Monday, February 9, 2015

Quick and Easy Valentine and Storage Tips

Hello everyone!  It's me (Barbara) again, yep, with another fast and easy Valentine's Day card.  I just love the vintage feel of Altered Pages' collage sheets, and this one is a beauty.
I had this card stock in my stash, and while I don't expect you to have it, too, I want you to take a look at the papers and card stocks that you do have.  Pull them out and see what collage images go along with your own stash.

There were several images on the Les Fleurs collage sheet that I thought would go very well with this card stock.  What do you think?  Am I right?
This particular image of the little cherub with a wheelbarrow full of flowers just jumped right out at me.  So, I first adhered her to a piece of chipboard with Nori Paste and cut it out.
Edge chipboard image with brown distress ink.

Adhere Gold Opulence Stickers Corners and go around the edges with a Gold Xtreme Pen.

Stamp and heat emboss "Happy Valentine's Day" at top center with VersaMark ink and gold embossing powder.

Adhere chipboard image with Scor-tape.
Add a few punched leaves from green card stock around the edges.

Add a bit of Stickles glitter glue randomly to the surrounding flowers imprinted on the card for extra "OOOMPH"!!!


Now, for my storage tip!  How do I store my Stickles glitter glue?  I am sure you have seen these pencil cases in the drug store, Wal-mart, office supplies stores, etc.  You will always find them just before school starts.  I stock up then and store many things inside, like pens and pencils, embossing tools and other supplies that I use in my paper craft, and of course, my Stickles glitter glue bottles.

They fit perfectly inside these little holders, and stack very nicely inside a drawer, on a shelf, or whatever your storage system may be.

I also use the index card size ...

... to hold my gem stickers.  There are so many uses for these, and I particularly like that they stack nicely while containing things that otherwise would roll around and get lost, or in the case of gem stickers, I usually find these stuck to the bottom of my shoe.
Stay tuned this month, as the design team is sharing not only their fabulous art all month long, but more storage tips for you to take with you and try out.

Our giveaway this month will be a Treasure Box of supplies and tools!  All you need to do is leave a comment and share us on your Facebook page to be eligible. (tell us you shared)

The February Giveway will include a Cigar Box with binder clips, ATC cards, Memento Marker, oversized paper clips and a sturdy colorful band for closure. 

As always, thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful and crafty week!



  1. Ah! Your valentine speaks of spring to me Barbara! Yay! very pretty it is!
    Thank you for the quick tips- I have the same issue with those gem stickies- I even caught the dog wearing a few! heehee

  2. Oh, Spring! Oh, if it were only true! Your card is so lovely - so romantic and delicate and vintage-y! Lucky Valentine recipient! Clever storage ideas - now I need somebody who has storage ideas for those things when there are hundreds of them to store!

  3. Lovely! Great way to craft your stash!

  4. The flowers really do match well! I love the collages as well and you did a fabulous job making it pop!

  5. Barbara your use of the school supplies is genius, I can see reinker bottles and others of that size in your little drawer. Genius! The card is a breath of fresh air for all those tired of winter! Thanks for showing us your ideas.

  6. p.s. love that you have blingy shoes!!!!!

  7. Beautiful card! I have been using the pencil boxes for the wrong things! I will be changing that around♥ I will be sharing on facebook!!

  8. Beautiful, looks fabulous! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  9. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the pencil case idea - will have to keep my eyes open next time I am in Wal-Mart. Sharing on Facebook!

  10. Silly me, using these boxes for pencils and index cards! Now I need to go buy more of them. (Wink). Love your cherub card.

  11. Fun card Barbara & nifty organization tips! Can't beat the dollar store :)

  12. Fun card Barbara & nifty organization tips! Can't beat the dollar store :)

  13. Great organization tips. Enjoyed visiting on my recent trip to Phx!