ETA 4/13/12: Here is a link to Nichole Heady’s tutorial on how to make the totes. I didn’t fold my paper around the inside of the box. I just used two panels, one for the front and one for the back. Also, I trim my boxes just below the adhesive remaining from the set’s label, which leaves a box approximately 4 1/8-4/1/4” tall. To make the “double-wide,” I taped two boxes together with score tape. HTH! :)
Here are some totes and bags I’ve made to hold some of the cards I’ve been making. For the totes, I used two PTI boxes taped together. Five cards comfortably fit in each box, so a total of ten per tote. The bags hold 15+ cards.
I have started using a rough time limit when I color with Copics because, for me, it is far too easy to get carried away and spend way more time than necessary coloring an image. Now I figure how much time I want to spend coloring the image and stick to it. It keeps me from re-working and re-working an image. I do allow for touch-ups. Weird, I’m sure. But I enjoy coloring much more now.
To color this card I used PTI’s recommended Raspberry Fizz trio. The two darker colors wouldn’t blend into the lightest and I went over my time limit trying to fix the problem. I will have to find a lighter color that blends better. Plus, I found my “speed coloring” technique doesn’t work very well when watching tv (the horror). I didn’t pay attention to what I was coloring so the blending was quite bad. I had to compensate for that as well.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: SU!; Memento; PTI
Paper: PTI Kraft: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White