Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Anything Goes Challenge- Anything Goes!

Hi crafty folks! Sorry I haven't been around much but I've not been too well. Luckily I had this challenge covered a little early!

So it's Tuesday which means it's time for another challenge over at Anything Goes Challenge! And well, it's a nice and easy one for you, it's.....Anything Goes!! :0)

So I made these little post-it note holders for stocking fillers for Christmas presents. When I got my Bind-It-All last Christmas, I was determined to make some little gifts with it so here they are! Post It Notes are so useful but pretty boring looking so I thought this would jazz them up a bit. They can always be easily refilled so become a nice long-lasting gift recipients can use time and time again.

I got some inspiration by looking a videos on You Tube and then kinda did my own thing.

So I made these using chipboard which I covered with MME and Echo Park papers. I kinda had a little production line going as I thought it would be easier to create them all with the same design. Firstly I came up with a little "sketch" I was going to use for the cover, this made planning alot easier! The stamps I used were from the Papertrey Ink Take Note set which I hope to use for many more gifts like decorated notebooks etc.

I'd like to enter these into:
Stamp With Fun- anything goes
Allsorts- alter/recycle- I altered chipboard

Here is a closer look at one of them. You can see how I added a paperclip. I thought this added texture and was quite visually pleasing. There is a little paperclip stamp in the Take Note set but I thought a real one would work better. I also added a bit more tactile-ness (!) but adding buttons and twine and tied ribbon around the binding.

Another look at all 3. I rounded the corners of my chipboard using a Zutter corner rounder which is meant to cut all sorts of materials, it easily cut through this chipboard.

Another close up! These are great for using up scraps of papers.

And a quick look inside!

Thanks for looking today, hope you liked this project, if you have any questions about how I made them don't hesitate to ask!

Do take a look at the rest of DT's samples as they're gorgeous as always! Don't forget Lynne atThe Craft Den has all sorts of chipboard for altering like I've done here and lots and lots of other altering goodies so do check them out! x

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Papertrey Ink); Chipboard; Papers (MME, Echo Park); Bind It All; Corner rounder punch (Zutter); Post It Note pads; Ribbons; Paperclips; Buttons & twine


Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Steph, hope you are feeling better. gorgeous projects I think I may have a go at making some of these.

Sharon said...

I love these Steph. Think they'd make wonderful gifts. Thanks for the inspiration. hugs Sharon

Gaynor said...

Wonderful gift idea and very inspirational, I think they are great and I might give this a go. Gaynor :)

Kathleen said...

Great idea Steph, really good little pressies, I will be giving these a go, thanks for the idea
Hugs Kat xx

Cheryl said...

these make such wonderful gifts hun really gorgeous detail oove hugs cherylxxxxxx

CraftinGranny said...

Hi Steph, these are some great stocking stuffers and something everyone can use. How creative you are and so inspirational. Thanks for sharing. "Hugs" Carol

Kathryn said...

Lovely Steph, I love the colours you have used and the little tactile details. I want to buy a BIA now! Hope you are better K x

brenda said...

Fabby notebooks Steph.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week and good luck.


Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

They are very cute loving the papers too!!!!

Thanks for joining in our alter/recycle challenge at Allsorts this week and goodluck...

Emma xxx

Nicola said...

Beautiful little post-it note holders Steph, they are gorgeous!
Thanks for entering my Alter/Recycle challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

The Crafty Den said...

What stunning notepads. Such gorgeous papers and fab colours. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x