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Monday, 25 August 2008

...something for the Bloghop





This was tough. I went through loads of ideas (most awful) before deciding to make a Christmas receipt keeper. I always end up losing the receipts for gifts that i buy people and sometimes those gifts need to be exchanged so I thought it would be a great idea to create somewhere to keep them. The CD case is fab because it is slim enough to fit in my bag (purse to all you American ladies) and sturdy enought to last a season at least.

I used a standard CD case (scavenged from a PTI stamp set which is temporarily homeless!) as I had already placed my PTI order before I read the bloghop challenge for this month. I can't wait to see what you ladies did with the Calendar CD cases!!

I managed to make a mini expanding file, a note card for keeping a reckoning of my spending and a little pencil which I stamped with snowflakes to match the theme. My pencil is a little slimmer than most to allow it to fit inside the CD case - I went rummaging through my girls' stationary drawer to get it - I think they're common enough.

My only regret is that I didn't have a 'Receipts' stamp or a 'notes' stamp - I'm waiting on the simple alphabet set from PapertreyInk (PTI) so I won't be caught out again. I used sentiments from the Believe set by PTI that seemed to work with the theme.

I used Basic Grey Papers that were sent to me by Beverly (Thank you again Beverly, they're yummy). The Stamps are from Believe and Snowflake Serenade sets by PTI. Inks I used were, Spring Moss and Dark Chocolate from PTI.

If you click on the pics they should get a bit bigger.

Hope you like this wee item - I think they might make good gifts. Thank you for stopping by.

66 comments:

  1. Very clever Claire. I always seem to misplace all of that stuff around the holidays as well. This would be perfect for me as well. -Molly B

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  2. Claire you are a genius! I would love one of these! So cute too!

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  3. So clever Claire, it's a wonderful project.

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  4. Very innovative! I've just found your blog and I'm loving it! I see a photo right now on your sidebar of donkeys in Antrim...I've done a little geneology and I believe that some of my Shaw relatives are from there, but I can't confirm it! And Sligo...I think that is where my 6th grade pen pal was from (yikes, that was almost 30 years ago!). Anyway, I'm looking forward to more of your creations and more of your Irish influences!

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  5. Oh, wow! This is so great! Really, really love it!

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  6. You are SO clever!! I can't even stand it!!!!! This is beyond fabulous and fantastic!!

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  7. I just love the way your creative mind works, Claire! And I would very much need one of these come the holidays!

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  8. Amazing. What a great idea. TFS!

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  9. What a cute idea! I love the patterned paper, too...gets me in the mood for the holidays.

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  10. Claire, you are very clever you!

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  11. huntersgrandmother26 August 2008 at 01:03

    This is a great idea! It's the best I've seen so far!!

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  12. Wow! This a such a fabulous project. Thanks for sharing it with us. Is there a tutorial in the works?

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  13. Hi, Claire!
    I LOVE your projects, so came here first this Blog Hop!!! Your project is both adorable & so useful!!! Love it!!!

    Marge

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  14. what a great idea!! i could def use one of those and it's so adorable too!!!

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  15. What a fantastic idea! I love it!!!

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  16. Wow, Claire! You've outdone yourself!

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  17. WOW! What a wonderful idea. I will have to make one as well. Same problem. TFS

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  18. This is absolutely fabulous! So cute and such an awesome idea I think i'll have to steal it! :)

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  19. just fabulous! I love the paper you used!

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  20. Claire, I love your wee item!!! It is great!! I love that little skinny pencil -- with the snow flakes stamped on it! WOW and the idea in general is brilliant! I totally need one of these :-) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. What a creative idea--and so useful, too! This turned out great.

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  22. LOVE IT! Now you have to do a tutorial :-) This is a great idea Claire, and very useful! I need one too :-)

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  23. OMG soooooo awesome!
    fabulous idea. i usually stuff my Christmas reciepts in my sock drawer!teehee

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  24. Oh, how I like this so much. Wonderful idea.

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  25. Wow, that is the neatest idea! I love to have my christmas receipts in one place too.

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  26. Great idea, Claire! So much better than an old envelope that I usually use at Christmas time.

