Hello there! …
I can feel it in the air… summer is over… kids are back in school… the air is cooler… and I’m getting my house back to rights after the chaos of summer!! Does that sound like you? Looking for some tips on getting things organized? We can help you if it’s your craft room you’re organizing! Matter of fact… more than your craft room! The amazing Clip it Up products are fabulous for every room in your house! Check out some of the past posts from the Design Team… they help organize recipes, bills, school work, sheet music, cards… you name it! Anything that needs organizing, the Clip it Ups can help!! ... Well… almost anything… they still haven’t come out with something to clean the mess of clothes in my closet… but if they do, I’m first on the list! LOL!
Ok, on with the post!
It’s Tina here, and today I am going to share with you a layout and a few organizational tips!
I created this fall themed layout using an older Basic Grey collection that I had hanging on my Floor Model Clip it Up. I would have forgotten that I had it, but there it was… hanging right in front of my nose! And it worked perfectly! I also snagged a sheet out of a completely different BG line as well… just to bring out a bit of the blue in my son’s jacket! I think it did the trick!
Let me share one fun technique I tried in this layout that you can try at home. I cut a square of cardstock just a bit larger than the oval. I trimmed strips of various patterned papers and lightly distressed the edges. I adhered each of them to the rectangle. Then I ran it thru my Spellbinders ™ Grand Calibur ® die cutting machine using the Grand Nestabilities ® Grand Ovals die template. This cut out the large oval mat! To make this photo mat even more fun, I also cut out a larger Grand Scalloped Oval to “mat my mat” so to speak! How fun!! Add a bit of Stickles glitter and this unique photo mat is ready for my oval photo!
This technique would be an awesome one to do using scraps!! Bits of this and that coming together to make a fabulous photo mat!!
Speaking of scraps… how do you store your scraps? Here are a couple of ideas for you…
*I like to store scraps belonging to a particular paper collection with the rest of the collection. In other words, I don’t store the cut papers separate from the whole sheets. I like to keep the collections in Extra Large Ziploc baggies on my Floor Model. This way, even if there is just a little piece of paper left, the next time I’m working with that collection, that little piece may be all I need! And it’s right there when I need it!!
*For storing cardstock scraps, I like to use transparent plastic storage envelopes. And I hang these on my Floor model as well. I don’t really use a lot of cardstock, but you could have one of these envelopes for blues, one for greens, and one for reds… etc. And all the scraps are together and within arms reach!
How do you store your extra clips?
I have come up with this simple idea to keep them right where I need them… I keep the full bags clipped on the lowest arm of my Floor model… (that’s all that’s there for now… to many little fingers to get into that stuff!) But I always keep a good supply of the clips and the clip grips in this little bag… it’s always open and is so easy to get into! Not to mention… cute!
Well, that’s it from me! I hope that you’ve been inspired to create and organize!!
Until Next time…