Thursday, April 26, 2018

Tablet/Ipad/Phone Holder

Hi everyone!  Barbara here on the blog today, and I have a super fun and easy project that is going to be a must-have in every home.  Lately, I've decided I am tired of holding my phone or Ipad while I'm working, and I remembered seeing this nifty Tablet/Ipad/Phone Holder in the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts store.  It's easy to put together, and it can be embellished or left plain.  Of course, I am going to embellish mine.

There are only three pieces to put together.

Cut two pieces of paper the same size as the bottom of the holder.  Glue one paper to the top, cut out the slots, turn over and glue the second paper to the bottom.  Do not cut out the slots again.  You will want complete coverage on the bottom.

All three pieces are now covered with the paper.  Notice that the paper on the two side pieces are not covering the dovetails. You will want to keep them free so that they will still fit inside the slots on the bottom piece.

Distress all the edges with Frayed Burlap distress ink.  This will give a nice finish and cover the white edges on the paper.  In the photo below, the top piece has not been distressed, while the bottom piece has been.  Can you tell the difference?

Before gluing the pieces together, I used a gloss varnish to cover both sides of the paper on each piece.  This will protect the paper from use and abuse while using the holder, such as coffee spills or food stains.

Glue the two sides to the bottom piece, as shown.  I like to use a fast grab tacky glue for this.  Let the glue dry before handling it

Use a craft knife to cut away the "chads" that hold the laser cuts in place.  There are only two holding this Leafy Corner intact.

I decided to emboss my leafy cuts with a blue patina that matched the colors in my paper.  You can use any kind of embossing ink, or Versamark if you have that.

I embossed two leafy cuts and adhered one to the front and back of the larger back piece.

front side
back side

On the front, add flowers and berries, etc. along the front section, being careful not to place the flowers too high or it will obstruct your view of your phone or tablet.

However, embellish away on the back side.

Here are a few shots from the side, and  how it looks when in use with a phone or tablet.

Supplies Used:
GSL Tablet/Ipad/Phone Holder
12x12 Print Paper (Stamperia SBB520)
PVA (white) glue
Fast Grab Glue (Aleenes)
Gloss Varnish (DecoArt)
Frayed Burlap distress ink (Tim Holtz)
Foam blender tool (Ranger)
Rustique Patina Azure embossing powder (Judi-Kins)
Clear Emboss It Dabber (Ranger)
Floral embellishments

I hope you enjoyed today's project.  Wouldn't these make such wonderful gifts to give to all your family and friends.  It would be so much fun to decorate each one differently to suit the recipient, after you've made one of your very own, of course.  So check out Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts for more inspiration and ideas.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful, creative day!


1 comment:

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