Paper Tile Storage

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Paper Tiles are pieces of cardstock perfectly cut to fit Mosaic Moments pages.

008They come in a package with 4 8.5×11 sheets of tiles that you just punch apart. They are quick and easy to use and I love them.

ptgrapefruitbliss_thumbnailThe problem comes when you try to put a partial sheet back into the package. Sometimes it works, but most of the time the border sticks and tiles crinkle and it turns into a huge mess.

Since I use Paper Tiles when I teach Mosaic Moments classes, my issue with them seems even bigger. But I have finally created a system that stores them, makes them easy to grab and is user friendly. (I’ve tested it and it works well!)

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I punched out all of my Paper Tiles and placed them in storage bags (I used freezer bags since they are stronger). I wrote the color on the bag, so I can remember them (this is vital when you post things on a blog!)

011Then I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in each corner of the bag.

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And attached it with a binder ring.

It now hangs on the side of my desk so I can grab them when I need to use them or when I am off to a class!

 

Tombow and Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to the Tombow and Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog Hop.
If you have arrived here from the Tombow Blog, then you are in the right place!
If not, you may want to click here to start at the beginning. When you visit each blog on the hop, be sure to leave a comment. Then, “Like” the Tombow Facebook page and “Like” the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook page. One person who comments and likes will receive an amazing package filled with wonderful and unique prizes …
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The project I would like to share with you today is a card I made with Peel-Offs and Silk Microfine Glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs and Tombow Markers.
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I cut out the images and then began coloring them with Tombow Dual Brush Markers in colors 856, 933 and 993. I colored sections of the flower with one color, then dragged the neighboring color into that color for a beautiful blend. It was super easy — no water or blending solution needed to create perfect blends.
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For the center, I colored it in 992 and then added dots in 977. All of the colors were included in the Secondary Set of 10 markers. It does take a while for the markers to dry, since they are on glitter. I let mine dry overnight (I tend to use a lot of ink) and it was fine.
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Inside, I added one additional flower and “Get Well Soon” cut from a die.
The papers are all from Stampin’ Up and I used a bit of Distress Ink around the edges.
I used the Curvy Leaves Die for the leaves on the cover.
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I hope you enjoyed my project for the Tombow & Elizabeth Craft Designs blog hop. Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win!
Your next stop is Jacqueline Smith . Have fun!

 

Searching for Spring

This winter has been cold and snowy and really, really long … I am not sure spring will ever come.

But that did not stop me from completing my Mosaic Moments assignment … a spring scavenger hunt.

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I used lots of dies, a little glitter and Shimmer Sheetz to make the page springy.

For details, close up photos and more, click here … 

While you are there, cheer me on or leave a comment!