January 31, 2018

Feel the Love Valentine's Series - Day 3 - Appreciation Tags for Co-Workers

Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator Ellen Vargo 

Hello!

Valentine's Day has always been a little tricky ... to me, a Valentine has always been reserved for the most special person in my life, my husband Jack.  But with so many ways to "feel the love" I've decided to broaden my horizons this year.  In this day and age, managers have to be careful about expressing "love" to their staff, but today's project is more an expression of appreciation.


I cut some Whisper White thick card stock into 8 pieces measuring 2" x 5 1/2" and then added some designer series paper from the Painted With Love collection, leaving a small border around the edges.  Then I used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch to create the tag top.  I added some Whisper White Organza Ribbon to the top.


I stamped the striped heart from the Heart Happiness stamp set with Pink Pirouette ink, added a tiny heart from Heart Happiness and the "Life is Better..." stamp from the Petal Palette stamp set over the heart with Berry Burst ink.  The heart has a matching die in the Lots to Love Box Framelits set.  I popped the heart up with dimensionals and added an Andes Cherry Jubilee chocolate to the bottom of the tag with a glue dot.  Place the glue dot across the seam of the foil to hold the chocolate closed.


This a super quick and easy way to show some appreciation to those you work with.  I hope you give it a try!

I hope you enjoyed today's project! You can buy products easily through my Stampin' Up! shop, or by clicking on the items below. If your order is less than $150, please use this month's Host Code listed on the sidebar by placing it in the coupon section at check out. 

If you live in the US and would like to request a catalog, please email your address to me at ellenvargo1@verizon.net. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting.

~ ellen. x

January 30, 2018

"Feel the Love" Valentine's Series - Day 2 - Diagonal Close Box in a Box

Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator Ellen Vargo 

Hello!

Welcome back and thanks for joining me today for the second day of my new "Feel the Love" Valentine's series.  Today we'll be making this unique box in a box with a diagonal close.  I must give all credit for this design to Crafty Caroline Creates.  Caroline is a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator in the U.K. and I was really inspired by this project of hers.


AND... today I'll be sharing my first video!  I made a mistake on the tick mark measurements in the video, but all of the measurements listed below the video are correct, so you should be fine if you decide to give this project a try.



For the exterior box, cut Designer Series Paper to 6" x 8 1/2"

On the long side, score at:  1/2", 2 1/2", 4 1/2", and 6 1/2"
On the short side, score at:  2" and 4"
Also on the short side, make a small tick mark at 1 1/2" and 4 1/2"

For the interior box, cut a sheet of card stock to 5 15/16" x 5 15/16"
Score at 2" on all four sides.


I hope you enjoyed today's project and video! You can buy products easily through my Stampin' Up! shop, or by clicking on the items below. If your order is less than $150, please use this month's Host Code listed on the sidebar by placing it in the coupon section at check out. 

If you live in the US and would like to request a catalog, please email your address to me at ellenvargo1@verizon.net

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting.

~ ellen. x

January 29, 2018

"Feel the Love" Valentine's Series - Day 1 - Mini Valentine's Cards

Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator Ellen Vargo 

Hello and Happy Monday!

Today I'm kicking off a new Valentine's Day Series called "Feel the Love".  I'll be sharing a new project every day, Monday through Friday, for the next two weeks leading up to Valentine's Day!  Some cards, some gift packaging and even some special event / home decor projects.


For our first project, we'll be making some mini Valentine's Day cards.  Normally, when making a standard A2 size card, you cut a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" card stock in half, and then fold each one in half to get two card bases which measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  This time, I cut the 8 1/2" x 11" sheet in half, and then cut in half again before folding, yielding four cards that measure 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" from one sheet of card stock.


I layered some card stock with Painted With Love designer series paper to create a bright and colorful background, and added the banner stamp from the Sure Do Love You stamp set, which has a matching die in the Lots to Love Box Framelits set.


Then I added a die cut heart above the banner, and a few Iridescent Sequins for some additional Valentine's sparkle.  On the inside of the card, I added one of the sentiments and a conversation heart stamp, and then added another heart on the back of the card.

