Friday, August 7, 2009

Playing house... (a sneaky peek)

Hey all! I received my new Fall/Winter Idea Books and SOTMs that will be coming available this Fall/Winter. I just had to play... this is created using the SOTM for November, called Around the Block. It's so whimsical and cute. I could even see it used for spooky Halloween layouts, or cover the roof with Liquid Applique and a little glitter for snow and use it for Winter ideas... fun!

I have a Workshop Club going right now and it's mostly made up of people from the occasional workshops I've held in the past. I got (them) in the habit of giving away a door prize, so now they all look forward to the draw. I totally forgot about it last time, so I owe one of them a gifty. I used to give away duplicate stamp sets I had on hand, but I'm pretty much out of those right now, so they will have to settle for some hand-made gifties. This project is going in the door-prize gifty pile... lol.

I got the idea for this note holder from Rebecca from this blog post. You should go check out her awesome work. I really love her most recent post of a gift for the Teacher! Cute!!!

I had the notepads I used from quite a while ago, with plans to make something with them that never materialized. I don't even remember what the project was exactly, but it was something along these lines with a holder for them. Rebecca's post inspired me to doing something with them... well, at least one of them. They were 8" x 5" lined notepads that I purchased at Staples and had them cut them in half for me for a small fee, giving me a bunch of notepads measuring 8" x 2.5".

I grabbed the Boom-Di-Ada papers for this project mostly because they were sitting out from the other day and thought the colorful papers would be fun to use. I was getting a little worried that it was going to be way too busy, but in the end I think it all works. ;)

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted): Around the Block, Thank You, Soul Mates, and Summer Sweetness stamp sets; Boom-Di-Ada level 2 paper pack; Olive, Hollyhock, Colonial White, Buttercup, and Black cardstock; Black and Crystal Blue inks; Water brush; White gel pen, and Black journal pen (SU); Black brads; 1 1/2" circle punch (EK Success); Threading Water edge punch (Fiskars); Foam tape, Velcro dot, lined notepad, and Sticky notes (other).


Leslie said...

oh yes, the boom-di-ada papers definitely work. That is so cute. I kept looking at what you used for shutters trying to figure out what they were for. duh! Love it.

Erica said...

that is adorable!

Sarah said...

I love this set too!!!! Wonderful job you did with it. Those papers are perfect.

Wendy's creative connection said...

I just love this stamp set!!!! So much fun. I loved how you used it with the Boom di ada papers!!!

Amanda said...

Can you give the measurements for this project. I love it.

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Amanda, I don't have this project anymore, so I will do my best to give the proper dimensions. Start with an 8 1/2 x 9 1/2 piece of CS. Score at 3, 3 1/2, 6 1/2, and 7. I put a scalloped edge on the front to fill the last 1/2" on the front cover. If you don't want to do that, you could easily adjust your CS to 8 1/2 x 10. Hope that helps.


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