Monday, March 17, 2014

storage - 6 x 6 pads, ribbon, buttons, and more

Today I'm sharing a couple of storage ideas. First is my 6 x 6 patterned paper storage. When Stampin' Up started selling these, I thought I had to have every one, and multiple pads of each. I haven't even used much of it but now I will (hopefully) since it's nicely organized. The first thing I did was make some mini file folders using some regular folders cut down and my envelope punch. Then I took my paper pads apart and filed each color in a separate folder. I had some spare file folder labels that I had for my cardstock so I used them for these. I only did this with my SU paper packs because the others ones I have don't really have any dominant colors. I kept those in their pads and turned them upside down for now so the scraps can stay in the pad. The whole thing is stored in a cd case from Walmart.

I love how this turned out. You can see all of my unopened pads in the back. With any luck these will get used now.




Here's some of my other storage. This is a Making Memories shelf where I keep my ribbon, buttons, paint and some other stuff. On the bottom shelf the ribbon spools were too big to use with the dowel in the middle, so I tied it (with some ribbon) to the front to create a little stopper thing. Then I just set my larger ribbon spools behind the stopper thing. The rest of my ribbon spools are on the next shelf up. The jars and tins hold my buttons and the jars near the top on the left have some paper flowers in them. The clear paint can looking containers on top hold small pieces of ribbon. The long tin holds my Stampin' Up markers (I don't have many) and the little pouch on the bottom holds my rubber cutting scissors. Also on the bottom-some of my McDonald's and Lego Hello Kitty collection.




Click here for a link to my other ribbon storage. I keep my non-spooled ribbon on foamcore boards and almost 7 yrs later, it's still working out great for me!

7 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh your paper looks so organized and pretty- love those colors!!! awesome

Lynn Murphy said...

What great ideas - especially the pads. I have a few laying around either getting in the way or forgotten that I have no idea what to do with.

Becky said...

Love the 6x6 paper storage! I use my pads all the time for card making. Also great idea using the foam core for your ribbon!! I might have to redo my ribbon storage!

Chris D. said...

That shelf looks so pretty, I wouldn't want to touch anything to use it! LOL! Great ideas for storage! TFS!

Marcy said...

Your storage looks awesome! I need to do the same for myself so I can actually get organized and find things when I need them! LOL :)

PikkuLilla said...

Love the mini file folders! I'm using Patty Bennett's on file folder cards as the jumping-off point for a shoebox swap I'm doing this week. Can't wait to finally make a proper card again...

Thanks for the insight into the (ongoing) organisation of your craft room!

BCU :)

Tracy said...

Funny as I do the same with my 6x6 loose papers.
My container is a different colour though :)
I have the same storage unit, but took the doweling out and attached it to the wall and hang my favourite layouts on it.
This is a great way to make the unit work for you.

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