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Handmade Kitchen Note Holder

Handmade Note Holder
Hi friends... in this era of high tech gadgets, I wonder how many of you are old school  like me and still use a pen and paper to make shopping lists and to do lists!
I was heavily inspired by some of my favorite Challenges to make all the elements in this project.
I altered the backside of a desktop calendar into a pretty note-holder for my kitchen!
Altered Desktop Calendar
A crafter recently asked [on facebook] about what can be done with paper scraps. I used to hoard scraps earlier but over time it grew ,took too much space and became rather overwhelming. 
So now I dont let it grow too much. I keep a tray with scraps right on my craft table near my die cutting machine and whenever I am in the mood, I  die cut  favorite shapes from the scraps of leftover paper.
Tackling Paper Scraps
 I try to arrange my most used tiny die cuts in clear storage boxes or transparent plastic covers so that I can save time in a future project.
Die-cut storage
I die cut or punch borders from the longer scraps and store them in plastic covers [bought from a local stationary shop]
Die cut Storage
I carefully store even tiny scraps of specialty card stocks like silver card stock as not only are they expensive but are not easily available in my area. Tiny bits of silver and kraft card came in so handy to make my kitchen utensils!
Note Holder
Not only does my kitchen actually have a red color scheme but I think I am being influenced by cupid and the valentine month  to use a red color theme with roses and hearts galore!
Handmade Rose
 The red rose is handmade using Heartfelt creations  stamps and dies. The white flowers and buds you can see peeking from behind the rose were made with air drying "Thai clay"
Handmade Clay Flowers
The lovely shimmer you see on the thai clay plumeria and the paper flowers was achieved using "sparkling dust" glitter. In the closeup below you can see the super cute kitchen glove made with the fine stitch lines and check pattern!
Kitchen Note Holder
 This corner has a handmade angel [made using air-drying clay and a silicon mold]on a butterfly [ an X cut die I had won at the Double D Challenge !]
Handmade Clay Embellishments
 Also couldnt resist adding a wooden cup with an engraved heart! And can you spot the cute shiny red hearts scattered all over my project....! The cute heart buttons are from my friend Mia!
Handmade Kitchen Note Holder
 This corner has handmade paper roses , Thai clay flower buds and lots of cute berries and a cherry!
Handmade Flowers
 The note holder has a "Happy" with a beautiful shiny surface made by heat embossing  Winnie and Walter Happy die cut with clear UTEE. The little angel is again a handmade embellishment.
Handmade Note Holder
 And here is the notebook with matching papers and a cute heart!

Handmade Notebook
I even found a matching pencil with " Happy Day" printed on it and dressed it up with red lace and a shiny red heart!
Kitchen Note Holder

Handmade Kitchen Note Holder
 Hope you liked my kitchen note holder!

Supplies : Dies :  Winnie and Walter Happy Cutaway , Winnie and Walter  Essentials Audrey Cutaways ,Creative Expressions Necessities Apron Die ,Joy Crafts 6002-0251[Butterfly Border],Cheery Lynn  Flourish 13,Heartfelt Creations Botanical Wings Die,Spellbinders Delicate Doilies,X cut 3 D Butterfly,Magnolia Doohickeys Vintage Box Lacing Coffee
Edited : This project was featured in the Top honors at Double D Kitchen is the Heart of the Home Challenge
and also chosen as Top 3 at Scrappyland Challenge 
It was also given the Gold Star at Di's Pixie's Snippets Playground 

66 comments:

  1. WOW! This is AMAZING and GORGEOUS! I love all the elements on this project ... so many wonderful kitchen items and your flowers/fruit are FABULOUS! I love this idea and you've done an amazing job! Thanks SO MUCH for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Kitchen is Where the Heart Is’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  2. This is just fabulous, Sonia! I love all the detail you've included and the colours are beautiful. xx

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  3. This is fantastic - what a beautiful gift idea. All the detailed embellishments are so clever, from your metal and wooden tools and the shimmery berries and flowers to the gorgeous molded flowers and angels. Just so amazing!

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  4. WOW!! Stunning project Sonia..Loz

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  5. This is gorgeous Sonia. lots of gorgeous details and your gingham papers are perfect - a brilliant way to use your old calendar.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  6. Like the pretty detail. The utensils as wonderful. Not old school on shopping lists or to do lists. I use the Memo app & the Kroger grocery app on my phone.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  7. Gorgeous project! It will be beautiful in your kitchen! We use lists here as well but nothing as elaborate and beautiful as this! Enjoy!

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  8. I'm still here, looking at all the photos again. This really is an awesome project and I am intrigued with how you organize your die-cuts. I've recently started something similar, but I'm not nearly as organized as you are. Thank you for inspiring!

