SU! Mini Catalogue Holder

Hello bloggies!

Do you have mini catties lying around … and you aren’t sure what to do with them?? I like to keep them handy … even if out of date … cos I often refer to them for card recipes & ideas for designs … so I finally got around to creating a “magazine holder” for them to sit on my desk.

Now … because I was limited with sizing … due to the size of the DSP … this is quite a narrow holder … and it doesn’t stand too well on it’s own. But … I have it sitting between a basket (with my clear blocks) and a box with my “ready to use” completed cards … and it sits quite well supported on each side. I imagine it will fit 6 – 8 catties. It looks sweet … and is doing the job I wanted — keeping my mini catties tidy! 🙂 I have drawn up a template so you can see the sizing … and to make it super easy for you to make one of your own!  (Click on pics to view larger images!)

I actually cut one each of these templates from the thick packaging card from the DSP packs … and one each from the DSP and stuck them together with Tombow glue before scoring and folding. This makes the holder extra strong and able to support the catties better.

Well … I am a tad tired! 😉 But … S&J have moved into their little villa … and we have achieved a lot in the last few days. I am going back this afternoon to help finish off the unpacking … and then will pop up and see mum again later.

I am itching to stamp! This project definitely has NOT satisfied my withdrawals. But … after Monday (after we clean S&J’s old unit) … my life might quieten down a little??? Here’s hoping, anyway!!! 😉 Hugs xxaxx

  • Stamp Set: Punch Potpourri
  • DSP: Parisian  Breeze
  • Ink: Baja Breeze Stamp Pad, Chocolate Chip Marker
  • Accents: Rhinestone Jewels, Double Stitched 1″ Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Tools: Big Shot, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Sizzlets Die, Full Heart Punch


  1. Lynda says:

    So cute and SUCH a good idea. All my minis….doubles n all) are in an A5 envelope with all my catties in a bigger magazine slider. if I made this…I wld need a dedicated spot to put it!!! LOL!! I really MUST case a catty sooner or later….feel like I have missed the bandwagon….hee hee hee!! I love the DP. So bright and (Parisian) breezy!!
    Wonderful to hear you y’day on the phone. Sorry to hear that ur Mumm is still battling. Really wish there was something I cld do to help. Congrats tot he guys on their new nest. Take care of you. ooxx (May you stamp soon!!)
    Andrea adds: Yes … there is something really nice about talking in person. I love talking to Lee-Anne all the way over in WA, too! Seems to bring you a little closer into the ‘hug’! There are some fab ideas in the catty. Even just some amazing colour combos to use! You really do need to look at it as a resource!!! Hugs xxaxx


  2. Gabbi says:

    This project is too cute! Great job 🙂

    So glad that Stacey & Jono (and baby Bree) are settling into a new home – even if the old isn’t quite finished with yet. I hope you have the energy to get things sorted in the early part of next week!

    Praying that your mum’s infection heals – it sounds SO painful 😯 & I am so sure she is sick of being in hospital.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing,
    ♥ Gabbi ♥
    Andrea adds: Thanks Gabbi! We achieved a good deal today … kitchen & pantry all sorted & benches all clear … lounge room all unpacked (except Jono’s computer / TV / stereo gear) … Bree’s room all finished … and bathroom looking great. Stace just needs to finish with clothes … and then they can attack the garage & organise storage in the cupboards there for the stuff they haven’t unpacked & other stuff that needs to find a home! I am tired … so tired that I can’t find the energy to go to the hospital tonight & with Gav in Sydney for a church meeting … I don’t feel like dragging myself there! I think I might phone instead and go tomorrow. Thanks for the lovely message! Hugs xxaxx


  3. Sandra says:

    Hey Andrea!

    Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve had a chance to drop by. Your mini cattie holder is a great idea and it look sfantastic! Thanks for sharing the instructions 🙂
    I hope your Mum’s feeling better soon. How’s Skye’s leg? I hope she’s on the mend as well.

    Take care,
    Andrea adds: The latest update on Mum & Skye: A Striking Colour Combo (at end of post)
    We hope that provided the infection is controlled … mum might come home at the end of this week??? That is totally not confirmed yet … though!
    Glad you liked the holder. Hugs xxaxx


  4. Kez says:

    Great idea Andrea! A friend made one for her embossing folders and I love that idea too – must get around to making one or two. Excellent way to store minis though – stroke of genius!
    Andrea adds: Oooh! I have a smaller one for cards … that could double as an embossing folder holder! Thanks for the idea! Hugs xxaxx


  5. Donna says:

    hi Andrea!! Different screen name today but same message and hugs. Thanks for leaving me a message today…..I am so easily distracted when stressed and I am a flutter at the moment for nothing serious in the scheme of things, I am ashamed really but hopefully the Lord will teach me patience and to let go when zI have no control. Have a wonderful sleep!!! I love my new clock..hugs ~!
    Andrea adds: Someone once told me … you cannot always change the circumstances that face you … but you can change the way you respond to them. There are definitely times I don’t respond with the gracious patience that I should … but I am learning. So … I think that is the important thing … to learn something from the difficulties … and to try and respond in a way that God would be pleased with. (Thanks for the reminder … very applicable for me too!) Hugs xxaxx


    1. Donna says:

      nope I guess it cam out just fine…I was on another email account so thought there would be a glitch,,,HEY just a thought for you do you listen to Mindy Gledhill> My friend Stephanie (nienie;s) friend…She has a sweet voice go check out Anchor it is a fun album!!!
      Andrea adds: I just checked out your link … and what a sweet song! Thanks so much for sharing! Is Mindy a Christian singer? The message was lovely! Hugs xxaxx


  6. Monika/buzsy says:

    What a fabulous cattie holder. Love the paper you used and that sweet heart. I have some of these but the ugly store bought ones… might need to dress them up a little. :o)
    You are a trooper Andrea! Hope next week you will get to do lots of stamping!
    Andrea adds: Next week … ??? Who knows what next week will bring … but I am hoping that it will mean “lots of stamping”! But … if mum comes home from hospital … after 7 weeks … I imagine she is going to need some help. But … hopefully life will start to quieten down a tad! 😀 Hugs xxaxx


  7. Sonia G says:

    Such a nice way to keep things neat. I like to keep copies of old mini’s too! Into the case file it goes!
    Andrea adds: I am finding is super handy!!! My mini’s are within arm’s reach now! Hugs xxaxx


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