Bamboo Placemat Memo/Photo Holder

Hello! Tami Sanders here to share an inexpensive organizational project with you.

Do you have lots of paper “bits” tucked here and there like coupons, business cards, notes to self, etc? Do you forget where you stash them? How about making a memo holder to keep them all need and organized and more importantly – at hand when you need them! And not just any memo holder, but a decorative one using TCW Stencils…

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The base of the memo holder was a bamboo placemat that I found at the $1 store.

Then I selected a few stencils: TCW366 Scallop Flowers and TCW278 Circle Explosion and inked the designs using ColorBox Crafter’s Inks in colors that coordinated with my space. I did the circles first, then added a scattering of the flowers. Heat set the ink to make it permanent, then add a coat of sealer for good measure…

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Then all that was left to do was to add paperclips in between the bamboo slats to hold memos – or as I did for the sample – photos…

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Supplies Used:

THE CRAFTER’S WORKSHOPTCW366 Scallop Flowers and TCW278 Circle Explosion

OTHER: Clearsnap: ColorBox Crafter’s Ink: Aquamarine, Limelight, Fire, Tangelo and Sweetpea and ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Bamboo Mat, Ribbon and Paper Clips

Tami Sanders… The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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