I am moving from my tiny craft corner to a little bit larger “craft wall.” The room is small, but I plan to use every inch along that one wall. The room still needs to be available as a guest room with the Murphy bed and a baby room with the Pack and Play and diaper changing for babysitting our granddaughter. All the craft stuff needs to tuck away out of sight for the guests and safely locked up for the baby. And it also needs to be clear and safe for our new Guide Dog Puppy in Training to play while I craft.

There was just no room for my Color Caddy. What to do? I didn’t want to spend lots of money after splurging on the granite counter. I am so happy with what I came up with! I have a great storage solution for the price of one sheet of foam core board, some card stock, and adhesive. It even gave me a place to tuck in my Stampin’ Scrub!

You can make it for just a few stamp pads or for the whole collection like I did. I usually include links for the supplies, but you probably really do have everything you need. I used Fast Fuse to make each stamp pad box, but you could use Tear and Tape. I used Glue Dots to adhere the boxes to the foam core board, but you could use any adhesive.

Click here for the free directions including the dimensions for the Memento, Stazon, and VersaMark pads.

And don’t forget to celebrate World Card Making Day!

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This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for us. For ten days (October 1–10), you will get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! These items will help you and your customers celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

But wait! There’s more!

There is a sale on Designer Series Paper through the end of October!

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The Daisy Delight bundle will have you making all kinds of cards. I also used the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper® for this project. The hardest part is deciding which of all the gorgeous designs to use!

I think this is a fabulous beginner project. You could make this card with just the Daisy Delight Bundle, the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, the Whisper White and Night of Navy Card Stock, and the two Classic Stampin’ Pads. The Embossing Paste adds a lot of texture for not much money, but I suppose you could use a different design from the Designer Series Paper. You won’t need a Big Shot. You could cut the banner ends with Snips. You don’t have to use the glitter. You could stamp the flower center instead of the Faceted Gem. You can do this!

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Are you like me and you seem to have lots of cards but none just right the card you want to send? Or maybe you like to swap card fronts to have lots of inspiration, but the stack is growing and you need to clear out some of them? Or maybe your goal is card making, but your room is filled with cards and you need room for more stamps? It’s time to send cards!

First of all, keep track of your friends’ birthdays and other important events. Add them as recurring events on the calendar on your phone or computer (and add the addresses to make life even easier for yourself) or use the calendar I shared earlier this year.

Just Added 8/20/17 2018 Pocket Calendar

Next, redesign the cards and card fronts you have. You can even reuse cards others have sent to you! This video shows several ways to re-purpose your cards. Get those cards in the mail!

I hope you didn’t lose your coupon you earned in July with the Bonus Days promotion…

 

It’s time to shop now!

You can use that coupon for anything, but you may want to choose Carols of Christmas. It will be in the 2017 holiday catalog, but you can order it now.

 

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Show off those cards with this easy card display. It stores flat but you can quickly set it up. It’s very convenient for demonstrators!

Here are the directions.

 

Search: Magnet Valley 25 Magnetic Sheets of 8″ x 10″ Adhesive for the Magnet Sheets.

 

 
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You’re almost out of time to get this stamp set, Designer Tee and you can get it free with a qualifying order ($50 in the U.S.) from the Sale-a-Bration promotion from Stampin’ Up! It was designed to work with the Custom Tee stamp set and the T-Shirt Builders Framelits, but I think it can carry its own weight by itself.

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I received a lot of compliments for this card. I owe it all to the stamp set! Grateful bunch is one of those versatile sets that I think would be great for beginners. You won’t need the Big Shot for this one either. I did want a birthday card though. None of the sentiments seemed right, so I used Birthday Blossoms.

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