Monday, March 3, 2014

Ribbon Organizer from Chipboard....

 Hello Friends!
Just continuing on my organizing campaign! I created these Ribbon Organizers from 1 sheet of chipboard and 1 12 x12 sheet of card stock, a little hot glue, some Scor-Tape, and some paint.
I have two bookcases that are near to my desk. They surround a window. I kept staring at the unused space between the window and the side of the bookcase.  These can be mounted to the side of a bookcase using, heavy duty foam tape or Velcro.
I am trying so hard to get my surfaces clear of supplies, and use any available vertical space I have. Thank you to my friend Mitzi, who reminded me of the gutter ribbon storage idea, and to use the space on the side of my bookcase.

Here is the Supply List/ Cutting Guide:

1 sheet of 12 x 12 Chipboard
1 sheet of 12 x 12 Cardstock
Hot Glue
Scoring Board, Paper Trimmer, Scissors

Cutting Guide:
From Chipboard you need the following pieces:
(1) 4x9- This is the back
( 1) 4 1/4 x 9- This is the Bottom
(1) 2 1/2 x 9 This the Front
(2) 3 x 4 1/4  These are the sides
(1) 1 x 9 This is the Ribbon trap on the front
(4) 1/2 x 1 These are the spacers behind the Ribbon Trap
(1) 1/4 x 9  This is the spacer for inside the box to push up the rolls of ribbon

From the Cardstock:

These are all hinges and are all 2 inches wide, scored at 1 inch.Run Scor Tape on the interior, both sides of the score line, on one side of the paper.
(2) 2 x 9
(6) 2 x 5

I took this video to show you how to put it all together. I apologize for the length, and all of the flipping around,
 So Far I have made 4, Three still need paint, in the course of 1 hour. So once you get started, they come together very easily.  I am doing a similar organizer for washi tape.

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One Layer Card

Hello Friends!
Since I got an extra snow day today, I thought I would continue to try and make some cards, out of my box, so to speak. I see a lot of my favorite YouTube crafters are creating "One Layer Cards". This is something I have never been very good at, So here goes.
I started with some white card stock  and a series of stamps and a pallet of Distress Inks.  I like how the composition has depth, even though it has no layers.  I mounted the panel on Kraft card stock, and went over the images with my Wink of Stella Clear pen, so in person it is very sparkly, in a subtle way. Technically, the sentiment makes this not a one layer card, because it is a separate piece, but I still think it qualifies. Very simple to do.

Vicky over at Clips-N-Cuts is having a fabulous giveaway and she reminded me about using the Inlinkz tool to list your supplies used on your blog posts. I had first been introduced to this when I was with Lindy Stamp Gang's Design Team.  It is very simple to use. You can find out more about the giveaway, and Inlinkz here:

  Vicky also created a YouTube video describing how to use the tool:

Time to give it a try. Thank you for a nice reminder and such a generous giveaway!

 Enjoy your snow day today if you are stuck inside, Make something crafty!