Paper Craft Caddy

September 5th, 2008 in blog     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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The art of handmade invitations is not dead. If youre planning a special occasion, craft your own invitations and make everyone on the invite list feel special. This can take more than one night so keep your materials organized in the handy junk tote.
The naked truth of a dish strainer. It always amazes me the care that was taken back in the day when making even the most mundane necessities.
The silverware container is ideal for ribbons and markers.
The plate holders work perfectly for your craft papers. I bent them forward a bit so they would keep the paper more upright. Remember to leave slots available for finished invites!
The art of handmade invitations is not dead. If youre planning a special occasion, craft your own invitations and make everyone on the invite list feel special. This can take more than one night so keep your materials organized in the handy junk tote.

The art of handmade invitations is not dead. If you're planning a special occasion, craft your own invitations and make everyone on the invite list feel special. This can take more than one night so keep your materials organized in the handy junk tote.


I still like the look and feel of handcrafted cards and invitations. The problem for me is keeping everything I need togehter in one place. I discovered this dish strainer and the "aha" bell went off.  I can store all of my materials in one place and tote it with from one room to the next. When my invites are ready for the mail, my paper will be gone.  I can replenish the strainer for the next big event. I'm thinking holidays!


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Comments (9)

Cathryn_ writes: I was just talking about this to my husband today! (BTW, I just 'joined') I have been collecting antiques, mostly sewing room/kitchen related, forever and finally decided to do what I said I was going to do with then when they were originally purchased - put them to use! But NOT in the way they were intended to be used - don'tcha just love challenges? Finding my dish strainer today, I immediately thought of my quilting studio and using the strainer to 'file' the zillions of patterns I have stored in business size envelopes. *My quilt table is an OLD GENERAL STORE COUNTER and the top is made from 2 planks of wood 15" WIDE and the front is faced with wood 16" WIDE! I did say OLD! ;)* Posted: 2:49 pm on January 2nd
shabbychick writes: Love it! I'm looking for one of these at Springfield this weekend!!! Posted: 9:59 am on September 16th
suewhitney writes: I'm with you Ratty. I was thinking about loading mine with bills and then I thought better. HA!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:16 am on September 7th
junkrat writes: btw, i DID spray a couple of coats of sealant on mine... Posted: 5:37 am on September 7th
junkrat writes: i LOVE these things!
i have one on my cutting/craft table right now that's holding my Christmas To Do patterns, fabric and notions. before that it was on my desk, full of BILLS.
i DEFINITELY like it better without the bills!
ratty Posted: 5:35 am on September 7th
ALVN writes: This is one of my favorites so far! It's simple. It's elegant. It's creative. Thanks, Sue! Posted: 4:50 pm on September 5th
suewhitney writes: Thanks so much you two. This is a handy little thing.I did not coat it because, luckily this one was really clean. You can put a coat of polyeurthaene spray on it if need be to keep paper from getting marked.

Talk later,
Sue Posted: 1:52 pm on September 5th
theseestor writes: I want this so bad! How wonderful. I do a lot of paper crafting and I wonder if you treated it with any kind sealant to avoid marking up papers and such? LOVE IT!!! Posted: 1:31 pm on September 5th
berton718 writes: Sue,
I LOVE this idea. I recently bought 2 wire baskets that I used for display at The NY Gift Show. Now you've inspired me to use them for something else. Thank You Berton Posted: 12:47 pm on September 5th
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