Thursday, 19 August 2010

Ribbon Storage Idea

If you are anything like me you enjoy organising and sorting your stash. My husband assures me that it is a female trait... the love of boxes, tins and organising. Anyway when I saw these ribbon boxes I knew they were going to be a hit. They are designed to hold ribbon reels but there is nothing stopping you from just filling them with lengths of ribbon and poking the ends through the holes at the front for easy access. They are the perfect size for holding all the great Woodware ribbon reels and if you use a lot of ribbon they make dispensing it really easy.

I had great fun decorating my one. I painted it with white acrylic paint and then used decoupage glue and a foam brush to stick down some scrummy Prima paper on each side. I used just one 12"x12" sheet to decorate the whole box (including the bottom... not that anyone is going to see it!!). Oh I did ink the edges of the paper before I stuck them down with a chalk ink pad. Because they stack it will be a great way to store all my ribbon for easy access and of course I'll have fun sorting it. They are amazing value at just £1.49 each!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

More Crop Creations

At the crop I also took some photos of some of the things the other ladies were working on. Here are a few of them...

Jan was working on gifts for her colleagues for the end of term. She made some really cute banners to go in her cupcake boxes which look good enough to eat! Wish I had got a photo of the boxes.

Jenny was finishing off a double page layout from a class from a previous Cre8tive crop. This was the first ever 12"x12" she had ever done as she had always worked in 8"x8" before.

Anita was working on a great double page layout from when her family did scuba diving on holiday. I love the way she has done the underwater photos on the bottom half and the pool shots on the top half.
Sorry if I didn't round to photographing your work. I'll get some more at the next crop.

Products from the Cre8tive shop used...
Jan's banner
Bazzill Bling Cardstock

Jenny's Layout
Lime Rickey Papers used.
If you would like a kit with instructions for this class it is available in this and other colourways please contact me for details

Anita's Layout
Bazzill Cardstock
Basic Grey Doiley
Basic Grey Paper
Corner Rounder