Jan 26, 2011

Lesley’s Final Post

Hello everyone!  It's Lesley here with my last post with Simply Renee, so I thought I would JAM PACK it with a:
The product review is all about the Jumbo Clip-it-Up with an ADDED Upper Tier!  It holds SO much product, it's unbelievable!  Before I leave the Simply Renee Design Team, I wanted to pass on my review of this organizational system. 

Jumbo Clip-It-Up with Upper Tier I have wanted a Clip-It-Up for a long time. And finally, I got my opportunity. It is such a wonderful way to get product up and off the table, floor, and drawers, and get it out into the open where you can see it, and where it looks “clean and organized”. Set-Up A four year old could set this up (with a little help). My daughter was my clip girl, helping me place all the clips on. The whole unit took less than 5 minutes to set up and was so EASY.  It's light weight, and can be carried to THE spot where you want to set it up.  I have also had to carry it from place to place while it is completely FULL of items, and I can happily tell you that it IS possible! 

Clips this product comes with 40 metal clips per unit (40 for the jumbo, and 40 for the upper tier). If you have a lot of product like me, you may want to invest in additional clips when you make your purchase. However, the clips are wide enough to hold a lot of product in just one clip, but for ease of use, I prefer to use 1 clip per 1-2 products.

Balance -Balance is key to making the Jumbo Clip-It-Up turn with ease. I started adding heavy cardstock to one side, and quickly found out (as it says in the instructions) that you should ensure even distribution of weight when adding your stash to the Clip-It-Up. So to quickly fix the weight issue, I made sure to start placing cardstock on the other side too. A good tip is to make a conscious effort to use the jumbo for things that are similar in size and weight.

Space It’s called jumbo for a reason! This organizational product can hold 12 inch papers, so if you can imagine, having 2 feet alone in width of paper, plus the space for the center column, you will need to find a space in your craft room that gives you about 2.5 feet of space (in diameter). However, if you choose not to use it for 12 inch papers, and use it for alphabets, and other products, you can get away with using less space.


  • Seeing your product, using your product
  • Cleaner craft space
  • Allows for better organization
  • Allows for 12” paper organization
  • Upper Tier allows you to organize smaller items
  • Ability to add Upper Tier maximizes use of craft space and increases organizational value

 Altering Your Clip-It-Up -The base of the Jumbo Clip-It-Up can be easily altered to match your craft space by using a single sheet of round scalloped die cut paper made by several paper manufacturers. Here is an example of a paper that I think would look fantastic!  Just cut a small hole in the middle of the paper, and use Adhesive Squares (or similar product) to adhere it to the BASE.  You can always change the look of the base by changing papers!  I used a paper from Webster's Pages.

No. 2
Watercolor Note Cards (with Envelope)
I used to play with watercolor paints in high school and university, and then again when I started making cards and stamping.  Then I found Copic Markers, and forgot about the EASY distressing that comes with using watercolor pencils.  Below is a tutorial on how to make these cards, or similar ones depending on your stamps.
I used my clipped up Core Impressions cardstock from Core'dinations to make these cards.
Step 1: Die cut 4 white paper rectangles, stamp image with Staz-on Ink (Jet Black).  Die cut scalloped rectangles out of kraft cardstock, set aside.
Step 2: Use watercolor pencils to color in the envelope and wings, lightly coloring the inside and create DARK lines around the edges and inner lines.
Step 3: Apply water to the colored image with a paint brush, blending in the colors
Step 4: Stamp sentiment in bottom right corner on each piece and ink around the edges using foam and ink.  Adhere images to die cut scalloped rectangles.
Step 5: Prepare your cards by folding and sanding them, adhere the images with 3D foam.  Adhere coordinated buttons and twine onto image with an Adhesive Square (or similar).
Step 6: Take a 12 x 6.5 piece of cardstock, fold in half so that the folder is 6x6.5.  Sand both sides. 
Step 7: Die cut scalloped circle in Kraft, cut in half and adhere to both ides of folder.  Die cut 1/2 a circle on the front.  On the back scalloped piece, stamp the same sentiment.
Step 8:   Zig zag stitch the folder at sides and bottom with sewing machines.
Step 9: To dress up the front, re-stamp and color the same image on a die cut circle in white, then matted onto a kraft scalloped circle.
Step 10:  Fill folder with 4 cards and 4 matching envelopes.  Give to someone special!
No 3.
And just for fun, you get to see my NEW CRAFT ROOM in video, posted here first!  I have created the perfect spots for my 36" Ribbon Organizer and my JUMBO Clip-It-Up with the added Upper Tier.
I want to thank Simply Renee for this awesome Design Team position.  I can 100% say that I adore the products and the brains behind them.  The gals at Simply Renee are TOP NOTCH!
Bye for now!


  1. Your scraproom is fantastic!! I absolutely LOVE the wallpaper with your bulletin boards and that photo shelf and of course the Clip It Up!!! TFS

  2. I really like the note cards they are so sweet and simple and lovely.

  3. Wow, your room is GORGEOUS!! Cute note cards too!

  4. LOVE YOUR ROOM! You did a fantastic job with it!!! Love your note cards and your idea for altering your Clip It Up, too!

  5. love the scrapbook room and what you did to the clip it up was simple and gorgeous.

  6. Fantastic review and tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Congratulations on your new room. Jerry redid one of the kids room (after the last one left the nest ;() and I know you are going to enjoy it as much as I do! I have been toying with getting one of those Clip it Ups... I really appreciate your take on it! Enjoy your room girlie:)

  8. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

  9. Oh wow!! Love your room!! Kudos to you for doing most of the work!! Love your idea for the two tear clip it up. Just might have to do that myself!!

  10. Thank you for sharing your room with us. I love how you used a very tiny space and yet have everything you need in there. LOVE the wallpaper, the photo rail ( totally going to do that one) and the curtain rod for displaying your layouts. Great job !

  11. Love this card! Thanks for the review and tour. I REALLY need to get a jumbo!


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