Late last night, I was working ahead on my card for next week’s Dynamic Duos post. And it felt so good to be crafting that I said to myself, “To heck with everything that needs to be done right now! I’m just going to sit here and make another card!” So I did. It helped that there was a basketball game for Hubby to watch. 😉
Lately, I’ve been working on organizing all my supplies so that I can find things faster to make my crafting time more efficient (which makes it more likely that I’ll craft at all!). One of my beastly projects was my die-cut scrap pile. I finally ended up purchasing a pack of 100 paper CD sleeves with the clear plastic center window. I wrote the name and manufacturer of each die cut at the top of the sleeve and then put all the die cuts of that type into the sleeve. It basically looks like this in the container:
I easily went through the 100 pack in only 2 days of organizing, so I had to run out for more, and I’m not quite finished. I’ll probably need a new container, as well. What I have, so far, is a nicely organized container full of scrap die cuts which I can easily and quickly shuffle through to find leftover pieces first before I end up cutting more because I didn’t know where to find the scraps. It is a HUGE time saver for me, and it makes me more likely to get crafty! YAY!
At any rate, I used some Simple Sunflower scraps straight from this new organization system for this little card! I’m so proud. 😉 I’ve also promised myself to use more of my neglected supplies this year, so I pulled out a single little button (from my gargantuan stash of neglected buttons!) to use on this card.
Thanks for stopping by again today. 😉
Stamps: Communique Curves Sentiments, Simple Sunflower, The Sweet Life (Papertrey Ink)
Paper/Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Rustic White Cardstocks (PTI); White Cardstock (Xpedx)
Inks: Dark Chocolate (PTI); Regal Rose, Crumb Cake, Old Olive (SU!)
Embellishments: Rhinestones (Recollections); White Ribbon, Rustic Cream Button Twine (PTI); Misc Pink Button
Tools: Thank You Set 5 Embossing Folder (Sizzix); Simple Sunflower, The Sweet Life Dies (PTI)