Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New All-Marker Carry Case

Holds 380 Sketch Markers!
For a long time, we have wished that we had a good way to carry ALL of our markers. I have a hard time when I travel, trying to get them to all fit in cases that are not too bulky, but also wouldn't break.

Finally, Copic developed a perfect solution. This soft-sided carry case is sturdy, with reinforced sides, yet holds the markers compactly. We filled one of these cases and started turning it upside down, shaking it, tossing it around, and it held all the markers in place nicely!

In fact, the Copic carry case can hold up to 380 Sketch markers...that means your entire collection, plus room for a few of your favorite inks or other pens. The markers sit in removable mesh cups that allow you to hold Sketch, Ciao, Copics, Inks or Wide markers with ease. So, if you like to take ALL your markers with you, then this is going to be your best, compact solution.

I can't tell you how excited I was, yet, I didn't like the idea of having my markers unorganized in little cups, so I thought of another solution.

If you already have your markers in the plastic marker cases, and you only have a couple hundred markers, not the full collection, you can just pull out the carry pouches and it will easily hold your existing plastic cases.

I like this because my markers live on my desk in plastic cases but if I want to take some somewhere, then I don't have to un-organize them and put them in the cups if I don't want to. If you use 36 pc. plastic cases (like I did for this photo), you can hold 288 markers. Not bad! Otherwise, it holds 3 of the 72pc. cases, with spare room on the sides for other tools.

So, what do you think about the new Copic Carrying Case? Would you like to *win* one? Copic Marker is proud to partner with Splitcoaststampers the entire month of October for their annual Hope You Can Cling To campaign for breast cancer awareness.

Splitcoast is hosting daily challenges through the entire month of October, and asking members of the paper crafting community to create cards in support of cancer patients and their families and mail them to national partner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Copic Marker is pleased to offer FOUR of these great new Copic Coloring Cases as prizes for four lucky participants in the Hope You Can Cling To campaign. It's a campaign of the sweetest type - you have the opportunity to color, spread a little hope with your handcrafted cards and be eligible to win!

You can find general information for the Hope You Can Cling To campaign, including information on how to play and a handy tracking sheet to keep track of your entries, here. You can find a master list of the challenges presented thus far right here. It's updated daily for new inspiration, and there are a variety of themes, so participation easy. And, just in case you aren't familiar with Splitcoast, it's a free papercrafting community where thousands of card ideas and tutorials are shared in the galleries and their resource archives. It's a fun place to be. You can find the details here. You can sign up for your free account and start sharing here.

I HOPE you'll find a few opportunities to color and participate with me this month. We'll announce our *FOUR* Copic Coloring Case winners the second week of November! Good luck!

Just a note: If you are not a cardmaker, there will be other opportunities to win one of these cases in October, so keep checking here, the Copic Blog, and the Copic Facebook Page.

18 comments:

Sandy said...

AWESOME case! I love it! I take my markers with me and this would be a great solution! Like the options you gave & I'm going to head over to SplitCoast to enter to win a case! :)

Patricia St Martin said...

Love the case. I'm so glad copic came up with something that will keep our markers safe. I do take mine with me. Thanks for the info on a chance to win one.

BethMcBeth said...

What a great solution! Soon I won’t have to take a roller suit case to school anymore! ;) I also love the option of using the little mesh bags and or popping in the plastic cases. I am always on the go with my markers and this will sure come in handy!

Storky46 said...

Awesome case! Where in the world can I buy one? I have searched the internet and nothing....

marianne walker said...

They just came out, so you will start to see them popping up at your favorite sites over the next few weeks.

stamps&cars said...

I know that you fly with your markers. I have a set up similar as this but not as nice. Could you also post something about how you get through security with your markers as well as what kind of grief they give you. I'm flying the first part of Nov and want to take mine with me.

Jan Castle said...

Exactly what I need!!! Look forward to winning/buying one!
Thank you for all this wonderful information!!!
Jan

Jen said...

Genius...love this case, especially that you could fit the plastic holders! I will head over to SCS too!

marianne walker said...

If you wish to travel with your markers, then check out this old post:

http://ilikemarkers.blogspot.com/2009/07/faq-summer-traveling-with-copics.html

stamps&cars said...

Thanks Marianne!

Brandi said...

Marianne, you just made my day! The case I'm currently using is getting old and falling apart (I think we talked about that the other day) and I'm outgrowing it.... Plus traveling with it... bleh. This! This I am ALL about!

Jessica said...

Love the case!!! When and where can I buy it? TFS

Deborah Carr said...

Please, please, please. Tell me which vendor has stocked this already. I'm searching the internet each day since it was announced and I cant find anyone who is advertising it for sale. bummer.

Cheryll Cruz said...

Organizing tools, for things that you love is really a inspirational and admirable.



Laser Markers

MaggiLiz Creations said...

I don't care about winning one. HOW CAN I BUY IT???

stamps&cars said...

MaggiLiz....they have them at www.oozak.com.

Eline Jansens said...

I think I just fell in LOVE !
When will this carry case be available in Belgium as I don't really fancy long distance relationships =)
Thx for the fantastic blog you're keeping!

Kimi said...

This is exactly what we all need. Thank you for posting this. Carry case for laser markers