Monday, September 27, 2010

I'm a Believer!!

When Stampin' Up! Came out with fabric I was on the fence, I won't lie. I'm not a sewer, I will get my small machine to sew on some cards once in a while but I own a sewing machine because my husband is in the Navy and he is notorious for saying the night before that he needs something sewed onto his uniform for an inspection the next day. He actually did this too me last night, 6pm on a Sunday needed a new patch on his dress blue uniform! He knew for 2 weeks he needed this done!

Recently I acquired some of our new fabric from my Friend Terry who I adore because she knows me and she knew if she sent me some of it I would do something very creative with it.. See, I need pushed a little sometimes and forced to think outside of that box I craft in! Now I want it ALL... there are a million ideas running through my mind of what to do with it!

Directions for this to come soon... 100% no sew.. Card Stock, Shimmer Brads, Round Tab Punch, Scalloped Border Punch, Sticky Strip, Fabric Glue and some glue dots!

I used the cardboard that comes with our DSP for the frame... and I covered it with the Fabric, I love the texture it gives it!

5/8" Real Read Grosgrain Ribbon for the tie, attached to the back with Sticky Strip and is staying put nicely.

I used the Round Tab Punch and some Glimmer Brads in the coordinating colors to match the Candy Cane Christmas fabric. I also used some coordinating card stock inside to line it. I also added a strip of Baja Breeze punched with the Scalloped Border punch.

My pockets are formed from Paper Lunch Sacks.. The Standard size ones.. I cut the bottom off and then cut them in half. I folded a piece of Real Read Card Stock over each pocket to make it look better and give the pockets some strength and keep things uniform.

I trimmed a few post-it Note squares down and attached them so you can add more when those run out. You need a place for you list!

And these Pesky Club Cards from all the stores.. I always forget this one for Safe-Way or I misplace it! Here I used a small strip of fabric and made a place to slide it in and out. You want everything flat and not too bulky so it closes nicely and compact.

Here it is full of all my coupons.. I'm a new coupon user and if I didn't get them organized I was about to be done using them for good.. And when I priced coupon holders in the stores WOW.. not worth it!

You could write or stamp the name of each section on the tabs instead of the brads.. It's up to you, I did it without because mine are organized by aisle in the store I use the most so that is what works for me.

I will be making directions on this soon... So stay tuned, it was tricky making the original but now that the measurements are done it will be easier!


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