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Monday, June 2, 2008

Cookie Box

Hey Everyone!

Sorry it has been over a week since I last posted. Can't believe I've been so busy for someone who no longer is employed! There are not enough hours in the day! That being said, I do have lots to blog about and lots of pictures to share!

Per my last blog, I talked about working on making a box for cookies I was baking for the new neighbor lady who just moved in on our Cul-de-sac. I then made a card to match the box. See pics below:

I covered the box in this great paper that had a beige Harlequin square background and daisies (you can see it better in the close up of the tag below).

For the tag, I used one of my tag punches and punched out a tag in a coordinating blue color. I then cut out one of the daisies from the paper and glued it to the tag and stamped "for you" on the tag. I then put an eyelet at the top to run the ribbon through. I tied a double bow using thin satin ribbon.

Here is the matching card I made to go with it. I wanted it to be simple, but matching. So I took the same blue card stock for the matting that I used for the tag, and used the same paper I used to wrap the box as well. I used the two eyelets to anchor the welcome sentiment which I stamped in a darker blue. Below is a picture of both the box and the card together:

I also made a card for my best friends who are leaving on a 7 day cruise to Alaska this coming weekend. It is their first cruise, and they are really excited about the trip. Here's the card I made for them:

The picture here doesn't do it justice. The ship is one of those "things" from Jolee stickers, but it's not a sticker, so I don't know what to call it. Anyway, I used cloud print scrapbooking paper for the background, and then cut out a couple of clouds and made them pop out from the card with sticky squares. I used my zig-zag cutter for the "ocean waves", and then used a glitter pen to highlight the waves and the bottom of the clouds. The "sun" was made with a circle punch on super glittery paper that I got from Archiver's. You can't really see the glitter, but it's really "glittery".

So, there you go, my two projects that I worked on this week. Also, I noticed that a lot of your blogs also include a picture of your "workspace". So, I decided to take a picture of mine too. Here it is (by the way this is a lead in for something else, bare with me):

That's my little creating corner. It is the bonus room above the garage that we had built when we built the house. Anyway, I am always looking for new ways to organize things. I hated the way I stored all of my clear stamps. They were crammed into one of those white Sterilite drawers you see up there on my desk. I would have to fish through all of them just to find one that I wanted. So, I came up with an idea that I thought I would share with all of you! Please don't laugh at me if this is an old idea that everyone knows about. Remember, I'm new at this, and what I think are revelations to me, might be old stuff to all you "vets" out there. OK, back to what I was saying. I had binders and sheet protectors lying around my home office, and a light bulb went on. . .why not put your clear stamps in sheet protectors and then put them into the big binders!?! So, that's what I did. I put a piece of white card stock in each sheet protector, then slid the sheets of clear stamps into each sheet protector. I now just leaf through the binder like a catalog of all my stamps and can easily find which one I'm looking for! I also put them together by "type" of stamp such as leaves together, flowers, birthday stamps, etc. I have so many of them I had to go to two binders! But boy does it make it so much easier! Anyway, if this is a new idea to some of you, I hope it helps! I no longer dread digging through all of those stamps. I also worried that they would be damaged if they just laid on top of each other. This way (if you look at the picture of my space, you'll see two binders sitting to the right of the light) they are standing up and nothing is on top of them! I know, I probably sound like Martha Stewart. . .anyway, I of course have a pic of this below too!:

How cool is that? Nice and organized! LOVE IT! Now I just have to come up with a better way to store my rubber stamps!

OK, I think that's it for this post! I'll try to update more frequently. One of my "inspirational mentors", Julie Koerber (that's how I think of her because she is an incredible designer and I have linked her under my favorite blogs upper left (Out to Impress)) has posted some beautiful monogram cards on her blog, so I think that is what I'm going to try next. I'll post that soon!

Until then, I hope all is well in your world! Thanks for visiting, and I'll be visiting your sites as I always do! Don't forget to scroll down to see the "Pic of the Week"!




Julie Koerber said...

Ok... blushing! What on God's green earth did I do to win you over. Did my mom mail you money to talk me up??!?? HA HA!

I have to say I was laughing when I saw your binders. Guess what I did last weekend? I found some old binders and sheet protectors and slid my clear stamps in them just like you did!! I created binders by company so that I don't have to search when I want a certain stamp. Then, I have tags inside for flowers, sentiments, etc. FUN!! I guess great minds think alike --huh??

Hope all is well with you!

jayne said...

Hi Curt
Thanks for the idea of the binders and I LOVE your pic of the week!! what a darling dog!

The Rubber Maid said...

Hi Curt, Don't tell Julie about the money I mailed it's just between you and I...anyway I love your package and matching card, very creative of you. Yes the binder is a great idea and your stamp area is so neat and perfect. You don't want to see mine at the moment as it is a MESS !!! Hugs to all you boys. Pat Love all your photos. Is your Mom's dog a Llahso?

Janine said...

Hi Curt
It was my birthday at the beginning of May.. I like them to last a while.. Thanks for the wishes!!
Great cards and package!!
Best stop making Julie blush too!! LOL ***

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Allison said...

Great creations Curt...I love the scene you created with that boat! And your stamping area is so organized...mine is a perpetual mess!

Deb Neerman said...

Hi Curt: WoWZa! I love these projects!! Your boat/ocean scene is just amazing!!

I'm so glad you found me; 'cuz now I found you too! I'll be visiting often!

Oh. And your dogs are beautiful!

Have a great weekend!!

~Hugs, Deb

Adrienne said...

I love your creative corner! I am SO jealous! :D Your cards are awesome, and I also love your 'Giant' dog stamp that is in the blog a few back. Anyway, good luck on your adventures!

Ida said...

Just checking your blog out as I found it through Jenn (KiyomiKrafts). This is a great idea on storing clear stamps. I may just have to try that out myself. Thanks for the tip. - You have some nice cards here on your blog. Keep up the great stamping.
Hope you drop by my blog as well. Have a great day, Ida

Paula said...

What a coincidence, that's exactly how I organized my peel-offs yesterday :-)