Sunday, August 1, 2010

Paper Cubed (P3) August Challenge

Hello all! Are you having a great summer? I am, and it's tough to hole up in my basement craft room when we have places to go and things to do! But I also miss my craft time....

The August challenge at Paper Cubed (P3) is to make some type of photo holder, but NOT a frame. I'll admit this was a bit of a challenge, but just to find the time to do it!  I decided to use the jumbo binder clips to actually hold the photo, and while I was at the office supply store to find the binder clips I was inspired to do the whole thing with office supplies!

This went together very quickly. The jumbo binder clips stand by themselves, so that helps! The post it notes and calendar are just glued on, and everything else is clipped on so it can be easily removed when I need it.

Here is a peek at the jumbo binder clips inside, I made a cover on the outside with heavy chipboard just to cover the binder clips, leaving the tops exposed to hold the photos,  then covered the chipboard with papers from CTMH ,then sanded and inked the edges. I ran a strip of ribbon around the whole thing, through the loops on the binder clips to hold it together.

The front holds a calendar and a stack of Post-Its, as well as some clips and flower paper clip bookmarks, I tucked my pen inside so it's handy:

The back uses the ribbon to keep business cards handy:

This now sits on my desk holding my favorite pic of my kids, and I've got some handy clips at my finger tips:

Stamps CTMH:  D1359 Comments, and D1400 Everyday Celebration(promo) 
Just Blooms CTMH: Z1266 Spring Blossom, and Z822 Summer Posies 
Brads frmm CTMH: Z1212 and Z1213
Ribbon CTMH: Z1125
Printable calendar from
Various binder clips and paper clips from Staples Office Supply

You must check out the rest of the design team creations, they are totally amazing as always! Pop on over to Paper Cubed and check them out for some inspiration, then play along with the August challenge and link up your picture holder!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Totally that you combined the two clips together. Very creative to put the front and the back to work! Great ideas...I may have to case this one.

  2. This is fantastic!! What a great photo too.

  3. This is awesome and so practical, pretty too! Your kids are adorable!


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