Saturday, July 5, 2008

post it note holder

I belong to the Sweet N Sassy Stamps Yahoo Group and each month the moderator, Sandy, puts out a challenge for us. In the month of July it is Post It note holders. I had vaguely remembered seeing, on a blog, a post it note holder that I liked a lot so I Googled a couple of key words and didn't find it. What I did find was this neat idea using chipboard coasters and patterned paper. It was on Cami's blog in April of 2007. Can't believe I found it! I had to change it up size wise as I don't have any 3x3 post it notes but this still works I think! My motivation to make this? The winner gets a new SNSS's set called My Little Chickadee. Ummm...yeah...free rubbah...I'll make a post it note holder for a chance to win that!

So, to make the holder you take two coasters and cut them to the size that you need (mine are 1/2" bigger than the post it note). Cover with paper of your choice (mine is from PTI). The inside strip of paper for this holder is 2 3/8" x 7 " and then scored at 3 1/4" from each end. I then used Bee Happy for my image. The bee (even though you can't tell) is cut out, colored with COPICs, and placed on the petal. I used a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen for the wings on the bee which just adds sparkle, not color. The little square with the sentiment was cut out with my Nestibilities and ties with a black piece of Grosgrain. Even though you can't see it the edges of the image paper is sponged with the Lemon Tart (PTI) and with the black frame around it the whole thing looks much like a picture frame in real life. So, what do you think? Personally...I love it!

Today, you should receive your Summer Sister e-mail. I had two people that never responded to my repeated requests for information so...we'll go without them. Please let me know if you have any questions. Remember, you are required to send your sister two things (cards/packages) this month and two in August. Please comment back to this post when you receive something. You will see a link in the categories that I have on the left hand side to get back to this post.

Today, we'll be heading back to the farmer's market for a couple of things...more cherries...yeah! And, then...laundry.... I hope that you have a much more excitingthan I will!

8 comments that make my day!:

Kim said...

Lorie your post it note holder is AWESOME! I love it...I am going to have to try this project! FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!! I hope you win the contest....it's definitely a WINNER in my book!
Hugs~ Kim

Christi said...

Your post it note is fantastic!! I love it!! I need to get started on mine. :) I'm doing laundry today too but I don't get any cherries :( LOL Have a great Saturday!

Kathy said...

This is adorable! I'm always using post-it notes. How about a chance to win yours?? ;o)
Where do you get coaster chipboard??

pescbrico said...

This is very lovely! :)
What a nice idea that can be a nice gift!

Dani said...

It looks fantastic! Those would make great gifts!

Chrissy D said...

Very cute Lorie! I love the DP and your design is beautiful. I think THIS PROJECT is the bees knees! Have a fabulous weekend! TFS!

Courtney Fowler said...

Oh I love this! If you don't win, the contest is rigged! LOL!

GREAT job!

Get your laundry done?

Kerry said...

wow! I love it! You are a shoe in to win!