Monday, November 24, 2008

Day One with Julie Buhler

Welcome to day one with Julie Buhler. Julie has a terrific project designed to get you organized this Holiday Season.

My purse is a dumping ground - literally!! As I shop throughout the day, my receipts are just tossed in randomly. Then when I want to return something, I pretty much have to dump out my purse, to find the one receipt among many other receipts, toys, gum, garbage, well, you get the idea. So, being the paper crafter I am, I don't think, "What could I buy", I think "What could I make?". And since this is the beginning of the hard core shopping season, I thought it would be perfect to show you.
Here is the front view.
Here is the top view.

Of course, it had to be pretty if I was going to be pulling it out in the store, right? This is my Receipt holder. I used CS and patterned paper, folded it all up, making my own file system. I used the JRS Harmony Rectangle block, and the Brayton font to stamp the word on the top of the holder. I then sponged the edges in the same ink, to go with the distressed feel of the patterned paper.
For my charm, I cut a piece of poly shrink with a tag die. I stamped the letter "J" with the Trompe font, and then shrunk it . I added it to the front of the holder using and jump ring and some silver cord. I then tied it around the ribbon that I used. To make it a little fancier, I scalloped the edges of the flap, and placed some adhesive gems in each one.

Now, the inside of the project, the whole reason I made it. I used envelopes cut in half to make my file system. I used the Brayton font and the small letter set on the 1 5/8 Circle Harmony block. Then I punched them out and added them in the order of priority shopping...hehehe. I had two different people who saw this say theirs would be in the same order...they are winners in my book *wink*. As you can see under the ribbon, I used the Basic Grey magnets to hold it shut in my purse. It wasn't that hard, I had it pulled together in an afternoon.

Supplies:
JustRite Stamps: JB 08100 Brayton Font, JB 08080 Trompe Font, JB 08110 Harmony Rectangular Stamper, JB 08115 Harmony Classic Circle I, JB 07275 Small Letter Set
Paper: DP and cardstock
Accessories:adhesive gems, envelopes, Basic Grey Magnets, Ribbon, Polyshrink Film, Jump Ring, silver cord


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6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wonderful idea! Practical and pretty.

joanne said...

I need one for all year round. I save those darn receipts and when I really need one, it has been swallowed up by the Bermuda Triangle in the bottom of my purse.

Jen said...

I definitely have to make one of these for all of my Christmas receipts.... Except I will have to add one more tab for my favorite little boutique... Tar-jhay! LOL
Thanks for sharing!!

Bonnie in Georgia said...

How gorgeous, Julie! Typical of your creations.

Barb W said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful! How impressive to pull that gorgeous creation out of your purse to make returns! WOW! I want one. Love the papers you used,too. So so pretty!

Cherry47 said...

I am trying best to find a punch that will punch the 1 and 5/8 stamp. I have used my circle nestabilities but think it is too big. Please someone tell me what they are using to cut out your monograms. I know this might not be the right place to post this but I am trying hard to figure this out.