Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Donna Sullivan back again for my second Guest Designer project. I can't believe we have had a full month of such awesome projects from the Flamingo Design team. I am honored to have been a part of this awesome endeavor !

 I have chosen to make a magnetic memo board, with a December Daily Tag Book, a pocket to store it in and clothespins to hang any special photos or notes you want to add to the book as the month flies by! The tag book consists of over 30 tags, journal spots, recipe cards and lots of spaces for photos and my favorite, one just for Christmas Eve! Our family does a lot of celebrating between Christmas and New Year's so I wanted to be able to have enough tags to cover ALL the days of December, not just until the 25th.  I also thought about this memo board being used year round, once the December Daily is removed, the memo board can be used during the remainder of the year. All papers used came from the Christmas In July Kit -Traditional Christmas  ON SALE in the Big Pink Bargain Bin. (Original frame before altering will be at the end of this post). Be sure to scroll all the way down for a bonus 12 x 12 layout.

Frame is 16 x 20, front pocket measures 4" x 10" x 1/2" deep
sheet metal (magnetic area), covered in patterned paper, is about 10" x 16".

Close up of the pocket (paper has been doubled for added strength). You can paint or mist the original mat that comes in the frame any color that compliments your project.

 Monday through Friday are magnetic, as are the cute little balls I found while shopping . They reminded me of little Christmas tree balls.
The Saturday and Sunday clothespins are adhered with glue since they wouldn't stick to the metal through the thicker photo mat around it. (Learning lesson, there are different strength magnetic strips).

This is the tag book, turned sideways to read the tag, it opens at the green border measures
approximately 6" x 4", spine has been reinforced with Tim Holtz grunge paper inside.
All the red dots are done with Stickles and each snowflake has a little bling!

                   I really like the selection of tags, and the quantity, that you get in this kit.

There are MANY tags to add photos and journaling. This is the busy person's answer to a December Daily! Add your tags to the book ring, adorned by hand dyed seam binding, tucked inside it's own book cover shown below. I flipped some to the back and spread them out to show front and back.

Included in this kit is a beautiful sheet of paper just waiting to add your photo, journaling and embellies!

MIA and Grammy visit Santa Claus 2012 and go to shop! (shopping wouldn't fit!)

I love this felt Prima flower, holding it for just the right project, and this was it! The green leaves on the layout are stickers from the sticker sheet included in your kit, as are all the journaling stickers on the page.

Now why would they add a brad, (yes, a pack of those in your kit too!) with just one HO on it? Thought it very strange, until I looked again and noticed it's HO 3 (cubed) ! I had to add that cute brad ! It's adhered to a scalloped circle with a spiral design, think old spirograph with thread!

I can't say enough about the value you get for your money with this kit. I still have paper left over to do a few more projects!

This is what the frame looked likewhen I bought it. I think it looks a lot nicer now! Thanks for looking. Hope you all have enjoyed our month of gifts to you with our ideas, and hope that we have inspired you to try them and put your own spin on them!!! HO cubed!!!

Donna Sullivan/paperfusionarts




  1. Donna, Fantastic project shares. Thank you for the inspiration on the december daily magnetic tag board, and your bonus layout was awesome too!

  2. What a great use for an old frame. LOVED your Santa and Mia LO.

  3. Wonderful project!!! you always amaze me with the details you add that make your projects practical as well as BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  4. Thank you girls for the wonderful comments, I'm warm and fuzzy all over now, appropriate for Christmas in July!!!


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