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Let’s Talk Storage

May 5, 2018

With the approach of a new Annual Catalogue, I have been doing lots of clearing out and taking stock.  I am finding that I don’s use lots of product simply because I cannot find it.  I’m sure that many of you are the same.  So today I did a search of YouTube and found a video by Tracy Elsom.  The video shows how to create a storage box for your Memories and More Card Collections.  Since this fits with my re-organising at the moment, I thought I would create her box and share it with you in the hopes that it may also help some of you.  I have to admit to not rocking the boat too much, by using the same cardstock and Designer Series Paper that Tracy used.  However, I am thinking that this could be a good way to use up some of my retired/retiring designer series paper.  I also believe that the storage system has lots more use than just storing Memories and More cards.   So the basic idea is that you create the base box and then create small boxes that fit inside to hold the 6″ x 4″ cards and the 3″ x 4″ cards.  You can fit up to four rows of small boxes inside the base box.  I decided to create two boxes to hold the 6″ x 4″ cards and two boxes to hold the 3″ x 4″ cards.  I liked the idea Tracy shared of placing the specialty cards in your card pack at the back – the clear acetate sheets as well as the sticker and die cut sheets to help protect them from being squashed inside the box.  I used the next box to hold the rest of the 6″ x 4″ cards and the two smaller boxes to hold the 3″ x 4″ cards.  I liked the idea of being able to store photos which I want to scrap using the particular collection in the space at the front of the box.  I liked the idea of creating a label so that I would know exactly which cards are stored in that particular box.  It also means that when one card collection is finished, I can change out the label and add a new label to store a new collection.  I am hoping this will mean that I have less of the cards in a particular collection hanging around when I want to purchase a new collection.  Because we have all got to have new, don’t we?  I created the label by using the Layering Square Framelits Dies and the second largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Basically the Basic Black card is cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I cut the centre from this shape using one of the Layering Squares Framelits Dies.  I cut a slightly large square from Powder Pink Card as well.  The Basic Black card has a piece of Window Sheet attached at the back and then I used the Foam Adhesive Strips to attach the Basic Black card to the Powder Pink card.  I cut a piece of Whisper White card and printed the label details on my computer.  I attached a Basic Black Circle Tab to the top of the label so that I can easily remove it.

I think I am going to create a few more of these today to get ready for the new catalogue.  I am going to use these for storing the 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Papers too.  So thanks once more to Tracy for the awesome tutorial and inspiration.

Bye for now,


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