Tuesday, March 10

National Craft Month DAY 10

Today was very busy at work.  But my day ended with lots of fun and excitement.  At work, I got 3 blisters on my right hand.  My right hand, of all places!  I thought I won't be able to create today.  We got home around 10:30 pm from watching our high school girls' varsity regionals game (We won!!!).  So that was the fun part.
But as promised, I had to create or do something crafty each day of Craft month.  So I decided to make a simple and easy one.
I have a lot of Post It pads, which I bought from CostCo years ago back in Japan.  And guess what?  They are stored somewhere, and because of that, I don't get to use them.  Hint:  They were bought years ago, and I still have a lot of them... LOL!  So I decided to make a magnetic holder for Post Its, so I can attach them on our fridge - for us to use.  I just used a square chipboard coaster (4 x 4) as my base.  I covered it with bg cardstock then inked the edges.  For embellishment, I used a piece of ribbon with hanging beads and sequins.  It's originally from a paper gift bag I was throwing away, then I decided to detach the ribbon and keep it for future use.  Then on top of that, I attached a piece of Bazzil Just the Edge cardstock strip.  On the top left corner, I just adhered 3 purple flower sequins with mini Glue Dots.  Then, I attached my "fresh from storage" pink Post It pad.  In the back, I adhered a wide magnetic strip, big enough to cover a big portion of the chipboard coaster so it can carry the weight of the embellishments and the Post It pad when attached to the fridge.
If I had time, I would have added some glimmer or embossed the edges, or something.  But I had a really long day, and I'm now tired and ready for bed.

By the way, this is not my first chipboard coaster project.  I've made a door hanging sign, mini albums and a mini magnetic photo frame with it before.  You can see them all here.  I've seen others make wall decor and scrapbook elements with chipboard, which I have yet to try.

Where to get chipboard coasters for free?  I keep some from the restaurants we go to.  They usually have chipboard coasters in circles and squares.  It doesn't matter what's printed on it, because you can always cover it with bg paper or paint over it.

'Till tomorrow :)

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