Monday, February 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink February 2013 Blog Hop

Eek, why didn't someone tell me that Monday is the 25th and that means the PTI February Blog Hop is today, not Tuesday? I'll tell you my messed up calendar story if you stick around to the end, but get to the Blog Hop first.

Nichole's challenge this month was to create something monogrammed. You can find the details over here at Capture the Moment.



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There are some great inspiration photos, but I did a little bit of my own thing here.



These are monogrammed post-it note covers for a few crafty friends. 


Super simple to make, the wonderfully thick PTI Smoky Shadow card stock is cut & scored just a smidge bigger than the 3x3 post-its (or note pad) that is to be adhered inside. 

The monogram panel is made with the Headline Alphabet die, the circle from Hello Sunshine, a Nestabilities Label die and a PTI Half & Half die.

I wanted to create a really clean & simple cover, so used the bracket die from Headline Alphabet to make a notch to slip the end of the Half & Half die into to close the cover.

A little washi tape fits perfectly along the spine!

Now onto my messed up calendar story: my aunt from Scotland gave me a 2013 calendar that has Monday in the first column, running across to Sunday. Most (all?) North American calendars run Sunday through Saturday. I haven't used a calendar like this for a long time, but did grow up with them, so was able to adjust pretty quickly.

I have been referring to the Scottish calendar a lot over the last week or so, and when I glanced at my iCalendar and saw the 25th was in the second column, I mentally said to myself "blog hop Tues". Perfect, I can finish my little project Monday night.

With a few minutes between morning drop offs, I decided to check out the new Make It Monday and quickly discovered a Blog Hop under way! I thought I had an evening to finish off my monogrammed covers, so please ignore any stray glue bits that I haven't cleaned up.  It will be evening before I can head over & see what everyone else has been up to, but I am intrigued by the little sneak I've had while linking up.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


27 comments:

  1. These are darling! I LOVE the number Washi on the spines, super project!!

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  2. Ummm...that closure is BRILLIANT! Totally love it! Great job!

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  3. Post it note covers!! What a great idea and such a clever closure!! Absolutely fabulous!

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  4. Great use of your PTI dies!! The little postit covers are adorable!!

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  5. OVE how they close! These are so clever and Fabulous!

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  6. You are so clever to use the bracket die for the closure! What an awesome idea! And the whole project is super cute. Thanks for the great inspiration; I'm pinning this!

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  7. Jacquie these are so clever. I think using the bracket die for your closure is just brilliant. I may have to make some of these fantastic post it covers!

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  8. Jacquie, this is a brilliant idea! I like having a packet of small note paper in my purse~Love how you created this one and I am so CASEing it! :o)

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  9. WOW! you have a few lucky friends that will be the recipients of these great monogram post-it note sets.

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  10. I was wondering where you were today! These are awesome--and you made so many. How cute and handy, and my favorite part is that cut out bracket--super clever you are.

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  11. These are awesome! And using the bracket die as a closure? Genius! What an great project, and so inspirational ;)

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  12. LOVE these! The colors are awesome, and I love how perfectly the dies work together. And your idea to use the the bracket to hold the cover closed..genius! I totally want one of these. :)

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  13. Love this fantastically clever idea!!! Your closure using the bracket die is absolutely brilliant. Nichole should ask you to do the next Make it Monday.

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  14. How clever & creative--love your project!

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  15. This is great! I love the way this closes!!! beautiful work!

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  16. These post it note covers are wonderful, so clever!!! I use them all the time, this is a great gift!

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  17. Jacquie!!! I LOVE these!! Everything about them! You are such a kind friend to be making all these. Love your headline alphas, and all those dies stacked together ... holy smokes that's a fancy cover. The washi is great on the spine, and the best part for me is the bracket closure. PERFECT use for it, and it looks so fun. Very clever of you!

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  18. Better late than never ... glad you realized the calendar mistake before it was too late! These covers are so awesome! I'd love to see a tutorial or more detail on how to make them! My DD is post-it note CRAZY and she'd love a specially decorated cover (especially if it was green with horses)!
    Thanks for the kind words you left on my blog!!

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  19. The main thing is you got them entered on time!! I love them. What a neat idea. I'm really loving the washi tape addition.

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  20. You are a hoot. Are these for the Bailey's crew??? I see all the right monograms.... hee hee! I love the washi tape spine! Perfect!

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  21. YOu did a great job on these!

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  22. These are just too darn cute! What fabulous little post its.

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  23. These are sooo cute! Love the fun colors.

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  24. Oh, my goodness, that was close, Jacquie! I'm so glad you figured it out in time after doing all this work! This is a super idea for little gifts for friends.

    BTW, I had a purse calendar (here in the States) that ran like that, Monday-Sunday and I was forever getting screwed up b/c of it!

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