Welcome back to day 2 of the 5 Days To An Organized Crafty Stash! Today its all about stencils. Those wonderful, versatile, trendy, fabulous tools that we collect, and that make a mess when it comes to storing them! Here is a little look at how I keep my stencils under control.
I have used my label maker to label some of the page protectors.
And because I know you will ask, meet my Dymo. I love, love, love this label maker! Its the Dymo 210D and its awesome. You can control the font size, which makes me happy. It also comes in several different colors and sizes of tape.
Now, I don't have a small fortune to spend on storage, so I am keeping several sets of stencils together in the same page protectors. I have 5 in one page protector, three on one side and two on the other side. They fit fine, but I would not put too many more in each page.
As I can, I will add more page protectors to my collection. Here are my groupings:
Patterns x3 (chevron, etc.)
Nature (rain, sun, clouds)
Numbers and letters
Stripes (thin, thick, diagonal)
And one final note, I had the page protectors in the plastic bin above, separately. (The bin I found in the back-to-school clearance section.) They slid all over and were irritating. So, I grabbed two loose-leaf rings and put them through the punched holes in the page protectors. Much better.
While I like the plastic bin, I am thinking that I need to keep an eye out for a 6x6 album,
something cute, or something I can alter. If I find one, I will let you know.
Look at this awesome prize above! I love all those stencils! To be entered to win, head over to the
MFT Blog and leave a comment on today's post. I love when you share with me on my blog, but to enter, you must leave comments there. Go, I want you to win! :)
organizing makes my heart pitter patter, so thanks for stopping by!