Bone clips, Papertrey felt, red tags; a set of six cards and coordinating Red Pepper envelopes are housed in a clear-lidded, decorated box (nashvillewraps.com).
These go quickly at the artisan market - the place is rather informal - the market is inside an old factory with a concrete floor - folks bring their dogs and they shop along side each other. One vendor sells homemade organic dog food and another has organic dog treats - as with all food vendors there they offer samples...to dogs, that is - ha. It is quite humorous to observe repeat customers' dogs steering their owners toward those booths. Thanks for stopping by!
My ten-year-old, Abbie, had been at a neighbor's house and tried wasabi peas, and liked them. Abbie is a foodie at heart...anyway the neighbor delivered Abbie her own container of wasabi peas the next day. All I could think of was 'yes! good excuse to use the new pea die!' ha.
Memory Box Mango card base (cut with Spellbinders large scallop square); Bazzill Card Shoppe Easter Grass and Juicy Pear. Finished size: three inches square. Thanks for stop-pea-ing by!
Soon-to-be sixteen-year-old dear daughter created this for one of her art classes. Regular manila file folder, a self-healing mat and super-sharp X-acto blades. Lined with Bazzill Card Shoppe Whirlypop. Thanks for stopping by!
Going for a modern look - mirrored bird is Heidi Swapp product from the stash. Memory Box Jasper Leaves die in Bazzill Card Shoppe Juicy Pear and Easter Grass. Finished card size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches.
Flower bling is from Hero Arts.
How to safely mail a dimensional card such as this one: corrugate cardstock in a coordinating color and adhere a layer of 3/16 inch bubble wrap to one side - this serves as the protective layer between the card front and the inside of the envelope.
A side note: the Fiskars crimper will not corrugate Bazzill Card Shoppe cardstock well; cardstock is too thick for the hand-held tool to handle.
Memory Box cardstock is ideal for crimping and better suited for this purpose. Above is retired Gourd. For a complete listing of current Memory Box cardstocks one can view their online catalog (page 79).
One of the commissioned jobs this past week: you are looking at thirty-five 4x6 notebooks (with an interior pocket) for baby shower party favors...
...and the decorative flat bags to house them in. Patterned paper is Doodlebug Flower Box. Thanks for stopping by!
Wood tray is from amazon.com - an inexpensive, repurposed utensil tray. Vertical, stacked storage for washi tape to me is impractical - if I can't reach it quickly I just don't seem to use it - so horizontal storage was a given. With the tape stored this way I can get what I want quickly, use it, and put it back where it belongs (you know - my OCD and all that) and continue creating.
Tiny tag storage is in the front compartment and frequently used punches are within arms' reach as well.
My friend and neighbor Alice who runs the Boston Marathon every year (I believe this was her 18th) is safe and on her way home. She was stopped short of the finish line and redirected. Very, very thankful she and her family are safe and on their way home - heartfelt thoughts go out to those affected by this unthinkable tragedy.
So the timmy trays (as I have always called these in-house) have become storage devices. Frankly these uniform, machine-made printers trays have always been too large for any project I would want to tackle - would simply take up too much of my time to alter and finish. When they arrived I actually visualized them as flat storage.
I debated about using a vintage printers tray for this style of storage, but the ones I have are too large to be practical for my worksurface, and the vintage ones can't do this:
The individual cubbies pop out for re-organizing (yep, OCD runs rampant!) or when I want to dump them out and peruse while creating.
Bear in mind these trays are not designed to be moved around as a whole - too dangerous (ha) to spill the contents. They pretty much sit in the previously unused corner of the L-shaped countertop in my studio.
...and I like how these trays from Advantus neatly stack. It makes my inner OCD smirk with joy...
If product is out, neatly displayed and visible, I seem to use it.
Those dang Studio Calico wood embellishments that I'm addicted to are now nicely organized. They were previously stored like this - not very accessible but visible:
The configurations print tray makes them both visible and accessible. Washi tape storage tomorrow - happy Monday!
At the artisan market on Saturdays where I am a vendor, I try and spend lull times perusing magazines I've accumulated throughout the week. Often this results in driving fellow vendor Roger (he's next to me) nuts when I rip out good photo reference. riiiiiiipppp!! He's a sweetheart and has an amazing sheep farm near my home.
And a few weeks ago I struck gold.
This article in Oprah's magazine influenced me deeper when I spotted this bag in the same magazine:
Piercing. Seemingly everywhere. Those visuals developed into this:
and packaged up like this:
Made two sets of cats (Memory Box dies: large sitting cat) and two sets of dogs (Labrador) and they were quickly snapped up the following Saturday. Pillow box from Clear Bags. Gray tag; licorice Divine Twine. The metal ornare piercing plate and piercing tool was purchased at Ellen Hutson a few years ago.
Will be back tomorrow with how I organize all those dang Studio Calico wood embellishments. Best wishes for a great week! Riiiipppp!!