Thursday, June 26, 2008

Get them while you can!

Mini Tutorial

Better place your order for these Carousel Notes NOW!
This project is so cute and super easy but the Carousel Notes are no longer available
after the 30th of this month.

After you place your order run to your nearest JoAnn's because I found these circle cork boards in their dollar spot and they are a perfect fit for our Carousel Notes. And they are magnets too! Too cool.

Here is a picture of the finished project -- it took longer to find the supplies in my studio than it did to make it. (this will be our club project this month so if you are a member you will get to make one.)

I am so happy with how easy this project was. Here is a list of supplies you will need.

Carousel Notes, Cork boards, 3/4 inch washers (outside diameter), 5/8 inch circle punch, 1/2 inch circle punch, Making Memories Baubles (or ones from build a brad if you can stand to use them with out the brads, lol), flat top thumb tacks, pop up glue dots, small circle stamp (I used Make it Count - hostess set), scraps of matching designer paper and a marker to make dots on the Carousel Note.

Here is a picture of the flat head thumb tack,pop up glue dots, washer
and Making Memories baubles.

This is what the package looks like for the round cork boards.

Here is what they look like out of the package. You will need to remove the magnet and attach to the Carousel Note. I used Scotch Quick Drying glue for this part. Then add the magnet to the back of the finished project with red line tape. The magnets are strong too!

The rest of the directions are shown on the pictures. You can click on the picture to make it larger if you need to.

so I forgot the "r" in Your -- you know what I mean, lol.

I used Soft Sky prints designer paper for this part.

Attach to top of designer paper with snail

I finished it off with some little chocolate chip dots around the note card.
So fast and easy. Now you can use it. Cute huh?

Hope you are able to follow this mini tutorial -- I would love to see what you come up with, I am sure you guys will add many different aspects to it so please leave a comment with a link so I can see your great ideas. Have a great day.

15 nice people left a comment:

rozie640 said...

Very cute MJ, Ithe thumb tacks are adorable!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely the cutest! I want to make some but...I have no JoAnn's! I'm in the middle of nowhere!! I'll have to look online or cut my own, but I WILL make these.
Thanks so much for the great idea!

Carol H said...
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Carol H said...

You are a creative genius! Thanks for providing the link.

Regina Cornelius said...

holy genius batman!!! MJ...these are adorable!!! i sure wish i were having a stamp camp in the next few days! i will have to case this for myself anyway!
thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Fun fun fun ... can't wait to try this.

Susan said...

'Gotta LUV this tutorial....another project & I can't wait. THX. for posting!

StampMom said...

what a fantastic tutorial, thanks for sharing your terrific idea, got to try this one!

Anonymous said...

Mary Jo,
First, I absolutely love having the Christian music playing while I am browsing your site.
Thank you so much for your constant inspiration. I love what you did with the Carousel notes. I have some that I needed to do something with, and now I have all the materials needed!


Unknown said...

This is great!!!!

You got a Shout Out for Project of the Week at You can check out the posting at

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Anonymous said...

Mary Jo,
I just finished my first of many corkboards. I added "Delight in Life" stamped in black StazOn to the top of the corkboard. It gave it a finished look.

You are Awesome!

MaryS from Spokane

Amy Caraluzzi said...

Another STUPENDOUS creation, Mary Jo, which is why I nominated YOU for the Kreativ Blogger award! Check out my blog at!

Linda McClain said...

Oh dear, I hope my Joann's has these, 'cause this is freakin' adorable.

Unknown said...

Great project! Thanks for sharing the directions. You were featured over at Card of the

You can check out the original post at

Anonymous said...

This is just the cutest project - I mentioned it to my club members and they want to do it. Then I went to Joanns and found the cork boards. I was SO pumped, but usually I'm a day later.....etc. Anyway, do you have a source of the "baubles" from Memory Makers? And are they 1/2". I've search all over the net and can't find them. I can't stand using the ones from the Build A Brad set. If you have a tip where to purchase them in bulk, I would LOVE it!! Please email me at janinpb at Where the "at" is the at sign. Thanks and thank you SO much for the darling idea and the very clear tutorial

Jan in PB