Monday, March 29, 2010

New Arrival: Froggie Time!

I made 18 cards today!
I figure hey, 
1) I'm out of cards because I've been mailing more than I'm making lately
2) If I'm going to have my Cricut out and the paper loaded, I might as well use the "Auto Fill" option and have it cut as many as it can on that sheet of paper
3) It really doesn't take much more effort to make several cards that are just alike than it does to make 1 or 2 (assembly line style)

So.... there you have it.
I'll use word or phrase stickers in the small blocks beside each froggie on the cards.
And YES!  I got to use my Googlie eyes again!!  Man, those things last forever!  I still have tons left after making 18 froggies with them.  :)

Card base from Value pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Background papers from K & Company's Life's Tapestry cut @ 5" x 3 1/4"
Cricut Cartridge: New Arrival
Froggie page 116 cut @ 2 1/2"
Auto-Fill on 8 1/2" x 11" paper cut it 18 times (Yeeee-haaaa!)
Scotch Photo Splits and Zots used to adhere everything
Stampin Up chalks used to outline mouth and give rosy cheeks

I found a tupperware-type box at Fred Meyer a couple weekends ago (it was labeled "shoe box storage").  It's actually made by Sterilite.

My cards fit perfectly in there, and I can see through the box.
I was using a filing cabinet drawer to store my made cards into files like "New Baby", "Congratulations", "Summer", etc, but it was too tight to see what I had.  I like this see through box MUCH better. 
And since I like to organize so much (I know, it can be a problem), I'll probably make some tab dividers that say things like:
New Baby
Happy Birthday
Get Well

So what did YOU do today?

Hoppy Easter!


  1. Those are so cute! And your shoe box storage is identical to what I use to store cards!

    You mentioned Fred Meyer's store....I sure do miss them. When we lived in WA they had those stores and I loved them.

  2., look at all those cards. I buy the photo boxes from Michaels to keep my cards...and I have shelves and shelves, trays and trays. I keep all of the cards I've done for design teams, and publications... One day there will be no room for me and the dog in this house. Have a great week.

  3. wow these are just gorgeous!! This frog is so cute!!

    Great to see the way you store your cards, I currently use a filing box, but its too jammed full and not working for me so I need to re think!! Thanks for sharing!!

    hugs Juls

  4. I forgot to mention, not only do I like this see-through box, but it was only $1!! Maybe I should have bought more than one? Compared to the 5"x6" index card boxes (which are fairly small) which cost around $5, I thought this shoe box storage was a GREAT deal. :)