Sunday

Post-It Organizer... AKA Whiteboard :)


OK, for all of you that are like me and have sticky notes stuck all over your monitor, today's post may be an answer to better organization- well... at least it's more decorative!! :)
Yep, it's a magnetic whiteboard. I picked this up for $2.50 at Target near their dollar section, and added flowers and "buttons" from a die-cut self-adhesive sheet that's part of the Sunshine Garden Simply Scrappin Kit. The marker cap and the black flower centers (they look like drawer knobs) are magnetized and moveable. I wanted to protect the die-cuts from the dry-erase marker over time, so I heat-embossed the die-cuts with a clear embossing powder (EP)/Dazzlin' Diamonds glitter mixture. It's so sparkly and pretty in real life! Once I gathered the supplies, I completed this project in less than an hour.

Here's a quick mini tutorial, and you'll need the following materials:
Magnetic Whiteboard (12x16)
Sunshine Garden die-cut sheet or something similar
Versamark
Clear EP/Dazzlin' Diamonds mixture OR Iridescent Ice EP
Heatgun
Embossing Tray
Tweezers
Mono Multi Glue

Choose the die-cuts and trim them apart.

Leaving the die-cut image on the backing sheet, peel off the excess paper. Make sure the die-cut is stuck well to the backing sheet.
Tap Versamark all over the die-cut and cover it in embossing powder (be careful not to lift the die-cut off the backing sheet).
Carefully melt the EP on the die-cut with the heatgun by moving it back and forth about 6 inches away. Use tweezers to keep from burning your fingers! -I used my tweezers and my ACME Heatgun Accessory Gadget... now don't go Google-ing this - it's a homemade, "heavy duty" aluminum foil wrapped piece of very thick cardboard to help speed up the melting process and protect my tabletop ;)
Peel off the glittered die cut and rub off any edges that might have stray bits of melted EP. Decorate your whiteboard. (Note: I glued the die-cuts to my whiteboard with mono multi glue -the die cuts were still sticky, but I did have some areas where EP got underneath on the first couple dots before I realized it. Just be sure the die-cut is stuck well to the backing sheet before dipping in the powder.)
Well, there you have all the juicy details! LOL! I'm glad I de-cluttered my computer monitor - it was really starting to look like something from a Dilbert cartoon. Have a great Sunday!!

14 comments:

Comeka said...

Ohhhhhh! What a great idea! I think I am the post-it note QUEEN and it is a title I would like to give up! I think I'll be heading to Target this week . . .

Ronda said...

What a great idea!! I never would have thought to do this! Guess I will be going to Target tomorrow (my son will love that, LOL).

amie said...

Oohhh - me too - I'll be heading to Target too!! This could be really cute gift too!! TFS such a great idea!! And I LOVE the Sunshine Garden kit too!!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Beautiful! I love the idea of using a simply scrapping kit...off to target!

Twila said...

Wow, you really had one of those light bulb moments on this one. What a great project June! I love it!

Jamie Hurley said...

This is ingenious! Love it!

Jess Lundahl said...

Great idea and very cute!! You are way more organized and ahead of the game than I am. You go, girl!

Tessa said...

So cute! Love the idea and I love your picture tutorial on how to do the embossing in such an easy way! Thank you!

Lisa said...

Awesome idea! I love the way it turned out.

Benjaman said...

I love it ... Acme Heatgun Accessory. This would make a great door prize! TFS

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Great idea, June! No more sticky notes!!

Rose said...

What a great idea! I need to make me one.

Jennifer Murai said...

Great idea!! I always love an old technique used a new way!! TFS

Krissie said...

great idea! I like the embossing tips and that board is super cute!

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