I just got mine. It is lightweight, sturdy and very easy to put together. It's just plastic with a metal ring. It seems like it shouldn't cost as much as it does. Oh well, it's worth the price.
It reminds me of a miniature clothes rack. You hang your stickers, chipboard and other embellies on little hooks and then hang the hooks on the metal ring. It is such a simple idea, but oh what a space saver! I cannot believe how much this thing holds! Best of all, the goodies are right there at my fingertips. I'm an out of sight, out of mind person. Now, I'll see my stickers and, hopefully, they'll prompt me to make a layout to show them off.
Before buying one of these, I considered making my own. I found the instructions on another site and have seen photos of the homemade ones on this site. The Clip It Up metal ring is much sturdier than a lampshade ring. And while this is made from plastic, I believe the actual unit is sturdier than the homemade ones. (Look at some of the photos and notice how the rings tilt when they've got stuff on them.)
The down side to this unit is that it's not big enough for 12x12 paper. I'd like to see the company make another unit, maybe even a lower base unit, that is big enough for 13x13 bags with 12x12 paper or kits.
This is a really nice product. It is slightly larger (taller) than I expected, especially with the additional top-piece --- but that is a great thing. It can hold much more than I expected. The top piece is great for smaller things. I grouped my small stuff like my inks and things in sandwhich baggies and they fit great. The bottom larger piece is about 15" tall and great for all those long packs of things like 12" borders and things, or the long packs of stickers, alphas, doodles, rub-ons, etc. It seems a little pricey for the few simple pieces that come in the box to be put together.. but I think the design is genius and the price was worth it. The clips are nice little metal clips that really grab and they have a convenient little hook to take them easily on and off the ring. It rotates easily and the best things is that practically everything I have fit on it! I will probably be buying more clips (even though I have a LOT that came with it) so I can squeeze as much as I can onto it (because I still have a lil room!) and because it is SO convenient having everything within reach. It sits it the corner on my desktop looking like I am open and ready for business. Woohoo!
Just got the Clip It Up base unit from Simply Renee in the mail. Couldn´t wait to get started organizing all my stuff. At first I thought that I didn´t have enough stuff to put on the Clip It Up - boy was I wrong!
Started to look through all my stuff - even found some I didn´t knew I had - and when putting it on the unit I realized that I might even run out of space.
I now have a complete overview of all my stuff and it is so easy to spin the Clip It Up around to find what I need.
I only have one concern about the product and it is a very small concern. I wonder when I have to take the unit with me (for crops and other things) will the rings come off the unit. I don´t know if it will be a problem, but a clip to hold the rings on to the unit would have been nice I think.
This is without doubt a 5 star product I think and I would recommend it to others any time.
Ok, so this base is on sale right now at Scrapbook.com, so it is a great time to buy and then, I had $10 that I had won, so I knew the time was right to give myself something I have wanted for a long time!
It is very easy to put together. I usually wait for my husband to put things together for me, but I did this myself, easy to follow instructions, goes together in minutes.
The clips that come with it are very strong. They can hold a very heavy piece. It has dividers with stickers so you can divide however you like.
I like to buy those 12" long Queen & Co felt titles and they fit right on there without touching the bottom I like that.
So, the next time all the Croppin' Chicks are over for a Crop I know they are going to see this and want one. I love it when I am the first person to get something new! LOL!