5/27 GSG Challenge & 12x12 Paper Storage

Lisa Henke, one of the GSG, has a great gallery over at SCS. You can see it HERE. Since she was recently featured as a Featured Stamper, I wanted to case one of her cards. I picked this one. I changed the colors, images and switched the thanks from right to left. I was inspired by the branch she used, which inspired me to get out my Spring Solitude hostess set. I used Jersey Shore designer paper and added a blue bird. I also added a little bit of faux piercing in a couple of corners.

Supplies I used for this card:

Stamps: Spring Solitude, Make It Count (both are S/S 2008 hostess sets)
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Jersey Shore DP
Ink: Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Brilliant Blue Markers, Double Stitched Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Dimensionals, Mat Pack

Since posting information about how I store my 48 colors of SU card stock on May 21 (see original post HERE) I've had a few e-mails asking me how I store my 12x12 paper. So, here it is!

As you can see, I have four 12x12 paper holders from SU. The first two store non-SU paper that I've picked up here and there over the last 8 years. The two on the right store SU Designer Paper. One unit holds retired SU paper and the other unit holds current SU paper.

I was a Creative Memories consultant for 10 years and one of my favorite CM products is called a 12-inch Decofile Folder. It's a heavy-duty clear folder that has a large and small pocket. It fits into the 12x12 paper holders that SU sells perfectly and it can hold up to two SU designer paper packs! I use the back pocket for full sheets of 12x12 and the front pocket for scraps. I love this because that way my scraps stay with my paper pack. I realize that it would be more economical to just carefully open the top of each paper pack and store the paper and scraps in the packaging that they already come in, but I'm kind of hard on my supplies and when I get into a stamping frenzy, I tend to lose my patience and supplies are flying! I just know that maintaining the original packaging would be next to impossible for me!

Hope you enjoyed the weekend. We went to our camper for the weekend and spent some time with Steve's side of the family. I didn't bring a single stamping thing along! When I wasn't golfing or shopping, I was reading, cooking or visiting. We totally missed all the severe weather that came through the Twin Cities, but some weren't so fortunate. My prayers to you.

Have a fantastic day and stamp something to share!


LeAnne said…
Great card, and congrats on being a GSG!!! I love the clear clean colors in this--esp. that little blue bird!
Lisa H. said…
Thanks for playing! I love your version on my card. The colors are so fun and I adore the little branch and birdie! great job!
Meda said…
I asked about the same thing about storage. Thanks for the answer. That seems a great idea.