Saturday, February 19, 2011
Just a little something...
Sometimes you need a quick token gift - I tend to pick up odds and ends when I see them so I can be ready when an occasion comes up.
I found some small note paper holders in the dollar bins at Michael's a while ago. I liked the black and white design of the cover but I thought they were a bit plain so I decided to add just a little decoration to make them more appealing.
I had some red velvet ric rac, a vintage poppy and an antique flower vintage brad, all from Creative Charms.
I used 1/8 inch Scor-Tape to securely and neatly attach the ribbon to the box. First I wrapped the ribbon around the box and cut it just a bit short of the total circumference, then I adhered the Scor-Tape in the center - the 1/8 inch size is just right for this ribbon.
I was able to choose a line of the design to follow with my ribbon. It is best to remove a little of the backing at a time so you don't end up with ribbon stuck to itself instead of the box (ask me how I know this!...).
I carefully worked my way around the box, keeping the ribbon at the same level. If the paper did not have a pattern you could use a ruler to help you stay straight.
To avoid bulk, I left a little gap at the front.
I added a large glue dot to hold the vintage poppy.
Just a little bit of "dressing up" makes the note paper box look much more finished.
Here is a closer view of the poppy. These are still one of my all time favorite items from Creative Charms.
The paper was so tight that I removed a few sheets to make the box easier to start using. You could pop this in a cellophane bag with a few wrapped candies, add a pretty bow and use it as a table favor for a luncheon or crop.
I had all sorts of things arrive at my house this week - it seems I had a little bit of internet shopping fun while I was recuperating from my back surgery last week. You may see me doing some different types of projects in the coming weeks. I am very excited to try decorating this Tim Holtz Configurations box.
I hope you have a great weekend. If you are taking a holiday next week (it is the President's Day school break here in New England) have a wonderful trip.
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