Mother’s Love- Red version

Recently for the Pals February Blog Hop I showed the Mother’s Love pink birthday cards. See the pink cards here.

Today I’m showing you the red version.  I used the Oval Framelits to cut the oval from the red paper cut at 5 1/4 x 4.  I then used that “leftover” piece to make the card on the left.  Whenever I cut Stampin’ Up! card stock or Designer Series Paper (DSP), I try to think about how to cut it and get to use the “leftover” piece.  I also organize the scraps from the card stock and DSP.

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My craft room used to be covered in card stock scraps that I planned to sort by color some day.  Well, some day usually didn’t happen… then my world was changed.  I now have a four drawer file cabinet that has significantly simplified my retired paper and scrap paper storage.  Here’s a picture of my “current Stampin’ Up! colors” scrap drawer.  I use my scraps.  It’s easy to put them away.  Problem solved!  Two other drawers are for retired Stampin’ Up! cardstock.  In those I keep both the full sheets and the scraps together in the same folder. If you are looking for a package of retired Stampin’ Up! card stock, please email me.  I probably have it.

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I put the ten current “In colors” in the front.  I have the rest of the current colors starting with yellow and going all the way to black at the far back.  Since I have gone through Stampin’ Up! color family changes, I’ve found it’s easier for me to not worry about the color families -Brights, Subtles, Regals and Neutrals.  I have all the yellows from light to dark and then the pinks light to dark,etc.  I never have any trouble finding the color I’m looking for.  When I start making a card I check the scrap drawer before cutting a new full sheet.

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I have a file folder for each color labeled and a circle sample of the color.  Let me know if you’re interested in how I store my DSP or current colors full sheets.

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