Printable Post-it Notes

I came across this ingenious idea recently on the Skip to my Lou blog, which always has lots of great crafty ideas.  This is especially timely for Christmas, when we’re often picking up little stocking stuffers for friends and family.

There are so many cute little post-it note dispensers, I know I’ve been tempted to purchase one on occasion. But the idea of giving just a stack of paper in a cute dispenser is lacking something. Not so, now. At Skip to my Lou, they’ve designed a template that will allow you to print a special message on your top piece of paper (or throw a few within the stack for surprises later in the year)! Just download, stick your papers onto the template, then design and print.  Drop by the blog to see how to do it. 


Stick ’em up!

Make Me a Bookmark!

If you’re looking for an adorable little project to do with the kids on a snow day, why not gather up some supplies and make these cute little fabric covered button bookmarks!


I spotted these on a wonderful craft blog I follow regularly, called Skip to My Lou.  They often have great ideas for simple crafts that kids…and adults…can do, without a lot of cost involved. All of the instructions for the bookmarks are right here.  Just purchase a few covered buttons and bookmark clips from your local craft store, find some adorable fabric (you can even use old t-shirts or any other fabric scraps you may have lying around), and get out the glue gun!  Once you’re done, download the cute printable onto cardstock to hand out with your homemade gifts! Voila! A present for Grandma or that nice neighbour.

Happy crafting!

2011 is just around the corner!

Sorry its been so long since I’ve done a fresh post to the blog, but I’m hoping many of you were still holiday-ing and didn’t notice.  We’re open again at the Carleton Place Public Library and we’re expecting a busy few days!  It’s been 4 1/2 days since we were last open, so if you’re itching to get some new books, stop in anywhere from 2:30 – 9pm and load up!

If you’re off this week and planning a New Year’s Eve party, here’s a great idea to put at your dinner table or roll up and leave in a bucket for your guests to take on the way out…printable 2011 calendars! Skip to my Lou has found the greatest (mostly) free printable calendars and put them all in one place so that you have plenty to choose from!

There’s a cute calendar that you can print and slip into a CD case to hand out, ones that you can colour yourself and even ones that allow you to design the calendar pretty much from scratch.  So, if you’re looking for a fun project for the kids (or yourself), print these off onto card stock and you’re all set!  Happy New Year!