52 Paper Crafting Organization Tips – Week 35

Welcome to Week #35 of my 52 Paper Crafting Organization Tips and StampinBuds Studio tour. Did you miss last week’s topic? I talked about Project Tasks! Be sure to check it out.

This week let’s retouch on embellishments…7

Week 35: More than Photos

CTMH Photo Organizer

With the brand new Close To My Heart Core Book release comes a new way to organize photos… and embellishments! Say hello to the Photo Organizer!

At first glance this beautiful box will do exactly what you expect it to do… help you organize your photos. I plan to do this with the many of the photos I have sitting in front of me. Then, over the next several weeks, I will also talk about the ways I’m storing and accessing my photos for Scrapbooking. This way it will help many of my readers get some fresh new ideas on what they can be doing with their photos, too.

For starters, any photos that I have printed will be going into this box. My plan is to categorize by people for now. So for example… I have 3 grown girls. I will label a box (within the big box) for each of them and then when I run across photos of them together I will label another.

  • Stephanie
  • Becca
  • Alyssa
  • Stephanie, Becca, and Alyssa
  • and so on.

This just gives me an immediate and EASY place to start.

I will also organize photos in groups like trips: Disney, the Beach, Paris, etc. And there beyond that I will transfer the photos into some pocket pages in specific albums beyond that. But for now, this should give me (and my readers) a place to start. Plus it will be compact vs. strewn across my desk and in unidentified boxes.

But the real reason for this post is to talk about this being another way to store Embellishments.

Photo Embellishment Organizer - CTMH

With the new CTMH Core Book also comes an array of new embellishments! Yay! While I would love to store them all together in one little baggie like they come in… my OCD gets the best of me. So I am using the Photo Organizer to break the Celebrating You and Flower Shoppe Embellishments apart by color. I will also be putting other embellishments into this awesome box because it will make things so convenient when going to Crops & Retreats!

When it comes to labels, I just picked some up some folder labels at the nearest office store. I then used my Paper Trimmer to cut the labels in half and hand wrote on them. While my OCD and need to be pretty really wants me to at vinyl letters to each box, I just feel my time can be used more efficiently elsewhere.

Do you have Paper Crafting Organization questions?

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