I'll be back tomorrow with a unique gift box... and a video!


I hope you enjoyed today's project! You can buy products easily through my Stampin' Up! shop, or by clicking on the items below. If your order is less than $150, please use this month's Host Code listed on the sidebar by placing it in the coupon section at check out. 

If you live in the US and would like to request a catalog, please email your address to me at ellenvargo1@verizon.net. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting. 

~ ellen. x

January 26, 2018

Beautiful Peacock Card with Matching Envelope

Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator Ellen Vargo 

Hello and Happy Friday!

Today we'll be making a card using the Beautiful Peacock stamp set, which you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  Just spend $50.00 and you can get this stamp set (or any other $50 item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog) for FREE!  


Start by using the leafy flourish stamp with Bermuda Bay Ink to create a stamped background panel.  I usually start in one corner and work my way across the panel so I'm not left with odd shaped gaps that are hard to fill.  Then use one of the small flower images with Melon Mambo ink to stamp some flowers at the end of each flourish/vine.  I added some rhinestones to the flower centers for a little sparkle.

Matte the stamped panel onto some Bermuda Bay card stock, and then add the panel over some Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Naturally Eclectic collection.


Stamp the peacock with Bermuda Bay ink onto Whisper White card stock and then use the Layering Ovals Framelits dies to cut the peacock plus two layers to go underneath, using the coordinating colors of card stock.  Pop that onto the bottom right with dimensionals and add a sentiment (which I stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder).  


I chose a colored envelope from my collection and added some of the DSP to the back flap for a matching set!  Just use your snail adhesive to attach the DSP to the flap and carefully trim off the excess.  Easy!

If you'd like to make this card, here is one way to earn the FREE stamp set:

Layering Ovals Framelits  $35.00
Naturally Eclectic DSP      $11.00
Dimensionals                     $  4.00
    Total                               $50.00

I hope you enjoyed today's project! You can buy products easily through my Stampin' Up! shop, or by clicking on the items below. If your order is less than $150, please use this month's Host Code listed on the sidebar by placing it in the coupon section at check out.

If you live in the US and would like to request a catalog, please email your address to me at ellenvargo1@verizon.net. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting.

~ ellen. x

January 25, 2018

3D Thursday: Gift Box for 6 Tea Light Candles

Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator Ellen Vargo 

Hello!

I've decided to start a new series called 3D Thursday.  I love making bags, boxes and other 3D items so I wanted to do it more regularly!  

Today I'll be showing you how to make this beautiful gift box which will hold 6 tea light candles (I used tea lights from IKEA, but I think most brands would work).


I started with a piece of DSP from the Naturally Eclectic collection, cut to 6 1/4" x 8 3/4".  The score lines are as follows:

On the long side, score at 3/4", 4", 4 3/4" and 8"
On the short side, score at 3/4" and 5 1/2"

Fold and burnish all score lines using your bone folder.  Then you'll need to do some cutting.  I've marked the cut lines below with a bold marker.  The lighter pencil lines are your score lines.


After cutting, you'll be left with this shape (note that I rounded the corners of the tuck-in flap so it tucks in easily.


For the belly band, I cut a strip of Fresh Fig card stock (which matches the DSP) 1" wide x 11" long and carefully wrapped it around the box, lightly pinching at each fold line.  I find it easier to find the folds by hand so you can be sure the band will fit, and will not be too tight.  You will come up a little short on the belly band, but no worries... we're going to bridge the small gap with our sentiment below.  Once you have found your fold lines, you can reinforce them with your bone folder.


For the sentiment, I chose the "You're Just Lovely" stamp from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.  I stamped it onto Whisper White card stock with Fresh Fig ink and punched it out with a 1" circle punch, and then layered that onto a 1 1/8" scalloped circle punch, and a 1 1/4" circle punch with dimensionals between each layer.   Add this to your belly band to bridge the small gap.


Insert your favorite tea lights and slide the belly band around your box and it's ready to give to a special friend, family member, co-worker... or even as a random act of kindness to someone in your community (would make a nice extra "tip" for a waitress or your favorite cashier at the grocery store).

