Sunday, March 17, 2013

Rainbow Blog Hop

Happy St. Patrick's Day and welcome to the Rainbow Blog Hop brought to you by the All that Stickles design team!

Today we've put together a fun and of sparkly blog hop full of rainbow-themed projects! Whether the projects contain actual rainbows or just a rainbow color scheme is up to each DT member, but either way these colorful projects are sure to inspire you!

If you've come from All that Stickles, you're in the right place! If you've just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit All that Stickles

For my rainbow project, I decided to make something a little different. About a month ago I was in serious need of some new paper storage for my scraps. I originally had them sorted in 4 small plastic containers.  One for warm colors (reds, oranges, and yellows) one for cool colors (greens, blues, and purples), one for neutral colors (whites, blacks, browns, grays), and one for patterned papers that couldn't be categorized into any of the three previous color schemes.

When I realized my small crafty space was growing and those containers could be put to better use, I decided to find a new way to store scrap paper. I was originally inspired by this picture I saw on Pinterest:

I was so excited to make this that I couldn't wait to go searching local stores for these paper holders, so I decided to make them myself! I remembered I had seen a cut on the Cricut Artiste cartridge to make a holder like this, so I pulled it out to refresh my memory.

I was right! Here you'll see the full 3D object and the two pieces needed to make it using the Accent 3 feature.

And what I love about this cartridge is that it comes with an Assembly Instruction handbook to show you exactly how to score and glue the 3D project together:

So what did I do? Made my own paper storage, using paper! I opened up Cricut Craft Room, sized the cut to fit as most of my 12 x12 mat that it possibly could, and cut. I made a sample one to test it first, and to my amazement, it worked! So I went ahead and made ten of them!

I used two 12 x 12 sheets of DCWV cardstock to make each holder. After sorting my containers of scrap paper by color, I filled each paper holder with the coordinating color. Adhering them together was a bit tricky at times, I had to use a combination of a Zig glue pen, my ATG gun, and glue dots. In the month that I've had them, they have yet to fall apart. (Knocking on wood!)

Each holder really only took a few minutes to assemble, and I let each of them dry for a few minutes before putting paper in them. They measure about 11 inches high, 1.5 inches wide (which holds A LOT of paper) and the base is about 5 inches long. 

(Not sure why my wall looks brown in this, it's maroon like in the first picture, lol)

And of course we have blog candy for those who are a follower of All that Stickles and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Wednesday March 20th at All that Stickles.

$30 Gift Certificate

$6 Gift Certificate

$25 Gift Certificate

10 Digis of Winner's Choice

Your next stop is Cynthia's blog!

Here's the complete lineup:

Thanks for hopping! :)


  1. I so love those containers and wish I had access to a Cricut to make some myself.

  2. That's a really cool idea Ashley! I like it!

  3. What a great idea...I might have to try this soon as I feel the scraps are getting out of control.

  4. Love your scrap storage idea.

  5. Your scrap storage is awesome. Looks so pretty too with all the colors!


  6. This is a wonderful project and I echo sentiments from others that you've created a rainbow of what to do with scraps. TFS!

  7. cute cute paper holders! Super practical also!

  8. You Go Girl! What a great idea to make your own paper holders...then to order then in Rainbow colors!

  9. I love your creative paper storage! I'm a thrifty scrapper and love to save $$ anywhere I possibly can so this is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer F.

  10. That is very creative, Ashley. Good luck on them not falling apart.

  11. What a great idea Ashley!I have this cricut cart so I am going to give this a try!! Thanks for sharing!

  12. I just love it, so perfect and clean looking... Woo Hoo!!! a Blog Hop and All That Stickles... perfect combination...
    I can't wait to see all the wonderful creations and learn a thing or two...

  13. What a pretty way to store paper. I love your rainbow. Thanks for sharing.

  14. That is a really cool way to store your scraps and papers. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

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  15. What a great idea. Might have to try this!

  16. Such a great idea! I have all my scrap thrown together, need to fix that now, lol.


  17. Hey, I have that cartridge! I could do that same thing! Brilliant!

  18. Super idea! Thanks for sharing it!

  19. Wow ashley i love this and i will def be doing this - hugs cynthia

  20. Love this idea and that you made your own! This cartridge is on the top of my wish list!

  21. awesome storage solution! I am so overflowing with scraps and this is awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!!


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