Monday, 16 November 2009

Project 16 - Shopping List holder

Everybody needs a shopping list! From the very old to the not so very old!! These are vintage inspired shopping lists, a perfect Christmas gift.

You will need;
A piece of wood/MDF or BIA Chipboard covers 10"x10"
Photocopy of a vintage magazine page
Sheet of music or music backing paper
Distress ink old paper and tea dye
Foam blending tool
Craft sheet
Pretty paper Napkin
1 sheet Patterned paper
PVA glue
Foam spreader
Vintage playing card or similar
Vintage kan-u-go cards or alphabet stickers
Small square punch (Yellow Woodware)
Chipboard swirls
Paint dauber
Rub ons
3 Large eyelets
Cropadile Big Bite
Large bull dog clip
Stick pin
Sand paper
Dark brown chalk eye ink pad

This first notepad holder was made using the wooden lid from a two bottle wine case we were given last Christmas. I used the base to store my alphas and had not thrown the lid away and now I have found a use for it! The other two are made from BIA clipboard covers that work just as well.
1. Ink the photocopy of the vintage magazine page using a distress ink pad on a craft sheet and a foam blending tool. The original would be too thin to use. Ink the edges with the darker Tea Dye ink.
2. Tear pieces of sheet music and ink these edges too. Arrange on the wood and glue down using the PVA and the foam spreader. Spread glue thinly over the top of the whole sheet of wood.
3. Separate the layers of the napkin. They are usually 3 ply and you just need the top patterned layer for this. Smooth the napkin on top of the wet glue on the piece of wood and spread glue over the top of it trying to make a few creases here and there for texture. Don't worry if it does not cover the whole of the wood surface. Leave to dry for a while, in a warm place. When dry, trim the edges with a craft knife and sand using a sandpaper block to smooth. Ink the edges using a dark brown ink pad.
4. Punch hole carefully in the wood using the Cropadile Big bite being careful not to break it!! If you feel too much resistance, use a wood drill instead. Insert the large eyelets and set them in both top corners.
5. Work out where you want to place the list and the bulldog clip. Mark with a pencil and punch another hole using the Big Bite and set another eyelet. 5. Arrange your embellishments, rub ons etc to suit you and add a long length of ribbon, knotted, to hang the board up. Punch the letters out of the Kan-u-go cards using the square punch to spell the word list, add an odd "s" from another alphabet set.
Thread some ribbon through the holes on a large button and slide it to the mid point. From the back of the board, thread both ends of the ribbon through to the front and tie on the bull dog clip with a knot or bow.
Glue a sheet of patterned paper to the back and trim around the edge using a craft knife to neaten. Sand the edges and stain them with the dark brown ink pad.
Here are two that I made using vintage cook books and BIA clipboard covers. The first one also has a small blackboard on it, a piece of chipboard painted with blackboard paint.
This one uses a 1950's "How to Ice a Cake" booklet in that vintage pink! I am going to add mini bull dog clips to the side for receipts too!
December Daily Album - Day 16
This page is simple, a Theresa Collins Die cut shape I had left over from a project. I added a 3D tree embellishment from Anna Griffin to fancy it up!
Pop by tomorrow for another crafting project! TFLx


jackie(worcs) said...

I like the shopping lists CC, I may do a variation of this for my mom.

Crafty Dawn said...

Great Idea hun lots of work & loving the aprons too!

Love Dawn xx