I hope you enjoyed today's project! You can buy products easily through my Stampin' Up! shop, or by clicking on the items below. If your order is less than $150, please use this month's Host Code listed on the sidebar by placing it in the coupon section at check out. 

If you live in the US and would like to request a catalog, please email your address to me at ellenvargo1@verizon.net. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting. 

~ ellen. x

January 24, 2018

Baby Bear Cards

Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator Ellen Vargo 

Hello!

Today I'm sharing some cards I made using the Baby Bear stamp set.  I needed a card for a friend of mine who is expecting her first baby and I thought it would be perfect to pair this card with a Teddy Bear to match!


Start by stamping the darkest layer of the Teddy Bear (the one with the least amount of area to ink) using Chocolate Chip ink.  Then, line up the next stamp (the one with a little more area to ink) using Soft Suede ink. And finally, line up the solid image and stamp it with Sahara Sand ink.  I've tried starting with the solid (lightest) image first and working my way to the darker images, and either method works fine.  I added detail to the eyes using a Black Glaze Pen, let that dry, and added a tiny white dot using a White Gel Pen.  Then die cut the teddy bear using a square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits set.


To make a card for a girl or boy, simply choose a blue or pink card stock and designer series paper to match.  For the boy card, I chose a Pool Party card base and Bermuda Bay mattes, with a pattern from the the Picture Perfect Party DSP stack. 


For the girl card, I chose a Flirty Flamingo card base with Melon Mambo mattes, with a pattern from the Painted With Love DSP pack. 


I added the same sentiment to each card using Chocolate Chip ink, and then added a matching enamel heart from the Brights Enamel Shapes embellishment pack.  The teddy bear and sentiment were popped up using Dimensionals.


I hope you enjoyed today's project! You can buy products easily through my Stampin' Up! shop, or by clicking on the items below. If your order is less than $150, please use this month's Host Code on the sidebar by placing it in the coupon section at check out.

If you live in the US and would like to request a catalog, please email your address to me at ellenvargo1@verizon.net.  Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting.

~ ellen. x

January 22, 2018

Clean and Simple Card - Touches of Texture

Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator Ellen Vargo 

Hello!

Today I've got a very simple, elegant card to share using the Touches of Textures stamp set with some gorgeous paper from the Whole Lot of Lovely designer series.


Begin by cutting a sheet of Whisper White Thick card stock lengthwise in half, then score and fold in half to create a top folding card base.  Then cut a piece of the designer series paper to 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere it to the card front with an even border of 1/4" on all sides.


Stamp the burlap texture stamp two times on to Whisper White card stock using Crumb Cake ink (2nd generation for lighter tone).  Then stamp the flowers using Basic Gray ink (I tried Basic Black but it was very harsh... gray looks softer / nicer, I think).  

Use Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter to color in the leaves and flowers.  Using an aqua painter gives you the ability to achieve gradient color as the pigment fades out with the water.  I only used two colors:  Old Olive for the leaves and Melon Mambo for the flowers.  To get the strongest, darkest shade of the pencil pigment, touch the tip of your Aqua Painter directly to the tip of the pencil.  To get a lighter shade, scribble some of the pigment onto a scrap sheet to lighten the tone.


Create a matte using Powder Pink card stock, wrap some Silver Baker's Twine around several times and tie a simple knot.  Then pop it up with dimensionals onto the card base.  Add some mini pearls to the flower centers and a few around the flowers and this card is ready to say "Hello" to a loved one, near or far.  (The "HELLO" stamp is from... wait for it... I know you'll be shocked.... the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set! Stamped in Black Archival ink.)

I hope you enjoyed today's project! You can buy products easily through my Stampin' Up! shop link, or by clicking on the items below. If your order is less than $150, please use the Host Code listed on the left sidebar by placing it in the coupon section at check out.

If you live in the US and would like to request a catalog, please email your address to me at ellenvargo1@verizon.net.   Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting.

~ ellen. x


January 21, 2018

Painted With Love Gift Bag

Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator Ellen Vargo 

Hello!



Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for January 2018. This month our theme is Valentines!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Ellen Vargo at ellenvargodesigns.com or may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. 



Today, we'll be creating an adorable little gift bag using the Painted With Love designer series paper (DSP).  The finished dimensions are 3" wide x 4" tall x 1.5" deep, and it holds three Lindor truffles perfectly!


Start by cutting a piece of Melon Mambo card stock to 9.5" x 5.5".  The use your Simply Scored scoring board to score as follows:

On the long side:  Score at 3", 4 1/2", 7 1/2" and 9".  Turn 90 degree clockwise and
On the short side:  Score at 1 1/2"

Fold and burnish all score lines.

Cut from the bottom up to the 1 1/2" score line on each of the vertical score lines, and then cut away the smallest rectangle in the lower right corner, and cut small notches at the end of the long skinny tab on the right.  Your finished result should look like this:


Apply Fast Fuse on the right side of the long skinny rectangle (far right above), turn the project over, and fold one end over to overlap the skinny rectangle with adhesive on it.  Then fold in the two sides of the bottom, fold the back tab next, and then apply adhesive to the inside of the final flap and adhere it to the bottom of the bag.  Your bag is now complete - time to decorate!


Cut a piece of the Painted With Love DSP to 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" and adhere it to the front of the bag, centering it so there is an even border on all sides.

Once again, I chose a sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set (I'm telling you... this stamp set ROCKS!).  Use the 1 1/2" circle punch to cut out the sentiment, and then punch out two flowers using the Pansy Punch.  Because the circle is too big to show a single pansy punch underneath it, I cut the pansy into sections and adhered them to the bag in sections, as follows:


Then, apply some Fast Fuse to the back of the pansies and apply some gold thread in "loop-de-loops" (technical term!).  Adhere the first end to some fast fuse, let the thread do a loose loop, and adhere the center in the fast fuse again... repeat until your happy with the number of loops and place the final end back in the fast fuse.  Put some dimensionals on the back and adhere to the front of your bag.



I pinched the sides of the bag together and clipped it closed using a Gold Library Clip.  An elegant and yummy Valentine's treat for a friend or loved one.  Super easy and quick to make!

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are on my blog – Ellen Vargo at www.ellenvargodesign.com so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.

I hope you enjoyed today's project! You can buy products easily through my Stampin' Up! shop link, or by clicking on the items below. If your order is less than $150, please use the Host Code listed on the left sidebar by placing it in the coupon section at check out. 

If you live in the US and would like to request a catalog, please email your address to me at ellenvargo1@verizon.net.  Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting. 

~ ellen. x




January 19, 2018

FREE Mixed Medallions Card Kit

Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator Ellen Vargo 

Hello and Happy Friday!

Today I wanted to share the Mixed Medallions Card Kit from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  This kit is perfect for crafters who want to keep things quick, simple and beautiful all at the same time.


The kit comes with all the supplies you'll need to create 8 beautiful trifold gate cards:

- 8 card bases with intricate die cut gate fronts 
- 8 white envelopes
- 1 sheet of die cut embellishments and sentiments (4 Thank You's and 4 Congratulations) that you can add to the card fronts
- 1 sheet with 75 mini glue dots


Of course you can add your own additional embellishments if you want to.  I added a few rhinestones to my cards for a touch of bling and sparkle, and used some dimensional foam squares to pop things up and give some depth/dimension.  Here are 5 of my 8 cards:


So whether you're new to the world of card making, or you're an experienced crafter who is just running short on time or inspiration, this card kit would be perfect for you, and you can earn it for FREE by spending just $50.00 on any other products from the Spring or Annual catalog. 

For example - this gorgeous stamp set called Eastern Beauty would coordinate perfectly with this kit.  It contains all the building blocks to create the same style of mandala in the card kit.  So you could stamp some little matching accents on the inside of your cards, or on your envelopes for a perfect match.



