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It's January and every year around this time I have the urge to reorganized and purge and make room for new collections..
If you are like me and have tons of Cuttlebug embossing folders and cuttlebug dies not sure what to do, there's help..
Hopefully you will find great ideas to help you implement a system to make creating easier and faster :)
There are no right ways to organize, just find what fits your needs. There are tons of ways to get organized, choose from one of the ideas below..
I asked several of our design team members how they organized, some of the answers I received were quite creative..
For Example Tracy Pounds has a nifty way of keeping track of her Cuttlebug Embossing folders as follow:
When organizing your Cuttlebug embossing folders consider making yourself a Reference Tag swatch book. It is a great way to see all the fabulous folders you own at a glance!…especially helpful when you’re working on a creative project and don’t want to take the time to go through every folder that you own. Simply flip through your tags … it will save you so much time! Also, you can see the positive and negative image of each folder by looking at the reverse side of the tag. Here’s another great tip…take your Swatch Book with you on your next shopping trip to help you remember which embossing folders you already have in your collection!
Follow these simple steps to create your own Cuttlebug Swatch Book:
1. Die cut a tag shape out of scraps of cardstock.
2. Emboss each individual tag with the embossing folders that you own.
3. Place all of your embossed tags on a binder ring.
4. Tie a few colorful ribbons on the ring just for fun!
Shannon Bracken our Design Team member has created a fun storage box for her Embossing Folders:
I took some A6 envelopes and dressed them up with a Cuttlebug folder embossed image, wrote the name on top for reference. I will recycle a headphones package box (I won't show it to you because it is ugly right now until I decorate it) to systemize my folder in alphabetical order. Recicled envelopes can be used as well for this project because you cover them with pretty "cuttlebuged" :P paper. I only covered 1 side, but one could cover both sides to show the embossed and debossed surface for creative reference. The papers that are embossed are from my scrap stash. I took the first that came at hand in an attempt to be quick and practical which explains the ugly color combination.
Stamp with Shelly :
More ideas on her blog HERE
Has created this wonderful way of storing and quickly find her folders: I have made index sheets that are embossed with each folder and indexed using the round tab punch. The index sheets are 1/4 sheets of CS. I was making them pretty and attaching the tabs with brads at one point, but I am now just stapling them to the tops to save time. The corresponding folder is filed behind each index sheet. The tin holds 24 folders & index sheets and is quite snug now. I am working on tin #2 and will categorize them by style when done.
Here's another nifty way to store and organize if you have the space..
Kewl Idea for organizing the Cuttlebug
My organization is simple since I started using the storage binders bag from Crop Stop.com 6 months ago..
It has several pockets and storage areas for smaller items and plates storage in 1 spots..
I luv luv the bag and the clear storage protector makes it so much easier for me to see at a glace everything I own.
Pros of having the bag..
It's sturdy and made out of nylon easy to clean those chocolate smudges.
I've been able to fit much more into the bag than Crop Stop suggested..
Cons of the bag...
The large Ellison dies don't fit into I had to use a clear shoe storage system similar to what Aileen (Spike )uses.. and if you were to put them in the bag it will be too bulky..
You can see the youtube video here for the Binder it's very easy to use
The storage sleeves & binderI use HERE
I have a total of 12 sheets of storage, plus various dies in the pockets, 2 extra a's plates and b's
just in case they break, I need replacement right away :)
The only place I've been able to find the A plate was cropstop and the extender to use the Revolution dies :)
Thank you so much for stopping bye we hope some of these ideas have helped you :)
Have a great day,