Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I've seen this idea on the Internet several times but I don't know who had the original idea. Here's  my own slant on the organizer.

I made it for my sister in-law Phyllis for her birthday in September.

Using the Big Shot and 12" x 12" card stock, I cut out (6) Fancy Favor boxes. TIP:You can get (2) Fancy Favor Boxes out of (1) sheet of  12' x 12" card stock. I used Sticky Tape to attach them together. I started on one side attaching three boxes together and then added the fourth and so on. When you finish the organizer should look like this.

Side view after I finished decorating.

Bottom view. I attached with Sticky Strip  to a piece of card board that come with the Designer Series Paper to add stability.

Top View. In addition, I reinforced the inside of each box with some of the same cardboard as  I used for the bottom.

 Here's the finished project again.

Decorating the organizer
From left to right: I made (3) lollies (medallions), attaching them with Stampin' Dimenisionals. Using the Big Shot I cut the leaves using the Leaves #2 die and attached them the same way as the lollies.  TIP: After cutting out the leaves, I crunched them together into a ball and straightened them out. This helps them to look more like real leaves and give the organizer more of a 3-D look. Lastly, I made a bow using 1 1/4" Pumpkin Pie  Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and attached it with my glue gun. I added  Basic Pearls to the center of the lollies.
Punches: Fancy Flower, Boho Blossoms, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle and Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.
For more instructions on how to make lollies scroll down  to September 19, 2011. I made a tutorial to help you make your own.


For this project use only card stock. Designer Series Paper wouldn't be sturdy enough... Use a Crease pad instead of a Cutting Pad when using desinger series paper to cut out a Fancy Favor Box. Otherwise, you will cut through the seams of the designer paper.
Uses for the organizer
Although I made this organizer for crafting you can use it for many other things. It's sturdy enough to hold items on you computer desk like paper clips, pens and pencils, tape, sissors, etc. This organizer is much prettier than the plain old black ones you can buy in the store. I have a (4) section one in my bedroom. It holds my glasses at night,  my watch and rings, a pen and a small tablet so I can write down ideas I have for projects. It seems like I always get ideas just before I go to sleep. If I don't write the idea down I can't get to sleep in fear I won't remember it in the morning. That's a stamper for you!

How to build your sandwich for the Bigz L Dies:
1) Extended Cuting Pad (or) Crease Pad
2) Material
3) Die
4) Extended Cuting Pad
5) When using the Crease Pad cut only one layer at a time

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Come back soon and visit me again.

1 comment:

  1. Jane, your organizer SURE IS MUCH PRETTIER than the plain old black ones you can buy in the store! I love it! Thanks for sharing! ...and I like your story about how you keep a note pad handy so you can write down ideas before you fall asleep! Great job!!! Hugs, Laura