Organizing Embossing Folders

My goal of getting my craft room more organized will start with my embossing folders. I have so many! (as I’m sure you do as well) and vary in size and shape. This is a time waster as it takes a major search every time I want some texture. I decided to use Micheals Card Keeper by Recollections which comes with 6 adjustable dividers. I didn’t want to make them fit too tight so I have plenty of space to get my hand in and pull them out. First I made them into piles by likeness, then narrowed it down to categories:

Box one:

Fall: leaves, Halloween,

Winter: Snowflakes, Christmas

Occasions: Valentine’s, Hearts, Graduation

Words: Any folders with words, Hello, Thank you

Objects: Physical objects like Horseshoes, mason jar, clocks

Nautical: Waves, anchors, seashells

Box Two:

Frames: Borders

Nature: Trees, Wood grain, Birds, Butterflies, Clouds, stars, sun burst

Flowers: All floral patterns (I have a lot!)

Box Three:

CIrcles and Dots: I use these frequently and have a good assortment

Argyle and basket weave: I added anything that looks like a material print too like hounds tooth and mosaic

Lines and Chevron: anything with lines

X large Texture: this has the new thick texture folders from stampin up and we R memory keepers

Victorian

I used the Dymo Letra Tag to make my labels for the dividers, and a sharpie to write on each folder what section to put it back in. I will update here in a few weeks to let you know how it’s working out!

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Hello! I'm a 50 something wife and mother of two girls ~ I started Blogging in March of 2011 on Blogger and just converted to WordPress in Dec 2019. I started paper crafting in 1995 when I first tried embossing with powder, I was so excited and couldn't believe it was so easy to make something so beautiful. Creativeseconds was started as a way of selling secondhand craft supplies and cards on Ebay and Etsy. You will find creative cards, tags, and paper crafting projects here as well as craft room organizational ideas. Follow along with me and comments are welcomed and appreciated.

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