Saturday, May 24, 2008

Storage Ideas and More Samples

I'm always looking for new ways of storing my stamps, especially the ones from Gina K that are done by her other illustrators since they don't come in a tin, just a plastic sleeve. They come as a full rubber sheet with a printed paper that has all the designs, stamp names & illustrator info on it. I came up with this box while looking through the scor-pal website.

This box is made with and 8.5" square sheet of paper and an 8.325" square. They are both scored at 2" in from the edge (so I keep turning my paper when scoring). Then simply trim the tabs and secure with scor-tape. This makes a quick and easy box that is the perfect size for the trimmed label on the front and the stamp images on the top.

As soon as I saw the blender I though "MARGARITA!!". I really love just about any frozen drink, but Margarita's are my favorite. The card measurements look a bit odd, but it comes out to be 5.5 x 4.25 as the outside dimensions, so it'll fit just fine in an A2 envelope.
The last card features a pretty wildly colored ostrich from Melanie's new line. I had no idea what color a real ostrich is... so I just went a little wild and matched her up to the dp I ended up using.... it's my Vegas Ostrich!


I'm going to skip June since it's so busy for everyone with graduations, vacations, end of school, etc.... so we're going to hold the next one in July. The ATC's will be due July 15. The theme for this swap was inspired by the multicolored ostrich.... it's to color an image an unusual color scheme - a color it's not supposed to be! You can use any image you want... Just color it a bit odd! Please email me at if you'd like to participate.


Melanie said...

I don't think I noticed at the party the little ornamental circles you drew on the tail(I was too distracted by those slammin' coolors LOL!) what a terrific touch! :)

Joan said...

Oh, Oh, Oh.....I love all the greens. These are bright ad fun. Awesome cards. Joan

Karen said...

I just love your margarita colors! They are very striking and refreshing.

Janine said...

Great ideas and cards Michelle.
Hope you are enjoying your holiday long weekend.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Fantastic idea. Happy Memorial Day

Belas Creating Place said...

I just e-mailed you, pls. count me in.

I adore this theme, the ostrich is too cute. Your Avatar really ROCKS too.


Laurie in MN said...

I love the sassy ostrich. She makes me laugh. I visited before and had to take another look at the card.


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