May Arts Ribbon frequently holds challenges and I finally mustered up the courage to jump in and try my hand at one. DCWV co-sponsored this particular challenge and provided patterned paper from the Snapshot Stack. Click here to see the original challenge post and the supplies I had to work with. . .
Decided to try my hand at making a simple set of desk accessories which I think would make a fabulous teacher gift. My favorite part is the reworked stenographer's notebook - used wire cutters to snip out the top binding and then recovered the front with pretty patterned paper - repunched the holes with a tiny hole punch and then rebound ("modified" blanket stitch - "modified" meaning that I was too lazy to look up the correct way to do blanket stitch) with May Arts twine folded in half for extra strength.
Probably the simplest project that packs a big punch is to customize your tape dispenser. Take the tape off the dispenser and remove the paper label - you can either trace that onto your patterned paper and cut out or do like I did - glue it directly to the paper and then cut it out. So simple that I may just decorate all the tape dispensers around here 'cause that is cute and sometimes cute is the way to go.
Pop over to the May Arts blog to see the winners of this challenge!