Monday, February 7, 2011

Challenge #5 Week #2 - Chipboard

• Monday - Challenge #5 - Chipboard
• Wednesday - Challenge #6 - Alphas
• Friday - Challenge #7 - Photo Fridays & Fun
• Weekend Challenge #8- Cardstock and Pattern Paper, Kits, Scrap paper, die cuts

Monday Challenge #5 Week #2 - Chipboard

Chipboard is one of those more difficult things for me to organize. I have everything from letters and numbers to tons of other designs. Some in natural chipboard and some colored and glittered. So what do you do with pieces as small as 1/2" all the way to 12"x12"?

Well let me see if I can help.

First we need to ask ourselves a couple of questions.

1) Do you cover your own chipboard or purchase only the prefinished colored ones?
2) Do you have graphic designs as well as alphas?
3)Do you have so many you can sort them by themes?

SORTING: Lets begin by deciding how you want to sort the naked or finished chipboard...

I suggest separating your alphas and numbers from your graphics. Organize your alphas and numbers in order for easy access.

Sorting graphics...

Finished Chipboard Collectors - If you only purchase prefinished chipboard it might work for you to sort the graphics by color, MFG or theme (remember what way works best for you with the rest of your room).

Finished and Non Finished Collectors - Here is where it can get complicated. For me no matter what finish is on the chipboard I search by shape. If it doesn't match then I just refinish it. If you don't refinish the chipboard that is already prefinished then I would suggest separating it from the naked chipboard. However for me I will be separating by types of shapes, for example... I put all my swirly chipboard together, all my flowers together. How you sort these graphics will be determined by what you have.



Binders Page protectors:

Jars -

Tool organizer
Altered drawers,3,5

plastic mini drawers,3,5

Canisters -

Cropper hopper in a basket in a cube -,3,5

Art Bin

Cute galvanized tins, if you have the room...,3,5

Baggies... supper cute ziplocs!!!,3,5

baggies in a drawer...,3,5

baggies in a basket in a cube...,3,5

Now if you sort your chipboard into baggies you can make them like the one above or You can file them in a drawer, on a clip-it-up, in a basket or store them flat in a cropper hopper (separated by baggies). If you do the decorative baggie solution then maybe make one or two extra empty bags so you have them to match.

The Key here is to LEAVE ROOM TO GROW!!!

1 comment:

  1. Love all of these great ideas...I so need to implement them into my room...It is such a mess right now!!!

    Wishing you a great day sweet friend!


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