For my first day of revealing how I used my "junk", I take you down into my scrapbook room. My crafty space is pretty well organized, but there was one group of items that I never knew what to do with. Alas, they were all shoved in a drawer, and I would forget that I owned them, and thus never used them! What am I speaking about? My wood stamps.
Yes... in the incredible world of clear stamps I still own, and use the odd wood stamp every now and then. But how to store them? How to remember what I have when they are singletons and not in sets?
Enter the vintage desk drawer with dividers. :) I made sure this puppy would be sturdy when standing on end before buying it. It's also about 4" deep - which is the perfect size for holding wood stamps, and not toppling over every time I look at it.
Isn't it puuuurdy? :) I may repaint it at some point, but for now I like how the yellow looks with my blue wall. It's a little more buttery colored in person than here in the photo. I love the twine handles, and the metal label on the top. I love the chipped paint. And I love how my little stamps fit so great in there (well, except that giant sheet music background stamp. That will probably need a new home.
Oh - and in case you are wondering (don't worry - I'm nosy too) the little envelopes in the bottom right are 6 years of CTMH incentive stamps. I would take them out of the the cardboard paper they came in, put the stamps in a 3x3 envelope, and then glue the "inspired artwork idea" to the front of the envelope. Works great!
That's all for today! Come back tomorrow and I'll show you what I did with my burlap sack!