Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #96 - Anything but a card

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are taking a step away from our usual cards
with Challenge #96 - Anything but a card

Our sponsors this week are:


Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Prize: 1 digital image

All Dressed Up
Prize: 2 Digital Images

Today I have used the super cute A Gift For You Twiggy & Toots digital stamp from Polkadoodles, one of our generous sponsors this week, to make a post-it note holder.

I wanted to make it pretty and practical (for older hands and eyes) so I used a larger sized (4"x4") Super Sticky Lined Post-It Note Pad.

I overlayed the image on to digital paper in Adobe Photoshop, printed two on A5 X-Press It Blending Card.  (The size is perfect for the larger post it note pad.)  I coloured the panel using Copic markers (details below) and matted on contrasting cardstock.  The scalloped panel was cut using the largest die from the Couture Creations Scallop Squares Nesting Dies set.

I've not made one of these before, so I thought I would share just how easy they are to create.  The most challenging part for me was sourcing the pad and mini pen.

I cut a 5" x 11 1/2" strip of cardstock and scored at 5", 5 1/2" 6", then cut two lines between the outer score lines, 2" and 3" from the top, making a 1" section to become the pen holder.  The 5"x5" panel becomes the top front of the holder.  When the "pen holder" is popped out into position, I adhered the two narrow sections to the base then adhered the matted note pad to the base.  Once you have the dimensions they are ever-so-quick and easy to make.

Polkadoodles - digital stamp - A Gift For You Twiggy & Toots
Samantha Walker Tea Party MEGA Kit (digital background) - Plum Floral Plaid Band
X-Press It - A5 blending card
Copic markers - owl - E53 E55 E57 E59
Copic markers - clothes & shoes - B93 B95 B97 B99
Wink Of Stella Glitter Pen - fob watch - Orange
Copic markers - bouquet - RV63 RV66 RV69 YG23 YG25 Y11 Y13 Y15
Copic markers - gift tag - RV000
Copic markers - gift bag & gift - RV63 RV66 Y11 Y15
Copic marker - 0 - zero
Wink Of Stella - Clear Glitter Brush
Kaisercraft weave cardstock - Violet
Kaisercraft weave cardstock - Grape
Couture Creations - Nesting Dies - Scallop Square
Post-It Super Sticky Lined Notes (4x4")
Bic 4 Colour Mini Retractable Ballpoint Pen

Sending a big Thank You to Polkadoodles for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #96 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.

I am going to enter my project in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge
Challenge #31 - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges
Challenge #102 - Anything Goes with optional Anything But A Card
I have used a scalloped square die and my "nature"
is a cute owl with his arms filled with fresh flowers.

Get Creative Challenges
Challenge #51 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge Blog
Simon Says: Thinking Of You
with Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker
This is Kathy's 6th Coloring Challenge and she encourages us all to colour something every day, all month long and share our work on her Day 1 post for this exciting 30 day event.


  1. What a fabulous gift idea ! I love how you have made this especially with a pen to go with it and your adorable image on the cover.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week !

    Jo x

  2. hello! an adorable card, fabulous coloring! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  3. Oh Tracy you have done it again, the owl is amazing & the colours just blend so beautifully. Congratulations on another fabulous project. @-) @-)

    1. Thank You Beryl :)
      Thank You for suggesting this post-it note project, it is going to make a pretty and practical gift!

  4. Wow! I don't think Post-It Notes ever had it this good before! What a clever idea and your color palette was so bright and happy! I also love the sentiment you chose and how you even have matching Post-It's inside. Being the Post-It Note addict that I am, I really enjoyed seeing this totally creative project and am glad that you shared it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

    1. Thank You Andrea :)
      ... this was my 1st post-it note project and I KNOW I will be making more and more than likely become an addict too!

  5. What an adorable project. Love how you have showcased that sweet image. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina

  6. What a fun and fabulous project! Great coloring and what a great little gift this would make! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Thankful for Nature’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  7. A wonderful booklet!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional anything but a card” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

  8. Oh Tracy! This is just so sweet. The owl turned out fabulous


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