slid down the side of the refrigerator BEFORE we added embellishments to it.  So, we just ripped it off. 6bprettypostitnoteeaselbacksharonfield After covering the back of the post it note holder with Old Olive Polka Dotted DSP we had to decide if we wanted stronger magnets (REALLY strong magnets;), to use as-is or… As you can see, we opted to add a chipboard easel covered with DSP to the back of our project!8finishedpostitnotesharonfieldThanks so much for stopping by my blog today…. hope you enjoyed the easel post it note project featuring Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration and Mini Catalog products.  I look forward to reading your comments!

Hugs,

Sharon

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All Dressed Up Pretty Post It Note Easel Project

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4 comments:

Barb Harmon said...

Sharon, what a GORGEOUS gift set, or just for you, "just because" ... just sayin' (LOL sorry, couldn't resist). Looks beautiful! I just took photos of my dining room table done with these colors and want to do my own personal "inspiration challenge" LOL - not too personal if you are doing it, too LOL So pretty! Thank you for sharing.
xo

Charlene H. said...

It's always nice to be able to alter something. I would love to know how you made the chipboard easel part. I like the idea of the easel because I can never find the post-it notes on my desk!

Lynda said...

Too cute Sharon. Love the commentary as to how the final product came to be. Puts further ammo to my theory that wk'g with pink is dangerous...hee hee hee. ooxx

Katherine said...

These are adorable! How do you get the paper around all that hardware??