Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sketch 69

I created this card for the challenge over at http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/.

It also works well for the challenge at http://2sketches4you.blogspot.com/.

I hope you like it!!

More Cute Punch Art

More cute punch art c/o http://creationsbypatti.blogspot.com/. I just love when I find great punch art. Thanks for sharing!

This one was made by Winnie L. - cute little punch fish.

This one was made by Carol K. - note the new Square Lattice Embossing folder used for the cone!

Sharon T made the Sesame family - we all got cookie monster at the last meeting.

Teri F. made these bees.............they look mean...ready to sting! Love the vellum wings.

Maya T. made these happy bees.......just flying around........no attack.

Aren't all these punch pages soooooo cute? We are keeping these in our 6x6 album. Our collection is growing!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Curtain Call 36

Can I rise to the challenge? Create a red, white, blue, and tan card...hmmm...well, what do you think? (I couldn't decide so I made 2!)

File Folder Notepad Holder

Great gift idea from http://pattystamps.com...

TUTORIAL for Altered Stampin' Up! File Folder Note Pad holder

This idea was originally in the August edition of the Demonstrator exclusive magazine called Stampin' Success. Stampin' Up!

File folder legal pad

File folder legal pad

TIP: to make one, I'd suggest starting with a plain manilla file folder for practice, then use the Stampin' Up! File Folders.

Note Pad Folder instructions
as seen in the August Stampin’ Success - page 26
Altered by Patty Bennett

1. Open folder, so you’re looking at the inside. Label tab will be on your right-hand side.

2. Score 1/2” to the left of the existing center score/fold

3. Cut 2-1/4” off left side – measuring from the tab.

4. Cut off excess ¼” along the bottom edge of the right side. (Part of the file folder on one is ¼” longer than on the other)

5. Cut tab off right side.

6. Open folder and place left edge of folder at 12-1/2” and score, then move left edge of folder over to the 13” mark and score again. You will now have 4 vertical score lines (SEE PHOTO)

7. Score horizontally 3-1/8” up from bottom edge.

8. Cut notch in bottom right corner (with scissors or cutter) where the horizontal score mark and vertical score lines meet. This transforms the right side into the flap of the notebook. SEE PHOTO.

9. Fold bottom edge up along horizontal score, use a bone folder to give this a good crease.

10. Fold on all vertical score marks, using a bone folder. SEE PHOTO.

11. Open bottom flap, put sticky strip at far left and far right (SEE PHOTO), fold up flap and secure with Sticky Strip to form pockets.

12. Insert notepad into right pocket. These are mini legal pads from Staples, approx. 5"x8".

13. Adhere Velcro dot to flap and secure folder shut.

File folder score marks
File folder score marks

File folder folded
File folder folded

These are the file folders before they are altered (item 115692, pg 169):

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What a fun project this was!! I mailed one to each of my downline who completed my most recent Incentive Offer... way to go gals! :

Stationary Box

This adorable box can be made using the tutorial for the stationary set found HERE!
I found this on this blog... http://stampsncoffee.blogspot.com/...and think she did a wonderful job!

I used SU!'s Parisian Breeze Specialty, white textured cs, kraft, chocolate chip, and baja blue papers for the whole project!

Here is the set open. You'll notice the pen is not in there as I ran out of RSVP pens and had to get some more but wanted to get the pictures taken! The notebook is a mini composition book from the $ store!

Here are the cards I made for the set! There are 6 ~ A2 cards, 4 ~ 3x3 cards, and 4 tags! I don't like to embellish them too much as if they are too bulky they won't fit!

File Folder Gift

Here's another great project from http://creationsbypatti.blogspot.com...

The SU Thoroughly Modern File Folders are the perfect paper weight for many projects. Her's another one: a notebook to give, personalized with an initial.
When the notebook portfolio is opened, there is a pen on the side (held in place by grosgrain ribbon), post it notes on the left along with giant paper clips in the pocket.

Again, personalize your gift: see the stamp used from "Tote-ally Tess"

There is a tutorial on Split Coast for this notebook holder. I tweaked the measurements to suit the notepad. Here's the Thoroughly Modern File Folder assortment: 4 designs.

