When I have time, I'l organize my _________________

Finally!

Dear Fellow Crafters,

It had been over a year since I last tweaked this blog, so I started last week to change some things, add new widgets etc. But half-way through the process I started to think about a new theme altogether. So I began in earnest and now I am ready to reveal Uniquely Yours Cards New site. I absolutely love that I can showcase my cards (most for sale, just email me) but don’t like that every bit of information is copied on both pages. It apparently is part of the theme and can’t be undone. Anyway, please review and let me know what you think.

Thanks and happy crafting,

~Sallie

When I have time, I'l organize my _________________

Organizing- W-Z

Dear Fellow Crafters,

You knew the day would come when this popular series would end and today is the day. We have reached the last of these alphabetical tips.

wood mounted rubber stamps can be store on shelves, in clean VHS tape cases or plastic drawers.

X – it off! Celebrate each time you accomplish small things by crossing off  the things on your Craft To Do List.

Y – Whatever your organizational plan or style is, make it a system that works for you. Whether color-coding, sorting by theme, organizing by season or occasion, make sure that the system makes sense to the way you craft.

Z– Find a special antique box or basket to hold embellishments. These add zen to your collection of tools and supplies.

~Til next time,

Sallie

When I have time, I'l organize my _________________

Organize R-S

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Who doesn’t like ribbon? There are so many ways to use ribbon and so many ways to store it. I organized the small $1 decorative ribbon in plastic berry boxes by occasion/holiday. I took my larger spools and put them on a pants clothes hanger-on the back of a door. Some additional ideas are:

  •      Dedicate a drawer for ribbon storage. IKEA has a drawer organizer that is really useful.
  •      If you’re handy, you can build yourself a ribbon shelf and store the ribbon in it.
  •      Take a photo box and cut a slit on the side for each of the ribbons. Place the ribbon spools inside the box and thread the end of the ribbons thought the slit.
  •      Use a Mason Jar for storage.
  •      I absolutely love this idea. Take your ribbon scraps and roll each one around 2 fingers and clip them with clothes hangers. A large apothecary jar is a great holder.

Many crafters have used stencils over the years and have written about their storing them. Here are some that I found useful for my craft room.

1. Divide the stencils into several categories: patterns, basic shapes, borders, occasion/seasonal and templates. Put the brass stencils together with your die cutting embossing folders or Sizzix Thinlits.

2. Put the stencils on ring binders in 3-ring binders with pocket pages.

3. Hang the stencils on ring binders and attach to a wire shelf.

4. If storing in sheet protectors, put a blank sheet of paper on either side of the stencil so you know what it is.

5. Accordion file folders also can be used if you don’t have any binders or your shelving space is not usable.

‘Til next time,

Sallie

 

 

‘Til next time,

Sallie

When I have time, I'l organize my _________________

Organize -P-Q

Dear Fellow Crafters,

In the spirit of re-using items in your home, did  you know that you could use a plastic over-the-door shoe organizer to store hole punches? I use wooden type setter that I purchased at a flea market to store my very small punches and the above mentioned organizer for the large punches. You can also use the pockets for glue sticks, decorative-edged scissors, hand cleansers, and double stick tape dispensers.

If you use quilling papers, storing these items can be a challenge. One tip I came across was to use cardboard or plastic containers with dividers. You can store different colors or finished projects in them.

‘Til next time,

Sallie