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!
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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! :)