Thursday, February 24, 2011

Help!, Business Cards and Incy Wincy Designs Challenge

Hi All!
How's your week going? Great I hope! We're scheduled for another snow storm tonight... only 3 to 6 inches this time but more is scheduled for Saturday and Monday. Geez I'm so tired of snow! I'm sure there are a lot of others out there who have reached their snow quota this winter! Spring can't get here fast enough!

Ok... I'm looking for ideas. Hopefully, you're aware that I use a lot of CD's. ;) As a result, I have a pretty big collection of empty CD containers, most of them 100 CD size. I've been racking my brain to figure out uses for all these, I just hate to throw them away. I've already used them as pencil/pen, scissor and ribbon holders. Which by the way, they're great for the ribbons - it keeps them nice and tidy and free from dust and I can stack them vertically. I did have to star cut some of the center holes because they were too small, but a lot of them fit without cutting.

I suppose you could decorate them if you're so inclined, but I wanted to be sure I could easily see the ribbons on the spool. If you have horizontal space instead of vertical, you could attach the top to the bottom of a self with screws and hang them, like what the guys do in the garage with glass jars for all those loose screws and washers.

Anyway, I'm looking for other ideas for uses. So if you have any, I'd be tickled pink if you'd share.

Don't forget to visit the Incy Wincy Designs challenge site. You have to enter for a chance to win some PeggyLovesVintage Cut Outs.

Have you ever thought about using PeggyLovesVintage Cut Outs for business cards. Here's a sample business card that I made using one of the images from the All About Hats 1 Cut Out. Which, by the way, you can find here

I used Photo Shop to crop out the image and used the opacity option on the layer and then added the text. It was easy peasy! Once it was all designed, I flattened the layers and saved it as a .jpg. Then, it's really easy to drag the completed layout onto a blank 8.5 x 11 sheet and size it appropriately so that you can fit 8 to a sheet. If anyone is interested in a tutorial, let me know and I'll put one together.

If you can't find an image that you like in the existing Cut Outs, then just send me an email with a description of what you're looking for and I'll try and find something that will work for you.

That's all for this week. I hope you have a great week plumb full of smiles!


  1. Oh WOW, what great ideas, Peggy! LOVE those business cards! xxD

  2. When cards are designed, they are given bleeds if color extends to the edge of the finished cut size.

  3. I'd LOVE to see a tut from you sis! I have no idea how to use the "opaque" and "flattening" thingies you're talking about! LOL! I'm clueless! Using your empty cd cases for your ribbon is an awesome idea!
    Love ya!


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