Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Practical Scrappers Office Supply Challenge

Hi Everyone,

This week at Practical Scrappers the challenge was to use any type of office supplies we wanted.

Again, this was a challenge that stretched my limit. I loved all of the ideas on practical scrappers but didn't want to copy them. The decorative paper clips were by far my favourite. If you haven't checked them out you definitely should take the time to do so.

I didn't have very many office supplies on hand and I wasn't sure how photo safe they would be for my scrapbook page. So this page doesn't actually use office supplies but I did alter scrapbooking supplies to look like office supplies.

First of all I decided to use "notebook" paper for my journalling box. I found a piece of grid paper from the DCWV grade school stack and cut out a journalling box using my Provocraft Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge. Then I recreated manilla tags using paper from my stash and my Stampin Up tag corner punch. Then I used the Stampin Up small circle punch to make the "reinforcements" that go around the hole of the manilla tag. Finally I used my large hole punch to punch the centre hole.

I inked up everything to add dimension and this is the end result. I do quite like the look of the layout even if the look is office supply inspired as opposed to actual office supplies.

I apologize for the photo quality. I seem to be photo challenged today.

Paper: Patterned paper from my stash (not sure of name), yellow, blue, and green (palm) cardstock are all Creative Memories, Bravo Burgundy Cardstock from Stampin Up, Grid Paper from DCWV Grade school stack
Ink: Jumbo Java versamagic chalk ink
Accessories: Cricut, Lyrical Letters cartridge for title, Graphically Speaking for Journalling box.


  1. Super cute. Your colors are great I also love the photos! Nice work!

  2. I really appreciate your attention to "acid free" etc. as it is a challenge in itself and you did great job of imitating.

  3. Loving that note paper and gorgeous colours in the layout paper! Thanks for playing along at Practical Scrappers!

  4. Great layouts and use of office supplies! Thanks again for playing at Practical Scrappers this week!
    kim xXx

  5. This is so neat! I love the colors and the photos are great!

  6. Great design to the layouts! Looks like fun!
    Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers!

  7. This is adorable! Great job! Thanks for playing at Practical Scrappers!