Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Paper storage is something that gets a lot of discussion. Probably because of the ever growing stash of it many of us have :)
This is what I have been doing since just after I started with SU (Stampin' UP!) 2 1/2 years age. It really isn't anything fancy but it works for me. I went to Staples and got 2 filing cabinets that are stacked with a counter top on top for my ink and scrap paper (that is a new addition to this system since Mom & Dad were here)
They are sorted by color family. The top is Neutrals, Bold Brights and Earth Elements. The bottom is Rich Regals, Soft Subtles, In Colors and misc (like vellum, polyshrink & window sheets) are in the back. I also have a little stash back there for Ian for when he comes looking for paper.
My 12x12 paper is in the tote I got from Michaels (shown to the left in yesterdays pic) and is divided by SU pattern paper, non SU pattern, non SU CS (cardstock) and then there are files for scraps of these (except the SU CS that goes into the 8 1/2 x 11 file.
I also have unopened packs of CS and patterned paper on the bookcase the right of my desk. Oh yes, and the file cabinets are to the left of my desk so they are easily accessible.
On to the card. This is one that I did for a sketch challenge on SCS but haven't had a chance to post it yet.
The flowers are from Both Way Blossoms, I used Regal Rose and Certainly Celery markers to ink them. For a couple of the longer ones I went above where the end of the stem would reach the bottom of the CS (make sense?) and then drew in the bottom of the stem. Just make sure the flower and leaves on the other end are clean. I used Delight in Life in Versamark in the sides and paper pierced the Regal Rose.
The inspiration for the ribbon came from Nichole Heady's card found here on her blog. I really liked the look of the ribbon but had a hard time when I went to thread the ribbon through the slits so I decided to use glue dots for mine.
I will be adding a couple more links in the next day or so but really need to get ready for tomorrow night's class first. In the meantime check out what Nicole at CompuPro Scrapbooking is up to. Exciting Stuff :)