This is my latest storage adventure. I tried using the page protectors but I didn't like how the darn things would fall out so easily. I found them at the local stamp store (LSS). Each drawer is sold individually and then they sort of snap together in whatever arrangement you want. (Not really snap, but they fit together with little tabs at the bottom.) In the big picture, I have the skinny drawers on the right set up for each alphabet. I'll have to upload my other idea that I had for storing the alphabets that also worked good, but the drawers make it easier to find what I want much easier. (I'm still undecided on just how I want to organize everything.) Right now I have 22 A2 embossing folders, 15 embossing sets, 8 2x2 die sets, 6 alphabets, 5 3x3 dies, one of the 2x2 dies with multiple cut-outs and one of the 2-step dies. I want to be able to access whatever I need easily while still having them protected from the cat. ;) (She likes to chew things still at times.)
Each set of dies and small embossing folders are stored in a labeled plastic box that is also made by Cropper Hopper. I labeled it with the product # and set name. I also printed out a picture of what the set looks like on a 3x3 piece of paper and inserted that in the box. Unfortunately the labels were already attached to the box so I had to hand print my labels. I prefer to use the computer. One day when I'm bored, I'll print out new labels and try to remove the ones that came on the boxes. Then again, by that time I'll probably have moved on to a different storage system.
The LSS just had a special on four drawers for $9.99. (Reg. $19.99) That included the big drawer that my A2 folders are in, one medium drawer that my folder sets are in, one little drawer that my alphabets are in plus another little divided drawer. I just swapped out the divided drawer for another alphabet drawer.
I moved my CDs holding my unmounted stamps to a shelf on the opposite wall and put the CB stuff on my desk to make it more accessible.
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2007 GMT Views: 1218