Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Desk Caddy & Notepad

 Hi and welcome to my Free for All day again for PaperWorksCo!  Today I'm focusing on stamp-free projects as I wanted to focus on all the gorgeous papers that Peggy has in the store.  Also, I am a huge paper hoarder and I figured I need to stop stroking them and start using them instead, LOL!!!

So I've had this fabulous desk caddy tutorial sitting around for ages and finally decided to give it a go!  Oh boy was it ever easy - 12x12 cardstock with 2 12x12 designer papers, some folds and there you have it!  Seriously, it's that easy!  I chose these pretty papers from Basic Grey's Euphoria collection.

 Now I have followed the tutorial but I think I will tweak it a bit more and make a divider that I can place at the bottom so the desk items will have support when they sit inside the caddy and not fall into the caddy so much.

Next I made a matching notepad still using paper from the Euphoria collection.  I used my Cricut to cut out the word NOTES and punched these small retro flowers with a leftover piece of designer paper from the desk caddy.  A gem bling in each of their centers finishes off the look to this notepad.

My visitors are now gone and my house is somewhat back to normal!!  We had a fabulous time with them but the house now needs to get back to some sort of a routine - looking forward to school starting up again in 2 weeks to be honest!  Thanks for stopping by and paying me a visit - I really do appreciate your time and your comments!  I'm off the blog hop for a bit!

Don't forget the PWCO Summer Ultimate Challenge is now done and voting has begun - make sure you get over there to place your votes and make sure your favourite team wins!  :)

Danielle x


Riet said...

This is so beautiful Danielle.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sue said...

hi Hun
wow this is stunning what a gorgeous caddy, beautiful gift, scrummy papers, sue,x

dolcreations said...

I love your desk caddy and note pad! I can totally see why you wanted keep that gorgeous paper it almost has an oriental feel, which I just love.I have not seen paper like that and it is totally delicious!!!! I just love the notepad...and how you used your cricut to cut out the letters! Useful little tool eh!!!

Lorraine said...

Great idea love the papers

downrightcrafty said...

Great desk tidy and note pad, such a clever and intriguing idea
Hugs Kate xx

Delphine said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Danielle! Good thing you have decided to start using your beautiful papers, I guess I should do the same :-)! As for school, I would look forward to it starting again if I didn't have to go myself:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Carole said...

WOW, what a beautiful desk caddy Danielle - looks so complicated!
Your notepad is wonderful too!
Carole x

stampinfrog said...

Beautiful projects Danielle and I can see why it was hard to cut the papers!They are gorgeous!

KanataNewf said...

hmmm...I'm picturing your caddy filled with chocolate! That's MY kind of desk caddy! Great project!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Danielle,
This is a beautiful project. The paper is gorgeous.
Fiona x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

These are such gorgeous creations. I have those papers and they are so yummy. Love the little punched flowers on the notebook, must make more of these. Marianne x


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