Saturday, March 15, 2014

A Kitsch Storage Solution or two...

Hi folks...it's my turn to post over on the Craftwork Cards Blog today...a chance for me to have some fun with the gorgeous new Kitsch Collection...the papers in this collection are bright fun and so very kitsch but what was I going to make...well us crafters are always on the hunt for storage solutions and if you are anything like me...I'm a "place for everything and everything in it's place" kind of a girl otherwise I spend hours looking for stuff so with that in mind I dug some empty cans out of the recycling bin and set to work making a co-ordinating desk set...
I used die cut chipboard circles covered with paper from the Kitsch Paper Pad for the top and bottom of the can...cut a hole for the scissors using a Sizzix Circle Die...punched a small hole to feed the string through and decorated with a Kusudama flower...never again will I have to hunt for that elusive ball of string...
 and what about a pot to hold all your pens...paintbrushes or whatever...
decorated with die cut shapes and flowers from the Kitsch Die Cuts Pad...272 Assorted Die Cut Shapes more than enough for you to go to town and make lots of storage pots...
 and a notepad made from 300gsm cardstock using a template from an old telephone message pad...
 decorated with cute candi flowers and a bow...
 amazing what you can do with a few old soup cans...
I'm now on a crafty storage roll so time to decorate the pot that holds my Fiskars Fabric Scissors to complete the matching Kitsch Cubbyhole storage...cool huh...
My lovely buddy Mary from The Ribbon Girl is celebrating a very special birthday today
Happy Birthday Mary
Welcome to the Club
Lots of Love from Kath & Buddy xxx

I'll see you all tomorrow over at The Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog for this month's Colour Challenge
Hugs Kath xxx

16 comments:

Enfys said...

Love love love this set Kath, great job, especially the string holder.
Hugs
En x

Lin said...

Just love how these came out, Kath - so bright and cheery!

Sue Marrazzo said...

Nice and very retro colors!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

Awesome designs Kath, such a pretty way to coordinate your desk top accessories, love them :)Xx

carol edwards said...

Lovely Kath so bright and very organisedx

Sammy said...

These are brilliant!
And I am so with you about having a place for everything. Unfortunately the rest of the household does not seem to believe in this, so I still spend all my time hunting for things! x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I have to have a place for everything too and love these, such fun bright colours fab. Have a great weekend x

rachel said...

what a transformation Kath - they look fab xx

Pamela said...

They look fab Kath! What a great upcycling idea!

Rita said...

What suoerb Recyling Kath. I love the ideas that you have produced with these tins. You are a very talented Lady. Hugs Rita xxx

trish said...

Hi Kath, beautiful and so handy. Great colours, cheer you up whenever you step into the crafty room. You'd pay a fortune in the shops for one of these handy gadgets...Trish

Redanne said...

Just got home from seeing these gorgeous papers at Harrogate and they are truly beautiful. Your wonderful makes show just how bright, cheery and fresh they are - I was tempted enough to buy the botanicals.......gorgeous. Hugs, Anne xx

Kat said...

Great recycling Kath. Love the bright, cheerful colours.

Kat xx

Paper Junkie said...

Oh Kath - if only I did have a place for everything and it was all in its place! I can but dream....X

Annie said...

A fantastic altered piece Kath. So great to recycle and repurpose....love it

Huge hugs
Annie x

mimijudy1975 said...

Kath,you are so talented. These pretty decorated
storage containers are just adorable. i love the bright cheery papers you used. Maybe you could enter a contest ,I bet you'd get published !

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