MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Done, Done and Done!!!

Yee haw! I have finished making the last present! What a relief.
The picture is what I made using a great idea my friend Sue showed us at the last CQTeers meeting. These are SO simple and fun to make. The 'base' is just a cheap L-shaped picture frame from the dollar store (these happen to be made of metal and have glass where the picture is supposed to go, but you can get the acrylic ones too). Turn it so that it is lying down and forms a perfect 'rest' to write on. Insert pretty paper inside (instead of a picture) and then I used double-sided carpet tape to stick a pad of Post-It notes onto the front. I personalized them with the recipients name and also did a co-ordinated pen (took the pen apart carefully, stuck double-sided tape onto the refill, covered with same paper as I used in the frame). Easy, cheap, and makes a great little giftie. Thanks Sue for the idea!!

Now it's time to start wrapping all the creations!

8 comments:

dogonart said...

Will you be using the furushiki method to wrap any of your gifts??

Doreen G said...
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Doreen G said...

Geez girl is there no end to your talents

Christine said...

I'm in awe of folks who handmake gifts. This one is sure to be a crowd pleaser, so creative. I love how you've used an available item in an unusual way. May I borrow the idea for my elderly Mum, I can see a photo of her and her great grandson inside with a notepad on the bottom.
Hooroo,
Christine.

Anonymous said...

Wow MA they turned out great. Glad you liked the idea and yes they are super easy to do. The matching pen is a great touch.
Mrs Noofy

Paula Hewitt said...

you are full of clever ideas!

em's scrapbag said...

What a fabulous idea!

Nicole Austin said...

Cute gift idea! I saw this on Chrysti's 29 days of giving post. Thanks for sharing!

Happy Holidays,
Nicole