Friday, October 8, 2010

Paper Crafts Inspiration

To go along with my recent addition to my paper crafting addition, I have started to invest in Papercrafts Magazine.  Well in their September 2010 issue on page 66 they had an Online Bonus project that can be found here.  It was so lovely and simple and I fell in love with it immediately.  I wanted to try this technique out and combined it with one of the Unity World Cardmaking Challenges found here.  These are what I came up with!

Supplies: Snowflakes (Jolee's), Snowflake Emboss (ProvoCraft), Cardstock (Cordinations, Joann's), Ink (Tsukineko), Sentiment (Unity Stamps KOM September 2010)

Supplies: Leaves (McGill Paper Punch), Cardstock (Coredinations, Bazzill, Generic),  Patterned Paper (K and Co),  Sentiment (Unity KOM September 2010), Ink (Tsukineko), Sizzix Tim Holtz Texture Fade Embossing Folder: Flourish

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Paper Scrap Storage

If you're anything like me, you have more paper scraps than you do everything else in your arsenal combined.  Well I can be very thrifty sometimes, and wanting to be as green friendly as possible, I shrink at the idea of throwing away paper scraps, besides my paper is so pretty!  Well, I always need storage that will keep my scraps open and available to me.  So, this is what I have done.

1.  Photo Box turned Scrap saver
    • I converted a photo box into my scrap saver box.  I just cut some tag board to the dimensions of the box for each color in the rainbow plus one for white CS, black CS, vellum, journaling paper, and cream CS.  I then took my handy dandy Fiskars medium circle punch and punched a circle (out of my scrap pieces of course) for each color that I wanted to have  section.  I adhered them to the piece of tagboard so that I could see them.
    • Any piece of paper 10x4 or smaller goes into this box 

    2.  Iris Scrapbook Carrier
    • I did the same thing for this one, a piece of scrap paper for each designated color was cut to fit inside of a filing tab.  These were attached to the large hanging file folders that Iris makes for their scrapbook box.  Anything that won't fit inside my table top box, goes here.  
    • The nice thing about this box is that it has a nifty tray that fits on top, you can put tools, or like I do, all my thin long pieces that turn into journaling strips.  It can all be locked together and carried away!

    What I love about these ideas, well I know exactly where to find which color now.  Easy to find AND easy to file!



        Welcome to my new blog!  I had to create this one as I have changed accounts.  This should be where I stay however.  I am so excited to begin sharing my artful creations with you all again!  Along with tasty organizational tips/tricks/ideas, techniques, and all type of fun paper crafty related stuff.  And sometimes unrelated paper crafty stuff!