Monday, May 2, 2011

My Homemade Corkboard Set for Mom

I finally completed my project for Mother's Day! :)


A corkboard set consisting of a corkboard {obviously},
a pen holder and a notepad holder

A photo of me, my mum and my sister, the girls of the family.

pen holder

notepad holder with calendar

I'm sure you can all figure out how to do the corkboard. I just covered an illustration board with striped patterned paper, mounted the corkboard to it and embellished my heart out. :) So you'll need the following:
- illustration board
- cork board
- patterned wrapping paper
- embellishments (I used stamps, rub-ons, lace, flowers and a buckle)

As for the other components of the set, here's a step-by-step of how I did them.

Pen Holder

- canister
- patterned wrapping paper
- embellishments (flowers and lace for this one)
- adhesives (double-sided tape and quick-drying glue)
- scissors
- paper trimmer

1. I covered a canister with my patterned paper and embellished with lace and flowers. I recycled a Pik-Nik canister for this one as it was just the right size for me.
2. I cut out a strip of the patterned paper, around 1 inch in size and positioned it at the center of the canister in such a way that it created a checkered pattern (see illustration above).
3. I adhered it to place using a double-sided tape.

And we're done with the pen holder! Now on to the notepad holder..

Notepad Holder

- box
- cutter/scissors
- patterned wrapping paper
- patterned paper for the calendar
- calendar cut out or printed
- credit card protection sleeve
- embellishments

1. I chose a small box for the project and cut out the top. I covered it with patterned paper and set it aside.
2. It took me a while to figure out how to attach a pocket for a calendar. I'm so happy I thought of cutting out a credit card protection sleeve from my credit card holder! It saved me the time and effort I would have had to do to make a pocket out of plastic or transparency. Phew!
3. I adhered the protection sleeve to the covered box with double-sided tape. Then, I made a calendar out of patterned paper and a calendar page for the month of May. Size should be that of a calling card or credit card so it will fit perfectly into the credit card protection sleeve.
4. I inserted the calendar layout into the protection sleeve and again embellished with lace and flowers.

DONE! Wasn't that easy-peasy? :) I'm not sure I was as clear as I wanted to be though so if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment and ask away.

I'm joining the following challenges:
Anyone for Anya and Friends - Mothers Day
Creative Cowgirls - Happy Easter ~ Happy Spring ~ Happy Mothers Day
Creative Inspirations Paint - Inspired by Mom
Dream Valley - flowers
Robyn's Fetish - Mothers Day
Sparkles Forum - anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Mum's the word
2 Sisters - card/project for a mother
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Mothers Day
Crafts 4 Eternity - anything goes
Fairy Tale - Mothers Day
Paper Cutz - anything goes
Pattie's Creations - Mothers Day
Ai Factory - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Happy Mothers Day
Craft Us Crazy - Mothers Day and flowers
Moving Along with the Times - anything goes
Some Odd Girl - mom-themed
Make It Monday - no challenge, just pure inspiration! :)

How about you? What are you making for Mother's Day? I hope you're done with your project, just a few days more to go! :)

On a different note, please check out my other blog if you have time. Beautiful Craft Spaces is a collection of inspiration and ideas for your craft room or space and it is filled with beautiful pictures of craft rooms from our fellow crafties! :) You might also be interested in downloading a digital stamp that is perfect for a doorknob hanger here. Hope you drop by! And if you have a craft room or any feature of it that you'd like to share with us, please do!

Thanks for visiting! :)


  1. Oh what a fabulous gift! And I'm saying that as a mum :D She is going to be thrilled!! Thank you for joining in at Creative Cowgirls XXX

  2. What a great project. Anyone would love this as a gift. Thank you for joining us at IDIC

  3. wow what a fabulous idea .. i love the soft blue colour
    Thanks for linking up at make it Monday
    Lisa x

  4. Hi Rochelle

    Wow, gorgeous gift set, your Mum is going to the so happy to receive it. I love the photo! Such pretty papers you have used.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week

    Michelle :-)

  5. oops forgot to say -Thanks for joining in our anything goes challenge at MAWTT
    Lisa x

  6. WOW this is a super set. Brilliant idea. Thanks for joining in on this weeks Anything Goes Challenge on MAWTT Hazelxox

  7. Wow, what a stuning project! I love the idea with the striped papers! Really wonderfull! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  8. Nice project! Thanks for the steps

  9. A fabulous project Rochelle and a gorgeous present for your Mum - it's so well made. Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  10. Fabulous project thank you for joining us at SFc good luck in the draw x

  11. Rochelle, this is an awesome gift set! Love how you did the paper design on the pen holder. Everything is designed so beautifully. Thanks for playing with us at CI Paints. Hope you will join us again. Hugs, Sarah

  12. Rochelle - an awesome gift for a Mother!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Mother's Day' challenge!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  13. What a great gift! I love how you used our Mother’s Day theme for this week’s challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Hugs ♥

  14. Wow, what a great project! I'm sure your mom will love it. Thanks for playing with us at AiFactory!

    JanR- AiF dt

  15. Lucky Mum, this is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

  16. What a thoughtful gift idea.

  17. Wow great projects... all of them. this is such a clever idea and so useful. It's always nice to know that they can really use what we make. Love it! Thank you so much for joining in our "Mum's the Word" challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.


  18. So sweet! She´s gonna love it!

    Thanks for playing with us at Some Odd Girl this week!

  19. that is an AWESOME gift! She will LOVE it!!

    thanks for playing with us at Some Odd Girl :)

  20. What a beautiful and useful set. She will love it. thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

  21. what a lovley gift i would have loved to recived a gift like this thanks for joining us at SFC good luck
    GIll xx

  22. What a gorgeous set! Your mom is going to love it. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  23. It's a beautiful gift set, everything matches perfectly, and the photo is gorgeous. I'm sure this will be appreciated and loved. Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges. CoB

  24. WOWZERS! this is a stunning project that you have done. I love the photo on it and the colours and details that you have added to these items. Beautiful inspiration. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular this week we hope to see you again soon. HUgs Bron :D

  25. Lovely work, a great gift set. Thanks for taking part in the SFC xx

  26. What a gorgeous corkboard. I just love the matching notebook and pen holders. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

  27. Fabulous Job! The papers and ribbon and everything are just Great! Way to incorporate the calendar.

    Tons of hugs, Dangina
    Thank you for playing along @AFA

  28. I thought I left a comment here. But I can't find it. :( I must have been so involved with your project, that I forgot! Your gift set is amazing! Everything about it is just fabulous! Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ Creative Cowgirls Challenge!
    -bridget GDT

  29. Such a great idea! It looks fantastic and I'm sure she loves it!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  30. fabulous idea! thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

  31. What a wonderful project!

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  32. What a fabulous gift set!

    Thank you so much for playing with SSDS!

  33. Such perfect gift!
    Love it! Very original!
    Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

  34. FANTASTIC! Your work is great.
    I love it.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra

  35. This is a truly stunning project - just gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft US Crazy this week.

  36. WOW!! What a wonderful gift for Mom! Love everything about this set. Gorgeous project. Thank you for playing along with us over at CRAFT US CRAZY.


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