Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Hexagon Christmas Star Decorations/Coasters

These Christmas Stars are so quick and easy to create.  They can be used for Christmas tree decorations, strung together as a Banner, or as I use them as Coasters.  They are just the right size and take little fabric to construct.  

Use a variety of fabrics and play with patterns or plain. Seasonal or Festive. Your imagination can run wild. 

The pattern is not mine, but was found on the website a couple of years ago; and I keep referring back to them for inspiration. 

The pattern consists of two 'nesting hexagons' when turned on point the larger one acts as the backing and binding to the front to form the 'Star'. With a little piece of wadding to act as an insulator in between the layers, if using as coasters.  

Looks really unique.

The PDF link for this free pattern is:

Hexagon Christmas Star Decoration/Coaster

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Post It Note Cover & Pen


These instructions are for 3"x 3" Post-It-Notes


Card stock cut at 7 3/8" x 3 1/4"
Bone scorer
Snail adhesive
Short pens or pens
Stamps, ink pads, and anything to embellish with

Score your card stock at intervals of  3 1/8", 3 1/2" and 3 7/8"
Fold card along all center score lines.  Cut to the score line at equal intervals as shown in the diagram below.  About 1/2" apart.  Enough room for a pen or pencil.

At this stage you can embellish the cover.  Stamp and emboss with celebration sentiments , or simply emboss with your Cuttle-Bug machine.  I have done both.

Once completed, fold and score lines so that the pen holder sits proud as in photo.  Apply snail adhesive to secure the  middle score line to the inside of the back, thus producing a book cover.

On the back of your post it notes pack run several lines of snail adhesive and carefully center inside the back panel.  There you are, a great economical and practical for for anyone.  Especially for those last minute gift ideas.  Easy and cheap to create.

Link to a downloadable printout:
Post It Note Cover & Pen