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!