Sunday, November 30, 2008

Countdown to the Holidays

Ahhh…the days after Thanksgiving are so FULL! And I am not talking about just my stomach, though there has been plenty of eating. The last days of November are always a countdown to the holiday season. We take out the Christmas decorations, marvel at the way I packed up everything last year (and not in a good way!), and enjoy eating leftovers while promising to get back on my diet on Monday. I also start a mini panic about making Christmas cards, making little gifties for family and friends and wonder where the time is going.

I did manage to start making some cute little gifts for some of my scrappy friends. These are post-it note holders using Zutter 4X4 acrylic and chipboard covers. Just cover the chipboard in your preferred patterned paper, trim the acrylic with paint, then punch and bind. I adhere the post-it notepad to the inside of the chipboard after binding so it doesn’t get in the way. A few quickie embellishments and voila! I will be cranking more of these out in the wee hours of the night when the house is sleeping. I try to buy cute colors of the note pads when they are on sale at the office supply and then find papers I like to match. Give it a try.

Tomorrow is December 1. Can Christmas be only a tad over three weeks away?!?! Yikes. Hope you enjoy your countdown to the holidays. And I WILL be back on my diet tomorrow :)

Footnote: The cover is acrylic, edged with brown paint with a ribbon and flower on the bottom front. The chipboard forms the back cover, and the post-it pad is attached to the inside back cover. The post-it pad is a bright blue, so may be difficult to distinguish against the patterned paper.

10 comments:

Frankie said...

can you do a step by step for us challenge people lol. I am more of a watch each step girl I need visual aids lol
Would love to make these.
You can email me or post it here
Frankieloum@msn.com

TxScrapAddict said...

Lover that idea Nan!

voodoo vixen said...

Now they look cute... will have to give them a try!!

Carla said...

I agree with Frankie! I am still trying to figure out which part is acrylic and which is chipboard. Thanks!

Frankie said...

Carla thanks lol I was hoping I wouldnt be the only one wanting steps shown. lol

ltrow36 said...

LOVE YOUR IDEA! However--is there a tutorial for newbies? My 1st attempt was not so great--didn't get paper glued down all over. 2nd attempt I used my Xyron to run the chipboard cover thru, then placed on wrong side of patterned paper, trimmed around edges with craft knife. Seems like it would come off with extended use. Pages--how to cut and all be the same?! lol I thought I was cutting mine all 4 x 4, but they were not all even! I do not have a DreamKutz--my husband didn't even think I should get a BIA! lol Any help would be appreciated--I want to make several mini-photo albums for friends for Christmas! THANKS!

Anne Marie said...

So very clever! Love that as a small gift for not just scrappy friends, but anyone!

Carina said...

So cute!!! Like the idea a lot.

jjk2sum said...

I would love to have more information also. Love the idea, but not really sure what is what??? I am also new at useing my BIND IT ALL.
jjk2sum@aol.com
Thank you Roberta

Chris said...

I saw this idea just in time for a friend's birthday. I didn't have the acrylic covers but made one from chipboard covered with scrapbook paper. Quick, easy and very effective.

It's on my blog if you want to take a peek. http://rubbaluvva.blogspot.com/2008/12/post-it-note-holder.html