Tuesday, August 17, 2010

DT Challenge: Getting organized

This month’s DT Challenge is Getting Organized, whether that is for your office, your desk, your purse or for school. I decided to make an altered DVD tin using the latest Mint Motif set, School Basics. I created my patterned paper by stamping the handwriting line in Palette Seascape and then made a little border with the pencil and colored them with Copics. I love how the words just nestle in the lines – I wish my penmanship was this nice! I finished off the cover with a blingy star.

For the inside I used up a bunch of things I’ve had stashed away for years – including the little mini calculator, some jumbo paper clips, some apple shaped Post-It notes and a lined notepad. I covered the notepad and the inside of the tin with some In Love paper (love the grid paper!) then I stamped the pencils and apples right on it. I added a cutie little feltie apple just because I like his little grin. I wrapped the top of the top pad in the red ruffled ribbon and also added a little scrap at the bottom so it is

easy to lift up the cover since the DVD tin has a little bit of a lip. I stamped and cut out apples and stars for the jumbo paper clip toppers. The calculator is adhered with some i {stick} papers so that it isn’t going anywhere! The clips are easily removed from the little holder and you can replace the Post-Its when they’re all gone.

I hope you like it. I was so happy to use up some of my stash! I know I’m not the only one who buys things thinking I’ll use them and then don’t. *wink*

Be sure to check the rest of the team for their inspiring creations:


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!


Kendra said...

Absolutely ADORABLE Kate!

Deb said...

LOVE this! So cute, and the most adorable perfect place to keep this useful stuff stashed together!

Lynn Mercurio said...

SQUEAL....this is adorable! What a creative way to gather and keep all those important things! Awesome, Kate!

Gretchen said...

Ooo this is too cute!! Love that smiley apple guy and your clips! I NEVER buy things I don't use- just sayin'!

Loretta said...

Kate, it's fabulous!!!!!!!!

Megan said...

I love the little calculator! Totally adorable and useful project!

Cathleen said...

This is fantastic Kate, love how everything fits in the fun case!

Carolyn Mustopa said...

Wow! What a great way to keep things handy. Hmmmm... I think I have one of those tins around here somewhere...

Lori said...

This is fabulous, Kate! The perfect back to school kit! And, I'll admit it--I think I have one (or two or more) of all of those things lying around here.