Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Inspired Stamps Shaped Card & Organization Tip

 Welcome to the Inspired Stamps Tuesday post!  Our assignment today was to create a shaped card.  I used a "top note" style shape.  Does anyone know why it's called that?  I sure don't!

I used the fabulous Fall Gratitude Stamp Set.  This set is just full of Fall goodness-punkins in all sizes, sentiments, vines and scripture!  On the front, I stamped the scripture and surrounded it with the vine.  I stamped 2 itty bitty punkins and then colored them in and covered with liquid glass.   On the inside, I had an "oops" I had to cover so I just made a smaller top note cut to stamp the sentiment and a 2nd punkin to overlay the bottom one.  Sometimes oopsies are a good thing!  Be sure you check out everyone's creations at Inspired Stamps Blog.

Organization Tip:  You will probably start seeing more clusters of embellishments on my creations because I recently revamped my organizational system for all my embellishments after watching a video of Stacy Julian.  Instead of having all my buttons separated by color in bottles, my flowers by color in drawers, larger embellies in other containers, etc, I took her advice and put ALL embellies by color in one container.  I used one 12x12 hinged clear cases per color and put all of  the bottles of buttons, tiny boxes of brads, etc into a case along with the loose flowers and larger embellies.  Now instead of having tons of containers spread around my room, I have 10 cases  stacked together.  I can just pull one case with browns or oranges when I know those are the colors I will be using. This allows me to have lots of choices in one spot.  It's AWESOME!

other supplies: ALL Close To My Heart: Artiste Cricut Cart, Alcohol ink Markers, cardstock, pattern paper and embellishments


  1. Hi Belinda! Beautiful card...I'd love to see a photo of your embellishment storage!! :o)

  2. Belinda lovely card I love the inside!!

  3. Very pretty card. Good tip I would also love to see a picture how you are organizing too. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

  4. Belinda, Love the fall colors of your card. I would also love to see a pic of your new organizational scheme. Thanks for sharing your tip on repairing a "boo boo", it is comforting to know that mistakes happen and they can be repaired. Seems like there is a deeper lesson there.