15 July 2016

A Magical Little Note Holder

Hi All! Welcome to the Rose Blossom Blog Hop featuring Close To My Heart's Magical Collection. If you just hopped over from the incredibly talented Shelly Nemitz's blog, One Pretty Piece, you are in the right place.

Nothing says summer vacation quite like bold, bright colors. The Magical Collection is perfect for capturing your summer memories from Independence Day celebrations to family vacations. (And if you happen to be vacationing at the Happiest Place on Earth, well this collection is PERFECT.) Take a look:

Am I right?! While I do have some photos reserved for a couple of Magical layouts, today's project is not about memory-keeping. Instead it's about gift-giving. Or at least having a quick note on hand when you find yourself in gift-giving mode.

This is a little cardbox easel that I made to hold six 3 x 3-inch notecards and their envelopes. (It could hold up to 10 cards and envelopes depending on thick the cards are.) I was inspired by this project, but made a number of changes, including the dimensions. (It still holds a couple of 3 x 3 post-it note pads though.)

Anyway, I made the easel from 110 lb. Neenah solar white cardstock, which is extra heavy and withstands extra wear and tear. I then matted the inside and front of both sides using Magical paper. I then blinged up both sides using Gold Shimmer Trim, White & Gold ribbon, and a stamp from the July Stamp Of The Month set: From the Notebook. I stamped "super" on White Daisy cardstock in Cranberry ink and punched it out with a 1-inch circle punch. I then punched out a 1 1/4-inch circle from Sapphire cardstock. I popped up both layers with foam tape and went to work on the cards.  

Here's a look at the easel from the side:

For the cards, I cut six 6 x 3-inch bases from White Daisy cardstock and folded them in half to make 3 x 3-inch notecard. I then layered each base with Sapphire cardstock with Magical paper. For the sentiments, I stamped the tag stamp from the July Stamp Of The Month in Sapphire ink on White Daisy cardstock. Using stamps from the retired Live, Laugh, Love stamp set, I then added "Thank You" and "For You" sentiments to the tags in Cranberry ink. I finished the notes off with White & Gold ribbon (attached with my Mini Stapler) and flowers and glitter gems from my stash.

Here's a look at each side and the cards:

I hope you enjoyed this little note holder. Now hop on over and see what the fabulously creative Morgan Vogt has for you at Tweetscraps! I'll be back with more Magical projects in the next few days, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, have a creatively wonderful day!


  1. Kim, I really enjoy coming here. Just when I think there can't be anything else creative, you astound me again! I love this design and the changes you made. So very magical!!

  2. Another amazing creation... The easel cardholder is so beautifully crafted and the cards are darling!

  3. That is just too cute! I know I'd love to receive this as a gift (something to keep in mind if you happen to get me as a secret sister... ;) Love it!

  4. The artwork and the creative folding project are both just magical!

  5. I love how you always come up with something different and creative! I love this little easle holder and the cards! You always inspire me!

  6. I just love this easel holder. Your 3D boxes are always so crisp and clean. These cards are so cheerful in the primary color scheme and those little, yellow flowers are the perfect accent. I second Morgan's comment, file this idea away for any gift exchange as it will be well-received.

  7. You always have something adorable to show us crafters. This is no different. Love the design and the cards are so cute. Amazing Kim! Love your work!