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  9. WOW stunning kitchen note-holder love the gingham and fabulous embellishments-love the pinny and little utensils-great ideas for the scraps too-------Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

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  10. Wow, wow and more wow. This is fabulous and I make it 5 of the elements used. Butterflies/checks/crimson/cream/corners. Thankyou for spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

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  11. Wonderful sonia..I can still little details after scrolling backwards and forwards looking at all your photos..so many wonderful happy things on this project, I love it.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  12. Oh my goodness! This is gorgeous! I love all the details you put into this piece! Thank you for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

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  13. Oh my goodness, this is amazing!! I love all of the fabulous details, Sonia!! Those utensils are so adorable!! I love the flowers and the angels and every single embellishment you added!! Spectacular, my friend!! I love it!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  14. This is a fabulous Kitchen project. I can see how handy this will be as well as fit into the decorating theme you described for your kitchen!
    Wonderful work, Sonia.

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  15. Oh Gosh! Just stunning Sonia! I adore each and every elements, so much detailing work and Love those pretty flowers along with Fruits. The Kitchen apron is so gorgeous, perfect for your Kitchen to do list:)

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  16. Wow...This is stunning...I love the floral arrangement with fruits and apron with all details...

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  17. Awesome project Dr. Sonia!!! Love so very much your kitchen note holder!!! How many wonderful details in it!! Any embellishment is a delight for the eyes! Great recycling of your scraps, I too have a BIG box full of transparent plastic bags with little diecuts from scraps, but my scrap pile is always full every way ... LOL
    Pinned immediately your amazing creation!
    https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524495408490/
    Hugs

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  18. I'm lost for words, this is just SO amazing! Really, really stunning.
    Jane

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  19. Stunning creations. Love how you combined all the elements on this projects. Great idea to cut and store your die cuts. Have a great day.

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  20. What a stunning project Sonia, it will make a wonderful gift. a great way to keep all of your die cuts organised and ready to use.

    Sue xx

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  21. Great work as always and this one looks like a real labour of love but worth every moment.

    Have a good week.

    B x

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  22. Beautiful card. Lovely design and gorgeous colours used for our "Kitchen is the Heart of the Home!" challenge. Thanks for joining in to help
    Us celebrate ...hope to see you next challenge.. Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

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  23. A wonderful job !!! Cute details and colors !!

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  24. You have taken so much effort for putting such gorgeous details. It is so beautiful and amazing project.

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  25. WOW, another amazing project. You put so much detail in to everything you make. I just love the little kitchen utensils

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  26. OMG! This is stunning!! I keep writing in so many post-its and this is an awesome idea! However I'm not sure if I will use it, I might just hoard and keep it safe :D

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    1. Hehe my daughter told me the same thing exclaiming that it was too pretty to keep in our kitchen and risk getting it dirty!!

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  27. WOW! that is absolutely stunning. Love all the little details. It's just amazing.

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  28. I live and die by my lists! lol Just checked off--water plants! lol This is GLORIOUS! I love all of your layers and all of your beautiful accents! WOW! So much to look at and enjoy! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Kitchen Is The Heart Of The Home Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

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    1. Good to hear you are like me...I have so many lists and just feel lost without them!!

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  29. This is AWESOME! What a great idea! LOVING the apron and the little utensils!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. Such a gorgeous kitchen note holder ..loving the tiny utensils and the apron .. clay flowers and angels are cute.. :)

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  31. Wow!!! This is just amazing and so pretty too. What a fabulous piece of art to have in your kitchen and useful too. So much detail and work has gone in to this, it's fabulous.
    Lorraine

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  32. Beautiful! So much details. Beautiful flowers, adorable utensils. LWhat a inspiring way to keep your list. Love it.
    Nana

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  33. oh wow, this is really adorable and I have been thinking of crafting something similar since a long time (but never did it :S)
    Good idea with the leftover paper pieces. I have to get rid of mine as well.
    xx, Ally

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  34. Wow, Sonia! Your creation is just perfect. I am so glad that you use so many pretty goodies. The heart buttons are beautiful in this great kitchen note holder. You always inspire me, my friend. Kisses!!!

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  35. OMG you store your die-cuts in a separate storage box !! So organized. I made few plastic sleeves but it's no where near how you have stored. Not just storing but you have put the scraps to good use too.I loved the small kitchen themed die-cuts used and the lovely apron too :)

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    1. I used to store in cardboard boxes earlier but it was not a good option as it took up space and visibility was an issue so this is my latest system

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  36. Wow! This is just gorgeous I love the pocket holders with the utensils in it . I am like you I have to make a list on paper .

