Monday, March 19, 2012

Post it Note Holder

I have just done this Post It Note Holder swap over at The Altered Paper and as they have now been both sent and received it is safe to show. The idea was to alter a piece of chipboard or sturdy card 5.5" x 7.5" by decorating with paper, ribbons, lace and anything else you fancied and attach a post it note pad to the front. My partner Fran does not have a blog so I was rather in the dark as to her likes and dislikes but in the end went for pretty pretty. The backing paper was a freebie in a craft magazine and all the rest came from my stash so I have stuck to my UIU pledge.
I made the flowers from white 140gsm cartridge paper which I painted using Luminarte paint pots in various colours to match the backing paper. Butterfly came from my blogging friend Ann.
There is a wally shrink plastic heart button well camouflaged somewhere. Can any of my followers be the 1st to spot it and win a wee goody bag from me?
Little clue for you. It's not on the back!!!
Linking up to the following.
1st Unique Gifts: Handmade Monday 58.
Pink Paper Paridise: Make it Monday Party.
Entering into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz: Alter It. (I altered a piece of corrugated card stuck back to back)
Simply Create Too: It's spring.
Hotshot Craft: Ribbons.
Here is the swap that I received back from my Partner Fran. This was her 1st ever swap and I was honoured to be her partner. Wow! All I can say is Keep em coming Fran!!!!


Kat said...

this is really pretty. I love the paper and the lovely flowers and butterfly. BTW is the heart button up in the top right corner next to the butterfly?

Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Marjo said...

Lovely projects. Thanks so much for playing with us at Simply Create Too and our It's Spring??? Challenge.

hugs, Marjo

Bernie said...

I think they are both stunning! What a clever idea for a post it note holder too.
I see your tiny heart button in the... I'll just let someone else have the prize.

Wendy said...

They're both so, so pretty. I'm no good at spotting stuff this early in the morning (especially before coffee!!) x

Carolee Crafts said...

This is so pretty a lovely addition to a desk

Margreet said...

What a lovely creation...did I spot the tiny heart at the top, a little underneath the fab bow??
xxx Margreet

CarolC1 said...

This is my first posting on your blog for a few weeks due to ill heaalth so I am sorry but will be making up for lost time and having a look at all your lovely makes starting with your latest post-it holder. It is lovely, not too over the top either but I am blowed if I can see your heart button anywhere. Could it be in the bow? not that I can see it there. Good luck with the challenge.

Cat's sCrap said...

Adorable projects. Beautiful choice of colors. Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Catherine said...

What a fantastic idea ! I love both projects, they are stunning ! Got to try to make one ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Dr Sonia S V said...

How beautiful it looks with the lovely flowers and beautiful paper!!!

Mary Ann Tate said...

That is such a great idea for a gift. I really like the roses that you have made...very sweet. You have hidden that heart too well:)

lovetartan said...

what a great idea - your post it note holder & the one in the swap are both lovely. The flowers are really good!(Is the heart bottom right corner?) Mich x

Handbags by Helen said...

Oo, that's a pretty notebook

Vee said...

Both are gorgeous.Thanks for joining our Alter It challenge this week at Charisma.
xx Vee

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

wonderful--love the note holders. Thank you for entering Simply Create Too's Challenge #9--"It's Spring???"

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Sherry said...

Both are gorgeous Mrs A. I love the colour combo on yours x

Sandra H said...

Hi Mrs A........Stunning and what a great idea:) x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Mrs A, what a brilliant post it note holder. I like making things like this myself (although not as fancy as yours lol!). Great papers and such pretty embellishments. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x
p.s. I agree with Mich I think your clear button is in the bottom right corner :)

Basslady said...

this is is so inspiring and marvellous!


thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

June said...

What a great idea - looks lovely

xxxtglxxx said...

Really pretty, love the lace too! :)

Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



Jo said...

These are so pretty, you take part in some fabulous swaps :)

Whimcees said...


Your project is beautiful - and your swap from Fran is also! I am happy that your package arrived safely and hope that you ejoy the papers! Sending your mom a card every week to bring her some cheer is a great idea! Wishing you some sunshine today!


Barbara Diane

Faye said...

These are both pretty, pretty! xxx

shaz earl said...

Gorgeous note holder!

thank you for joining in the fun with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our "Lace " challenge

Hope you will join us again soon

Hugs Shaz x

Michelle said...


Oh what a fabulous post it note holder. I am sure your swap partner was thrilled to receive it.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Handbags by Helen said...

thanks for dropping by my blog. just returning the favour. And i loved the goose theme on tag Tuesday!

Angela said...

Lovely Post It's so pretty and girly! Sounds like a really fun swap too.... Thank you for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainbow!

craftymum said...

Super card. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our ribbon challenge
Hugs Sarah x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Hello Mrs A. I hope you enjoyed your 'oliday. Your little posty holder is a real treat and it looks as though your received a very pretty one back too! Hugs, Lesley