Friday, April 2, 2010

Thank You Card & Scrap Storage

Lately, I have been seeing so many cards created with black bases so I decided to give it a whirl.  I finally got around to using my Scor-Tape and Glitter that I bought last month.  When I first started this card, I was going to have a bunch of flowers on it, so I cut out 6 Violets and then only used 2.  Oh well, guess I have a little jump start on another card!

I organized all my scraps awhile back and now that I know I like this method, I thought I would share it.  I just used a cardboard box that some of my PTI Supplies were shipped in and folded the flaps down on the inside.  Then I labeled file folders for each color.  I sorted my scraps into the folders and set them in the box.  Easy Peasy! I am able to keep my little supply of PTI patterned paper and my Mat Stacks in the front of the box.  

I also keep the white sheet (or the label) that comes in the packs of PTI Cardstock right in front of the folders.  I am constantly using them as shims for my Cuttlebug, or to catch embossing powder, etc...  So it's nice to have them in reach.

Here is the "Pink" file.  (Not all my scraps are this big.)

And the "Green" file.
I know I have saved a lot of money by doing this, because it is so easy to find exactly what I need.  No more cutting into a brand new piece of cardstock just for a small piece!

Thanks for stopping by!  
~Anika

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: True Black, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, and Bitty Box in Lemon Tart
Stamps: Year of Flowers: Violets, Asian Fusian
Ink: True Black
Other: Vintage Buttons in Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz & Lemon Tart; Glitter; Clear Rhinestones; Polka Dot Impression Plate

16 comments:

megspaulding said...

Very nice storage solution. I do a little something similar. I love being able to just grab a scrap.

Love your card, I think black is stunning as a card base. Especially paired with the right colors which you did!

resmith said...

Such a pretty card!! I love the violets!
Great storage solution. I need to do something like it.

Janice {Nysse} said...

Love the colours on your card...and storage is awesome!

Jackie Pedro said...

Your card is beautiful! I keep my scraps in file folders also....saves a TON of money!!

Laurie said...

That is beautiful Anika! I love the black too!

You have inspired me to do some organizing too! Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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Diane Jaquay said...

This is a GORGEOUS card Anika! I adore those colors together, so pretty!

Shiloh said...

Cute card! The colors look so bright on the black!

Suzanne said...

Anika! I love your card!! That color combo is great.

IamDerby said...

Love your card, black bases always make the color pop so well

Jessica said...

Gorgeous card, and great scrap storage!

Baseret said...

Great card! I have been loving all of the black too. Good storage idea too.

kolling143 said...

Your color palette is gorgeous! Love the black!

mary ann said...

I love your storage idea for scraps. I am in the process of creating my scrap room and have reached the point of what to do with the paper ... this gives me aome ideas

Jennifer K said...

Isn't black CS fun to work with?! I think it always adds some class to a card - just like a little black dress. Thanks for sharing your paper scrap storage. I do something similar and it really works for me, too.

thank you jay said...

That card with the flowers on it makes me feel relaxed and it reminds me of a nice tropical place.