Embossing Folder & Marker Organization!

A friend of mine commented that it seems like organizing my craft supplies is half the fun of crafting. For me, that's quite true. Not only do I come from a line of women who love to organize (there is a serious box and container obsession between me, my mom, and my grandmother), but I love how I can accomplish something by organizing. If I'm having an uninspired day, I might sit and stare around my craft room for a bit, wasting time. But if I have an organizational project, I can finish it and feel satisfied that I completed something.

You saw my new scrap paper storage last week. Here's a few other small projects I've been working on.


First up is how I'm now storing my embossing folders. I have quite the collection, and previously I had them in a binder with 5x7 pockets. But I wasn't making use of them enough, and I didn't like how they slipped around in the pockets and sometimes fell out of the binder.

I picked up this Iris Card Keeper at Michaels. It comes with 6 dividers, perfect for sorting my folders by theme.


I used my Dymo to label the categories. I love how deep the box is, because it fits my Sizzix texture plates, which are larger than the embossing folders. I can also stand my 5x7 folders up and the lid still closes. Perfect!

By the way, during the organization process, I found two embossing folders that I no longer need. They're up in my shop in my destash section, cheap, if anyone wants them.

So that I could see which folders I had easily, I made up a little sample book. This wasn't my idea, I found it on Crafting With Class.


I just punched out 3" scallop circles and ran them through my Big Shot so I had a sample of each folder.

I also organized some of my markers this weekend. At Target, I picked up four of these Kraft colored pencil cubes for my Stampin' Up! markers.


I like that I can see the colors and quickly grab a marker when I need it. It was a pain digging through them in a big bin.

And I used two of these 6 compartment ArtBin containers (leftover from when I started purging my beading supplies) to hold my Prismacolors and my Spectrum Noir markers. I only have a couple of the sets of SN markers so far, so they fit nicely. I do have a few more containers that I can pull when my collection gets larger.



Again, I love that I can see the colors on the ends through the containers.

It feels so nice to have everything so neat and accessible!

10 comments:

  1. Great idea! I love how you stored the embossing folders! TFS

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  2. Hi, this is my favorite embossing folder storage idea, could you tell me about how many you can fit in? Thank you!

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    1. Around 6 or so comfortably in each section. So 36ish?

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  3. Thank you for the idea and speedy response! Off to count my folders :-)

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  4. Love the sample book idea, what's the name or number of the one with the birds? I love it !!

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    1. Thank you! Here's a post I did with a card using the folder, supply list at the bottom. http://www.avegasgirlatheart.com/2012/11/100-cards-in-100-days-day-45.html

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  5. I love your storage of embossing folders

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  6. Off to find an Iris card keeper and get my embossing folders organized.

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  7. Thanks for inspiring me. I am a former beader too and need to reorganize and let the beads nap in the back for now. I have two questions. What about your smaller folders and mini strip folders? Also, may I ask what white cardstock you use? Your embossing looks so crisp.

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    1. The white card stock is Georgia Pacific 110# from KMart.

      I store everything together, I don't separate by folder size, just by pattern.

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