Wednesday, July 20, 2011

It's ALTER time at PPCC . . .

WOW ... is it Wednesday already?

Yes it is and it's time for a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.  Today we are ALTERING things ... what ever strikes your fancy ... works for us!  I recently learned how to alter a TABLET so that is what I have to share with you today!

 This is your average 5x8 lined tablet (purchased at Staples 12 pk for $7.29).  You can either get the yellow lined paper or white ... I chose white.  

Here's a quick step tutorial on how to make this:

1.  Cut your BASE cardstock 5" x 9 1/4" ... this allows for the 8" front, 1/4" top and 1" over the back.

2.  Score at 1", 1-1/4" and 2 1/4" ... this allows for an inch on the back, front and the 1/4" top.  Making it possible for you to FLIP the top panel properly to utilize the tablet.

3.  Use a strong adhesive to adhere the back, top & front of your 'cover' to the top panels of your tablet.  Of course, be sure to measure your tablet in case the measurements are slightly different from mine.

4.  Now the fun part ... create & embellish to your liking for whatever occasion or color scheme you desire.  
 I decided to make this one for my girlfriends office.  She loves flowers so I made these homemade flowers (another day tutorial) using the PunchBunch Dahlia punch and Tim Holtz distress inks.
What a fun project ... I'll be making more of these to sell at this years craft show at the local high school in the fall.  The front cover ideas are ENDLESS!
NOW ... it's your turn!  Our challenge runs for 2 weeks, so you have plenty of time to go ALTER CRAZY!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!
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Please be sure to pop on over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog for all the details and to enter your altered creation!  I look forward to being 'inspired' by you all!  Happy Day!


Dorcas said...

100% awesome, Dar!!

Lana said...

I love this tablet Darlene!!! The colors are fab and the flowers are just right with it and so much fun to make!! thanks for helping me make one too !!!!!!