Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Stationary Station

First things first...a HUGE TY to Jackie, who created this tutorial here

It is, hands down, one of the clearest and easiest to execute projects EVER. And the impact this will make, well, just check it out. It's one of the easiest projects I've ever done, yet has the biggest impact.

I'm not crazy about the pink flower. I wanted to do a bird or bird's nest. Will try that next time.

Look...I know I include a LOT of pics! But I do it because when I go to try a project, I want to see everything possible. So, if you're NOT like me, just mutter under your breath and sigh a lot. If you ARE like me, ENJOY!

First, you make the box. It's a hour or two max. I used G45 Botanical Tea for the paper. Everything is counted in 6. The 6 tags I cut from the 12 x 12 BT and put an eyelet at the top, then ribbon. Another 12 x 12 sheet served as the notecards, and the greeting cards used another 12 x 12 sheet for the dp, along with a pink paper from Michaels, along with Garden Green, Pear Pizzaz and Ivory. The book is filled with blank pages (copy paper) and though the tut suggested you glue the book, I glued 1 magnet inside the back page of the book and one on the flap (after measuring to make sure it lined OCD would've lost its sh...'stuff'...had I not done a little extra measuring.

I purchased envelopes from Hobby Lobby (they have 50 off ALL their envelopes and notecards until Sat!) and that's it!

The whole concept is to give someone this gift, along with postage, to be able to have everything to fill out a tag, jot down info or addys or have a greeting card/note card on hand, with sufficient postage to mail the 6 cards. When I give her the gift, she can literally sit down and have EVERYTHING (down to a pen!) to get it done!

At Christmas, I'll make 6 more of everything (sans postage) for her to 'refill' the box if she likes.

I am BEYOND delighted with this tut!! You have GOT to try it!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Carmen, this is beyond GORGEOUS!!! WOWZERS! You have way more patience than I do. What a fantastic gift! Thanks for sharing it! Hugs ! XO