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!