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DIY: Stamp Storage Shelving

28 Jul

Since we moved, my craft room is a whole new thing. Things are coming together but I have always wanted a stamp shelf for a while and I thought I could put up some small shelves on the wall but I was also thinking, “What a pain, with a whole lot of holes in the wall if I move.” That’s when the idea came to me to use plywood as the backing for the shelves. Ding! Ding!

With great anticipation, I went to the Home Depot and looked for a long time for the best backer board for my little shelving project at the best price. I looked at all kinds of boards that I couldn’t even identify, did a bunch of math and finally came down to the most basic 15/32″ sheathing. I asked the assistant in lumber to cut the 4×8′ board into three pieces.

1) Cut 2 feet off one end for a 4×2″ piece.
2) Cut the other piece in half for two 2×6″ pieces.
(Home Depot cuts for free…yeah!!!)

Then I looked for some kind of edging and something I could use for the small shelves. I began with 1/4 round pine moulding at $.39/foot and added a simple lattice 1-1/2×1/4″. I used the cutting station at Home Depot to cut ten, 2 feet pieces of both the moulding and the lattice. So, I spent about $35 for my supplies.

I sanded the edges of all the moulding and lattice pieces.

Then I nailed the two mini shelf pieces together in this shape.

What helped with this process was placing the lattice piece on top of a piece of the plywood and the 1/4 round just at the end and underneath. Nailing them together was much easier with the help of a plywood “pad.”

Once all ten were nailed together, I nailed the stamp shelves onto the backer board, beginning with 3″ between them, then 4″ and finally 6″. Here are the first few on the board.

And with all the shelf pieces affixed…I painted the entire piece in white and leaned it against my craft room wall.

Finally, I filled it up with my mounted red rubber stamps…yeah! I did a little arranging by shelf: my Eiffel Tower stamps (which I collect) went on the top

and then sprinkled about were themes such as thanks, seasons, wishes, flowers, backgrounds, etc.

I tell you, it’s not perfect but I’m so proud that I made it myself, it works and it was NOT expensive.

Can I just say, that I LOVE this system. I can see the stamps I most love, and see ones that I sometimes forget.

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you soon. Eli


Cross card

12 Mar

I just got a new stamp by Inkadinkado and needed to give it a run. I stamped it a few times and used atyou Spica glitter pens to color the images. The inspiration to complete the card came from The Shabby Tea Room for this week.

It reminded me of St. Patrick’s Day, so I used the new cross stamp to create this card.

From the next image, you can see the sparkles a bit better, both from the glitter pens and from the Glossy Accents I used to cover the cross.

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by…

Important Stuff
Paper Opal metallic paper (Cutcardstock.com)
Tools Corner punch (We R Memory Keepers), Scoring Tool (Martha Stewart)
Stamp and Colorants Inkadinkadoo Cross stamp (EK Success), Black Archival ink (Ranger), atyou Spica glitter pens: Buttermilk, Gold, Mint, Garnet, Olive (Copic)
Adhesives Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Other Stuff White organza ribbon, PVA Glue, white cardstock



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Inspired by the Shabby Tea Room

31 Dec

Happy New Year to all my creative friends and visitors!!

This week The Shabby Tea Room offered a darling inspiration of a shabby chic, pink baby room:

The parts that drew my attention were the polka dotted and striped accent pieces and the chair.

Here is what I created:

I want to crawl into this special place for a little nap. Ahhh.

Here is a close up so you can see some of the sparkley goodness on the card.

Important Stuff: Chair image (The Graphics Fairy), Polka Dot frame die template (Spellbinders), Chandelier stamp (Inkadinkado), Cathedral window embossing template (Paula Hallinan), Sketch Markers and Airbrush System (Copic)

Other Stuff: Natural Carstock, Clear glitter glue, Grey chalk ink

Cherish (CPS #184)

18 Sep

Today’s sketch came from Card Positioning System.

I used pieces/parts from other cards and projects so it came together quickly.

The image below has several lines pointing out where the die cut pieces come out but I keep them nearby for uses such as this card.

Important Stuff
Paper Treasures Pewter cardstock (WorldWin)
Die Cuts S4-218 Lattice Borderabilities® Petite, S4-161 Labels One (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Stamp/Ink/Colorants Cherish stamp (Inkadinkado), Sepia Archival Ink, Crystal Stickles (Ranger)

Other Stuff PVA Glue

ADVENTURE journal (CTD #109)

12 Sep

Another Perfect Travel Journal: if you are not familiar with my travel journals and what makes them “perfect,” check out this post here. I used the inspiration at Color Throwdown this week, #109 to design the cover:

I imagined this in my mind and it even came out almost like I imagined. I knew I wanted the letters to “cover the cover,” and to follow a patchwork of the colors from above.

My favorite additions include die cutting a map piece with the same turquoise, hot pink and yellow. Then I added ribbons to the spiral and big buttons to them…fun, fun.

Important Stuff
Papers Green patterned paper (K&Co.),
Die Cuts/Tools Letter die cuts, Wizard™ (Spellbinders Paper Arts); Bind-it-All machine, Owire (Zutter);
Embellishments Ribbons (Creative Impressions); translucent buttons (Oriental Trading Company)
Stamps/Inks Map (Museum of Modern Rubber-retired); World Traveler, Eiffel Tower/Paris Postage (Inkadinkado);  Rubber Stampede Cherry Blossoms (Delta); Post Card (Stampabilities); Memento Tuxedo Black die ink (Tsukineko)

Other Stuff PVA Glue; Turquoise, Pink and Yellow cardstocks, cream paper,

A few other images:

1) inside front cover

2) Stamped image on one of the pages.

3) Close up of cover.

4) Stamped envelope to hold trinkets or papers.

Pear Note Pad (Get Sketchy 53)

31 Aug

I am having a challenging time getting all the due dates correct for the challenge blogs. Oh well, I will post this anyway. The is from Get Sketchy blog challenge and I missed the deadline but I wanted to share anyway…

To make the front cover of the Pear Note Pad, I turned the sketch to the right using pear die templates up the side and a stamped sentiment.

For fun, I use recycled packaging for the chipboard covers and don’t put patterned paper on the inside. Check out the insides of this one. The pear die cuts coordinated perfectly with the Simply Fruit package.

Important Stuff
Papers Yellow Textured (Core’dinations); Orange/White polks dots (Making Memories); Dot/Lines (My Mind’s Eye); Blue Flower (Imaginisce)
Stamp/Inks Bloom stamp (Inkadinkado); Spiced Marmalade distress ink (Ranger); atyou Spica Orange, Peach, Olive, Mint glitter pens (Copic Markers)
Tools S4-268 Nested Pears, S5-016 Polka Dot Frame die templates, Wizard™ (Spellbinders™ Paper Arts); Bind-it-all binding system, Orings (Zutter)
Accessories Mini Brads (Creative Impressions)

Other Stuff PVA Glue, Dimensional Adhesive, Ribbons