Nowadays, I still scribble all kinds of notes on papers, but I prefer to prepare my learning stuff on my laptop which makes correcting and rearranging so much easier. Lots of writing, less of pens used up. I still had many pens disappear during my practise due to the fact that I never had a doctor return them after "just borrowing them for a sec", but I also accumulated many writing utensils as part of "welcome packages" at congresses or in form pharma giveaways at such events.
Until recently, all my pens were all over my drawer, but as I've emptied a box of cappuccino powder (which my coffee junkie sister claims is a sacrilege mere due to its existence), I put them all into the stable cardboard/metal tube to keep them organized. No decorations, not even a cardboard disguise, just a plain cappuccino box.
Finally, however, I found the time to change this sight into something more pleasant.
Ignoring the recycling instructions at the bottom...I wrapped it in a turquoise-shaded paper that came with a huge fairy print. Making sure I cut it in a way to keep the fairy away, I wrapped it around the cardboard base. Then, I covered the meeting edges with a leftover-strip featuring a butterfly which I placed on a layer of green cardboard with a punched border. For some time, that was about it, but then I decided to add tiny pearls onto the border ornament to make it a little more interesting. And as one set of them didn't seem to do the job, I filled the spaces in between with even tinier pearls.
In the upper part of the tube, I concealed the paper edge with a tiny silver sticker...
... while the lower part is quite OK without it as it already has a silver border that comes from the metal bottom.
What I especially like about the paper itself is that it has a changing scheme of patterns and colours in pastel shades from green to purple and blue...
... and while the pens have a new home now, another cappuccino box is already waiting for its transformation.
A little contribution to the June collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.
- 613 avenue create: ATG
- a bit more time to craft: ATG
- butterfly challenge: M (butterfly, metallic, maybe a little bit of medium blue)
- crafting with an attitude: ATG
- crafty catz: ATG
- create and inspire: ATG
- creative moments: ATG
- inspiration destination: ATG
- love to craft: ATG
- pennys papertake: ATG
- through the craftroom door: ATG
- wortartwednesday: ATG
- worldwide open design team challenge: ATG