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Saturday, February 18, 2017

How to turn a plastic basket into a rolling carrying tote for 12x12 paper pads

Hello Dear Friends:

Today I want to share with you a storage solution...for the 12x12 paper pads...

Over the Holidays I got crazy and I got several 12x12 paper pads...
Here in the USA the stores in my area were having a huge sale on them and these paper pads come with so many pretty designs and special treatments that I decided to get them...
Guilty me :)...

But the problem was that my storage is already full
as you can see in this post: "How to organize your papers"...

so I had to come up with a solution right away for these extra items!!!

and here it is my idea...
to turn a plain plastic storage bin that I got at "Target", into a rolling carrying tote easy to move around my room...

These plastic bins have the perfect measurements for my 12x12 paper pads...

as you  may know I have on the side on the right column of my blog a category called:

"Craft Room Organization", 
in here you can find all sorts of idea organizations 
so I invite you to have a look and maybe you will find some solutions for your stamps, inks, dies, stencils, paints ...and ... paper!

for my tote...I got it like this...from the store...

I ask my husband to cut a piece of wood that you attach with screws to the plastic from the inside

and then you add/screw the wheels on the bottom


Here it is how it looks in my room ...
right in front of the rack of 12x12 paper sheets...

the carpet is not a problem...
I pulled by the handles and it rolls very well so I can move it anywhere in the room

 last view

I hope you like my idea 
and that it can help you to get organized!!! :)

See you next time...
Thanks for the visit, lovely comments
and let's plan for another crafty project...


the basket from "Amazon" (see supplies below)  is 2'' smaller that the one that I got in "Target" but the paper pads will fit as well...for the ones of you that do not have a "Target" near you.
mine is from : "Target": "weave extra large storage bin"

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Bouquet of flowers and hearts for Valentines Day

On Valentines Day ...

Sending lots of  thoughts to my friends from here and abroad, 
to my Blogger followers 
and wishing lots of love around the world...

front card  bouquet of flowers and hearts for Valentines day

a bouquet of flowers and hearts

detail bouquet of flowers and hearts for Valentines day

using "Memory Box" dies

bouquet of flowers and hearts for Valentines day card

Happy Valentines Day

Thanks for the visit
see you next time


memory box: petite flower bunch

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentines In Red

Hello Dear friends:

A very traditional Valentines' card...all in red!

Valentines in red card front

I just think that this new die from Memory Box is a must have ...look how gorgeous is this script!...

Valentines in red card detail script

I took a photo frame card, inserted on the aperture some ribbon (gold mesh)
 place the die word in the center...
and at every corner a couple of hearts...
very quick and simple to make...

Valentines in red card detail corner heart

Hope you liked it too...

Valentines in red card front

See you next time 
and thanks for stopping by


Friday, February 10, 2017

Masculine Valentine's Contemporary Card

Hi my friends:

Another masculine card for Valentines...

masculine valentines contemporary card front

this one is more "abstract" or contemporary/modern card...
using a muted color combo

masculine valentines contemporary card detail

what do you think?

masculine valentines contemporary card supplies

thanks for the visit...
See you next time...


Memory  Box: Peyton Heart

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Masculine Valentine Card

hello My friends:

Here it is a more masculine look card for this valentine's day....
in brown tones...

masculine valentine card front

close up of the gorgeous Valentines day script die from Memory Box

masculine valentine card detail
This card was featured at the French blog for Memory Box

Thanks for the visit

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sending Love Card

Hello My Friends:

Another Cold!!!! GRRR...
that is why I have not posted here as often as I had planned!
so sorry!!!!

As "promised" :)
I will show you various cards for Valentine's, this holiday which is approaching so fast/...

Ok, let's  start...with a Valentine's card... a little bit more "complicated", or with more steps to follow,  than the last one

sending love card front

-1st, I die cut the background with the "flower meadow" background die from Memory Box
-then I placed the Die "sending love" in the center of this background, cut
-and 3rd I die cut the word in another shade of pink to place in the middle, add "stickles"
- 4th place a heart shape on "Gingham" paper on the back of the words

sending love card front detail center

last view

sending love card front last view with supplies

hope you like it
see you soon...

Thanks for the company...