Monday, 9 January 2012

A bit of Reorganisation!



I had been asking around for ideas on storing my 12 x 12 card as I was totally fed up searching this box and that box and that try for suitable card for a project.
Not being able to justify spending £7.95 per acrylic tray I wanted it to be cheap.

Nerine of the WMS forum suggested pizza boxes and I went on e-bay and bought 25 13" boxes some of which I have made up, I folded in the top and bottom flap as it were and this makes the edges very sturdy. Then I stuck down the sides with hot glue. It turns out that one of the edges sits out more than the other and this is perfect for being able to see what is in the slot and gives a little more hand room for getting a sheet out. I am delighted with them. I had intended to adhere them all together but hope to move to a smaller room soon so won't decide until then in case I need to make the pile smaller etc....they are sitting on a bed at the moment and are quite stable. So, for the princely sum of 71pence each I have my storage.
Hope you all are well into 2012 - this will be a very special year in the U.K. We have the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and then The Olympics...busy time.....if you like crowds go to England this year..hmmmm...not me...I prefer to watch it on tv....if you don't like crowds why not come to Northern Ireland where the roads are always uncrowded....best weather in May and June (usually!!) and very long nights....sometimes not dark until 11 - 11 30 p.m. - come and enjoy 'the gloaming' - that wonderful time of half light which we get (and Scotland too) each evening...not light and not dark....a special time. However you spend your holidays have a wonderful year full of great memories.

14 comments:

  1. Great idea! You will want to be careful to not store really delicate papers there, though, as I would expect pizza boxes to not be made of archival materials. Not trying to cast a damper, just a friendly heads up.

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  2. I'm so happy this worked out for you! It sounds like 12x12 storage has been an issue for quite a few people - maybe someone in the U.K will one day come up with a solution for this niche in the market?

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  3. Good idea...also when i went to the Uk I just loved the twighlight that you have,we sat and chatted for hours to our hosts outside in the lovely evening,and it made our days in Ireland so much more enjoyable too as the days seemed endless just as you wish holidays can be...

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  4. Fab solution!!! might have to steal!!!

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  5. Awesome idea - Joyce, love it! glad your craft room is in limbo too - like mine, and to know am not the only one in the throes of making my mind up! blessing of 2012 - and exciting time ahead, by God's grace I pray, Shaz in oz.x

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  6. Great idea for storing paper - mine's all over the place and I always end up having to trim the corners/edges cos they're all tatty!!!

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  7. Hi Joyce linked over to this storage idea from my blog post today and folk have written they have come over here to peek so hopefully you are getting some more traffic, and some cheering comments, love Shaz,xx

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  8. Well I hopped over from Shaz's blog as a must see! Super idea and I never knew you could buy pizza boxes....without the pizza! As pizza is not my favourite meal,(sorry folks!), I'm doubly interested! beautiful card you made too and a very happy and blessed New Year to you Joyce!

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  9. I REALLY like your pizzabox organizer. I will be following suit. LOL My dream vacation would be in Ireland. Ah -- maybe someday. I am now your newest follower.

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  10. well done on the re-organization, I wouldn't have guessed it was made from pizza boxes. will definately pass this on
    thanks to shaz for letting me know on woyww (you should join us!)
    janet

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  11. Fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing - I also found you through Shaz's blog. I was even more delighted to learn that you're in NI - always nice to "meet" another crafter on the same stretch of land!

    Sheena
    xxx

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  12. pizza boxes, Hmm thats a good idea. I use plastic sweater boxes and sore the paper standing up. love the long days in the spring over in the UK. I will really miss it this year. Thanks for your lovely comments and have a wonderful day. Angela

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  13. Thank you for your visit today, Joyce, and your kind comments. Sadly, the rose is not a stamp, although I am looking into how to get it made up into one. It is a watercolour, painted by our daughter. If I get it made up, I will post it on my blog. xx Maggie

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