Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A gift for a friend...

Good Morning!  I hope you're week is off to a great start.  Mine is rather busy - I'm working overtime this week, well, perhaps this whole month and it's really throwing me off my game.  For the first time in TMS history, I didn't make my card!  And I love my sketch, too.  Oh well, maybe later.

But I didn't miss the opportunity to create something to share with you for Deedee's Digis!  I received a gift in a secret sister swap sometime ago that is this altered file folder made into a desk set of sorts.  It holds a note pad, a pen and some sticky notes.  I thought this was such a fabulous idea that I wanted to do it, too.  Here's what I did with it....


So here's the front of the folder.  I found these great file folders on clearance at Office Max.  I printed a sentiment from Deedee's Digis set Words of Encouragement.  The metal label holder I found at Michaels or perhaps JoAnn's - I stamped out the word "ideas."


Here's a close up of the sentiment... I just love this quote.


Now, when you open up the folder here's what's inside.  I created this for a scrapbooker friend of mine.  The notepad is for journaling thoughts or idea for pages.  Then with another file, I cut it down, added another hand-stamped label and prongs - it flips up to reveal some page layout sketches for her to use as inspiration.  I didn't take a picture of the those - but you get the idea.

Supplies:
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Rust (Recollections)
File Folders:  Office Max
Stamps/Ink:  Alpha set (Hero Arts), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools:  Cuttlebug, Labels 2 Nesties
Embellishments:  Metal Label Holders (Making Memories)

I hope you try out these altered file folders, let me know if you do - I'd love to see them.  Be sure to visit Deedee's Digis, too, she has many new releases just for Valentine's Day and beyond!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!


4 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jacki Randolph said...

WOW!! what an awesome gift!! I need to go find the tutorial for this and make a few up!! Love the idea of the sketch folder to go with it!!

Hugs xxxx

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow indeed! This is outstanding Melissa. I really need to do something like this as well. I just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts often and that I am still praying for you. Miss you too! Wondering if you got your Christmas card or not. Hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you nothing but the best for 2011. You deserve it sweetie. Take Care.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

WOW!! What a wonderful project!! Hugs~Sheri

Deedee Anderson said...

What an incredible project, Melissa! This will make a fabulous gift. I, too, would LOVE to see a tutorial for how to make one of these (hint, hint -- LOL!) Praying you and your family are well and enjoying the new year! Hugs, Deedee

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