Friday, March 25, 2011
Hi everyone! Happy Friday! :o) It’s Kylie here… and I wanted to share with you a hybrid project I recently had lots of fun putting together.
Most of you are beginning to enjoy the onset of spring right about now. (After reading yesterday’s projectSCRAP post, I know SP is!) Not me, lol! It’s autumn here in Australia – but I ENJOY autumn just as much! …anyway, thinking about spring led me to “spring cleaning”! (Now, that’s always ENJOYable?!) You see, I’ve been working on more and more hybrid projects over the last year, thanks to the Shabby Shoppe Blog, and my supplies were getting a little out of control. A good “spring clean” was in order. I actually don’t have too many supplies, compared to most traditional scrapbookers, but I didn’t really have anywhere to keep them all. I just let them all rattle around in some old shoeboxes. Practical enough – yes, but slightly boring, huh!! So I decided to get organized and make up some special storage dedicated to only my hybrid bits and pieces that I can display in my (future) craft room.
I chose a 9-drawer storage unit (SB2073) by Kaisercraft and followed their simple instructions. However, instead of using traditional scrap papers, I printed out all the papers and fun embellishments I wanted from the Shabby Shoppe’s ever-so-cheerful HOPSCOTCH digital kit. I then went to work assembling and decorating my new ‘shabby’ hybrid storage unit. There are lots of different craft storage options available to suit your needs – just visit your local scrapbook/hobby/craft store or online supply store. A Google search is always an option too.
Some other items that helped my storage drawers come to life:
- Semi-gloss photo paper
- Acrylic paint – antique white
- Craft glue, double-sided tape, glue dots, 3D dots
- Distressed ink
- Various buttons – mostly by Basic Grey
- Lace ribbon
- Mini Crochet Doilies (Spring) – by Kaisercraft (sooo pretty!!)
I really love the idea of starting with a blank canvas and using a favorite Shabby Princess kit to decorate a hybrid project. And having really enjoyed making this one, I actually can’t wait to do another one, or two! I’m thinking of making one for my nieces for all their play jewelry and beaded bracelets/necklaces we’ve made over the years. The drawers are a perfect size. And for my nephews, one for them to store all their tiny little cars, plastic figurines, and other bits and pieces. Now I just need to decide on which kits to use – blossom, twirl, sweetie pie, bella, bounce, modish boy, giggle box, sandbox come to mind just now …oh my, that decision is going to take some time! LOL!
Thanks for visiting the blog today and I hope you enjoyed looking at my little hybrid project. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! Happy scrapping (digital and/or HYBRID!) and see you all back here on Monday for Layout of the Week! :o)