I am so happy that I am being featured on the CASology blog as part of our 100 challenges celebration. You can head over there to read all about me. Go ahead....I'll wait. But don't forget to come back because I have more to show you here.
First up is another card for this week's cue word CELEBRATE. I had an idea for a embossed and water colored background. It did NOT turn out how I imagined it would.
What was I thinking, right? Well, I was able to salvage parts of this piece and made something I ended up really liking.
There must be a moral to the story....something about making lemonade out of my lemon of card stock.
I thought I would use this post to show how I organize all the cards I have made. If you stop by here regularly, you know that I make a lot of cards. I devised a system to organize my cards by theme, which makes it easy to find the cards I need when it is time to send them out. It is also much easier for my friends and family to find what they are looking for when they come by to select cards for themselves.
I use bins from The Container store called Frosted Totes to hold all my cards. The bins are stored in a shoe rack I got from Target. The entire set up fits underneath the table where I keep my Big Shot, scoring board and paper cutter.
Each bin has a label on the front, indicating what type of cards are stored inside. I actually have two bins for birthday cards.
I made dividers using a piece of Michaels card stock and a piece of colored card stock cut with a Half and Half Die and stamped with an appropriate sentiment. Within birthday, I have belated, masculine, juvenile, and general.
Most of my bins have cards covering multiple themes. I used a sentiment stamp on the bin's label as well as on the divider.
So, for example, this bin has cards that are blank (no sentiment), suitable for a cancer patient, get well, missing you, etc.
I like to stamp some sort of handmade by sentiment on the back of each card, and add my initials.
To save space, I do not store any envelopes with my cards, unless I have stamped or decorated the envelope, in which case I keep it with its matching card.
My bins are not all full yet, and I do have room for one more bin, so I have some room to grow with this system. If you are interested in how I organize some of my other supplies, you can click here to see all my posts on organization. Sometimes I think that I like organizing my supplies almost as much as I like using them.
A Give Away It wouldn't be a celebration without a give away, would it? Please leave me a comment with an organizational tip and you will have a chance to win this stamp set from Flourishes.
This contest will run until 8AM Central Time on Thursday, 6/19.
Edited to add: Congratulations to Lilian YF who is the winner of this Flourishes stamp set. Big thanks to everyone who commented and left me an organizational tip. I have seen quite a few good tips that I will be using in the future.
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