Thursday, February 4, 2010

4"X4" Post it Note Holder

I have 2 dear friends to thank for the inspiration on this Post It Note Holder. First, my friend Diane "No. 1. Card Creator", Diane is one of my friends that will leave me a morning email filled with giggles and smiles. And every once in a while I will get a wonderful inspiration package from her, bits and pieces of paper, fun things that you did not even know until you received them that they were a must have on your table and glorious cut outs. One of those packages was received this week and enclosed was a blank Anna Griffin Card, normally used as a Wedding invite, it just fascinated me and I started playing with it and then went to design studio and starting playing, the Post It Note Holder is the outcome, it was created with Design Studio and Sentimentals. It's over all size is 4 1/4" X 4".

This is the holder laid out flat, so you are seeing the two cover panels and the back panel.






Second, my friend Regina, oh you know her, she is the founder of Bitten By the Bug and The Cutting Cafe. What glorious creations she comes up with. I was roaming on her site and found the calendars, now I had seen them previously but it was during one of my insane periods and I did not really explore the set, but I did this week and just could not resist. So I took sheets from the 4X4 PINs and printed out the small circle calendar on different colors (if you are going to do this be sure that you position the post it note so that the calendar prints at the top where the sticky is, then punch it out with a 1 3/8" circle punch. Line them up 6 on each side, after the
month is finished you can throw it away or leave it there for reference.

These mini calendars are great to use as reference when you are making lists for birthdays, next holidays (heaven forbid in Feb, lol) you get the idea. The front fasteners were created using a pony tail tie and a brad (added a gem to the brad).

Background papers on this piece are from BasicGrey and My Mind's Eye. The swirls on the front are from Cricut Cartridge Sentimentals. All coloring was done with the Copic Markers and Copic Airbrush System. Happy Thursday, Hugs, Sandi

15 comments:

Regina Easter said...

omg omg omg omg omg....what a fabulous set you created here girl...and i am LOVING the colors....wow..........can i put in the customer gallery?

vicki archer said...

Sandi, These are so cute. Exactly what I need as a reminder sometimes. xv

1CardCreator said...

Wow Sandi, you really did an awesome job with the Anna Griffin paper. I never would have thought to use it that way! I am so glad my bits and pieces helped inspire you. Take care, ~Diane

Elise said...

I love your day lily and I love your handiwork !!

Claudia @ Die Cuts R Us said...

Sandi,
I love this post it note holder! What a great idea! Love how you put the front fastener together.

Claudia (DCRU)

lori vliegen said...

this is fabulous, sandi!! isn't it wonderful how our sweet friends can provide so much inspiration?!! thanks for passing on this great idea! :))

~JulieH~ said...

These are wonderful Sandi you are just so creative. The first one is beautiful and how clever the second one is with those littele post it calender circles such a brilliant idea! Hugs
Juliexx

Janis said...

Wow! You are so creative! Love both of these, but the post-it note holder is my fav!

Crayola58 said...

Wow, these are simply fantastic. I always look forward to your creations because they make me smile, they inspire me and they make me want to dig around in my stacks and stashes to see what I can create. Diane is so sweet and sends wonderful goodies to create from, and I love love the calendar. the colors are fantastic.... Wow, girl.
Carole

DonnaMundinger said...

Honestly Sandi, does your creativity ever end!? This is darling, and the added calendars are SUCH a neat idea! LOVE IT! xxD

Martha Lever said...

This is adorable, Sandi. You amaze me!!! You come up with the neatest things... and beautiful cards too!!!

Julie Ranae said...

Gosh Sandi...this would have been a great piece for The PDCC!!!

Really lovely!

Jodie from Oz said...

stunning creation Sandi, love the paper and the wonderful colours, you are so creative. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Nikki said...

This is an AMAZING idea!!! Amazing how you were able print the circle calendars on the PINs, wow!! It would take me forever to figure out how to line them up correctly, how did you do it?

Sandy said...

Sandi, you can take the most everyday item and turn it into a piece of art! This is just outstanding...and the little mini calendars...just brilliant!