Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Board

I have been making these ATCs almost as regularly as I scrap or make cards. They were piling up with no place to go. I hadn't made them a storage box yet and they were falling out of the nooks I kept tucking them into.

Until I had an idea.

I would take them to work and decorate my space. All I needed was a length of wire and some mini-clothespins - oh, and some push pins.

I coiled the wire and then pulled it straight, keeping a bit of the wave (you don't have to do this part). I then made a loop at one end (to put the pushpin through later) and started threading the wire through the spring-hole of the clothespin. I determined the length of my first row and how many clothespins I would want on this row. Then I made another loop. I put the wire on my cubical wall and then stretched a short length of wire to the next row (allowing room for the clothespin and a card) and continued forming rows until my wire ran out.

The fun part was putting the cards up, it can be rearranged, added to and taken from, and it has been the object of much admiration by my coworkers.

Annabelle and Julian were even thrilled to see their pictures there when they came to visit me at work last week.

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pamala said...

What a great way to display your ATCs!!! Love it! Beautiful ATCs too!
Thank you for posting on my blog during the Zutter Zisters Blog Hop. :)

Debbie said...

Your ATCs are stunning and I absolutely love the thought of decorating your workspace this way. So creative!!