Username Post: How do you organize sayings and word embellishments        (Topic#1573731)
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Most of the my embellishments are well organized except my general quotes and one word embellishments. As a result, I don't end us using them at all because I do not feel like digging through them every time. How does everyone organize your embellishments that are generic sayings and words? Thanks!


 
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In response to GAKropper

All of my flat embellies - stickers, die cuts and rub ons - are sorted into 12x12 sterlite drawers. One drawer I consider "words" - any words or phrases that don't fit in another category. It's pretty mixed.


 
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I have 4 12 x 12 3-d scrapbooks (the cheap ones from HObby Lobby). They all 4 have about 40 protectors in them which is 80 pages with both sides.

I have all my words, diecuts, stickers (except letters - those are in a carrying case for crops) and flat things (not dimensional flowers) but flat flowers and even cardstock I've bought that is shaped around the edges in the books.

I take the white paper that is in the sleeves and tape the packages all over it.

The first book is "Bling" "Full Page die cuts" and "Flat Flowers" - the packages they come in are just taped there so I can pull them off. Some of the packages are bigger than they need to be and those are trimmed.

The next book is "Cat" "Animals" "zoo" "Hospital" "Sports/Games" "Pool" "Food/grill/restaurants" "Scrapbook/scissors" "Handyman/HOme Projects" and "Misc."

Book 3 is, "General Traveling" "USA by state" "International by Country" "Cruise" "Beach" Diving" "Aquariums/fish" "Lake"

The Last book is "Holiday" (starting with Valentine's Day, then St. Patricks, Easter, 4th of July, etc in order ending with New Year's Eve), "Birthday", "Babies/Children", "Engagement/wedding". Anything to do with love is under "Valentine's Day"

I just look on the spine of my scrapbooks to see which book they are in and then thumb through to find it.

I'm using a lot more of my diecuts, words, stickers and flat embellies since I orgainzed like this.


 
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I don't have so many of these and thus can't really explain my system for their organization, but I would think that organizing by the theme you are likely to use them with is probably a good way... like Henri Jean is suggesting. I would probably either put them in a book or file system under the theme headings... such as travel, children, pets etc. Sometimes a small basket with dividers is a good filing system for me. Hope you have luck finding something that helps you use these better.


 
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Wow Henri Jean you mentioned this before but this is a great idea.

I usually only buy embellies that I can really envision using and I have a fear of "losing" something in the mix or mess. So I have the 12x12 boxes for specific projects. I have a "Motorcycle Box" and everything I buy specific to that is in that box, no matter if it is brads, ribbon, stickers, paper. i'm hoping I won't "forget" something I bought with a project in mind. I tend to shop that way mostly.....I have no idea why.

For more general embellishment I have boxes labled "Brads & buttons" "Ribbon".

But I just purchased from SB.com cropper hopper for paper and I am going to move all single sheet paper to that.



Edited by CrimsonMama on 04-14-12 06:15 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Henri, I love that idea!

I keep mine in 3 ring binder albums but they are so heavy and bulky I'm finding. I have them sorted - sorta - by theme (holiday, flowers, alphabet, farm, animals, etc)

I may have to switch that out for lighter albums of some sort
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I have a couple of PSB's with different styles of refills (they come in different configurations depending upon your needs). I even have some baseball card holder sheets in there for smaller items.
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Henri Jean
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I could see that working well too.

I have tons (probably 50-60) of the overlays you just add pictures to - the opening are cut and words and graphics are on them already. Those fit in my 12 x 12 protectors right along with the themes.

CrimsonMama - thought of yoyu becuase I needed a diecut of a motorcycle - went to travel "general" with cars, planes, boats, interestate signs, etc and pulled out one of a motorcycle to use on my Vietnam layouts. There about about 50-75 motorcycles to every car or truck in Nha Trang and I have street scenes with all the motorcycles eveyrwhere, plus Bill and I rode on the back of motorcycles in Vietnam.


 
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How thoughtful! I have found a couple of die cuts that are appropriate and some clothes too!


 
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I use the Scraprack system. Best money I've invested for organization. You can google it.


 
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Thanks for all the feedback. I really need to get these organized so that they are easier to search through.


 
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I'm amazed at how many more I use since I organized mine!


 
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