I know I do! In fact, I love some of my paper so much that I can’t bring myself to cut it! It just sits there in pile waiting for me to look at it again. That’s the way it was with the designer paper I used yesterday to cover one of the journals I altered for a craft show. It had been in that pile for years. I didn’t want to cut it, but it just went so well with the Elegant Bird Bigz Die and the Pool Party Card Stock…I had to use it!
Well, I had some left over and I decided to use the rest of it on these two small candle wraps and the Post-it Note Holder. I love to make other items besides cards and scrapbook pages. Candle wraps are so much fun to make and I just love candles so I’ve made quite a few for all the different sizes of my jars and holders. I used Pool Party Card Stock (122924), Vellum Card Stock (101856), and designer paper to make these two for the craft show. They are so easy to make. All you do is measure the circumference of the candle jar or holder, add 1/4″ or so for the overlap, cut card stock and designer paper according to your measurement, adhere them together, decorate as desired, adhere the two ends together with Sticky Strip (104294) and you’re finished. I stamped one of the butterfly images from Flight of the Butterfly Stamp Set (111564) on Pool Party Card Stock and the Vellum. Then I punched them out with the Butterfly Punch (119848), adhered them together and to the candle wrap with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755). I also punched flowers out of Pool Party using the Boho Blossoms Punch (119858), sponged all the edges with Pool Party Ink (122938), and adhered them to the candle wrap. Pearls (119247) were added to the butterflies and the flowers. One of the great things about the candle wraps is that when the candle is gone, you just remove the wrap and place it on another jar! Make them for all seasons and occasions.
Here is the Post-it Note Holder. (Please excuse the blurry photo.) It is made with an acrylic picture frame. Piecse of card stock and designer paper are cut to the size of the frame and inserted where the photo is supposed to go. You could decorate the paper before putting it in the frame. I added butterflies like the ones I used on the candle wraps to the front of the frame. The Post-it Note Pad is also adhered to the out side of the frame. When the notes are gone, you just add another pad. Fun and easy!
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Now, you need to make some, take a photo of them, and send it to me by email. I will post it here on my blog so the whole world can see it!