Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Nestabilities Storage

I am forever getting into a mess with my nesties all over the place, so today I made a storage solution for them (not a new idea but this is what I did). I bought a black chipboard album from Artist Trading Post for £5.95.
There are 6 sheets of black chipboard along with 3 book rings. So it allows you to make 12 pages in total. I then bought some self adhesive magnetic sheets from eBay and cut them to size for the pages (except for the front and back pages) and stuck them onto the chipboard sheets. This is where the nesties now live - with the description of them hand written with an Inkssentials opaque white pen

I then chose some lovely basic grey papers for the front and back of the book and cut them to size.

I then used versafine ink in sepia green to add Tim Holtz scratches, dab on some sequin waste and stamp the word inspire onto the front page. Shock horror that a Sweet Pea stamp (which you can get from Crafts and Me) is the main focal point - and obviously I had to use nesties to cut her out and layer - finished off with a fabric flower and brad.

And as I have a brain like a sieve and can never remember the cutting and embossing sandwich instructions, I decided to put these onto the back of the book - with the background paper stamped once again with Tim Holtz stamps and maintain the butterfly theme on the back.

Simple as that!


Doreen said...

Wow what a good idea this is fab,I hope you don't mind if I use it for myself,your image is gorgeous

Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

love this!

Frarin said...

Fabulous idea... Wish I had seen this sooner... I like how my set-up works for carying and storing my nestabilities, but this is much prettier...

Karen@CCC said...

Great idea. This is exactly what the magnetic sheets are created for. Thanks for sharing :-)