Monday, March 8, 2010

Hippity Hopping with { Ippity}

A Card and a Project!!

Last week I got all the new kits in the mail from my sweet friend Bonnie Rose. She is a wonderful and very inspiring person and I am glad that I got to know her the last year on the Unity Forum and kept in touch with her through FB. You have to check out her sales.. and she as great incentives as well. Well back to the story of my project.. I got all my goodies and I was so excited to play with them.. it all came in this great cardboard square shaped box. Well I just couldn't throw this away and had to make my Ippity Storage out of it. I got to use my Regal Greetings stamp set for this, my favourite image the chandelier. I first cut the box lid off and shaped the top of my box with my scissors, Stamped the image on all sides and then sponged some light green distressing ink on top just for some added colour, a little aged look. I then punched out some border with my fiskars punch and made a skirt for the bottom, I wanted it to slide on my counter so going to my hubby's tool box I found some old cupboard door knobs and screwed them to the bottom of all the sides this way it will move smoothly on my counter, and the skirt hides the knobs. I add the flower and some bling and with my dymo label maker made some labels for the outside and the files inside as well. For the file folders I got this idea from Bonnie as well and cut my folders in half and then in half again.. all the images from my sets fit on one half sheet.. and you can fit 2 sets on one file.. it is amazing storage and I thank her for this!! Brilliant!! Now I have lots of room in there for at least 2 more seasons of Ippity stamps, they are easy to reach and everything is labeled and easy enough to find. Amazing what you can do with what you have , and I love to recycle!!

But first this is the card I made for the challenge from last Monday.. Boys Birthday Card, I wanted to do something different and did the background just in black and white.. then paper pieced the fish and coloured them in for that touch of colour. I just love this set.. never thought I would love fish so much but it is wonderful that you get all the background stamps. I was so amazed at how large all the Ippity stamps are it is a wonderful thing!!


Have a FINTASTIC birthday




Ippity Stamps... storage unit.











Now go and check out the Ippity Blog for all the wonderful participants this sunny Monday, they have a challenge up for this week and a list of the Design Team and Friends.. Hope you all have a great Hip Hopping Ippity Day!!
Hugs,
Angie

27 comments:

lynn said...

awesome storage ideas, angie and bonnie! your box is just so cute!

Lisa H. said...

love the card and your storage is awesome! thanks for sharing that !

Maria Levine said...

Great card. Love your ippity storage thanks for sharing!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

As Always great projects Angie!!!

Carisa said...

adorable!

Eva said...

Angie, your card is gorgeous and your storage is just fabulous!!

Stephanie Zito said...

Oooh Angie!!!! Love your card and your storage system is awesome! Great, inspiring work as always!!! Have a wonderful day!

Rona said...

very nice

Elisabeth said...

Great storage project and the card is great...love the B&W background, so unique!

Banu said...

Superb Storage idea :) Loved how you have repurposed the box.

Kelly Landers said...

You are so clever and GREEN!! Way to go Angie!!

Carla Clark said...

Love your storage box. What do you stick your stamps to? A clear file folder? I am in serious need of storage ideas. Thank you!

Debby/Darthy said...

This is a beautiful card. I also really like your storage system.

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous! Love your fishes :) And what a fab storage idea thanks for sharing. Kim

Jodi C. said...

What a CUTE fish card!!! That storage you made is SO AMAZING!!! LOVE IT!!! I make storage with some of my priority mail boxes that some of my orders come in, for 12x 12 paper. BUT they never look as BEAUTIFUL as that!!! I really like that stamp too!! WOW!!
Jodi

Catherine said...

I just love pretty storage, and your Ippity organizer ROCKS! Beautiful and funky - the perfect combo!
Love your fin-tastic card! Love how you colored only the fish - awesome idea!
TFS!!!!

BonnieRose said...

oh wow.. angie.. your storage is fabulous!! and thks for the shout out.. hugs.. love u dearly.. xo and ur fishy card?? It's perfect! You are so talented my friend!

Gardner's Basket said...

You made a lovely card. Your storage box is WONDERFUL!! What a great idea.

Sheryl said...

Beautiful card!! Love how you made your storage box!!

Lacey said...

Awesome! Your storage box is adorable!!

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Lovely card and what a great idea to recycle the box to house your Ippity stamps. I too laminate a sheet and place my Ippity stamps on it. Makes it so much easier to play with.

Tabitha's creations said...

Love the card. I like how you only colored the fish, this really makes them stand out.

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Great storage idea! Cute card!

Pryn said...

GF...you work makes my jaw drop...EVERY TIME!!!! Love your style...INCREDIBLE projects!!!

Heather said...

LOVE your fishy creation! So fun! Also super jealous of your creation station!

Cheri Howard said...

Cute card, and your storage is pretty as well as functional!

Andrea said...

I love the card and neat idea on the storage!!