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  37. WOW Sonia!! What a fabulous idea...I love the design and fabulous embellishments!
    Take care,
    Beth

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  38. Wow! This is amazing! The apron is gorgeous. The tiny kitchen gadgets are lovely. I love how you've organized the die cuts.

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  39. Clever, beautiful, amazing...all these words come to mind, describing this pretty note holder. (I still make lists by hand too!) It's bright and festive to have in your kitchen as well as being gorgeous. Love all the bits & pieces you've embellished and the utensils look very realistic with the finish you've applied. I think all of us tend to hoard paper bits at first. I have boxes by colors, then still end up cutting into a new piece of c/s. Enjoyed seeing how you arrange your borders & dies, what a good idea to have those at the ready so you don't have to stop, die cut, when you are working. TFS & Hugs

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  40. Such a beautiful work of art, Sonia. You never fail to surprise us. The colours here are awesome - so well co-ordinated and so very charming. LOVE IT.

    Monica

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  41. Oh My Goodness - This is amazing -

    I love all of the layers, details and flowers,

    truly amazing work!!

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  42. What an incredible project! The attention to detail is amazing! Fits in perfectly with the Grid Challenge for Winnie & Walter’s 4th birthday Challenge! Thanks for entering x

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    1. Sorry- it’s me, Keren Baker x

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  43. How adorable! That gingham pattern is perfect for the kitchen theme. LOVE the use of red!

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  44. Wow! So beautiful!! I just love all the amazing details you put into this stunning project!!! Gorgeous work!

    Theresa

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  45. Love your kitchen theme note holder for the kitchen. Beautiful papers and flowers to adorn it too. Your projects are always so lovely and detailed. This is surely a labor of love. Love your storage idea for small die cuts. I throw mine into a large clear zipper bag, but have to dump them to find the small pieces. Thanks for sharing........

    Hugs
    Sue

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  46. HUGE gasp from the Playground - Sonia, this is utterly fabulous! So much wonderful detail and a fascinating post about how you manage your snippets and little die cuts! I'm totally in awe of your note holder, quite the prettiest kitchen inspired piece of work I think I've ever seen. Love it!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  47. Wauw I LOVE this Sonia. It looks gorgeous. ALl those little details put so well together. A fantastic creation! Marlies

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  48. Hey there, Sonia!! Wow, now this is a great way to use up all of your scraps for sure! You must have made quite a dent in your pile, how wonderful! Love that you shared photos of how you organized your scraps. That's so helpful and gives others lots of ideas. Lovely kitchen project, and I'm so glad you joined the Scraps Challenge at Winnie & Walter! Hugs, Kelly

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  49. Back again Sonia!! I get to take another peek at this beauty!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!
    Take care,
    Beth

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  50. This is super sweet! Such a great design! So adorable!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  51. its amazing!
    love it!

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  52. Trying to scrape my jaw up off the floor. Amazing!!!! So detailed. And yes I do still do my lists old school with pencil and paper. LOL Hugs!

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  53. Wonderful project. Yep, I'm a pen and paper shopping list person. Great tip for your scraps of paper.

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  54. Each time I visit Sonia I'm blown away with your creativity and beautiful ideas and work. This is amazing, so many incredible and so beautiful elements. FABULOUS.
    Faith
    x

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  55. Hi, Sonia. I always look forward to seeing what surprises await on your blog. Always something beautiful and completely Sonia-unique. Today is no exception. Gorgeously put together and so refreshing and special. I especially like the very tasteful monochromatic feel using red. Not an easy feat with red hues. Thanks for the inspiration this evening! xx

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  56. Awesome!! Very creative! love the small small elements you added.

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  57. Oh my goodness! Sonia, this is one of my favorite projects of yours... I have a heart for baking and this just whisked me away into the kitchen. The colors and endless details are truly inspired. You continue to be such a gift to the crafty community. Thank you for inspiring us so richly. :) Have a beautiful day, friend.

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  58. Wow this is just adorable ! Love your handmade embelishments !
    Greetz
    Margo

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  59. I do still use paper and pen for lists and such, but for my grocery list I used my smart phone to keep that list. lol So I guess I use both paper, pen and technology. Still use a paper planner but also the calendar on my phone. lol I love your project Sonia, it is so beautiful and very creative!!! I bet it looks beautiful in your kitchen as well, loving those colors too. Hugs, Brenda

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  60. This is wonderful and so very charming! I just love each and every tiny detail and the gorgeous color palette throughout! Hugs, Autumn

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  61. wow- this is amazing, so many wonderful details to look at. Congrats on your gold star from Miss Di.

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  62. Hi Dr Sonia,
    congrats on your gold award on the snippets playground.
    Your creation is so stunning and very superbly created.
    Wonderful colours and layers.
    Stunningly beautiful flowers also.
    Lots pf crafty love. Jenny L.

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