Wednesday, April 03, 2013

a tiny organizing post

I know, I know - you're sick of hearing me talk about organizing but it's what I live for so humor me!
I picked up some Basic Grey Fact or Fiction embellies last week at Joann for 70% off. I love a bargain.

As soon as I got them home, I wanted to sort them into my color files so I thought I'd show you how I did that.
First, here they are in the package....
I took each of them off the backing and turned them upside down.
Then I used my circle punch and punched circles out of the backing. Why waste it, right?
Next, I stuck a circle to each sticky foam piece,
until I ended up with this...
"Doesn't that make them no longer sticky?" you ask.
Well yes and no. The circle comes right off if you pull on it but it might be a little less sticky.
Chances are, I'll pull that foam piece off anyway 'cause these are thick little guys!
So then I take them over to my color embellies drawers...
where they will live happily until I decide to use them.
My drawers are getting so full - I'm going to try not to buy any more embellishments for a long while.
I also picked up some sticker letters in the same line.
There were 3 colors attached together so I simply unstapled them and filed them in the correct color with my letters.
However, before tossing the backing - I noticed it was full of lovely girl names, including my own lovely girl's name - Caroline...
So I rounded the corners and I'm going to use it as a backing piece for something with a pic of her.
And lastly, I was looking through my paper and saw this piece that I have had for a while.
I decided I would like it better as little tiny accents in my color drawers.
So while I was watching tv, I used my trimmer and cut it into squares.
I threw away the ones I didn't like. (Gasp!) Then I sorted these into colors.
These are the moments I live for.
Sick, but true. :)
Stay crafty (and organized) my friends!!!


Tanya Ham said...

I really love this idea! I sort by color, but have several sets of brads and flair that I didn't want to take out of the packaging and cut apart, since I note all my supplies for my projects. I could easily write the name on the back. Genius! :) Thanks so much for this awesome idea!

Fleursbydesign said...

Another great tip, TFS

Marie L said...

Love your post. You have such great ideas. I love anything to do with organizing but I'm no where near as creative as you are.