Wednesday, July 3, 2013

House of Cards

I like to make things.  Creating something out of a piece or paper or some ribbon keeps me sane when I have things racing through my head.  I do my best work when I have a big assignment or project to do, to clear the big stuff out and just allow myself to focus on that task.

Unfortunately, this habit has amassed a large collection of stuff.

I've been working on purging craft tools I'll never use again (or never used in the first place), as well as organizing the tools I am keeping so that anyone who stays in the guest/craft room isn't overwhelmed by the stuff while they're trying to fall asleep!

In the desk, which I'm replacing with a plain table to open up the room a little, you can see 2 cabinets that are holding 3-drawer plastic organizers.  Each of those drawers was packed to the gills with crap, so I need to purge a lot of said crap and find a new place for the rest.

Using the inside of the closet door for storage helped a TON, and these Ikea storage boxes have helped too.  When I want to work on something, I just open the closet and the possibilities are endless...sort of.

All that to say I organized my cards!

It doesn't look that bad in this photo (or does it?) but it was a huge pile of cards I made and bought but haven't had the occasion to send yet.  When they were being stored in the plastic drawer, they were organized pretty much like this, so when I needed one it pissed me off to have to dig through the whole pile to find the card that was inevitably at the very bottom.

So I organized them into categories:

  • Birthday
  • Baby
  • Friendship
  • Love
  • Prayer
  • Thanks
  • Holiday
  • Sympathy
  • Blank Inside

I pulled some cardstock from my stash in a fun color, and used some scalloped scissors and some math to create tabs to separate the cards by category:

Now, when I need a card, I can just reach for one!  No sifting through a pile!   Wahoo!

As soon as July is over I'm going to make over this room!  So excited!  I have everything I need except a gallon of paint (Richmond Bisque by Benjamin Moore) and an empty frame to turn into a bulletin board!

1 comment:

  1. I love how you organized your cards. I hate going through all my cards when I'm looking for one. I might have to steal this idea. haha :) And that SUPER organized. I'm so jealous!