Welcome to Week #41 of my 52 Paper Crafting Organization Tips and StampinBuds Studio tour. Did you miss last week’s topic? I talked about Colorful Photo Boxes! Be sure to check it out.
This week I want to show you my ultimate goal with these little boxes…
Week 41: Organizing by Color
First off, can you spot one of the Colorful Photo Boxes from last week? Yep, it’s the Pink one and it’s holding several tiny Pink Embellishments. Good eye!
The bigger box around it is actually one of my Storage Drawers that I first talked about in Week 26. If you recall, I have several boxes that hold photos and ongoing projects. I also had several other Storage Drawers that were holding lots of unorganized items, much like a junk drawer. No one needs that! So after I ran across a Colorful organization Idea, I decided to adopt the concept and try to make it work within my Studio using boxes I already had on hand. Here’s what I did…
First, I cut pieces of Cardstock and then taped them onto 12 of my cleaned out Storage Drawers. I did my best to represent the ROY G BIV concept but did a little bit of altering and adding, too. I basically ended up with the following drawer colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, Black, White, Wood/Browns, Silver and Gold.
Next, I started sorting any of the embellishments that came out of my ‘junk’ drawers. Anything that didn’t need to be stored in the Colorful Photo Boxes from last week just ended up all willy-nilly inside the drawers. Now, if I am ever looking for the perfect embellishment for a project, I can narrow down my search by color and choose from there. SO REFRESHING AND EASY!
Some other fun ideas I’ve seen…
- Using baskets tied with colorful ribbons instead of drawers and Cardstock like I used.
- Placing small items such as buttons into canning jars and storing them on a shelf for display
- Using the 12 x 12 bags that CTMH Papers come in so that it’s easily transportable to crops, etc.
- Colorful Photo/shoe boxes from your nearest Craft Store
How do you like to store your embellishments?
Do you have Paper Crafting Organization questions?
Please be sure to leave your questions in the comment section below. I’d be more than happy to share a solution with you in an upcoming blog post.