Wednesday, 14 November 2012

WOYWW 180: The Scrap Box Edition

Good day fellow desk hoppers, Today I have a very tidy desk
BUT.. I do have a project to share that was inspired by Julia's GIIGU post at the weekend
Something in me looked at her idea and thought I need me one of those.. So I set to making it happen.
I started by evicting a pair of boots from an old gift box I was using as a shoe box,
{rough size is 8" x 12" x 5½"}
I made all the dividers from heavy cardstock, and added the tabs {made using the 3rd largest labels 8 nesties die, folded in half, and rounded off the top corners as they were a bit pointy.
I have everything in colour segments, there are 2 tabs in each. The base colour, then the patterned colour, although my cream section has 3 tabs to accommodate book pages and song sheet paper.
I also have tabs for mixed scraps, christmas scraps and bubble wrap.. then there is a load of random bits needing a home at the back lol
The box was gold to start with but I painted it cream, and wrapped the lid with washi tape, finished with a little pull handle just to make it look pretty.
So thank you kindly Julia for the idea.. now I just have to wait and see if it works for me and it stays neater than yours LOL
Right off to hop some desks x
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥


Morti said...

Honestly, you're as bad as me, lurking until the wee hours!!! Heheheheh.

Love your scraps box - well done for taking the idea and following through with it. Me, I just took the idea and then left it someplace else... LOL

Morti #5

butterfly said...

Yes, I saw it too... and looking at your gloriously organised box, splendidly washi'd, it looks an even better idea. Now I just have to find the time to do it! Happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Diana Evans said...

oh you have so much amazing stuff !!! I would love to create with some of this!!! Happy WOYWW!!!

Spyder said...

scaps!! (I feel like crocodile Dundee, when he pulls out the knife...) call that scraps!? This is scraps!!...only I'm tooooo ashamed to show my hugmunguss (spelt wrong) box! Have great week, thanks for my snoop!! Happy wOyWw
((Lyn)) hugs! #21

Lindsay Weirich said...

well done, so tidy and the box can be used to store lots of stuff! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #29

Joynana said...

My scraps never had it so good. I love your box it is just perfect. #22

trisha too said...

Looks like a great way to store the scraps, Minxy!

#41-ish this week

peggy aplSEEDS said...

good job on your organizing! i love how you even decorated your box with that lovely pull handle! happy WOYWW!
thank you for sharing!
peggy aplSEEDS

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Ahhh that's lovely, and stylish.

jill said...

I like this idea of storing scraps & might have to give this a try myself. Jill ~56

okienurse said...

Great idea for a scrap collector. I need to fix up something like that but seems if I use a box the scraps are too big if I use a file holder it is too small of bits. Can't win! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #63

Helen said...

It looks great, Nicky! Hope you keep it well organised (that's where I'd fall down!) Happy WOYWW, Helen #3

Tertia said...

Love the storage idea. I am afraid I have missed Julia's post, glad I got to see yours.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #40

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Minxy!! Talk about take an idea and run with it!! THis is the PERFECT solution for me..indeed, I have decided to stop tidying my existing and go get a bigger box to make a combined one..perfect and so like you to go to the trouble of co-ordinating, painting, decorating...rely on me not to do that part! I hope it works for I know it so works for me!!

BJ said...

Very posh I must say - I've had an A4 box of scraps for absolutely years, jolly useful. BJ#37

Caz said...

Love that idea - just haven't got round to it!!!
Lovely tidy storage!

KatzElbows said...

Why have I never done this? So much better than my rummage box and pile and drawer and plastic bag! Now all I need is a box!

Thank you for the inspiration.
Happy WOYWW,
rachel #52

Helen said...

Hi Minxy You have been busy. I found that when I made my scraps more accessible and organised I did actually use them more and did put them away more too!!!! Great job. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 30

Danielle said...

Great way to store your scraps - so neat! dani #107

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Awesome job!! What a great, simple and inexpensive way of storing your scraps. You'll probably be diving in and out of that box loads of times now :)
Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

Lou said...

Love it, think I might have to pinch the idea too I really need to organise my stash!


Lou #87 x

LawsBom said...

LOVE this idea! I have so many boxes on the top shelves of my art cupboard and stuff is just chucked in and I can never find anything! I will definitely be doing this! x Laura #116

Nan G said...

Now that's a clever idea! Let us know how it works for you. I keep my scraps in 5"x6" cellaphane bags in a shoe box sorted by colors. I like your's and Julia's idea too. Happy WOYWW! Nan 103

Bella said...

I feel a WOYWW scraps box sub culture thing going on could almost be like a side show for all those who were inspired by her post...Love how you have done yours. I just gave all my scraps to the girl across the road from me who has Autisim and needs to keep busy, now I don't need my filing system any more as I was already doing this...

Gillian .... said...

It looks great sweet, you are so organised lol, please come and sort my space out. xx

Elizabeth said...

Love your scraps box ... I was impressed with Julia's method of scrap storage too, thought it a great idea, but, unlike you, have done absolutely zilch about it ... yet! Have a great weekend, hopefully with plenty of crafting time factored in, Elizabeth x #43

RosC said...

Hi Nicky,
Sunday gives me time to visit people. My fave shot is the overview of your desk including the GIIGU. That Julia's good at impossible to pronounce acronyms, isn't she? Great organisation here including this recent project. Thanks for sharing.
Ros. #94