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Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I designed this card as a kid birthday card but it is a versatile design. By changing the decorative paper you can have a card for a boy, a girl, a teen, a woman or a man. The candle is a QuicKutz die which cuts the solid as well as several patterned ones. Great to use up small scraps of cardstock. It's a great size and the flame has 2 pieces.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Paper storage is always a challenge. I have been storing my cardstock and bond paper in a inexpensive file cabinet. The weight of the paper has been hard on the drawers and it was difficult to see the very back of the drawer. I spent several months researching options. I finally decided on an Ikea piece (my favorite store). It is Trofast. It's found in the children section. It is deep enough to lay the cardstock on the eleven inches and still store boxes of envelopes behind. I have 3 shelves in each half. Of course it needed doors. The doors that come with the unit are chunky blue plastic ones which I didn't want. The temporary doors are cut from foam core with handles attached. I will make permanent ones with thin wood with magnets to keep them in place. I now have full access to all my paper. I have not sorted it all in colors yet but it gives me a really good idea which colors I have a decide supply. Much of this comes from my sister's trip south of the border. I use a lot of cardstock and envelopes in my monthly card club.
These are my thank you cards for my Stampin Up Party. Susan my demonstrator showed us how to make an ink pad with reinkers and a baby wipe. At the end of the party it was to be discarded and I just couldn't do it. I used the baby wipe to produce 10 sheets of decorative paper with the ink left in the wipe. The colors she used were Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, and Crushed Curry. I used the paper in my thank you cards by punching a negative flower punch then layering on pumpkin cardstock then a near match for rich razzleberry card stock. The greeting is a clear stamp from Micheals.
I had my sisters and neice over for a craft day yesterday. These are the cutest red reindeer which were part of our Christmas celebrations. My sister found red velvet paper to reproduce these cuties for her scrapbook pages. Excellent choice. I spent a couple hours fighting technical issues to gain access to all the the family photos from Christmas 2008. We have it solved. Thanks for all the help. We headed out for Thai food then back to scrapbooking. It was a good day.