Tuesday, July 9, 2013

What's One More Candle?

On the 4th of July I reorganized all my dies. Thanks to an idea I got from an online friend (hi Stef! aka Glitterbabe) I decided to use CD envelopes to hold my dies. I wanted my dies to be portable since we often spend weekends at our other property and I have to pack things up to take with me if I want to work on cards. So here is the system I worked out previously.
I used a binder with clear pages but the pages often looked like this.

The dies didn't always stick to the magnets I had on each page. So when Stef told me she was re-organizing her dies and using CD envelopes, I thought maybe I could make my system a little neater and more manageable. Now not all my dies fit into the CD envelopes so I had to use a few bigger envelopes to fit them all in.

Here's the dies that fit into the CD envelopes but I do have some bigger envelopes with border dies in them (not in the picture). So much more manageable and still easily transported. And they aren't falling out or down into the pages like the binder. I am so happy to have these cleaned up. A big thank you to Glitterbabe for sharing her idea!

So my card tonight is another birthday card. This one is for my SIL who is '29' again, I am sure! LOL! This card just reminds me of her.

I used the Stella sketch for this week from Bugaboo challenge. And I used a Bugaboo Stella stamp for my main image. I used a couple of paper scraps from my paper bin and some ric rac out of my ribbon box. And I added a candle on the side from one of my Simon Says Monthly kits as an embellishment. Just in case you can't read the sentiment (because my husband couldn't get it) it says "hell... What's 1 more friggen candle?" And the inside reads "... when you're still 29! Happy Birthday

I am entering this card into:
I hope your week is moving right along! I am busy at work so my days seem to go quickly. I like that; the weekend comes faster. LOL! Thanks for stopping by and hope you come back and visit again soon!



Marsha said...

Great idea for the dies. They can be a pain. Very cute card. Love the candle on the side.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Great idea...I'm always looking for easier ways to mange my dies. Magnets rarely work for me. I also have my unusual dies to contend with also. I have something like yours going on and it's working. Thank you for sharing this idea.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

PS....Oops, and love your Stella card. You SIL will love it!

mulberry station said...

Love your fun idea. Thanks for sharing. Your card is adorable.
Hugs, Nancy Catch the bug DT

Pat (mspfd) said...

I'm a big fan of Stella. Your SIL will get a kick out of this fun card, Donna!

Stef H said...

looks fabulous! it's so neat and organzied! super card too!

hugs :P)

Glenda Atkins said...

Nice organizing Donna, looking good! The Stella card if fabulous, love the candle embellishment!

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