Here is one possible $50.00 combination of coordinating and basic products which would compliment the FREE card kit:

- Eastern Beauty Stamp Set  $21.00
- Berry Burst Ink Pad            $  6.50
- Clear Block (Size D)          $  8.50
- Rhinestone Basic Jewels    $  5.00
- Pearl Basic Jewels              $  5.00
- Stampin' Dimensionals       $  4.00
       TOTAL                           $50.00

I hope you enjoyed today's project! You can buy products easily through my Stampin' Up! shop, or by clicking on the items below. If your order is less than $150, please use this month's Host Code listed on the sidebar by placing it in the coupon section at check out. 

If you live in the US and would like to request a catalog, please email your address to me at ellenvargo1@verizon.net. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting. 

~ ellen. x

January 17, 2018

Waterfront Happy Memories

Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator Ellen Vargo 

Hello!

Today I had so much fun playing with the Waterfront Stamp set from the Spring Occasions catalog.  The stamps were made to create a watercolor / brush-stroke look, and I love it!


You'll do all your stamping on a panel of Whisper White Thick card stock.  Start by "smooshing" some Bermuda Bay onto the lid of the ink pad, and then pick up a good amount of ink with a watercolor brush and blend it onto the bottom half of the panel to give a nice base color for the water stamping.  Then use Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, and Pacific Point to stamp the water brush stroke stamps, layering one over the other, and using some 2nd generation stamping for lighter tones if desired.  The photos don't show it well, but I also added some horizontal brushstrokes with the Wink of Stella glitter pen - beautiful in real life!


Use Pacific Point ink to "watercolor" some brushstrokes above the horizon to create a blue sky.  Leave some white areas to look like clouds.  Then, stamp the "sun" image using Daffodil Delight, and blend some of the same ink into the water directly under the sun to create a reflection.  (I was a little concerned it would turn the water bright green, but I think it turned out OK!)  Next stamp the "land" with Sahara Sand, and add some 1st and 2nd generation stamping of the three tree stamp using Old Olive ink.


I chose to use a sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set (NOTE: I have been using these sentiments A TON!! Very versatile set!).  I stamped it in Bermuda Bay ink and used the Everyday Label to punch it out and ink around the edges with a sponge dauber, and added some clear faceted gems on top and bottom of the label.

After matting and mounting the panel over some DSP from the Naturally Eclectic collection, the final touch was to add some Bermuda Bay ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration item - Level 1 - 3 ribbons for FREE with $50 purchase).


I hope you enjoyed today's project! You can buy products easily through my Stampin' Up! shop link, or by clicking on the items below. If your order is less than $150, please use the Host Code listed on the left sidebar by placing it in the coupon section at check out.

If you live in the US and would like to request a catalog, please email your address to me at ellenvargo1@verizon.net.  Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting.

~ ellen. x

January 16, 2018

Party Pandas Birthday Card

Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator Ellen Vargo 

Hello!

Today I'm using one of the free stamp sets from the Sale-a-Bration brochure to create this adorable panda birthday card!  I hope you'll give it a try.  Let's get started.

I started by using the Seaside embossing folder on the front of my card base using my Big Shot die cutting machine.  Embossing folders are a great way to get instant texture and interest on a card without distracting from your focal point. 


Then I cut a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock to 2" wide by 5 1/4" tall and layered a strip of DSP from the Petal Passion collection leaving a 1/8" border.  I created the tag by inserting the 2" end into the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.  I added some Lemon Lime Twist Striped Ribbon to the top of the tag for a perfect match to both the lemon lime color and the stripes in the embossed background.


I stamped the panda image with a stamp positioning tool (more to come on that soon!) using basic black ink first, and then stamped again using Versamark ink and used clear embossing powder and my heat tool to create a shiny finish.  I cut out the panda, plus two additional layers, using the Layering Ovals Framelits dies, layered them on top of the tag with dimensionals, and finished up the card with some enamel dots in a complementary shade of turquoise blue.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and then embossed with white embossing powder.  I created the fishtail ends using the Banner Triple Punch.


I love the black and white with a pop of lime green (my favorite color combo!).  The Petal Passion DSP collection is ALL black and white with lots of opportunities to add your own coloring - check it out in the Spring catalog.

