Friday, September 26, 2008

Card bins!

If you guys are anything like me, you probably love to do the SCS challenges as well as making cards for no particular reason. I have sooo many cards that I have made and no way to organise them and have been keeping all of my cards in a plastic drawer. Well, not anymore! I am so excited to share this with you all because I'm sure that you are going to love it as much as I do!

These cardboard bins are absolutely perfect for storing cards as well as other supplies. And the best part? They are alterable! The measurements for these are 9" long, 6.25" wide, and 4.5" high. The do not take up very much room but are able to store LOTS of cards! I was able to fit at least 50 cards in mine (keep in mind that most of my cards have many layers so these could easily fit MORE!) They will be for sale on the THERE SHE GOES website on October first along with the Spooktacular Silhouettes stamp set. The price for the bins will be 3 for $5.



Here is a tutorial on how I altered mine-


Supplies: 12x12 paper

Acrylic paint

Foam brush

Masking tape

Card bin


Step 1- Using masking tape, tape all of the edges and seams.


Step 2- Using foam brush, paint the bin with acrylic paint. Depending on the brand of paint used, you may need to do a few coats for good coverage. It's OK if it looks a little "rough" at this point, it's not a big deal.


Step 3- Cut 12x12 paper for each of the four sides of the bin. I did this by tracing the sides onto the 12x12 paper and then trimmed off a little from each side. Keep scraps to use to decorate the labeled divider cards.

Step 4- Adhere paper to box. I used red line sticky tape for this step.

Step 5- To make the labeled divider cards, I cut cardstock to measure 4.5x6, decorated with scraps and used the Designer Label punch by SU to make the labels.


Finished Project!


I used circle punches to make the title for the front of the bin. I used SU In Colors that matched the 12x12 designer paper that I used.


Here is another card bin that I made. I have this divided into three sections: Birthday, Thank You and Everyday cards.

I hope that you enjoyed today's tutorial. Let me know what you think of these!


12 comments:

ladyb266 said...

AWWWWE! These are both really cute! Great Job!!! TFS!~Heidi

silke said...

Fabulous idea - Jessica!!! Your bins look awesome!!!

MakiJo said...

The bin is fantastic to organize cards! I love how you decorated the bins, especially the one you categorized the each stamp set for TSG! What a great idea!!

the Tapler Ohana said...

This is fabulous Jessica! I will definitely be purchasing these on Oct 1 - you should post a reminder though!!! :-)

Debby said...

Oh my gosh these are so great! I love how you decorated them. I definately want a couple of these. Thanks the fabylous idea!

Chrystal said...

Lovee the storage bins, and when you alter them like that it makes them irrisistable!

Anonymous said...

Jess these are FAB-U-LUS I really needed a soulution for storing and putting my cards in order. I love that you can alter them to match your stamping spot. Keep bringing us great products. I can not wait to purchase your Halloween set it looks like great fun. TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Kim P said...

Jess, these look great! I have boxes for my cards from Jolly Time popcorn! I keep saying I am going to alter them, but never get around to it. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Etha said...

that's very cool! I send out most of my cards, but I would love to have a "stash" just as well, this storage looks perfect!! great altering as well :)

JAR said...

AWESOME! So glad you included your pictures of your altered bins!

debbi taylor said...

They are fantastic!

Nikki Bond said...

I've been to your new site and can't seem to find these on there...are they still available???

In case you'd like to see I've altered 2..you can view them here..
http://militarywifestampinspot.blogspot.com/ and here...
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1141656?cat=500&ppuser=86700

thanks so much for the fabulous product!

{SMILEs}