Saturday, June 5, 2010

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Storage....

I am really on a "tear" organizing my craft area. I am liking the way it is going!

Up until now, I have been keeping all my small dies and embossing folders in a binder. However, I seem to have outgrown it. My hubby says to stop shopping and my response is, "WHAT...are you nuts?"

I "googled" and found one poster on Splitcoast Stampers who stored hers in a wooden crate. Off to my local Michael' crate...but, they did have the cutest storage boxes that work perfectly. In fact, I grabbed a bunch of them as one now holds all my Thomas Kinkade stamps, one holds my Tim Holtz and Sizzix dies etc. They are about 6-1/2" wide and 12" deep --- perfect!

As everyone seems to be coming out with 5x7 embossing folders (and I am accumulating some now) I wanted to create the file dividers (8" x 6-1/4") and cut "1/3 cut" tabs. The dividers end up being 7" x 6-1/4". I typed labels for them and then I cut three 8"x6-1/4" coloured dividers to separate the brand (i.e. Cuttlebug, Sizzix, Crafts-too-you). I like this better as I can keep the sets together now (i.e. Sizzix Wedding Set).

Gee....I am so organized! Next project: I picked up the Tim Holtz tag die and I am going to cut out a bunch of tags on cheap cardstock, emboss each tag with a different folder and put them all on a ring to create a swatch. This way, I can bring out my swatch to see which folder I want to use and then I can go to the box and get the folder....simple!

Okay, off to find something to eat. Then I am going to set down and play with the new Cuttlebug Quilling kits. These are so addicting....

Oh, the sun is shining!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to thank you for sharing!! I love this idea (i've used a box with a lid though)and i'm always looking for functional storage solutions!!! Cheers :)