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Monday, May 30, 2011

Faux Scrap'n Easel


As promised, I have something to show you that helped me tremendously w/ my last project, working w/ li’l design pieces. As we all know, these pieces can go astray at the drop of a hat. Some people work from their Cricut mat, while gluing the pieces together. I prefer not to have my mat exposed to the elements very long, so I remove my designs right away and then replace the cover on the mat.

I’ve been admiring the Scrap’n Easel for a lonnnnnng time. As I can’t justify the cost right now, I’ve been trying to win one from different blogs, w/out any luck. So I decided to create a "Faux Scrap’n Easel". Now, this one doesn’t completely mimic the famous Scrap’n Easel by no means:-

  • It’s not an easel; J
  • It’s not a fold-‘em-up item; J
  • It’s not 12 “x 24”; J
  • It doesn’t have set pockets on the corners; J

But it does have:-

  • Magnetic surface (11” x 11”), which is the “biggie”; J
  • Corners (which I made myself) that can be moved around on the board, for different sized paper;
  • Ladybug magnets (that I made using magnetic buttons and felt ladybugs).

Only cost about $15.00. Board was $13.00. Magnets and ladybugs were $1.00 each/pkg.

Worked like a charm when I had all the li’l layers for Tweedledee, Tweedledum and the Cheshire Cat. J

Looking forward to using it for all my projects, now. Hope I’ve inspired some of you!


4 comments:

  1. Very innovative! Crafters can always find something that will work, huh?

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  2. Linda.. you did an amazing job making your magnetic board. What a great idea!! I love the little lady bugs..so adorable. Thanks for entering in my blog candy giveaway. Bella's birthday is June 8th and she turns 3. I can't believe it..it feels like I have had her forever as she is my little furry best friend. I know you can understand that with your little fur baby. Bella is always by my side and where ever I go she follows me along. She has been the biggest blessing, I swear! I have never been this close to any animal before I got Bella so she is really something special. Anyhow, talk to ya soon and I hope you have a great day! Terri Two Pink Peas www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com

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  3. Hi Linda -- Love it!! :)

    You have an adorable blog and projects. Thanks so much for joining in my T.G.I.F. Linky Party and I hope you play along next week again.

    ~Tracy
    http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/2011/06/tgif-linky-party-6311.html

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  4. This is a great idea and project! I'm always looking for cute ideas to save $! Your blog is supercute and I especially love that waving cricut at the top!!!
    Amy :)

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