Sunday, November 10, 2013

Holiday Thanks - 613 Avenue Create

Hi, Crafty Peeps!
We have a fun challenge for you this week over at 613 Avenue Create!  The Optional Twist to Our Anything Goes Challenge is to create a Holiday Thanks You Card or Hostess Gift.  Our sponsor this week is:

I noticed that Chalkboard Papers seem to be all the rage in the paper crafting world these days.  Tim Holtz has a line and several other big brand name companies.  I finally broke down an ordered a few elements of Prima's Optimist  paper collection. had great prices.

This was one of those projects that started out great in my head, but felt flat on my drafting table.  
The Theme was "Take Time to Note The Small Wonders in Life." I covered my note holder with vintage clocks themed paper. Sadly, the embellishments that seemed perfect in my head, did not work.
 I decided to use the chalk paper on the front and interior of the holder.

I used one of those cute Prima Wood Embellishments as the base for my sentiment.  I cut the word Succeed from one of the Optimist sheets.  A couple of foam dimensions added depth.  I used chalk to scribble the word Notes! When my new 6x6 pad comes in, I will remove the chalk paper and cut a piece that covers the entire front of the holder.

Inside is a nice post it pad and a place marker pad.  There is also a chalkboard at the top.
Of course, people don't normally walk around with chalk in their pocket.  Unless, of course, they are 
paper crafters!

We also launched our 613 Avenue Create Facebook Page this week!  I would love it if you would stop by and like us!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a sweet idea...has a nice vintage feel.

  2. I have not been by often enough & I wanted to drop by. I'm glad I did b/c you are right. This is all the "rave" right now & I didn't know where to find it. Now I will have to come back when you do it the way you want it to be done. And I will definitely go by the FB page!!! Hugs Sweet Friend~Patti

  3. Although it may not match the image in your head, I think it turned out lovely. It is a fabulous idea to use chalk board paper.

  4. Fabulous project Chana! Love the colours against the black.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.


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