Username Post: Embellishment Storage        (Topic#1555415)
laura_d
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My goal is to get my scraproom cleaned and organized....again! I have not found a way to store my embellishments such as stickers, rub-ons, chipboard shapes, etc that works well for me.

I would love to hear how everyone else stores these items.



 
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In response to laura_d

stickers, rubons, etc etc etc are all in 3 ring binders. i use a combination of page protectors and baseball card pages to get the size pockets i need. if i need a spot bigger than the baseball card slot but not a whole sheet of a page protector, i use my vacuum sealer (like for saving/freezing food) to section off the page protector into 1/2's or 1/4's.

as for chipboard, i have a cropper hopper tote thing that i put those in. it's kind of like the one i added below, but not exactly.
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In response to angie girl

I have all my embellies in their original packaging, hung on my homemade clip it up. I used a lamp and took the fabric off the shade and used paperclips and binder clips.


 
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I use clear Sterlite containers (mine stack in groups of 3).


 
Mrs Barbara
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I have some in three ring binders, but mainly I use photo boxes (some small and some fit 12x12)all sorted by theme ((floral, baby girl, baby boy, birthday, alpha, christmas(red/green),
christmas(blue/white), etc.))

I am wanting to get a clip it up, but I only want to use it for bling, pearls and embellishments I use often or things I plan to use right away when I buy them.


 
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I have two big six drawer sterlite drawer organizers that I use for all my "big holiday" stuff. Christmas, Halloween, Easter....In there goes everything that has to do with the specific holidays. Everything that is not in those categories is on a big "clip it up" I bought at hobby lobby. I've got a few baskets for the real oddball or bulky stuff that is unsuitable for clipping up. I've got a smaller 3 drawer set up for bling, jewels, pearls, swirls, and the like.


 
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I don't use too many stickers -- they are either on my clip it up (new) or in a sterilite container.

My rub ons are in a sterilite drawer system -- sorted into alphas & other

Chipboard -- I've yet to come up with a good system. Probably why I always forget about mine. will keep an eye on this thread for new ideas.


 
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  • IzzyB on 03-21-11 06:21 AM
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I only have a few rub-ons and not many stickers. But it is hard to come up with a good storage system for embellishments. A clip it up might be your best best for those type things.

I bought one of those 6-drawer Iris towers at M's and I use those drawers for embellishments. For example, one drawer holds buttons, one holds flowers, one holds chipboard, one holds ribbon, one holds metals (brads, eyelets, tim holtz embellies) and one holds flat letter stickers (Thickers are stored separately).

This system works for me because I don't have a whole lot of stuff. It's pretty easy to fill up those Iris containers though so if you have a lot, this wouldn't work.


 
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  • MrsAnnieS Said:
I have all my embellies in their original packaging, hung on my homemade clip it up. I used a lamp and took the fabric off the shade and used paperclips and binder clips.





THIS...same for me, except I bought the badge holders from WM to hang from, but exactly this. Works amazingly well, and is simple and cheap to do...less than $10 for mine.


 
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I use photo boxes for the small things and label each one appropriately.. For the larger stuff, I have several stacking 3 or more drawer sterilite units. (I do love those photo boxes though)!


 
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I use a combination of sterlite mini cd/dvd crates and photo boxes.

I stand the rub-ons, alpha stickers and chipboard up in the mini crates. This makes it easy to flip through to find what I need.

I use the photo boxes for bling & other small packets.

I sort everything in alpha order by manufacturer, and this works well for me.

If I need Kaisercraft or Prima bling, I know right where to look in my photo boxes. If I'm not sure what I need, I just quickly flip through my boxes to see what will work on my project.


 
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In response to granny3x

I have a desktop organizer with compartments that I mainly use for thickers storage. I am linking to a similar product in the superstore (I don't see the exact one I have there).


 
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In response to MrsAnnieS

  • MrsAnnieS Said:
I have all my embellies in their original packaging, hung on my homemade clip it up. I used a lamp and took the fabric off the shade and used paperclips and binder clips.



What a fantastic idea! I think I need to go get a lamp....


 
Gelidy Gelato
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the Gallery actually has a section for embellishment organizing photos. There are some neat ideas...

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?type=scrapro om&c=...


 
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Can I just say now I want this room!

Hey there your my new Rockstar! By Ghost55


 
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In response to Lenethren

For very small items a tackel box works great!


 
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In response to Lenethren

I bought small shoebox sized containers from the dollar store and I label them for what I need. I use them for unopened embellishments.

For opened ones, I use the floss containers from walmart and tiny ziploc bags for brads, eyelets, etc.


 
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  • Gelidy Gelato Said:
the Gallery actually has a section for embellishment organizing photos. There are some neat ideas...

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?type=scrapro om&c=...




YOU ROCK!

I did not know this.


 
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I use those 12x12 clear boxes...since a lot of the sticker sheets are pretty long, it fits them pretty well. I have them labeled with categories such as holidays, family, activities, flowers and swirls, travel, and a special holiday one for christmas only (cause I have so many christmas items) etc... they stack upon each other, so easy to find. This method works for me.


 
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  • timon on 03-21-11 06:09 PM
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i have my stickers in those nice accordian folders you can get at walmart. very easy to organize them theme.


 
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Don't use this myself, but did see a photo where someone bought one of those over-the-door hanging shoe holders with clear pockets. She divided her misc. stickers, rub-ons, etc. by subject, i.e. Christmas, Children, Words etc., labeled each pocket and stored her items that way. Wouldn't work for 12x12 sheets, but most others work.


 
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Thickers are in a Cropper Hopper with no dividers
Flowers are in a metal bucket on a shelf in their packaging (I have a ton of flowers)
Chipboard alphas are in little drawers, 1 drawer for ever 2 letter
Stickers are in a PSB
Ribbon is a mess ... all shoved in a drawer
Buttons and smaller flowers are in jars


 
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Okay, you've all inspired me... I'm ready to do it.. It's why I got a 2 bedroom... I'm going to create "MY SCRAP ROOM" !!!! Okay, so now does that mean I really have to do it?


 
Bxr-Linda
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This really depends on how you scrap. I travel to crops mostly, so I like my things to be more portable.

I have a PSB, clear storage boxes, etc.

Open containers that sit on a desk or shelf really don't work for me.
I love the flip top containers. They DO NOT spill, and hold a LOT in a small space. I have 3 of these containers with brads and eyelets.
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ive heard that mason jars work nicely. neat and easy to see what embellishments are in there


 
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This thread came back to life after 6 years! Funny to see some of the people on it that haven't been here in years!


 
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I think it depends on a few things...
1. do you go to crops often and want things to be portable or are you a home-based cropper?
2. do you like things compartmentalized or do you like to hunt?
3. do you need it visible for inspiration or do you prefer an uncluttered space to focus?
3. do you scrap by theme or manufacturer?

I've tried so many ways to organize my own embellishments and still doing it...
I go to crops often but also scrap at home.
I like to have things compartmentalized for the most part but also don't want a million little boxes to have to open and close.
I like to see what I have for inspiration to use it. Sometimes something random and leftover on my table is the "perfect" thing I need to finish a LO or card.
I tend to scrap by theme: seasons, travel, holiday, pets, family and gatherings, and everyday events.

Just got 12x12 x 1" sterlite containers to try out for my odd items such as chipboard, wood veneers, doilies and other things that can go with all themes. I'll reserve some other containers for my frequently used theme items such as pets, christmas, etc.
They will take up more space on the shelf but will be more sturdy and will hold more things. Will be portable but also I'll let you know how that goes.


 
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