Happy, happy Monday to you!!!
I have taken 3 personal days and am dedicating them to cleaning and crafting......but I have to admit that so far I've only been doing the "crafting" part.....lol
Since I got up on my personal day at 4:21.......(Don't ask),
I thought I would tackle an idea that had been floating around in my head for while now.
It all started when I was perusing blogs and saw Chris Simon's post about making a container for her 6x6 patterned paper. I was keeping many of my Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients patterned paper in the little cellophane bags that it comes in, but dreading every time I had to get it out because that sticky strip on the cellophane would stick to the paper, etc. Then putting it all back in was also a pain. Then you have all your Basic Grey and other pads that you have little pieces falling out everywhere once you tear a sheet out.......so, I needed a better method. When I saw that Chris simply separates hers from the pad so she uses it......the light-bulb went off in my head.
I knew I could do this, but didn't want to create a box.....I wanted to use an empty DVD box that I had purchased from Target. It's only made of cardboard and the sides simply snap together.
And.......Here's what I came up with!!!!
|I created a generic pocket using Georgia Pacific cs, plastic separators and some staples.|
|You can click any of these pictures to enlarge them, but this just shows how I labeled the company and then the name of the pad that is behind the labeled divider.|
The pockets took no time at all to make. I simply scored and folded a piece of card stock in half and then to fit my container I had to cut 1" off the side. I then centered the plastic divider between the two sides and stapled it together.
|The fold is at the bottom and I simply stapled the sides to hold in the plastic divider card.|
This created a pocket for all of my little scraps (as you will see below). Then I threw on a little Post-It label with the name of the patterned paper and I was done.
|This pocket is filled with all of the little scrappies that I can't part with........Yes, I'm a hoarder when it comes to scraps. But, at least I'm now a NEAT hoarder!!!|
|Behind the pocket are the whole sheets and larger scraps.|
This only took me about 1.5 hours.......so, it wasn't a huge undertaking. I just feel better having all of this patterned paper right at my fingertips where I can see it. I also won't have little scraps falling out all over the place when I grab a particular patterned paper pad. I'm loving it!
Thanks, Chris for the inspiration!!!!