Friday, December 4, 2009

I Love Snow

It started snowing lightly a few days ago and finally everything looks white, perfect for Christmas celebrations! I've been busy with classes and workshops this last month and so today's post is a tutorial on one of the projects we did at my Gift Giving Class this week. I love making creative inexpensive gifts for teachers and neighbors!

The picture shows two of the gifts that we made, I'll post the tutorial for the box tomorrow morning so check back then for the details. The other is a cute little post it note holder, everyone has use for those!

This next picture shows you what it looks like open.

You're going to start off with a piece of cardstock cut to 3 1/4" x 8" You're going to score it at 3 1/4", 3 1/2", 6 3/4", and 7".

Fold the score lines all in the same direction.

You can decorate it any way you like, if you want designer paper pieces like mine you would cut them into 3" squares and adhere to the front and inside flap. I also used the scallop edge punch to add to the front flap. Again, decorate any way you like. I used a stamp from the Punch Pals set and clear embossed in on to Real Red cardstock and use the Large Wide Oval Punch.

Next you'll want to use a small bit of strong adhesive to the back of the post it note pad. As you can see in the picture you really only need a small amount, and this way when the recipient runs out of post it notes they can simply adhere another one. I found that you can make two post it note holders out of one pad so carefully split it in the middle and use only the one half.

I used Velcro to keep the flap closed and besides, who doesn't love opening Velcro! Lol. You can find Velcro dots or strips with the adhesive at most dollar stores or any fabric store, very cheap! Tip: Keep the positive and negative sides together and first adhere the Velcro to the flap, peel off the second piece of lining and simply close your flap. This way you'll have both pieces in the exact location you need them in.

Well that's it, hopefully it all made sense. These are really great little gifts for anybody on your shopping list, and they won't break your bank!

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the tutorial for the acetate box!

Thanks for stopping by.

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