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Gifts · Papercrafting

Quick Handmade Christmas Gift

Here is another idea for Christmas gifts for teachers and co-workers who are readers (check out Friday’s Christmas gift post here).

Photo of Jumbo Paperclip Bookmark

This is one of those JUMBO paper clips.  I used a 2″ scalloped circle to punch out 2 circles.  You can use any shape that is big enough to cover the top of the paper clip.

The pink circle is 1.5″.  I only used one of those.  Stamp and embellish ’til your heats content.  Then place the single hoop end of the paper clip in the middle of the bottom circle.  Put a piece of double sided foam tape above and below the paper clip on the circle, right snug up against the paper clip, so it can’t wiggle.

Then put the other circle on top.  You should have a paper clip sandwich now.  If you wish add a little ribbon to your bookmark.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by, come back soon and stay awhile.
Happy Scrapping.

Let’s scrapbook together, it’s cheaper than therapy.

Frugal · Papercrafting

Frugal Friday – Altered Note Book

It’s time to start thinking about Christmas gifts, if you’re making them.  Here is something for teachers or co-workers.  This can be done with scraps of paper.

I just took a piece of cardstock (larger than my note book by about 1/2″ in all directions), dampened it and… now please don’t have a heart attack, wad your cardstock up in a ball.  Keep breathing, everything will be okay.  Unwad (is that a word?) your cardstock, hand smooth it, being gentle.

At this point you can take an ink pad and rub it gently over the surface of your cardstock, inking the wrinkles of you cardstock.  You can use a coordinating or contrasting color, your choice.  Next, with a medium heat iron smooth the cardstock as flat as you can. This gives your cardstock a faux suede or crushed velvet look.

Now you’re ready to adhere it to your notebook, trim the excess to the size of the notebook.  Embellish as desired.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by, come back soon and stay awhile.
Happy Scrapping.

Let’s scrapbook together, it’s cheaper than therapy.

Frugal · Papercrafting

Frugal Friday – Post-it-Note Mini Clipboard

To go along with last weeks Frugal Friday post-it-note key chain post, we have a post-it-note clipboard.  This clipboard is made out of one of those drink coasters that you can find at the dollar stores or Wal-Mart or pretty much any store.

Cover one side with paper, sand the edges with an old finger nail file to get a smooth fully adhered edge.  Rinse, lather, repeat on the other side.  Attach a post-it-note to the upper middle.  Embellish a small binder clip as desired.  Attach to the top of the clipboard.  You can even decorate a pen to match your new clipboard.  How easy was that?

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by, come back soon and stay awhile.
Happy Scrapping.

Let’s scrapbook together, it’s cheaper than therapy.

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