Monday, December 15, 2008

Post-it Note Gift

Well, I have finally finished the gifts for all the 'girls' at work. Last year I made them scarves (which some of them actually still wear....warms my heart!), and I really had a hard time coming up with something to make them this year. What could I make that I would be able to duplicate (times 12) that was relatively easy to do, and I could do so without spending a lot of money? I found these little post-it holders online, and just knew that they would be the perfect gift!!

The base of the post-it holder are 2 3.5" square coasters. Where would I find such an item, you ask? I found them online 'somewhere'....I'm sure I could do it again if requested. :) The paper that I used is all the retired stuff from last year Afternoon Tea, Wild Wasabi and Groovy Guava. I cut out the flowers using my Cricuit which is a great little (okay, not so little) tool that Duane bought me. Funny story around that....we were snowmobiling in West Yellowstone, saw an infomercial on tv about the Cricuit and ended up picking one up in Bozeman on the way back home.

I digress.....Here is the photo of the inside of the holder. Did I do a good job of matching the post-it notes with the paper? I don't think Groovy Guava is quite the same as the bright orange, but it works!! They were very simple to make, but I do have a word of advice if you are thinking of making them yourselves....the designer paper doesn't like to stick very well folded around the edge of the coaster, and I will reccomend Sticky Strip to make sure the job gets done. Otherwise, the paper seems to 'jump' off the coaster, and you will find yourself with a strangely non-functioning accordian. Trust me, I speak from experience!

Hope none of you work girls happen upon this before I had them out next week at work....

Stamps: None!
Ink: None!
CardStock: Groovy Guava
Accessories: Afternoon Tea DSP, Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Rub-ons, Dimensionals, non-SU brad