Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge

Time for a new challenge at Joan's Gardens this week and I have a fun, very easy project for you to complete.  This is a Post-It Note cover.  It is made with a piece of card stock cut 7 1/2" x 3 1/2" and scored at 3 1/2" and 4".  We want you to use this measurement for your cover and decorate it and insert a 3" square pad of Post-It notes. You can check the rest of the challenge rules out over at Joan's Gardens.  

Here is how I decorated my cover.  To create the pretty little pansies (or are they violets) on my cover, I used the following punches:  Small Ovoid Petal; Large Ginkgo; Small Snowflake, Small stamen.  In this picture you can see the punches pieces right under the punches and below that how I sponged the lower end of the petals and drew in lines.  In this photo, I forgot to include the dark purple petals I used for the top portion of the flower, but they are also the Small Ovoid Petal.  All the petals were shaped with the tools from the Flower Tool Kit on the Black Shaping Mat, then glued to the green snowflake.  Very easy to complete these cute little flowers.  

The background on my cover is an embossed piece using the new Spellbinders E-Bossabilities "Splendid" embossing folder (EL-005).  You are going to love these new Spellbinders embossing folders because they are 7 1/2" x 5 1/4" and can emboss a larger piece of card stock but the best thing is that they are two different embossing folders in one folder - they are two sided.  They emboss very deeply.  I have to tell you they are my new favorite embossing folders.  You can check out all the different designs at Joan's Gardens.  

The pretty little doily behind the flowers is from the Cheery Lynn "Dainty Dutch Deco Frame" (DL141).  You get a square doily frame plus this pretty little round doily all on one die.  The pretty border along the bottom edge was created by using one of the new Cheery Lynn Reflections Boutique Mega Dies.  The one I used is the "Horizon Coved Rectangle Mega Doily" (DL193).  You can cut many different size lace edged doilies with these new Reflections Boutique Dies but I chose to cut one edge off and use it as a border.  Isn't is pretty!   The green flourish is the Marianne Design "Forest Branch" (LR0150).  The butterflies is one of the Cheery Lynn "Mini Butterflies" (DL112).

I attached the Post-It Note pad to the inside by just pulling off the back cover and placing it next to the score line.  You could also attach it by using a piece of ScorTape along that edge.  Because I want to give this little pad to a friend, I stamped on the top sheet of the Post-It Note pad.  The "Just A Note" sentiment is from the JustRite "Always & Forever Medallion Labels" and the pretty little border under it is from the JustRite "Vintage Oval Labels" stamp set.  I love all these new JustRite stamp sets because they are now "cling" stamps and all the sets have such a variety of sentiments, labels, borders and other pretty things in each set. If you haven't seen the great variety in these new JustRite sets, you should be sure and check them out at Joan's Gardens.

Well I hope you will enjoy completing this fun little project for our challenge this week.  I am so anxious to see what you come up with.  Be sure to go over to Joan's Gardens to check out all the challenge rules and see what the prize is this week. 



Edilza Teixeira Scrap e Artes said...

Oi Selma !!!

Que lindo seu cartão!!! Belíssimo !!!


Glenda said...

This is such a cool idea! We all have post-it-notes and now we can have a cover! Love your flowers; as always they are beautiful!

Sheila - Ginger said...

So beautiful Selma! Those pansies are gorgoeus and such a wonderful colour too. Thank you so much for the tut on how to make them.

Love Sheila xx

Grace said...

Oh Selma... this is soooooo beautiful! I just love pansies and purple... so this one tugs at my heart!

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma this is a beautiful item, your pansies also are very beautiful and I love the colour, Jasmine Patrick

Theresa's Studio said...

Your pansies look as if you picked from the garden! Beautiful! Now, I have to find my post it notes...great challenge.

Caroline D. said...

Those pansies are amazing... so lifelike!! Sure is pretty and would be so nice sitting on a desk or counter!! It will be fun to work in "miniature" this week. I thought my post its were just 2.5 x 2.5, but I havent gotten up from the computer to check and after reading yours, maybe mine are the 3" ones too. Other than that I only have the tiny 1 inch rectangle shapes. LOL Thanks for the little tutorial on the pansies... so beautiful!

craftysals creative corner said...

your so clever, I love these pansies

The Other Patti Sue said...

Totally cool project! As always your flowers are amazing! Love all the creations I've missed!

Linda Carson said...

Quite lovely!

Nancy said...

Cute idea! Your pansies are gorgeous!


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