I don't know about you, but I have a plethora of cards, all of which are just kind of stuffed into a basket. There is no organization what so ever. So, I decided, it was time to get them organized. At first I thought, well, I'll just have to buy something. But, I have no money, thus I put my thinking cap on.
What I came up with is pretty simple to do, even though it not completely finished yet. I needed a box, not too big but not small either. I have a tone of bigger than needed boxes. So, I remembered where I can get free boxes.....the post office. You can pick up a standard flat rate shipping box free at your local post office. So, I went and picked up 2 medium flat rate boxes. I assembled them and cut the flaps off one end to make it an open box. before putting the box together, I took it totally a part so I could line the inside with black card stock and to make it easier to cut the flaps off one end.
Once the inside was lined and the flaps were cut off, I put the box back together with hot glue. The outside of the box was then wrapped in brown kraft paper or what some people refer to as shipping paper. Using double sided tape, I lined the straight edge of the paper up with the open end of the box and wrapped it around. I then wrapped the bottom of the box like a present.
What I have decided to do is take a sketch and decorate each side with the sketch combined with a few challenges. So, here is the first side that I have completed.
Images: Tea cup flowers from Bugaboo, digital washi tape from sweetly scrapped
Flower: from my stash
Pearls: from my stash
Colored with sharpie markers.
Sketch: Freshly Made Sketches
My Craft Spot: 3D
Paper Play Time: Use Pearls.
Craft Your Passion: Summer Flowers
Obviously this project is not complete, but I will post each completed phase. Not only will I be decorating each side, but I will also be making organizational dividers. I hope you like it so far.
- I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.