Sunday, May 15, 2011

Scrap Paper Clean Up, Copic Marker Storage Solution & A Card :)

It is a crappy day here....raining like CRAZY and flood watches all around.
What to do on a Sunday like this....play with paper of course :)
I thought my boys would be beating eachother up by now but they are playing sooo good with Legos. I really love days like this! Everyone is happy and I am getting tons done! (I still have a long list  but slowly things are getting done)

I wanted to share a tip that I saw over at DoubleClick Connections-AKA ABusyBee. Carrie had a GREAT tip on using all that scrap designer paper which I am sure we all have a ton of!
Cut it all down to the size you use the most for your cards. I make alot of A2 cards so I cut my scrap down to 4 x 5 1/4. (Alittle smaller that the standard A2 size which is  4 1/4 x 5 1/2)

ended up with this :)
started with this
Now I only went through 1/4 of my paper but already I feel like I can create so much with what I already have cut down.
This is the card I created from my scrap find! I really love this paper and you sometimes tend to forget what you have laying around when the scrap piles get really big...like mine.
The paper is K & Company Faded China Paper Pad and the card is an A2 base with the pattern paper cut at 4 x 5 1/4. I added a simple black ribbon and made my own stick pins (again another tip from Carrie)
I made a rosette with the coordinating paper and stamped the sentiment with My Pink Stamper's Pinka-licious set.
I am going to enter this card over at Birthday Sundaes-use at least 3 circles

Lastly I was searching for a better way to store my growing collection of copics without spending the big bucks and being able to see all the colors in their grouping better. I think I found the perfect solution.

I found these pencil boxes at Target today. They came in 3 different colors and I bought one of each color. They have 4 divided sections and I used a small binder clip to hold them all together. Then I was able to separate by color and see what I have. I will go back and get at least another one...there are a few colors together because I ran out of room. I really love the find and the solution!!
Thanks for stopping by and see you all tomorrow :)

12 comments:

  1. That looks great! Nice idea for combining your copics.

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  2. To Target I go! Love this idea. I've been trying to come up with something for my new Copics and this will be perfect.

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  3. WoW! You really rocked your scrap paper pile! And your pins look gorgeous with your card! So happy you found some of my tips helpful! :)

    Great way to store your copics!

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  4. This card is wonderful! I have been wanting to try one of those rosettes! Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes this week!
    Tara

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  5. Beautiful card! I love that K&Co paper pad...the colors are so bold! Wonderful rosette and pins! Thanks for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!

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  6. Fabulous card! I love the rosette and the colors are beautiful! Thanks for sharing all the great tips too! So happy you joined us this week at Birthday Sundaes!

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  7. Thanks for the great ideas!! :)

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  8. Great paper tip! Your card is so pretty, love the pins you made.

    Awesome storage find too!

    Thanks for playing along with my Birthday Sundaes challenge!

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  9. Great Tip on the scrap paper. definitely sure your copic collections has grown. Thank you for linking in.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  10. Jessica ~ Oh My! What a CUTE card! i LOVE what Carri and yourself did with the papers! CLEVER idea! The copic storage ~ again CLEVER idea!

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  11. Grat tip for the paper and the marker storage too! TFS
    Have a great day,
    Liz

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