Box Making

I've never had a decent way to store the bajillion cards that I make. They have been stuffed in odd size boxes, clam shells and never organized. I decided to make a box, it measures 17.5" x 7.5" x 5.5" high.

Thought I would share a little pictorial of the making of the box. All supplies are from Hollander's. You can see my previous post of box making here.

Box is made of heavy weight Davy board, or book board.

Yummy oversized papers from Hollanders.


The inside is covered in handmade banana paper, feels like velvet.

Covering the lid in heavily embossed paper.
 And finally, I have some organized storage for my cards, and a better idea of what I have in supply.

 How do you store your crafty items? Organization can be a dilemma for me. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

New Rubbah

Yes, I've been remiss in blogging lately. I love Michigan in the warmer months and spend most of my non-working hours outside. Through the summer, I probably won't be here as often, like many of you, there is much to do in the summer months. I did score a new sheet of rubber from Unity Stamps last month that I have been playing with. Check 'em out.
 A variety of fun stamps, almost totally non-related to one another. That may  have been the attraction for me, and a bit of a challenge.

I'll post a few of the cards I have made using this set that has been sitting on my workspace exclusively for a couple of weeks.

That's it for today. I hope you're enjoying your summer. Thanks for sharing in my joy over new rubber. 

Play Date Cafe Challenge #82

I love the color challenge at the Play Date Cafe this week. The inspiration photo (posted below) spoke 'vintage' to me. This is my entry for the challenge:
 All of the images were stamped on ocher vellum and the girl and flowers were colored on the reverse side using Tombow markers. The flower and leaves were also punched from the vellum. All of the rubber stamps (Beeswax, Tim Holtz, Red Lead, Glitz Design) were inked using Tombow markers. Then a little bit of the marker was sponged on the back side. The only exception is the white stamping which is Stazon ink. If  you would like to see the detail of the stamping, just click on the photo.

This is the inspiration photo this week. Gotta love it! Be sure to stop by the Play Date Cafe to see all the wonderful pieces created using this color combination.