I've been telling myself I didn't need it, that it's an unnecessary expense, that I've managed this long without one, that it's opening an expensive Pandora's Box. All this is true.
Then I was given an unexpected financial gift, so what was a girl to do?
As you can imagine, I now have a lot of shapes cut out for no particular reason but here is a use for them.
I've been planning to make a card hanger since Christmas. I saw this at a friend 's house and realised how clever it is. Hers was made of squares of card but this cut shape seemed ideal and looks a bit more special.
All you do is make a couple of slits with a knife and thread ribbon through. It fits any size or shape of flat card as the holders slide up and down. The cards also hand flat against the wall and don't swing round like my current card hanger.
The best thing is it uses up plenty of snippets. I usually make 6x6 cards which means I always cut off a strip, which is just right for these. I have dozens of these strips. I've used the larger shape as I thought it would hold the cards better but I might try the smaller one, as it will be less obvious, and see if it holds them.
I considered decorating them with Christmas patterns. After all why have plain card when you can stamp it? But then realised that white is good as it is suitable for every occasion not just Christmas (and I have lots of white snippets). However I think green would look good for Christmas. I chose green ribbon for that reason and perhaps I'll make a pretty patterned one too.
So now when I feel the need to cut out shapes, I'll be able to put them to good use.
I'm so glad I've made this before I forgot the idea.
Oops forgot the link. Pixie's Snippets Playground