Sitting at my craft desk yesterday I had two things in my head ... the boxes concept from my last couple posts and the the CAS-ual Fridays challenge to make a card with one really long side and one really short side.
What to do, what to do. Staring at my workspace, I had an answer that I though would be interesting to try. A piece of notebook paper.
This is what I've been stamping on for the past half year. A friend in our local crafting group gave us a great idea to use old spiral-bound notebooks when stamping. They provide a little cushion to stamp on which helps pick up finer details (vs. a hard table), and they can be used for scrap paper (without all those little pieces floating around and making a mess). I always test things out before putting them on a card, so these pages tend to get filled up weekly. A benefit that I recently discovered is that it's a neat history of your projects. Flipping through you can see exactly what you were working on and when, what didn't turn out so well, etc. This page has the "thanks" stamp from this card, the "just a note" from the card in this post, a bee and washi tape from this post, a medallion for a future post, and some squares from the recent CASE this Sketch that I abandoned and never made into a card. I have craft ADD so it's also a good way for me to record my ideas for things I want to work on in the future.
Anyway, back to the card ...
Here's a side view. The hole in the margin of the notebook paper was hard to get since it crossed boxes. I did two half punches on each box. Also, the blue lines are from coloring the INSIDE of the boxes blue, so when they are put together your eye sees a faint colored line, but it's not a drawn line.
In my head I thought it would be quick to fold a bunch of boxes and attach them all. Not bad, but not very quick either. Oh well, it was fun to play around!
Thanks for looking!