Sunday, July 25, 2010

pti blog hop - office

Yippee!  I'm really excited about today's project!  I've always been obsessed with office supplies and organizing - I'm a teacher and a Capricorn, so it's a double-whammy.

One thing I Really love is a rainbow of 'things'.  My class periods are organized by rainbow color, I use a rainbow of dry-erase pens on my white board, I have a rainbow of categorized hanging file folders, and, of course, my craft room is FULL of supplies displayed in rainbow order.

The moment I saw Dawn's Color Couture download - with the little file folder cards, I knew I would have to make the entire PTI rainbow.  And I did.
 I needed little files to hold all my colored, punched shapes - this is what I do with my small paper scraps.  I printed the download, enlarged the image by 108%, then trimmed about an inch off the bottom and taped the templates in order to fit into the egg box.
And because it's for MOI, I was free to decorate however I wished!  I see a little of my whimsy-gothy came out :) But I love it.
All right - I'm looking forward to tonight's inspiration!!! 
xoxo,
ChrisTea™

SUPPLIES:
stamps - PTI Damask Designs, Recipe Label, Big & Bold Wishes
paper - every PTI CS except rustic cream and harvest gold
ink - PTI true black, pure poppy
accents - PTI black twill & swiss dot ribbon; pure poppy twine; white and black vintage buttons; black rhinestones
template - PTI July Color Couture Download
tools - Scor-It Mini; Cricut 'A Child's Year' cartridge
other - PTI egg box

34 comments:

Jen said...

what a great idea, it looks terrific too.

Cathy Weber said...

You really think outside of the box. No pun intended. This is both practical and elegant. I love the idea of those files folder in the PTI colors. Great take on this challenge.

Lindsay said...

Very fun! I love this!

colleenk said...

OOOhhh I WANT ONE! haha I love this! Love the files, the colors, the whole idea! Great job!

Suzanne said...

I want one too! I am gonna try this out for sorting my cards. I love this idea! Yours is gorgeous.

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow wow wow, this is one awesome and very useful project!!!

Melissa Bickford said...

Fabulous idea, Christy!

Marge said...

This is . . . FABULOUS!!!

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous!!! I love this box and all the fun colors contained within! Great job!

klarcher said...

Sooo beautiful

Rosanne said...

Great idea! I love it!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

GORGEOUOS!!!

Renee said...

Gorgeous!!! I want one! But a great idea to say Hello to new teachers as school is fast approaching!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

SHUT UP! Love this little project! It's so pretty!

Betty Wright said...

Stunning and very elegant, Christy! Beautiful file folder box! Awesome design!

Debra said...

What a fab idea!! LOVE the colors and the box is gorgeous!

Jen Carter said...

What a beautiful (and fun) way to store your punches!! Love the PTI rainbow of folders!

peggysue said...

I love rainbows of things too and that box?!?!?! OVer the top gorgeous!

Lisa said...

What an awesome idea!!!! Love it!

Tammy said...

Oh wow! this is great and very useful! Awesome job!

Baseret said...

You did an amazing job with that little egg box, it is jaw dropping gorgeous!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful box.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wowzer, this is great, bright colors and great idea!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a great box--it is stunning, and it makes me wish I was that organized!

ohradiogirl said...

I want that box. Love it.

Emily said...

This is just beautiful! If I hadn't read your supply list, I would totally have mistaken that for a store-bought patterned paper. Way to rock the damask!

Nerina said...

Eeeeeeeeeep!! This is out of this world totally fabulously wonderful! I want - no... *NEED* one of these! Gorgeous!

Cammie said...

This is best idea from the hop! I beautiful items to keep me organized. This is perfect!

Gayatri said...

WOW! What a awesome idea! I will have to make one too. You have done a brillant job on this project. Looove it! TFS!

Ann said...

Oh my what a wonderful project - looks absolutely gorgeous and its useful too - what more could you ask for !

Jamie N. said...

Oh that's a very cool idea. I love the little folders. And the box came out beautiful. Its all very brilliant.

Victoria said...

What an awesome idea! The box alone is a source of inspiration! I think I need to buy that Color Couture download now. Thanks for the inspiration! And to think I just dump my scraps in a bin...

Terri said...

Great idea! I am going to have to give this a try with my egg boxes now too. Thank for the inspiration! Love Damask and the rainbow colors too.

Sue Ann said...

very smart with the download for the files .... your box looks amazing!!!