Sunday, August 31, 2014

Card Storage Box - With Tutorial!

Hi everyone!

I have been quite busy making cards lately and my poor blog has suffered because of it. I participate in some card challenges and am currently doing the Stretch Your Stamps Online Card Class, so I am building quite a collection of cards. I am also lazy and do not 'complete' the cards as I go - adding sentiment to inside and making envelopes. So I had to do something with my stockpile of cards. I intend selling them at a local market stall soon.

I have noticed some have started to come apart (tape peeling away) with our humid climate here in Oz, so I had to come up with something of a storage unit for them so they would be protected. So here is what I came up with! The overall measurements are 11 1/2" long, 5 1/2" wide and 6 3/4" tall. The box stores cards as large as 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

The box holds anywhere from 60 to 80 cards, depending on how dimensional they are. I added a lid to the box which doesn't sit down on top of the cards. The strips at the sides of the box sit an inch from the top and stop the lid from pressing on the cards inside. Works great!

I have written instructions HERE for you to make it, I know I couldn't give even half of my cards away quicker than I make them, so having this storage box to store them in the interim is the best solution I could come up with.

If you follow my blog you know that I am an organisational freak, so I had to add dividers inside to sort the cards into categories.

Products used (grab them from
Tim Holtz Wallflower paper (would have been awesome to have the vellum to go with this paper!)
Tim Holtz On the Edge FILE TAB die (if Barrie & Carol don't have it in stock, send them an email)

Here are some more pics!

Happy Scrappin'!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hello Baby Configurations Book for Scrapadabadoo Crafts

Hi crafters!

I am so excited to finally reveal my latest project for Scrapadabadoo Crafts! This project is one very close to my heart as it is a gift to my daughter, Mandy to hold for her daughter, my only grand daughter Amelia.

It is made from a Tim Holtz Configurations Book - yes, but it is not embellished the way most of his configurations books have been. It is totally girly and beautiful! 

It is an heirloom book which holds a number of Amelia's baby mementos, such as a lock of hair from her first hair cut, her first hair bow, photos of her hand and foot prints, her birth certificate, a mini album with photos from each of the first 12 months of her life, and a heartfelt message from me, her nan, contained in a corked glass vial.

This is such a special project and what mother would not want to make it for their girl(s)?

The paper collection I used was Simple Stories 'Hello Baby'. There are so many cards, brads, papers and embellishments in this kit - enough to make many more projects! You get everything you need to make this project (except for your basic supplies), including a detailed tutorial. So what are you waiting for? Go check out what you get for your money here!

I have uploaded a video onto Scrapadabadoo's YouTube channel showing the baby book in all its glory and you can watch it by clicking here. Don't forget to subscribe to Scrapadabadoo's YouTube channel so you don't miss out on any of the amazing projects we upload! Don't forget to check Scrapadabadoo's FaceBook page too, you never know where this one is going to pop up :)

Don't forget to post photos of your finished baby book to Scrapadabadoo's FaceBook page so we can all see your beautiful creation!