Lorri Heiling and I altered these 99 cent calculators with a variety of Stampin' Up! designer papers for the members of our weSTAMP Demonstrator Group at our last meeting.
I THINK I cased this idea from Patty Bennett ... couldn't find it on her blog, Patty's Stampin' Spot ... I've got an e-mail into her to confirm that she was the one I cased ... will follow up on that asap!). Edited to Add: You can also see these keychain calculators on Dawn Griffith's blog, Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.
They are Staples brand FaceTime keychain calculators, sold for 99 cents at Staples Office Supplies Stores. The acrylic faceplate pops off and there are 2 double-sided faceplates that come with the calculators. If you're a stamper, you don't need the faceplates that come with the calculator, you will want to use this calculator keychain to show off Stampin' Up! Designer Papers, of course!
Here's how it's done .... trace the manufacturer's faceplate onto the opposite side of Stampin' Up! Designer Paper, cut out with scissors. Use the following Stampin' Up! punches for the holes in the designer paper faceplate: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch, and 1/4" Circle Punch.
Edited to Add: I found that the Small Oval Punch was slightly smaller than the oval hole for the calculator. After punching it once, I just readjusted and punched again to make the hole slightly larger in order to fit on the calculator.
The following photos show the variety of different Stampin' Up! Designer Papers we used to customize the calculator keychains for our group members. The possibilities are endless!
Just had to include this photo of my dog, Millie. She's 9 years old, acts like she's 14 years old, and overweight (gol' ... kind of sounds like her owner!) ... but I love my beagle girl! She looks at me with this sad face all day long!
I'm working on that iCANDY I promised a few days ago in celebration of 200,000 hits. Hope to get it posted on Thursday!