Sunday, March 21, 2010
Gypsy Charging Station Idea
Every time I get a Currents catalog, I am intrigued by the cell phone docking station. My sense of organization, loves the idea of a place for everything and everything in it's place (then I can't lose it!). So, why not make a docking station for my Gypsy?
I used a paper holder (not sure what it is really called) that I bought years ago, while writing my masters thesis. Here is the side view.
I drilled a hole in it where I wanted to poke my Gypsy cord thru and began to embellish my docking station. I wanted it to match my MP3 speakers which I had already embellished. So, I covered the grey base with black Quickutz vinyl, adhered matching blue paper, stamped white paper with Ink-a-dink-a-doo Bold Damask stamps. I got these on clearance at Michaels. I used the CTMH Dutch blue ink.
To hold the Gypsy, I cut a clam shell from my latest Cricut Cartridge. I love the idea of recycling, and that it is clear so you can see the pretty stamping. Also, I did not have to worry about my Gypsy tipping over while charging. I used my scissors to cut it apart carefully, and then my paper trimmer and exacto knife. I cut just below the lip of the clam shell as straight as I could. I then sanded the edges with a fine grit sandpaper, so it would not be to sharp. I used the Provo Craft Traffically Tacky tape to adhere this to my docking station.
Side view of the clam shell glued down below.
Above, you can see how my charging cord come's through. To store more of my Gypsy cords, I reused another clear packaging item, from Kurio that once held some glittered letters. Adhereding it using the PC tape. Here is a picture of my MP3 player and speakers that match my Gypsy Charging Station.
I have always loved blue and wanted a blue and white craft room. I am happy that the blue matches the blue display screen on my MP3 and the power light on my Gypsy. I have also added green to my craft room color scheme to express my passion for my Cricut!