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  27. Oh my gosh that is so clever!

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  28. Claire..this is darling..you did such a great job on this and what a clever idea!! I will definitely be putting this on my favorite list!! Great job!!
    Bridget

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  29. this is ingenious! I absolutely love everything about it.
    nice work.

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  30. WOW! What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Heather B.

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  31. Oh, Claire! This is WAY cute--spectacular and so creative! You ROCK!

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  32. How sweet! You always come up with such creative ideas.

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  33. Claire you are amazing and clever!
    I love what you have created.

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  34. Top notch idea! Very cute too!

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  35. What a great idea. Love the way it turned out.

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  36. great idea- I love that Basic grey paper!!!!

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  37. I love this project, it is amazing. Very well thought out and executed.

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  38. This is fantastic Claire! I am going to need on of these for Christmas!TFS-Erica

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  39. Claire, this is sheer genius!! I am going to have to try and make one of these for myself. Thanks for the idea.

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  40. Claire you are so creative! I love what you've come up with. SO unique!

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  41. This is awesome. You did a great job. Can I come to your house for inspiration? Love it!

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  42. What an awesome idea! Beautiful!

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  43. What an awesome idea!!! Great job!
    ~Lacey Stephens

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  44. Claire----I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! I may just have to figure this out and make one! It's a GREAT idea and executed beautifully!

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  45. Awesome--I love it! I need one of these for sure. Will you do a tutorial for it? Please!!

    TFS--
    Suzanne Dean

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  46. Like it, more like LOVE IT! This is a fantastic project very nice job! Would you be able to post some measurements on your file system?

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  47. I saw Nichole's post this evening and looked around for a CD cover for a minute. My ADD kicked in and totally forgot.

    This is lovely. Hope you don't have too many receipts to stuff in there. Great idea and love the heart tabs you did.

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  48. Wow, I am totally amazed with your work...I got lost in your blog! everything is wonderful.. you truly are very talented. Love this project especially! :)

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  49. do you have directions to help us cut and make one??

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  50. This is the best! I somehow manage to lose my receipts the second I step away from a register. If I had something this pretty to put them in I don't think I would them anymore. Do you have a tutorial planned with the dimensions and instructions for the accordian fold? Or could they be emailed?

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  51. THis is gorgeous! What a great gift idea!

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  52. Victoria Hassink26 August 2008 at 13:02

    Wonderful ideas and beautifully done as always. I just love your creations, they are always so inspiring.

    Victoria

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  53. Simply Brilliant! Amazing work.

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  54. wow that is awesome. would make a great gift for someone to. do u plan on doing a tutorial on how it was made?
    Love it

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  55. This is so neat, Claire! Your creations are always amazing. Love the expanding file inside!

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  56. This is really a clever, usebul and beautiful project. How could I go about making one for myself and my mother? Are there instructions available anywhere for the file folder for sale or share?? You are very talented. Deanna B

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  57. That is so cute! I would love to get directions for it. Will you be doing a tutorial on it? I could really use on of these! Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Beautiful!! So clever!

    Would you mind shraing a tutorial on the folding?? I am going to attempt your Halloween lantern soon too!!

    Holly
    "ncfield" on PTI

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  59. LOVE this idea... so cute! Great JOB!

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  60. This is no neat. I love the pockets!!! Way better than an envelope...

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  61. OMG Claire. I totally missed the bloghop. But I am unsure how you didn't win. In my book YOU DID! So congratulations! lol
    Em

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  62. Claire, this is my absolutely favorite blog hop entry. You are so clever and imaginative. I LOVE this idea and hope to duplicate it b/c I am forever losing receipts. Right now they are stuffed in an ugly plastic bag in my purse. Look forward to many more Claire masterpieces:)

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  63. Oh Claire, this is absolutely fabulous. You are one creative chickie! Fabulous job.

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  64. Hi Claire! Just wanted to drop by to say hello! thanks for visiting me @ my blog. I know you from PIT forum and have always love your creations!!

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  65. ~Claire - you are a genius! I love the heart tabs, I hadn't thought of that. Great project.

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  66. What a great idea Claire - you just keep amazing me! :)

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