Left photo: Here are some of the items used to complete this project
Right photo: Instead of scoring 3-1/8" across the bottom (instructions from Split Coast), I scored 2-7/8". I also added sticky tape to the areas as pointed out by the pink arrows. Hint: be sure to measure the note pad size and height to be used and adjust the measurements accordingly.
Left photo: Use the 3/16" corner punch on the notebook flap edge. Remember that 1/4" strip that was cut off the right side of the file folder? Don't toss it - use it to re-enforce the notebook edge. Trim length. Add sticky strip along the edge, use corner punch on both ends and adhere.
Right photo: This is the cut out piece from the file folder that will be used for the front. Trim off the scored 1/2" section as shown. Set aside.

Left side: Use the left side cut out portion for the paper clip flowers. There's just enough for (4) flowers and (2) punched 1-3/8" circles.
Right side: Apply Pop Up glue dots to one side of the flower and add the paper clip. position the 2nd flower on top. Then add the punched 1-/8" Circle with dimensionals on top of the flower (ooops, I changed the color to Rose Red for more contrast). Stamp "bee Happy" on Whisper White, color with Crushed curry, adhere to 1-3/8" Circle. Paper clips are completed.

Left side: Front Flap cover has initial with white taffeta ribbon in a double knot. Wide Oval in Soft Suede popped with dimensionals and remember that square that was set aside ......this is where it will be used. The square was trimmed down to fit the "J".
Right photo: Use clear Velcro on the right side flap. Position the other side of the Velcro and adhere to the left side. Apply sticky tape to the back of the Rose Red CS as shown. Remove sticky tape backing, adhere the square onto the front flap.
Want to see more? Here are are a couple other versions I made: These file folders are colorful and basically the exact same size as SU's so they were great to use for practice. The process is exactly the same as the SU Thoroughly Modern SU File Folders.....the only difference is additional post-it notes.

There was a "fat pen" that matched the file folders, too:
This is a great project to make..............try one or a few............thanks for stopping by today.

Another Great Box

Here is another box from http://creationsbypatti.blogspot.com/...

A Box - "Fantasy Boxes". This box is made using the Thoroughly Modern File Folders - the folders are quite sturdy and thick - perfect for this project. Project finished size is 4" x 4" x 4". There are enough file folders to make a few of these boxes.

The lid: the only place card stock was used is stamping the flower in Whisper White, Rose Red, and Soft Sued. The Sahara Sand shown under the punched flower is from the file folder scrap. The center of the flower is also a scrap from the file folder, punched using the 1/2" Circle Punch, placed onto Build -a brad. Looks great popped with dimensionals.

Remove the lid to reveal the 1st layer in Sahara Sand CS. I Heart List is stamped on index cards (which were cut down to 3-3/4" x 3-3/4") wrap the index cards with scrap file folder strip, a Mini Library Clip and a punched Heart)

Continue to open up the box to reveal the other trays: "Things" to Buy", Rubber Bands, and Claw Clips. On the sides of each tray are stamps words: I {Heart} Lists, Things to buy, Odds and Ends, Etc. - all of these are stamped using Staz-On Black ink on File Folder Scraps, then punched out using the Modern Label Punch, adhered to the tray using snail adhesive.

Closer view of Tray #1 and Try #2:

Left Photo: shows the 3rd and fourth trays.
Right Photo: measurement for the lid is 6-1/8 x 6-1/8, score around all sides 1".

Left photo: Optional way to cut the lid is to position the fold line of the file folder as shown and cut measurements.
To make the wrap around sides (photo not shown), cut a 4" x 17" strip from the file folder, score @4", 8", 12", 16" - set aside.
Right photo: Inside Tray measurement is 5-7/8" x 5-7.8", score 1" around each side.

Left Photo: adhere sticky tape to the lid areas
Right photo: cut and add sticky tape to the box areas.

Left photo: after adding sticky tape to one of the sides, start to attach the bottom tray to the 1st panel.
Right photo: continue to the 2nd panel - attach tray, then do the same for the 3rd panel 3rd tray and fourth panel 4th tray.

Left photo: The tray should look like this.......
Right photo: They should all "sit" on top of each other and slide into each other on top.


  • Stamps: With All My Heart, I {Heart} Hearts, I Heart Lists
  • CS: Thoroughly Modern File Folders, Rose Red, Sahara Sand, \Soft Suede, Whisper White
  • Ink: Rose Red, Staz-On Black
  • Accys: Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch, Build a Brad, 1/2" Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Mini Library Clips, Sticky Tape, Dimensionals