Sunday, August 9, 2009

Award & Vertical Paper Holder

Happy Sunday! First off, I want to show you an award that the wonderful Catherine gave to me! Catherine is one of my SBS2 sisters, and she is so sweet and talented, plus she has an adorable canine brother named Charlie who I am sure Princess would be great friends with if they were to ever meet in person! Thank you Catherine, I am honored! You inspire me too!

Next, I want to show you what I made yesterday! I started off with a priority box that I was just about to put in the recycling bin. I figured . . . why not make a vertical paper holder. So, I cut in like this.

Then I decorated it! I used papers that I've had for a LONG time. It required a lot of paper piecing, but I think it turned out awesome!

I added a flower and a button to the front, because that's the only part I'll be able to see when it sits in my bookshelf. This was fun to make, and I love the way it turned out!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! It's super HOT and HUMID here today. I will be inside! Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!


Louise said...

Great paper file, I'm all for recycling!
Louise x

Chris said...

this turned out super cute! it will look sexy on your shelf!!

Mara... said...

I love the paper holder, such a clever idea!! I'm going to save up some of my boxes and try this. Love it!

Judy said...

What a wonderful idea. Looks fantastic.

Catherine said...

OMGosh! Carol, you are a genius! I have such a hard time wasting those boxes - but the pile up is becoming unsightly. I always think I'm going to need them. LOL! This is the perfect solution - waste not, want not.

Catherine said...

Carol - I'm planning to case this puppy. :D

What did you use to cut the cardboard so straight and clean????

Pamela said...

Such a great idea!!!!!!! Love it!

Brenda said...

OMGOSH!! I have tons of these post office sends them to you free and I had them when Mom was alive I would send her weekly packages!!! THANK YOU Carol!!! I even have the smaller size...I know what I will be making!!!
Brenda...jumpin up & down with joy!! lol

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Terrific altered, recycled piece and so functional!! Thanks for the great idea!!