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Apr 11, 2009

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Hi! I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

Today I am sharing something I made for a class I had at my house a week ago. This is a hanging note board. I was inspired by a project I saw on a blog that I read, but I have NO clue which one it was. Sorry. :( I DO have a project that I made that will help me remember these details better, but that is for another day. :)

I have to admit that I am in LOVE with this color combo. It uses the new SU paper pack, Walk in the Park. YUMMY! Green, pink and grey? Who knew? LOL

Here is a shot of the note board. The note pad to the left of the board is made from scratch and adhered to the board with red line adhesive.
I had to show you a close up of this little detail. It is a mini shaker box. :) I'll show you below what I used to make it, so continue reading for more details on that.

Here is the left side of the "notes" panel. I used a TON of ribbon for the little poofs on the side. It was SO easy to find the ribbon I needed with my new ribbon storage. I just had to open the pink, white and gray drawers and dig through. Heavenly! I pierced three holes at each straight edge of my letters. I thought it looked cool.

Here is the right hand side. More ribbon, more letters and more piercing.

Here is a sentiment panel. I used Nestabilities and my SU butterfly and scalloped circle dies. I used a plastic canvas circular "template" to make my holes nice and even. I played around with the butterfly a LOT, but ultimately decided on a demure gray with no stamping. I tried about 49 different combinations before I settled on that! LOL

Here is a coordinating jumbo clothespin I designed to match. I used the same patterned papers and matching stamps. The flower was made with my new floral Nestabilities. They are from the newest release. I stamped on 2 of them, splattered them with ink using my air art tool and distressed them by rolling them with my fingers. I stuck a basic gray button in the center to tie in the button from the note board.

See the leaves? I was especially proud of my idea for that! LOL I took a strip of Kiwi Kiss card stock and scored down the center of it. Then, I punched small ovals with my SU punch with the score line centered to make the vein for my leaves. Simple, but made me happy. LOL

Close up of sentiment panel.

There is that super cute circle shaker again! :) To make it, I used a 3/4 inch punch and punched it out on a scrap piece of pink card stock. Then, I centered that circle in a bigger circle punch (I think it was 1 1/4) and punched to make an O.

Then I grabbed a circle shaker set. You can find them for sale on my sticky stuff for sale page HERE. These make shaker boxes EASY and I love them!

I popped out the circle size I needed. Here, you can see what was left after I removed what I needed for my O shaker box. To use them:
  • get your "frame" ready (my O)
  • adhere the red line tape circle to the back side of your frame
  • adhere a piece of acetate (clear something) to the red line adhesive
  • adhere the matching foam piece to the acetate (clear something)
  • pour something "shakeable" in the foam "well" (here I used clear microbeads and glitter)
  • remove the adhesive liner from the foam piece
  • stick a "back" on (I used a punched circle piece slightly smaller than my O)
  • you're done!

These little awesome shakers remove the frustration from shaker boxes. No cutting foam tape in a ton of pieces! No shoving the tape together only to have your beads and glitter fall out through crevices you didn't see. The shaker circles (and squares) provide a tight ONE PIECE seal that keeps your shakers shaking. :)

Each set of shakers comes with THREE nested foam pieces and 3 matching nested red line adhesive pieces. Here, I am showing you ONE that has been popped apart. You can see that you can make SIX shakers with one nested piece, so each set of 3 will yield 18 shakers.
Again, those are available for sale HERE and come in circle and square.
You can see another tutorial using the circle shaker HERE.

Here is the finished ensemble.
If you have any questions, feel free to post them here or e-mail me. Remember if you leave a comment that requires me to answer a question, PLEASE leave your e-mail address with your comment. :)
Stamps: big deal alpha SU, Great Friend, SU sentiment (not sure what set it is from)
Ink: white craft, kiwi, basic gray, pretty in pink, pink pirouette, Versamark, pretty in pink craft
Paper: Walk in the Park DP, basic gray, white, pretty in pink, kiwi kiss
Accessories: silver brads, lots of ribbon, big silver brads, corduroy brad, jumbo eyelets, red line dimensionals, heavy weight chipboard, Janome sew mini, microbeads, glitter, circle shaker box set


  1. Jody, this is fabulous!

  2. FANTASTIC poject, Jody!! Filled with all your wonderful attention to detail. Love your leaves, I have been doing the crimped kind lately, but really like your version!

  3. Totally awesome as usual!

  4. Wow! What a fabulous project! I'll definately be making one of these! I especially love the shaker 'o'.

  5. Wow! This is awesome. I love the idea of a shaker added to a card.

  6. Sure, tell us after the fact! Dang, what a great class, I woulda hopped a plane! *grin*

  7. Wow! Those are simply beautiful. I love the color combos. I love them!

  8. Wow! You're right, that pink, gray, kiwi kiss combo is good together.
    Especially like the flower with corduroy button.

  9. Jodie, this is beautiful!! You did a great job!!

    Thank you for sharing!


  10. Wow! This is such a fantastic project. I love all the different little sections and the amazing details to each one!

  11. Wow! This is such a fantastic project. I love all the different little sections and the amazing details to each one!

  12. Oh wow Jody...this is a fabulous project! What a fun class this would have been! I'll need some of that paper now...have never been a fan of gray but you have made it look gorgeous here!! TFS!

    Happy Easter to you and your family!

  13. This is the neatest project I have seen in a while. It is really beautiful.

  14. Jody...this is beyond adorable! I guess I need to get that paper after all! LOL! I love all of the details and I think I am going to be needing some of those circles! TFS

  15. Wow what a beautiful peice of art!

  16. ooohh!! jody, this is splendiferous!! a fun little project and i love those colors. i'm with you---who'da thunk?

  17. Love this!!! You have such an amazing attention to detail!

  18. Holy cow! This is VERY COOL, just like you! lol.

  19. So beautiful and yet very useful. (Gotta love that!) That Nestabilities flower is just gorgeous.

  20. This set is beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing!!!!

  21. This is absolutely fabulous. I love this color combo, too! and all the little extra details you added (the peircing around the letters are amazing!)what a wonderful class idea.

  22. Your class project turned out wonderful. I'm sure all the ladies loved it!


  23. it reminds me of something Michelle Wooderson posted some time ago. It's loverly! espcially the color combination. thanks for sharing.


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