15 Apr 2014

Let's alter it......................................

Let's alter it......................................

Hi there,

I am back with the second project for Ali-Craft DT, using the delicious papers by Prima.

Stationer's Desk- Collection Kits
Prima Stationers Desk.
I decided to make some stationary items, things that people may use on a day to day basis. So my first piece is an altered Chipboard Panel, you can buy these from Ali-Craft you may need to call them, as I am not sure they are on the website.

So here it is.............................

Note Pad holder.

I took the Chipboard Panel and gave it a coat of Espresso Paint Dabber (it's about the only one of mine that has not dried up!)

I then drew around the panel on a sheet of the Prima Paper, then trimmed it so I would get a border around the panel. I coloured the edges of the paper with Antique Linen Distress ink and then stamped a few of the Butterflies using Potting Soil Archival Ink.

I had a rummage through my stash and found a Bulldog clip, I took it apart and coated it with some Glue and Seal by Ranger, then painted the handle with some Espresso Paint Dabber, whilst that was drying I Covered the barrel of the clip with some scraps of Prima paper ( waste not want not). once it was all dry I re-assembled the clip. 

Altered Bulldog Clip.

I adhered the paper to the panel making sure there was a even border, I then pierced a hole near the top, aligned the hole on the Bulldog clip over it and attached it with a fancy Brad.

I choose a sticker from the sticker sheet and placed it near the bottom and added some of the smaller Prima blooms that match the collection, to give it a bit more dimension.

Flowers from the Prima Collection.

Well I hope you all enjoyed this weeks project.

Happy Crafting.


  1. Your notepad holder is beautiful Barbara and very practical as a note holder - although I would not want to cover up that lovely background! Anne x

  2. Loving this Barbara, what a great idea.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  3. Love what you have done great idea.
    Becky x