Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Clear Dollar Stamps - Card Categories - Sneak Peek #1

I'm really excited to share this stamp set with you. It isn't anything spectacular, or shiny, or super amazing, BUT it is one of those basic basics that help you organize and keep things nice and neat. And, it can be used as a way to give the perfect finishing touch on a special gift etc. Plus, some of the words can even be combined with each other or other sentiments you might already have to create that "perfect" phrase.

Anyway, I've now probably totally confused you huh?? This set is just that - a set of words to help you categorize your piles of cards that you probably have in your stash. This set is called Card Categories (a total of 33 words) and will be available for purchase at Clear Dollar Stamps (CDstamps) on November 1st.

For me personally, I make lots of cards which means I have lots of cards. I do have some friends and family that when they get a chance will go through them and pick out the ones they want and its easier for me as well as for them to see what I have.

For today's project though, I decided to make a card carrier as a small gift for somebody. I kept it pretty basic because it wasn't my goal to provide cards for the entire year and every occasion, but to give someone a few to keep in their stash.

I chose to keep it to a birthday theme and made 2 cards for each category. The finishing touch are the tabs with the categories stamped on them for easy organization and visual appeal. I made the case to fit slightly smaller cards (but still mailable) 3 1/2" x 4 7/8". This size is so quick and easy to decorate too. The envelopes are purchasable or you can make them yourself.

Here is a picture of the entire card case. I used one of the long stamps from CDstamps to create my leaf background for my box. The tabs were created by stamping and then using SU!'s word window punch them out.

The letters that spell out CARDS were cut using my Cricut machine, cardstock on top of cereal box to give them some dimension.

I know that it seems kind of mundane, but I love stamps like this one - so usable. Check back here tomorrow for some bling!

I forgot to add pictures of the little cards that I made - All stamped images can be found at Clear Dollar Stamps. Other items used were nesties, embossing folders, punches, cricut expression, cuttlebug dies.




Thanks for stopping by!!



{Recipe}
Cardstock: White, Garden Green, Blush (CTMH)
Ink: Garden Green (CTMH)
Stamps: Card Categories, Leaf Whimsey (CDstamps)
Other: SU! Word Window Punch, Scor-pal, Ribbon, Cricut Expression

13 comments:

Mandy said...

What a cute and practical project! I love it!

Emily said...

I know so useful! Who wouldn't want something like that????

Frenchy said...

Yeah - what emily said - who wouldn't love to have this set? And, such a cute little card holder! Great job!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous idea for a gift. The whole project has got a very elegant feel to it. Well done. One happy recipient this is going to be. Warm regards

Candy said...

Love this gift idea! Should I send you my address so you can send it to me? :-)

Candy

Lauren said...

super cute idea katie! love it!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Oh that's a cute card holder and so creative! I can see those sentiments have a lot of other uses as well!

Joan Ervin said...

What a fun and useful project....I love how you used the stamps!! I will have to make one of these, too!!! Love all your cards, too...AWESOME colors and designs!!!

Princeton McKinney said...

Oh Katie! You know I'm in the process of making my Christmas gifts. I am so going to copy the card box! Thanks again for the inspiration. Kay

PS: spamword: sweedi ... and you are!

Linsey said...

OH my word, Katie! This wonderful card organizer and tote is such a treat!!! I love every thing about it, including all of your wonderful cards that go inside! WoW! I really need to create this, so thank you so much for the awesome inspiration!! hugs!

LLB said...

Hi Katie! What a sensationally creative gift! Who wouldn't love this!! What a neat idea and you make it look so easy! Love it!!

Tori Wild said...

Fantastic project Katie and I love the pink/green combo! Such cute little cards too!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Girl!!! This rocks!!! What an awesome project and look at all those cards!!!

WOW-wee!!!

:-)

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