Friday, February 8, 2008

Magnetic Coaster Calendar, Post-it-note, Notepad Trio

One of my gal friends is hosting her first party this weekend. I designed this magnetic coaster calendar as one of the projects this weekend. The matching pen & notepad, along with the Post-It-Note holder are going to be drawing giveaways to match the calenders they make.

Here are the highlights of this project: Paper: Flowers for you, Matching: 1/4 Grosgrain Ribbons, Fire & Ice Rhinestone Brads, Sanding blocks, Inks used for sponging edges, Eyelets and of course the Crop-a-dile! Using the Pretties Kit I dyed the flower with Ink and the finger daubers. You have to have matching flowers! Don't forget the clear center Rhinestone. All this and not a stamp used yet...oh my that will be the next project for them. Oh yes I highlighted the 3/16 corner rounder, 3/4 circle and the word window punches too!
This little notepad is perfect for tucking your business card into. They won't throw your business card away with this little item. On the front I created a pen holder by scoring 4 times with a 1/2 inch in between. Then I just glued the band all the way around. Now to keep it closed I use tiny round magnets about the size of a dime. I happened to cover these so you can not see them but the magnets I use are silver coated to look pretty even if exposed. I rarely use Velcro because it catches on clothes and collects hair. (dog hair ! a big problem at my house...furbag Husky!) Top view to see how it is scored to hold the little pencil.
The Post-It-Note holder has two flowers from the Priceless Set with matching Fire & Ice Rhinestones and Inks and Grosgrain ribbons!

For photographing the magnet coaster calendar I made a quick "table tent" style hold up. Now this would work also if you wanted a back to back coaster calender with a cute picture or stamp on the back.The calenders came from Vippies and the little note pads came two in a pack from Wal*Mart. Oh yeah, I go out maybe once a week to meet friends at one of the local Pubs and have been "borrowing" *wink wink* my coasters from there! He He He! Sorry for not posting this week but I have been making my own "Show on the Go" set up.
The price Stampin' Up wanted for the kit was more than I wanted to pay. So I made my own display boards complete with metal frames and Velcro material front and back. I will post pictures soon. Also I will give you my cost of products which is way way less than the SU model with shipping.


tammy said...

OHH love it have to have it! do you or can you post the dimensions for these projects? Ive been sick as a dog and I need projects for class and this is perfect! Help poor little sick me in NY...

Oh, and I cant wait to see your show on the go... Ideas Ideas

Thanks So Much

Beth said...

These projects are adorable! Thanks for sharing them on your blog.

Sonia said...

Love all projects!!!
Thanks for sharing!