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Monday, March 29, 2010


This week's tip is geared toward helping you store your certain types of craft items that can tend to get out of control.

You know those free photo albums you get when you have your photos developed at Wal-Mart or Target?

They can be very useful in helping you assemble a library of crafting products.
Their size is great because they do not take up too much room. It also allows for you to line up many of them in a designated area and have easy access to whatever you place in them.
The fact that they are designed for photos will ensure that anything you do store will remain well protected from acid or lignen.

Sometimes we tend to collect a lot of a particular embellishment but then have a tough time figuring out how to store it. These little albums can be just what you need. Their size can really help you to gather up many types of embellishments and store them in ONE place.

Their 4x6 size allows for the intended photo storage but you could also store your journaling pads, concert ticket stubs or movie tix in them as well.

Or if you had lots of chipboard for many occassions you could
store it according to occasions then you could assign 1 mini album for your chipboard related to celebrations, one mini album for nature chipboard, etc...
Or if you wanted to be more specific you could categorize the chipboard further by subjects such as flowers, hearts or birds. Storing one subject per mini album. Once you have all your chipboard safely stored you would label accordingly & move on.

You can store your sheets of adhesived backed bling,pearls or rhinestones by inserting them right into the sleeves. This would allow for you to keep all or most of your bling in the same place.

You could store your one of a kind embellishments. Those that are compact and you don't have too many of in your inventory.

You could store punched images and die cuts, fabric squares, quilting squares, or your small scraps of paper that you can't bear to throw away.

You can store newspaper and/or magazine articles, a special handwritten letter or ephemera handed down by family.

The idea behind this tip is to help you store those smaller, flat embellishments and allow you to keep them grouped together to help save you time, space and money. It will also allow for better cataloging and categorizing of your stash.

These free, mini albums look nice and tidy lined up beside each other and don't take up much room at all. So whether you have a large craft studio or scrap on your dining room table, this tip can work for you.

I hope you give it a try.
If you do please drop me a line to let me know how it worked for you.

Happy Crafting!

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