June 23, 2022
Hey there! It’s Kira and I am back with another tutorial using some of the newest Cardstock Warehouse papers. Cardstock Warehouse added these super cool corkskin papers to the shop and I couldn’t wait to use them on a project. My boss recently came to me asking for ideas for a staff appreciation gift for my coworkers and here’s what I came up with. Let's get started!
We recently had a meeting at work where our boss had us start by “love bombing” our fellow coworkers. We all got about 6-8 compliments each, and it was such a boost to our morale! My boss wanted to take these “love bombs” and create some sort of paper craft/desktop décor so we could be reminded of how awesome we all are, daily. I thought it would be cute to make little mini, desktop bulletin boards and mini “post-it notes” with each of the compliments.
First, I started by printing all the compliments on a variety of cardstocks. I chose 3 different colors for each board and stuck with that color scheme while embellishing the boards. I used a mixture of handwritten fonts to add variety to the notes. Then I cut each note at 1.5”x1.5”.
Once I had my notes printed out, I assembled my bulletin boards. I bought 5x7 frames at Dollar Tree and removed the glass. The frames I purchased had a mat (that I decided to keep in) and this made the corkskin paper fit perfectly inside my frames without any trimming.
Then I curled up the edges of my notes, so they looked more like post-it notes when you peel them off. I used my bone folder and just curled in an upward motion, sometimes focusing on one corner over the other.
Finally, it’s time to decorate the boards! I went through my stash and pulled small embellishments of varying textures. I wanted a good mix of elements, so I grabbed printed die cuts, puffy stickers, chipboard stickers, and foam stickers.
I wanted some stuff to look like pushpins (like the enamel dots) and other things to look like items you might save and stick on a bulletin board.
Each board I made was tailored to each of my coworkers, so on some I included mini-DIY polaroid pictures. I created these by printing photos at 0.75” x 0.75” and cutting around the photo leaving a border that mimicked that of a polaroid photo.
And here’s a final look at each of the 9 bulletin boards I made:
I loved making this project because it was like scrapbooking but with extra special meaning.
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