Friday, August 24, 2012

Designs on Cloud 9

Happy Friday Krafty Friends!

Today I'm sharing with you a home decor project I made for one of A Homespun Affairs Augusts sponsors,  Design on Cloud 9. They have adorable cutting files in several formats and there is a weekly freebie you'll want to try too.

Here's a sneak peek, but I'd love it if you checked out the full project at  A Homespun Affair and let me know what you think. 

Supplies used:
Design on Cloud 9 Cutting File ~ "Just Add Water"
Recollections Cardstock
Muddpuddles Sand ~ Malibu Beach
Prima Flowers
Queen and Co. Pearls
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Pearl
VersaColor Ink Pads

Thanks to our sponsor Design on Cloud 9 for the cutting file. I enjoyed creating with it!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I've inspired you today!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Teachers Gift - Post-It Note Holder Tutorial

Today is the release of
August Edition

This month on Kidz Korner I bring to you a quick and easy Post-it Note holder
 "Back 2 School" gift. I know our teachers are overworked and underpaid so why not
show that we appreciate them? What better way than a handmade gift from your little student?

For this project you will need:
An acrylic 4x6 frame
3"x3" Post It Notes
Patterned paper
Coordinating embellishments
A paper trimmer or safety scissors
Double stick tape
Adhesive (the type will depend on the embellishments)

Using a paper trimmer cut the patterned paper at 4"x6". 
Slide it into the frame. 
Using double stick tape, adhere the Post It Notes to the frame. 
Now comes the fun part! Embellish the the frame using stickers, ribbon, etc. Let your childs imagination run wild. 
Give to the teacher to enjoy!

Helpful hints:
If you don't have a paper trimmer you can use the frame paper insert as a template to cut your patterned paper using safety scissors. 
You can find the acrylic frames at a dollar store or WalMart for $1.
Dollar stores carry multi-packs of Post It Notes.
The Post It Note holders can be made in any theme for a quick and useful gift.

 So stop by  A HOMESPUN AFFAIR and check out everything we have in store for you. 
                            Tutorials, loads of inspiration, challenges, giveaways and more.

I linked up to Craft Lightning Week