Today I'm sharing all the ways I use binders to help me organize my crafts.
First, I use binders to store my clear stamps. I just slip the stamps into page protectors. I have a 3" binder that holds my general use stamps and then 5 smaller ones. I separate the stamps by holidays, character stamps (e.g Tilda), sentiments, and stamps I use for coloring. I know there are fancier ways to store them, but I had lots of binders and page protectors from my years of teaching and presenting workshops and, as you learned last week, I'd rather use what I have and spend my money on the creative stuff.
I also use a binder to store my Nestabilities. I just place a magnetic strip on pieces of cardboard and then slip the Nesties into sectioned page protectors. And, I keep the directions, rubber mat, and any "sandwich" recipes I use in the binder.
My favorite binder is the one in which I keep the preview pages from Cricut.com so that I can store the images from my 100+ cartridges in one place. Granted, I can't see what's on the feature buttons, but usually just seeing the images prompts me to use the Gypsy or pull out the handbook. I sometimes write the feature keys at the bottom of the page and write the words below the image if they're available on a cartridge.
I have another binder with days-of-the-week dividers I've written the blog addresses of some of my favorite challenges on a page behind the tab for the day on which the challenge is posted. Then, I write the challenge or draw the sketch on papers following the tabs. That way, I keep my challenges organized and also have a nice sketch reference.
And finally, my last binder is full of notes, how-to's, directions, phone numbers, and problem-solving for my machines, etc.
Here are pictures of 3 of my binder ideas.
I've chosen to use binders because I have limited space and binders fit nicely on shelves.
Thanks for dropping by. See you next Tuesday.
Hugs and Happy Crafting,