May 3, 2012

Card Bundle/ Organizing Solution for Ribbon/Free digi

Is it Thursday already?? I honestly don't know where this week went... I have been busy organizing and shopping, hehe
I have been wanting to do an altered envelope box project that will hold at least 12 cards so as I am waiting to find the perfect box I got started on the cards...

I made sure to have very little dimension so they can be mailed at minimal cost. I am making this project for a very special person in my life and I thought how great it would be that when she needed a card she could go to this box and pick one instead of having to wait for me to make one for her! 

I got the stickers from E.A.D. Designs and would have never known about them if it weren't from Jessica from over at Chick-n-Scrap, thanks Jessica!!!

These cards were inspired by a card that Jessica did and I fell in love with it, scoot over and check out Jessica's blog, she is beautifully talented and I love her style.

So as I said, I am organizing and this is something I came up with for sorting leftover ribbon pieces and twine!!
A friend of mine gave me all these containers and they needed a little sprucing up so I covered them in different pattern and solid papers... I allowed the ribbons to hang out a little so that I didn't have to look inside to find a color that I needed, also I could put any color in any bottle!
I am planing on staining the wood box that the containers sit in with coffee, yes coffee!! Did you know that coffee makes the best stain job and it is eco friendly!!! I will show it to you when I get it finished.

I hope this inspires you to keep your ribbon organized!

Can you picture the wood covered with coffee stain!!!!!

This is what it looked like before I covered it in decor paper. They were used at a factory and I am lucky enough to have friends that think of me on their travels or in their everyday life wondering if I could use this or that for cardmaking or organizing... gotta love it!!!

Much better covered right!
I wasn't able to post yesterday nor will I be able to post tomorrow which is why today my post is loaded! So one last thing , a free digi!!!!

This is a png. file so you can print it on pattern paper or colored paper and the 3 flowers in the center will take on that pattern or color... just remember so will the blue flowers so if you use yellow paper, you will get a green flower.... the best solution is to print it twice... do your pattern on the second print then cut the flowers out and place them on the first print!


Christina said...

Love the cards Naomi but what a FAB idea with the containers ... it certainly would solve all the problems with bits ot "Bling" everywhere. Ideal for buttons and brads as well as all those ribbons..... love love love it!! TFS xx

jessica said...

Thanks so much my friend for the shout-out!! I so appreciate it and glad I could be an enabler!!! These cards are so awesome!! You did an amazing job with the stickerz!! What an awesome set!!

Now your organizational project...WOW~~~ what a great idea! I love the containers and love that box...where is it from??? can not wait to see it all stained!!

Thanks again!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the cards.. SUPER CUTE. And the ribbon organizer is FABULOUS.TFS

sues craft magic said...

Love the cards Naomi, and thats a brilliant idea for your ribbons , i have mine all tucked in a drawer , i try to keep them all tidy but that aint easy
Hugs Sue xx
Ps love the digi , i am sure i will be able to use that in lots of projects ....

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Those cards are BEAUTIFUL!!! And HOW AWESOME is those little tubes for your ribbons!!! WOW!! I loveeeeeeee how you added the paper too!!!!!

Sherrie K. said...

Super cute card bundle Naomi! They are adorable and love the sweet matching envelopes!!
Cool idea on organizing your ribbon:) Fabulous job my friend!!
Sherrie K

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