Sunday, May 23, 2010

Drink Tags Container

As I said yesterday, Syd ran off with the tin that Holly sent for us to put the drink tags she made in (check out yesterday's post to see what I am talking about). So, I had to make something for her to keep them in! What do you think?

The container is a 3 1/8" clear square box with clear lid. It used to hold:

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Full of the drink tags…

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Front view (the sides look the same, just no bow)…

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Top view…

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I used STASH for this. The green polka dot paper is DCWV, the blue dot paper is Deja Views. The flower is Night of Navy and Really Rust. I clipped the scallop circle toward the center on each scallop to create individual petals. Of course, I crickled both and inked the center a bit with really rust ink. Everything was inked with Night of NAvy ink. The ribbon is Soft Suede. I really like the way it turned out. Oh, and the alpha set is new for me! It is from SU! Can't remember the name of it. Oops!

I can tell you this about my patterned paper stash: it is old. I bought two patterned paper packs from SU last year, 4 DCWV stacks last year, and the rest of my stash is older than that! I used to go through the patterned paper aisle at Michael's, when they had their sale on paper, and get at least one of every paper I liked. You can click here to see how I organize my patterned paper and see how much I actually have! I know! Right? It is ridiculous. I was/am a recovering paper addict. I am not sure if I am over it or not., but at least I can go to a store and not buy paper (I could never do that before) or buy just 4 or 5 pieces that are really awesome to me.  My goal now is to use what I have in my stash!

The problem is that some of it, I don't like now or it has sort of gone out of fashion. For instance, I got a DCWV stack back when they still wrote out Die Cits With A View on everything and they didn't call them stacks! I think it was around 2001 or 2002. Anyway, I HATE that paper now, and I have lots of it left. That is issue #2 with paper and me. I hoard it. I love it and don't want to "waste" it on just any old project. I want it to be used on "a good project". I am now making myself use it! Anyway, with the invention of glimmer mists—(or a mix of my own shimmer paint and reinkers with water/alcohol)—I can now change that paper into something better. At least a little bit anyway. I plan to try anyway.

I'll post about it when I do it.

Thanks for stopping by today. If you want the number to my "paper addiction" shrink, call 1-800-out-of-money! LOL


1 comment:

  1. Love these tags! They are just too cute! I love the beer stamp! I might have to ask you to send me a few stamped images of that for a mini I am thinking of. I will exchange them for some Tim Holtz cut outs!

    I here you when it comes to hoarding paper. I am just now getting myself to actually use it so i can buy more! i have told myself I cannot buy more untill I at least use 1/3 of what I have! We'll see how successful I am with that! LOL


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