Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Stampin' For The Weekend #9

This week over on Stampin' For The Weekend we had to alter something! Other than wrapping a bit of paper around old jars years ago - I've never seriously altered anything before - well not seriously enough that I'd want to show you!!!

Funnily, although I suffer from this lack of altering I still save absolutely anything that could be altered! Which makes it worse as I actually went out and bought this item!

I will confess I forgot to take a 'before' picture, but it doesn't take a lot of imagination!

As everyone else I'm sure, I am always on the lookout for the best place to store all of my unmounted stamps! I paid £20 a few months ago for a silver DJ's CD box - it has holders for 100 CD's, but my stamps are much thicker and I got about 30 in it!!!!! So I've now decided to find somewhere for the masses of others that are still NFA!

I bought a zipped CD case for the heafty sum of £1.99! I've decided I will have one for each brand of my unmounted stamps and as each case has room for 100 CD's, I'm hoping I'll have room!

This is my Whiff Of Joy case.

I decorated a backing panel with the WOJ images I have at the moment and a Cuttlebugged WOJ were cut for the top left corner using 'Hippy Chick'. The images were stamped with Onyx Versafine and heat embossed clear. I then painted Versamark (from the refill bottle) into small sections of the images and heat embossed with Holographic powder. I didn't want to add colour as I thought the mixture of images would look better monotone. The backing panel papers were patchworked and sewn on my machine and I then added a sheet of thick acetate to act as a wipe clean protector (I seem to get ink everywhere when I'm doing on of my stamping marathons!) I attempted to then sew the whole panel onto the front of the case, but my machine would have none of it! Therefore it is attached with Very strong DST around sides and bottom and brads in the 4 corners. This then gives me an outside pocket to hold my images before sorting and storing.

The holders inside are back-to-back pockets, one for the stamp and the other to store images ready to colour (Every 3-4 months I spend about 12 hours re-stocking my stamped images so I always have plenty to use/send as RAKs).
I finished off by adding assorted ribbon to the buckles on the handle.
I'm quite pleased with this, if I may say so myself ;) and am now looking forward to making a 'few' more :0


  1. This is great and what a brilliant idea :o)
    Jackie xx

  2. Carol, this is a really fantastic idea and very cute - Your great at altering things - you should do it more often hun.
    Take Care and have a great day - Ju xxx

  3. Excellent idea and great monotone images.
    Kathleen x

  4. Wow - this is fab Carol! A really great way to store your stamps!
    Helen x

  5. This is fantastic..I've never tried anything like this .Thanks for putting my link on your blog.Here's the code;
    Ruth x

  6. such a creative idea! and so stylish! Love it!

  7. Hiya Carol

    This is fantastic, such a great idea and a lovely place to store your stamps and images. Thank you for taking part with our alterations challenge over at SFTW, good luck xx vicki xx

  8. What a wonderful idea, Carol:O) Love it and it looks fantastic!
    Thank you for joining us at SFTW this week, good luck!

  9. Beautiful!! I love the images being nude. That is a brilliant idea when working with black items to alter! Brilliant effect! I hope you have plenty of room, cos if your like me, I have stamps everywhere!

    Thank you for joining us this week at Stampin' for the Weekend. We hope you had fun and that you come back and join us again soon! Good Luck,


  10. This is just beautiful, I love all the images you used!
    I do that too, so I always have lots of stamped images to use for raks, swaps...
    Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)

  11. This is a great project.
    Where did you get the CD cases from?
    Kathleen x

  12. brilliant idea, I am off into town later may keep an eye open for one of those.

    Elke XX

  13. Fantastic, where did you get the cases from?

    Love it

    Tracey x

  14. What a great Idea,you are very clever
    love Eileenxxx