Struggling to find a solution for paper scrap storage?

If you are a scrapbooker, chances are you have loads of paper scraps that are too useful to get rid of. The question then becomes: How do you store them?

As usual for me, I start out at my neighborhood Good Will. I have found so many useful and inexpensive storage items there, that chances are, I’m going to find one again. And I did!

It’s a hanging banker’s box that holds file folders. I’m putting different colored paper scraps in different folders to keep them organized. Best of all, it has straps so it’s easy to move around my room or take to my car when I’m scrapbooking at a crop. Even better, the colors match my craft room perfectly 🙂

Don’t forget! Good Will is a WONDERFUL resource for scrapbook organizational items! Here’s a pretty pink one you can get for your own craft room from Amazon!


Have a very Merry Christmas & craft on!

Heat Press for 70% off!

Oh my goodness! An almost $700 heat press for $222! Want to make professional-appearing shirts & bags on your Cricut machine? You MUST invest in a heat press! Irons are great for when you’re starting out, but when you begin to get dozens of orders, you need to upgrade to a professional heat press. This one allows you to make caps, mugs, and anything that you can press! Cut your HTV with your Cricut, and use this heat press to apply!

Nudge your honey to get you this one while supplies last. What a deal!!

Quick and easy Christmas cards from your Cricut!

Spent a few hours this weekend making Christmas cards for the first time for my family and friends. I made two different designs — one, this adorable Santa face, courtesy of an online crafter who shared the design with her subscribers. I embossed Santa’s beard with my favorite folder, added chalk for the cheeks (applied with my finger) but otherwise created it very simply. All of these are cardstock cuts pieced together. It took 5 minutes to cute and 5 minutes to assemble.

Another one I made was from Cricut’s ‘make it now’ collection. You click on the link on Design Space, and it’s already created for you. You simply choose your paper, load your machine, and go. The red is die cut, and the white is a blank card I bought at Joann’s in a pack of 50 that included envelopes, as well.

I ran the red die cut cardstock through my Xyron to adhere it to the white card blank, used my Cricut to write a sentiment on the white cardstock interior, added some stickles on the front to make it glittery, then addressed the envelopes, and sent them off.

These were some fun and creative projects that I hope will mean a little more to my family and friends this year, with my first-ever created Christmas cards.

From my family to yours, have a very Crafty Christmas and a Happy New year!