Friday, March 26, 2010

Down to Day 3 ... and a little easy gift project

We are approaching the end of our March game and I hope you are enjoying the tips and ideas I've been posting!  While the weekend may be filled with chores and "honey-do" lists, I thought I'd give you another project - a fun, crafty one that can be used as a practical yet thoughtful gift! 

We all are always writing notes and if it's not the pen we've misplaced it's something to write on, right? (pun intended!)  Why not make a pretty holder for our ever-useful post-it notes?  Here's my creation that I made as a thank you for someone who likes frogs:

Isn't that cute?  The frog and mushroom come from a stamp set called "Happy Endings" and the paper is called "Daydream" AND they were designed to go together which is another one of the details that I like about Close To My Heart's products!  This little "easel" is one of those $1 acrylic frames for a 4x6 that have a kind of "L" shape to them.  Look at this picture of other similar ones by another consultant to see the side details:

All you need to do is cut a piece of your patterned paper to fit inside the frame (approx. 4x6), choose a location for your 3x3 post-it note cube and adhere it to the frame.  I'd use some strong adhesive or double sided tape.  Then embellish the front with flowers, stamped images, etc., and you're done!  In mine I placed a small "thank You" sentiment stamped image on a piece of black cardstock and attached it my patterned paper before sliding it into the frame.  The frog and mushroom are adhered to the frame on the outside with foam tape (love that stuff) to make it "pop" out 3-D style.  Fast and easy and sure to please!

Well, don't forget our game! Remember that the only rule is that you place any size order by Sunday evening, March 28th.  Maybe you will be crowned "Mystery Hostess" and win $25 in your choice of Close To My Heart products!! Leave a comment her or send me an email.  Good night and God bless!

Making memories with you,

1 comment:

Deborah Young said...

Yes, Deb, it is cute, even though I am so afraid of frogs! HA!