Sunday, January 10, 2010

Birthday Mailbox, Organizng Punches and New Copics!

The target mailboxes are so versatile! I made this one for my best friend's birthday gift! This one is made with the pink mailbox and the new K&Co valentine papers. The flower punch on the flag is the Martha Stewart pop-up water lily punch. I was a little hestitant about this punch since it is so big and bulky, and since I use the Cricut to cut most shapes, I didn't want to add more supplies that may not get used. However, I do like the detail the punches offer for smaller shapes. I think this flower is multipurpose. It is perfect to cut poinsettas, any spring flower shape, and since it has some depth - I like it! The border punch on the mailbox is the Martha Stewart valentine lace border and the shiny plastic flowers on the ends are Blossom & Leaves from Creative Impressions. I made a small card to include in the mailbox using the Martha Stewart scoring board.

Last week, I was inspired to clean out my punch drawer and see what I really have. I put some in my "get rid of pile" and decided to organize the remaining scissors and punches. For each punch I cut the shape, for the scissors I cut the design, and adhered them to white cardstock . I am hoping that I will use more of the items I have, if I know what I have! I really try and resist the EK Success and Martha Stewart punches, but they are so wonderful! One area that is lacking in my punch word, it large circles and scalloped circles. I think I would use them all the time, but I try and remind myself that I can easily cut them with the Cricut, but sometimes it would be so easy to open the drawer! I did go to IKEA last week, and bought a picture frame ledge that I want to install above the countder top. I like to pull seasonal items out and display them - I seem to use the items then! So this shelf will be perfect. I am trying to figure out a solution to move the paper off my counter because it bothers me visually where it is at!

One highlight of the week for me were some items that I bought off a member of the Cricut message board! She is moving to Amsterdam and listed some items for sale! I was so excited to purchase some Copic markers, and a few cartridges from her. She was really nice and included a bunch of freebies with my package! I was so excited this morning to add the markers to my collection. Over the next few weeks, the studio is going to revamped! It functions fairly well, but I have some areas to improve, and I need to add some life to it! Happy Sunday!

1 comment:

Rochelle said...

The mailbox is a HUGE HIT!! And so cute!