How do you organize your stickers, diecuts and embellishments?

How you do store you goodies? I have been using a PSB but it really doesn't
butter the biscuit!
I have been looking at some Cropper Hopper Boxes? How do you feel about
them?
I will send some links to the ones I have been looking at.
Blessings,
Dorothy in NY
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Dorothy
Organization? What's that? LOL. I am interested in hearing what people to have to say too. One day I do plan on organizing things. =D
Crystal
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cware
I use the 8.5x11 plastic three drawer units from Wal-Mart for stickers/embellishments/die cuts/ribbon/etc.... Each drawer is labeled by theme. Then I also use the 12x12 three drawer units for paper by theme.
Sandy
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Sandy
I have my pattern paper in a rack in folders labeled by theme and colored paper labeled by color. Stickers, diecuts and small embellishments I have in a flip top hanging file folder container filed by theme. So far it's working pretty good.
Lynne
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King's Crown
My stickers are in a huge coupon organizer type thing separated by theme. I box up all my projects and just spent the weekend making sure my embellishments were all in the right boxes with the projects. The rest are sorted by type (fibers, metal, etc) and I keep them in little baskets. I have brads and buttons in a artbin container.
When I finish with a project, extra embellishments are put back in the mix or given away (depends on my mood and if I ever plan to do a similar project). Kathy
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K2
I use the three drawer plastic units , plastic and cardboard shoeboxes, and I have a PSB that I hardly ever use. I used to buy tons of stickers on clearance at HL when I first started scrapbooking, and that is what is in my PSB and I just don't use stickers as much as I used to. I eventually want to get a whole set of the three drawer plastic units so everything will be uniform and organized. I think they work the best for me so far. You can use 40% off coupons at HL to get the drawer units when they are not already on sale. Linda
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Linda C
I also use the 3-drawer plastic units and have some of the coupon folders for the smaller items. All of my sticker letters are in those plastic folders organizers since some are too long for the units. I actually have 3 different sizes, one has all my fibers etc. They work really great, and also allow for easy storage in my desk space when I'm done. I love the drawer units.
Amanda
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Amanda
I made my own paper organizer w/these wire storage cubes. I made 2 cubes then used some of the remaining wire pieces to make shelves. I connected the shelves w/nylon ties. You can make your shelves as thick or thin as you want, minimum is about 1 inch. I really like it.
As for my stickers. I use plastic zip bags, a heavier plastic than the ziplock brand. I organized them by category and put the bag, large and small, in a large basket within arms reach. I'll have to take a picture of my room. I just took over 1/2 of my critters room. I have 2 ferrets that share their room with me. They had fun exploring the new stuff in their room.
Here's the link to see the storage cubes I used. I will take a pic of what they look like fixed up.
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I purchased mine at Target for either $20 or $30. Tam in IL
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Tammy
I keep stickers, die cuts, and the like in legal size hanging folders in a sterilite file box with a lid. I have a folder (or two) for each theme. They store in a fairly small amount of space, stay dust free, and are easy to get to.
April
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April
My stickers are in a 9x12 manila envelope in a drawer of my paper chest. It is no longer flat ... more bloated-shaped, and it won't close. I think it is time for me to get serious about organizing my stickers! So I'll be reading this topic closely.
:-) Gina in Virginia
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Gina Bull
I store my cardstock in the vertical CH storage and patterned paper in 12 x 12 trays. I have a 12 by 12 cart that I store my stamping supplies, tools, adhesives, etc. My stickers and embellishments are in the slots of a shoe cubby organizer that is hanging on the wall (I have two that each have 25 cubbies on either side of 4 shelves). I am also a knitter, so in the other cubbies I store my yarn. On the shelves, I store my paper, photos, and idea binders. I also have the Pottery Barn Project table that is perfect for standing and scrapbooking because it is at the right height. It has two bookshelves on both sides where I put all my books, ribbon and buttons in clear glass or plastic containers, etc.
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knittylynnie
Just a quick warning for anyone thinking of getting the plastic three-drawer units. Make sure you get the type that has support all the way across between the drawers. I don't know the brand-there are a couple different ones-and they are a bit more expensive. But they are well worth it. The kind that has only bars down the sides to support the drawers will warp once they are full, and the drawers fall into each other, and will not go in and out smoothly. I have used both types, and ended up getting rid of the side bar types. I have found some wonderful 12x12 drawers at Target that work very well.
Mel K
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Mel K
I think I have one of those units Mel.! Sometimes the drawers to come off their side rail, But I just make sure it is stacked on top of the other one, and the drawers are not loaded with anything too heavy and its not too full and it does ok.
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Linda C
Dorothy, Firstly I use those photo albums with the seperate pockets for each photo - I use this for die cuts and bigger handmade embelishments. I TRY to sort them to colour - but this is a constant mission because everytime you get new stuff - you have to reorganize. I might change to theme rather than colour. These I have in a three drawer trolley. I also store my tools in one of the drawers of the trolley.
Then for the really small stuff like eyelets, brads, beads etc - I use those containers with the little drawers that men use for screws, washers etc. My DH mounted these to my wall, so they dont fall over and make a mess. also you can remove the little drawers by themselves when you use the contents and they dont get lost or roll around your work surface. If you really want to be super organized - you can even paste an example on the front of your little drawer so that you don't have to open them to see what's inside ( I haven't found time for this, but if I really sit down and do it - it will SAVE me a lot of time! - Ironically)
For the bigger sticker sheets I use what we call over here "flip Files". It's A4 size - I think its about 8x8 in US measurements. It's got clear page protectors - but very inexpensive. I sorted these by theme - Alpha's in one file, flowers and nature in one file - etc.
My ribbon, I buy on a spool (a lot, but much cheaper on the long run). My DH have installe a wall mounted rod for me and I just add the spools as I buy them. It's easy to just pull down the length of ribbon you need and cut it from the spool.
I'm at the moment busy sorting my scrap leftover papers and cardstocks from LO's for my cardmaking and will also sort them by colour in a flip File. I use to keep them in a basket, but this causes too much waste of time in searching for matches.
HTH! And thanks for a great topic :) Judy
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Judy

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