Happy Tuesday!!!! I know it kind of feels like Monday since yesterday was a Holiday but trust me it’s Tuesday! Woot Woot for skipping on Monday!!!! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! These items make perfect gifts for co-workers, teachers, friends and just about anyone!
Of course you can make more masculine ones for those teachers and co-workers who are men but everyone uses Post-It Notes!!!
Starting with a piece of cardstock that measures 3-1/4″ x 7″, you will score along the 7″ side at 3-1/4″ and 3-3/4″. These are the folds to wrap around your post-it note. Go ahead and add some adhesive to the back of your post-its and stick them inside your base! Now for the decoration on the front, I layered a piece of Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper (2-3/4″ Square) onto a piece of Old Olive (3″ Square). Then I took 2 pieces of Whisper White Organza Ribbon that were 4″ long and placed them in a “T” pattern on top of my Designer Series Paper! Wrap the ends to the back and adhere to the front of your Post-It Holder base. For the flower, I stamped a flower from the Flower Shop Stamp Set with my Stazon onto a piece of Window Sheet. Be careful not to wiggle or smear your image and be sure to set this aside for a minute to dry. Once it is dry, flip it over to the backside and using your Blendabilities Markers, you will color the flower! I used the Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities and used the darkest color! Once that is complete, punch out your flower with the Pansy Punch. While waiting for it to dry a bit, you can stamp the same flower with Stazon onto a piece of Old Olive cardstock and punch it out. Then with a pair of Paper Snips, cut out 2 of the petals and these will be use as leaves for your flower! For a faux glass look and to have your petals curl up a bit, you can heat your window sheet flower with your heat tool. Hold your heat tool about 1-2 inches away from the flower and after a bit (first it needs to heat up) you will start to see the Window Sheet melt and curl. Be careful not to burn yourself. Now it is time to assemble your flower. Attached your leaves with a little bit of Snail or a Mini Glue Dot and then attach your flower to your card with a Mini Glue Dot. Now you can attach your Vintage Faceted Button with a Mini Glue Dot as well. If you wish to color your button first, you may do so with your Blendabilities! Then I colored a pearl with my Blendabilities and placed that in the center of the button! Don’t you just love all the things and way you can color with your Blendabilities! LOVE IT!!! Super cute and a great gift to give!
I hope you enjoyed this technique and try it at home!!! Let me know what you think or how yours came out in the comment below!