Sunday, March 20, 2011

Scissor organization--and a lesson

My craft space is a fright.  I tried to organize it yesterday and ended up starting a few projects.  I had good intentions...

The project I'm sharing today  involves organizing...and Mod Podge...and The Graphics Fairy And a lesson.

Oh you know I need every single one of those different scissors!  I thought they'd like to stay together in one place.  I found an appropriate size glass jar from my hoard  collection.  Karen has quite a few ornate scissor images to choose from, and I selected the one pictured above.

As I share my technique for making the paper look aged, please learn from my goofy mistake.  Perhaps... change the order of a couple of steps. 

I used Distress Ink for this project.  On the bottom of the ink pad, there are instructions on how to first crumple the paper, smooth it out, and rub the ink pad over the paper...

Great, right? Right, except now I want the scissor image printed on this paper.

Oh sure--no big deal.  There's my image.  After smoothing the paper over and over and over, and quickly yanking it before it ripped while going through my printer.

Would this be it?  Would this be the project that would kill my printer (and probably put it out of it's misery)?

I am happy to report that my printer is still alive and printing.

I cut the image and inked the edges, and Mod Podged it onto the jar.

The moral of my story is print first, then crumple and ink.  Words to live by, don't you think?

My story must be told (ha ha)...

Keeping It Simple

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  1. Oh I've had a few tugs of war with my printer too. Of course you know I downloaded that image. And you absolutely need every one of those scissors. I bet my craft space could scare your craft space lol.

  2. Yes, words to live by indeed! My printer is so finicky. It won't even print on card stock. Ugh! I'm going to have to pop over to the Graphics Fairy. You and Carol are always making the cutest things with her graphics!

  3. that is such a unique idea! love the colors!

  4. Oh oui, very good idea !
    J'aime beaucoup,

  5. I hold my breath everytime I run fabric, paper bags, etc through my printer! lol I make sure my husband isn't home too!

  6. How wonderful!.. I just found one our our old printers in the storage unit that I think I am going to use for my more devious crafting plans since I often think that my current printer says nasty things about me when my back is turned :)


  7. LOL! Yes, good lesson. Glad your printer is still alive after that. Love how you jar turned out. What a fun way to organize supplies.
    Visiting from the Graphics Fairy. TFS!

  8. Nicely done, Beautiful and useful, two of my favorite things
    Keep smiling and creating

  9. Love how you used the scissor image -- I really liked that one!

  10. D' you know, my husband can't understand my hoard-uh, collection-of jars either! Go figure! Thanks for the good idea of putting one of them to good use!

  11. Great idea to keep all your scissors together! Mine always get misplaced and end up all over the house!

  12. A great tip! It turned out pretty great though!


  13. Simply beautiful!! Glad to know your printer survived to print another great project. :) Thank you for linking up to my K.I.S.S. blog bash last week. This weeks blog bash is in full swing again!! If you haven't already please be sure & link up more of your creativity, I look forward to seeing all your great ideas. :)

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

  14. Christine, are you and "Michaels Crafts" in cahoots? Every time I read your posts I want to head out the door and buy something new at Michael's! Tee hee! All joking aside, you always inspire me and have me eager to try new techniques! This week, I'm adding the distress ink to my "wish list"!

    I think us crafty gals need to make a t-shirt that says, "Yes, I do need all these different scissors!" My girlfriend and I recently took a generous ribbing from our husbands on the subject of our scissor collections. Sounds like we're all in the same boat!

    Thank you for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!



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