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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Whilst I'm still thinking...

...about what to do with the CD mailers - I've made a decision.

I now know what I'm gonna do with some of this...
It's the Tim Holtz Seasonal stack (which I bought well before Christmas).
After using some of these papers at one of Andy's classes I decided that I just HAD to have a stack for myself...after all, it had papers to cover so many occasions & holidays. However, that was as far as it got and to be honest I wasn't even sure where I had put it.
Something else that I've had for a while was this 7Gypsies little treasure. I probably wouldn't be far out if I said this has been sitting on the shelf gathering dust - SORRY - awaiting inspiration LOL for about 18 months (don't look too closely as you can probably see the dust and finger marks).
It's one of their printers trays and the configuration of this one is sections that are ATC sized. Every now and then I have gazed at it wanting to be struck by some brilliant idea but nothing happened - then I thought about how many sections this has...12
The more I thought about this and the "Tim" papers, the more an idea was forming. 12 sections...12 months...each section to be decorated to reflect the month in question.

The paper stack has Christmas (December), Valentine (February), Thanks giving (November), 4th of July (obvious - LOL), Halloween (October), Easter (March/April) and a whole host of papers suitable for the rest of the year.

I think I will use some of the ATC size images from the stack to decorate the back of each section. I won't change the basic tray as I rather like the dark wood effect.

This will be an on going project because I don't want to rush it - I want to consider what trinkets & embellies I'm going to use and it may be a case of waiting to find just the right things for some of the sections. I'm in no hurry and I want to do this right.

Suppose I should make a start on cutting out some of the papers...................

6 comments:

voodoo vixen said...

I think that is a brilliant idea!! You could also just do ATC's for each month to reflect what you have done that particular month and it would be like a journal of the year in ATC format. That way if you go to a show in March... you put the ticket in it... a little egg and nest for Easter, shells from the beach for summer holiday... some baubles for Christmas, a visit from your niece in Germany could be a little cuckoo clock (you can get her to find you fridge magnet one) and so on...

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Niiiiiiiice! Lovely papers, cool project.

She said...

Oh, love your idea!.....I have one of these languishing under the bed.....really must get it out!! S x

Claireliz said...

That's a great idea Toni, can't wait to follow your progress
C
xx

Jeni O'Connor said...

Thanks Toni for commenting on the blog feature at WP. I so appreciate it.
Jeni

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful idea, I'll be looking forward to seeing a different piece for each month, Your gonna have so much fun filling each section!
hugs Lynn