To get the Party Panda stamp set for FREE during Sale-a-Bration:

Petal Passion DSP                   $11.00
Layering Ovals Framelits        $35.00
Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon     $  8.00
   Total                                      $54.00

I hope you enjoyed today's project! You can buy products easily through my Stampin' Up! shop, or by clicking on the items below. If your order is less than $150, please use this month's Host Code listed on the sidebar by placing it in the coupon section at check out. 

If you live in the US and would like to request a catalog, please email your address to me at ellenvargo1@verizon.net. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting. 

~ ellen. x


January 15, 2018

Picture Perfect Party Gift Box

Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator Ellen Vargo 

Hello!

Today I'll be sharing how to make an adorable tiny gift box using the Picture Perfect Party DSP stack from the Spring Occasions Catalog.  This little box would be great for some sweet treats, a couple of tea lights, or some jewelry!  I've got two birthdays in my family in January --- these will be just perfect!



Start by cutting a piece of the DSP and matching card stock to 4" x 4".  Then use your Simply Scored and stylus to score at the 1" mark on all four sides.   Fold and burnish all score lines using your bone folder.  Finished dimensions are 2" x 2" x 1".


Then, use your paper snips to cut and notch the square sections at each corner, rotating after each snip... you'll end up with this shape after trimming.  (I apologize for the rustic sketch below... hopefully it makes sense.)




You'll do this for both the DSP (box lid) and the card stock (box base):




Use your Fast Fuse to place adhesive on the corner squares (put the adhesive on the side that will be facing OUT when the box is complete... trust me on this... I learned the hard way if you put adhesive on the wrong side, you won't get the pattern you want on the top of your box....


Then, tuck each corner flap under the adjacent side to form the box lid and base, and voila!  Your box is done!  The fit will be a little snug, so use your 1/2" circle punch to cut out some notches on two opposite sides of the lid so the recipient doesn't have to struggle to get in to their gift!

I used the Shimmer Ribbon Combo Pack from the Sale-A-Bration catalog to wrap around each box with a nice bow on top.  Silver Baker's Twine would also be a nice, shimmery option.


I hope you enjoyed today's project! You can buy products easily through my Stampin' Up! shop link, or by clicking on the items below. If your order is less than $150, please use the Host Code listed on the left sidebar by placing it in the coupon section at check out.

If you live in the US and would like to request a catalog, please email your address to me at ellenvargo1@verizon.net.  Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting.

 ~ ellen. x



January 14, 2018

Organization: Stampin' Up Embellishments

Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator Ellen Vargo 

Hello!

Hope you're having a good weekend!  I'm thrilled to have an extra day off tomorrow for Martin Luther King Day, and I spent all day Saturday in my studio working on projects - lots of fun things coming in the next couple weeks!  


Today, I wanted to share another organization solution with you.  If you're familiar with Stampin' Up, then you know that some of their embellishments come on flat sheets and do not come with any kind of container.  I tried using clear photo storage cases, but I found that the little sheets kept getting stuck under each other, with the edges sticking under the embellishments on other sheets.  This is the solution I came up with:


I cut some sheets of white card stock  5 1/2" x 5 1/2".  I used basic office supply card stock... heavier than printer paper, but lighter than Stampin' Up), and adhered the small sheets of embellishments onto the base.  This way I can see more of the embellishments, and they don't scatter, slip, slide, etc.  


I chose this size paper because I have a set of clear acrylic drawers that are 6.5"W x 7"D, so these are fit perfectly without being too tight.


You can see that, while i was at it, I added some other Stampin' Up embellishments to my clear drawer unit and labeled each drawer (my name is Ellen and I'm addicted to my label maker... LOL!).  I'm still building up my collection of trinkets, threads and twines.  I'm sure I'll outgrow this container eventually, but for now, it's a perfect storage solution for my needs.  I've provided links to some of my favorite embellishments below.

I hope you enjoyed today's project! You can buy products easily through my Stampin' Up! shop, or by clicking on the items below. If your order is less than $150, please use this month's Host Code listed on the sidebar by placing it in the coupon section at check out.

If you live in the US and would like to request a catalog, please email your address to me at ellenvargo1@verizon.net. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting.

~ ellen. x