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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Tulip card plus Nestability storage

First the storage. I got a quickutz magnetic folder but it wouldn't hold all of the Nestabilities I'm eventually going to have and I didn't want to buy more folders. I can use it for something else. So on SCS someone mentioned running cardboard through the xyron with a magnetic cartridge and putting them in a notebook. That sounded like a good idea but I don't have a big enough magnetic cartridge for my xyron (only the sample one that came with it) and I didn't want to buy another. So I did something a bit different. I had this half size notebook that my sister bought me a while back. I also had a big box of matboard that I got cheap from Hobby Lobby a long time ago and some adhesive backed business card-size magnetic sheets that I bought...who knows why. So I cut matboard to the right size for the notebook (6.5 x 8.5), and hole-punched it with my cropadile to fit in the notebook. Then I cut the magnets in half lengthwise and stuck them onto the matboard pages. I can fit one set of Nestabilities on each pair of magnets, two per page. I will probably make some tabs and put one on each page telling which sets are on that page. Here's a picture of how it turned out-I think it should work nicely. The matboard was already pastel colored so I didn't bother to decorate it. I might decorate the album though.

Now the card. I haven't done much stamping lately and I'm rusty to say the least. Anyway on this card I used: CTMH stamp set (sorry-I can't remember the name of it), Stampin' Up cardstock and patterned paper, American Crafts ribbon, my sewing machine, rectangle Nestabilities (cut in my old red Sizzix machine), Copic markers and you can't tell but I went over the flower with a Spica clear glitter pen. The ink is Brilliance black. I don't think I've ever used so many products on one card. I also put some patterned paper on the inside to cover up the sewing-it looked pretty bad. The flower looks about this bright in real life-the copics are pretty intense and I am using the lighter colors. They're kinda fun though even though this flower looks like it's glowing. This is a thumbnail-click on it to see it bigger and then click on the back button to come back to this page if you want to.


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