Friday, February 23, 2007

Switching gears

I decided to work on something besides cards. Still involved stamping, but I was ready for a change of pace. I don't recall now where I originally heard of this idea, but I remember liking it and thinking that it had possibilities. These are post-it holders, but the kind that you could keep on a desk. I was browsing through Michael's the other day. Their frames were on sale. The acrylic kind that can be a lot of fun were included, so I picked up a few 5 x 7 landscape frames. I didn't have any of those. Here are a couple of examples of what I ended up making with them....

As I said, these are acrylic frames with the stamped designs in place of a photo and a post-it type notepad attached to the front. They're incredibly quick and easy to make.

For this one used Hero Arts sentiment stamps and a Posh pansy stamp. I used markers, direct to rubber, for the pansy, gave it a light spritz and stamped the image. There are also some Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrer flowers stamped in the background in Versamark.

This holder has the cyclist by Stampington, a Vap stamp "fun in the sun" sentiment, and the "remember" is by Ma Vinci.

To give you a better idea of how the frame works to support the post-it pad, here's a view from the side....

Put the stamped cardstock in upside down, or opposite of the way you'd normally insert a photo, and then lay the frame down on its back. It's best to keep the design fairly simple. The frame can only accommodate so many layers of thickness. I also found out that even eyelets that have been set fairly flat will not fit, no matter what you do. If you noticed that I managed to use a couple of big ones near the 'remember', that's because the acrylic backing ends before it gets to that point--there's about an inch of leeway.

This is a fun and easy project and you just may have most of the supplies that you need already. :-)


  1. Oh wow these are so neat. I am definitely going to be having a go at one of those.
    Thanks so much for sharing how to make them.


  2. You did a wonderful job on this project! Inspiring...


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