Wednesday, April 30, 2008

First Official Post and a Quick Tutorial. My version of a Post it Note Keychain.

  Ok, so I finally gave in and decided to start a blog. Why, you may ask? Well, I can't stick to a written journal, but I like the idea of documenting my creative process. Some day, in the future when I've moved on to another type of craft, I may want to go back and look at what I've done in the past. I'm not sure I'll keep up with the blog, but I'm going to try.
    I tried to make one of those adorable post it note keychains that I saw on someone else's blog, and just didn't like how it came out for me. I played around with it and came up with my own version. I think they came out pretty dang cute!
    You're going to need the following supplies:
    Double sided DP (or you can glue two of your fave DP's together)
    X-acto knife
    Scoring tool (I use a bent knitting needle)
    About 2" Ribbon
    Eyelets or brads
    1/32" thick disc Neo magnets---I got mine here .
    1" ring clip or keychain embellishments stamps

Measure a piece of cardstock or DP as shown in the pic and score on vertical lines. Cut out.

Ink edges.

Using a hole punch, punch two holes about 1/4" in from the edge on the spine of the cover.

Fold a 2" piece of ribbon in half and punch a hole 1/2" from the edge. Insert an eyelet through the paper and the ribbon, and set.

These are the little magnets.

I used the smallest scalloped oval nestabilities to cut out two ovals from contrasting paper.

I stamped 'Notes' on one of the ovals, but left the other one blank. Using a little glue to hold the magnets in place, I attached the ovals/magnets to the front cover and the inside cover.

Use a repositionable glue on the back of the Post it Note book. Let it dry then attach it to the inside of the cover.

Attach a 1" ring clip (from an office supply store) or a key ring to the ribbon.

That's it! These are pretty easy, and they are so cute. Have fun making tons of them!

Simple Alphabet Stamp by Papertry Ink
Aqua Mist Twill ribbon by Papertrey Ink
Pallete ink
Nestabilities by Spellbinders
'Mira' collection paper by K & Co.
Ring clips from Staples

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

First Test

Test Test

More testing/.............................................