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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!


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

  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

  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.


  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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