Friday, August 7, 2015

August Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop

Hi Friends! It’s time again for our monthly, Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop ! Now that so many of you have our Summer Product Release stamp sets in your hot little hands, our Pod Squad of designers have geared up to inspire you with even MORE creative possibilities featuring the newest SugarPea Designs sets!

Acrylic Photo Frame Desktop Notepad-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-dies from SugarPea Designs

I used the new SugarCuts-Notebook Journal Card die and the chipboard sheets sold in the SPD store to make a desktop notepad. The base for the notepad is simply an inexpensive clear acrylic 4x6 picture frame. Instead of a photo, I slipped some notebook patterned paper, layered on a pair of contrasting mats, inside of the frame.

I decorated the top of the frame with elements I die cut from chipboard. The letters in the word “notes” were inked with red pigment ink before I arranged them on the frame. If I’d been thinking ahead, I would have backed the chipboard with a wide piece of ScorTape before cutting the letters so that all I’d have to do to adhere them was peel off the backing and stick. Maybe next time . . . The pencil was also cut from chipboard to make it sturdy and give it dimension. I also die cut the pieces for the pencil from different cardstock scraps, then mixed and matched them to assemble the pencil. The pencil’s tip was rubbed in gray pigment ink to get the look of a sharpened pencil.

Once I had the chipboard pieces in place, I added a pad of yellow sticky notes to the frame. This makes such a great back to school gift for a special teacher! I can tell you from my own experience that teachers can never have too many sticky notes!

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Materials Used
SugarCuts-Notebook Journal Card die, chipboard stack (SugarPea Designs); Memento Luxe Love Letter and Gray Flannel inks (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); Real Red, So Saffron, and Pink Pirouette cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Fine Linen cardstock (Papertrey Ink); silver paper (Target); Simple Lined-Turquoise designer paper (Luxe Designs); acrylic frame

26 comments:

  1. What a fabulous project idea! I want one on my desk!

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  2. Such a fabulous gift idea! I love it, Lori! So creative! Thanks for sharing! XX

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  3. Very sweet and simple! Great gift idea for Teacher!
    Thanks for sharing this!
    (Hugs) Cara
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

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  4. Really cute idea for a project! I love it! That Notebook Journal die set is fantastic!

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  5. Great idea! Love these dies!

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  6. Sweet! I love making things like this for little gifts!

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  7. So very clever, and so pretty!

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  8. great project for back to school
    my grandchildren will be using this idea

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  9. Cute idea and such a fun little gift!

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  10. Perfect for a notepad holder.

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  11. What a great idea. I wouldn't have thought about using one of those acrylic frames. Genius!

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  12. Cute and quite clever! Love it ♥

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  13. Great idea fot my home office

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  14. What a nice idea to offert that as a gift 😊

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  15. This is a stupendous idea and one that I will be trying soon!! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!! LOVE IT!!!

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  16. Excellent idea....very cute! This would be great for a little gift to mass produce!!

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