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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  1. I have always love the black and white flocked papers. They are stunning.

    I hope you are feeling better and that your back surgery went well. I had mine almost six years ago. Sadly I still have trouble. I pray yours is more successful.

  2. Love it. It will look so small yet so bold on a desk!

  3. Oh, how did I miss those cute paper holders at Michael's?! Very cute...and even prettier with your help!!! :)

    Thanks for sharing,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  4. The difference is amazing, it looks like a stunning gift now.
    Kim xXx

  5. What a great idea. I love the colors and pattern on the box.

  6. You added the perfect touch to these. They are GORGEOUS!

  7. i've been tempted with tim holtz configuration box. i'll be watching to see what you do with yours. looks like a 'fun' project.


  8. Such a GREAT idea, usual! Love redecorating simple discount items into lovely gifts. Thanks so much!

  9. Ooooo..That flower is so pretty! Great idea!

  10. Darling note holder. Wish we had a M's but the nearest is about 100 miles away. I will have to look for some of these somewhere else. TFS.

  11. This is so cute! I'll have to see if I can find one of these for my mom. She would love this.

  12. This is beautiful!!! Love how you made it special :-) TFS! -Sam :-)

  13. Great gift idea Diane. Your addition of velvet rick-rack and poppy really added a great touch.
    I actually could use a little note box like this sitting right next to my phone. Very handy. Can't wait to see what you come up with with your Tim Holtz configuration box. Haven't seen you work on altered projects. Is that what you had in mind?


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