Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Finally, a new card. About my new folder

I have not created anything new in terms of cards, scrapbook layouts.  NOTHING lately.   Finally this morning, in the wee early hours of this morning, I finally made a card.   This card may not get on my Etsy page, for everything I make does not have to be sold.      I will not have a duplicate of this card on the Card a day blog I am a designer for.This card is for a friend of mine and fellow consultant, Jeanne, who is sick.  so this is the card, and it is a quick card.

This card is what I like to call my stash card.   Stash as in I did not use a new piece of paper.  It was in my scraps of paper accordion folder.   I will explain about the folder in a minute.

The recipe for this card:

Pink cardstock
Pattern paper
1 brad
black ink for edging purpose only (I used CTMH's black ink)
Recollection's blue butterflies
Kraft card blank

First of all, I edged the cardstock with the black ink.   Next, I adhere the pink cardstock to card blank.  I have it off center just a little.   Usually it is like that, because I could not center it, but this time it was intentional.   Set it aside.   I took the pattern paper, which I eyeballed the size, making it more inline with the width, as opposed to having it match both width and lengthwise. I folded up one corner, pierced a hole, so I can put the brad in.  adhere it to the mat.  I pooped up the butterflies, and stuck the "Get Well soon in the corner.   I will write a personal note in the morning.

My new scrap paper folder...

If you are wondering what to do with your scraps of paper,and you have an used accordion folder, you may like this tip.    I am currently in the process of organizing my office to accommodate my scrapbooking projects.  I have been in this town-home for about 10 years next month.  I really do not like it, but at the time, I did not have much choice.   I was making very little money, and my parents were helping out.   My rent in the old place went up from $650 to $750, and this seemed to be the best solution.   The problem was not that I had to move out of a place that I loved, but I thought that I would have a better choice then what was offered.   I wanted a single family home, and my father thought that a condo would be better suited for a person with no kids and husband.

OK, enough of that.  I really did not do anything to this home, except a few things, and now I want to really fix this place up, so if by chance I get to move this year, I could have my stuff paired down, and the place looking like someone really cares about this place, and less about a spoiled brat still wanting her way after 10 years.  Yes, I admit it, a spoiled brat.  This is also about re-purposing items that I previously bought for storing something else and using it in an new way.  In this case, it is a legal accordion folder.   For months, i stored my scraps of paper in an old boot box from a pair of boots bought in 2010.  It was perfect, except, I could not find the colors of paper I wanted, so I recently rearranged some business files to another area, and I had this empty accordion folder.   so I told the scraps out, re-sizing some of the pieces that were not quite full sheets of 12 x 12 paper, and sorting them by color.  So now I can just leaf through and find the color I want, without turning up pieces of paper, and bending the corners.

I also have a You tube video out.   I took a challenge, and it is called my top 20 scrapbooking faves for 2011.   A little late for it, and it was Injoystamping who issued the challenge.   You can find it here:   Well that is it for now.   God bless you all and good night.

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