Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Another "sketch" book!

I recently got an amazing deal on some supplies for my Cuttlebug on eBay, so now I have a great variety of embossing folders and dies. The only problem with this is that they are all in my cabinet and alot of the times, I forget they're there or exactly what I have. Well, today an idea came to me about how to solve that problem. I made another one of Kristina Werner's sketch books, but I'm using it as a sort of inventory book instead. Cool huh? ;)

I printed out the pages and made the book just like the first one I did (see the post here for pics and a link to Kristina's blog for directions), and once that was done, I got started on the inside...

I decided that I would use the portrait boxes (in the front) for my embossing folders and the landscape boxes (in the back) for my dies. After measuring them, I realized that a piece of cardstock 2" by 1 1/2" would fit perfectly inside the boxes. I cut enough pieces for all of my embossing folders, as well as a few for the borders that I have (cut to 2" by 3/4"), and after running them through my Cuttlebug, I simply attached them all to the book. I did the same with my dies, and also the die/embossing combos that I have.
I am really loving how it turned out!!

Supplies: Cuttlebug Machine/Dies/Embossing Folders; K&Company Paper Pad - Wild Raspberry; Colorbox Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roan; EK Success Corner Punch; Fiskars Scallop Border Punch

So if you're looking for a way to keep up with some supplies you've got, this could be a perfect solution for you! I'm thinking about making another one for ink colors and also some stamps I have in CD cases. I can see sooooo many possibilities with it.

Thanks Kristina...you seriously rock. :)


Suzy said...

Cool idea April! I did something like that when I first started 'collecting' Stampin UP stamps way back when. Worked great for seeing quick what I have. Can't wait to see more!

Kristie said...

Love this! It turned out great and would be oh so helpful!

tina said...

I saw Kristina make those sketch books but i didn't bother to make them b/c i don't really sketch - I do however love what you did with the idea! thanks for sharing! :) this is my first visit to your blog but i'm pretty sure i'll be back :)