Friday, December 30, 2016
Making Progress (and a Card!)
The craft room organization is coming along, slowly but surely. Today was spent labeling embossing folders and filing them in their organizer bin. These bins are the perfect size for the regular embossing folders and regular size Framelits/Thinlits in their plastic sleeves!
I take the embossing folders out of the package they come in (unless there's more than one in the pack), label them with their name, and file alphabetically. The Framelits and Thinlits get peeled off that gawdawful tape they are stuck on and an adhesive magnetic sheet* is added over the tape side of the tagboard insert. Then the whole thing is put back in the plastic sleeve, with the Framelits showing.
* I cut the 8.5" x 11" sheets into quarters for the regular size inserts. For the larger die sets in the big envelopes, I can get two 5-1/2" x 6" per sheet, and the leftover strip can be cut in half and used, too.
Since Stampin' Up! has the name of the dies on the envelope flap, I just file them "backward" so the name shows, along with the actual dies. It sure helps to see them when I can't remember if it was the Labels Framelits or Lots of Labels Framelits I was going to use!
When a new catalog comes out, and I have new goodies, I keep them at the front of the bin for easy access, with a little chipboard separator. Once they aren't so new anymore, they get moved back into alphabetical order.
And now, here's a quick card, using the upcoming Sale-A-Bration set called Tasty Truck. This one is really fun to color with the new Watercolor Pencils and blender pens!