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Friday, January 18, 2013

Embellishment Storage - I need to see it!

Hi everyone, over at Craft Storage Ideas we are continuing on with our 13 in 2013 series. Today I want to share with you some of my ideas on storing packaged embellishments. I love stuff. I am not a fan of "less is more". Less is less and more is best! That's just how I roll and I need a lot of embellishments to make my pages look how I like them.

 I tried a few different things over the years and I have found that in order to use my embellies - I need to SEE them! I switched to a really simply system using IKEA rods and S-hooks. It keeps my packages right in front of me in my line of site.

 
This is the view from my scrap room door and as you can see I have three of the rods hung across the front of my desk space. On each rod I have several s-hooks. On each hook I have a binder ring and I slide the embellishment packages onto the rings.

 
As you can see I was right in the middle of a project when this photo was taken :) I group embellishments by type on each ring when possible. One ring is all pearls, one is all bling, one is all MME, etc. I really do use my embellishments more because they are always right there in front of me!

My other embellishments, like flowers and those with no hole for a ring, I store a little differently.

 
This is my Prima Breeding Program. If the world ever runs out of Prima Flowers I will have enough to breed them in captivity. These bins are fabulous storage. I got them from a retail store that was getting rid of them. However, if you google "tip out bins" you will find some for sale. When I empty a package into the bins I add the tag so I will know what the name/type is.

 
My other odd ball things I store in my Alex drawers in a variety of plastic separators. These are all my rub-ons, journal cards, etc. This is a shallow drawer so nothing gets buried. Once a year I try and go through all my hoard and if there is anything I haven't used since the last time I sorted - out it goes. I toss everything into a box and take it over to the local recreation center.

So that's it - my plain and simple storage for embellishments. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

So that's it - my plain and simple embellishment storage system.
Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to stop by the blog for lots of great tips 
all month long!

Anita

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