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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Self made storage for Stickles. Organizing tips

HI!
What a wonderful day is today. Love when everything is taking place so smooth and on time...

I have allot of unfinished projects and almost no free time to finish it. How about you?

Well from now on I am going to finish at list one project from my stash a month and will see how it's going to work...
If you want to join me on this journey and post you responds on you upcoming progress I would be more than glad to host that challenge.
I started to organize my shop long time ago. There are so many solutions on how to and about...
Sometimes it's pricy... For example Tim Holtz trinket and cargo cases. Love it, but pricy and I think it is going to take allot of storage space. I am not sure about that, but maybe someday I will purchase those... Wish list... Ha-ha!
When I went through my supplies I found myself buying the same colors of stickles and have about 3 to 4 bottles of the same color. There are two ways to look at this PROBLEM:
- I have a specific taste in colors (helpful to know)
- I never going to use so much stickles.
Keeping a track of what you have is very handy.
I decided to go with Tim Holtz tags and create a sample tag for every ink, mist, stickle, etc I have.
Just want to let you know - starting organizing process is going to be time consuming. So be patient and make a big window in your schedule for that. Been in good mood for that type of work helps as well.
New purchases are going to be much easier to add to your sample tags. Just do it right the way...
But how and where are you going to store those types of products?
For portable and very inexpensive stickles storage I came up with this solution...
Here you can see my Stickles packed into Ziploc bags on the trays and color sample tags with names.
It is very comfortable way to store your supplies and take it with you, if you are traveling.
I am going to show you how to make a tray for your stickles.
That's what you need for this project...
Scor Pal board, Trimmer, Glue, 2 sheets of 8.5 by 11 inches 110 lb cardstock, quart ziploc bag.
Just want to let you know that at the very end there is step by step video tutorial on how to make tray.
Take your 8.5 by 11 inches cardstock
and cut it on 5.5 inch along the 11 inch side. Finished size of the paper is going to be 5.5 by 11 inches

Take your 5.5 by 11 inches cardstock and score it on the width of you bottle (why am I saying that, because stickle glue bottles are slightly larger than Ranger stickles.

For a Ranger Stickle score 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7-10


Flip your paper over and score on each other 1/2 inch (for stickle glue I would recommend to go with 3/4 inch+3/4 inch for a tab size): 1 inch been scored on the other side (it is a tray surface for a stickle bottle), score on 1 1/2 inch (from 1 to 2 - is your tab), keep scoring on 3 1/2, 5 1/2, 7 1/2, 9 1/2.
The formula for you scoring is width of you bottle, two width of your tab, width of your bottle, two width of your tab and so on... And you will have something like that...
Glue the tabs together...
The size of glued paper piece will not be long enough to feel your entire Ziploc bag...

So use your left over of the paper 3 1/2 by 11 inches and another 2 by 11 inch stripe from second piece of cardstock, cutting those in half. You will have two pieces 3 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches and two - 2 by 5 1/2 inches...
Score those pieces using the formula and add it to both sides of your tray in such order: first attach scored 3 1/2 by 5 1/2 inch piece, second and the last one would be 2 by 5 1/2 inch piece with the tab side on the outside of your tray...

Repeat for an opposite side of the tray...
Take second piece of cardstock (you already used it for 2 by 11 inch stripe) and cut another  2 by 11 inch stripe. Trim it on the length of your tray and score creating a tab (look for the formula)...


Now you have your tray with three sides covered with tabs and one open side...
Tip: decorate the back side of it with nice paper.
Slide your tray into Ziploc bag...
Tip: glue Ziploc bottom opening (watch the video for more info on that tip).
Before you'll place your Stickles inside make a samples on your tag...

Take a few minutes to watch a video...




Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!






2 comments:

  1. Very clever, Natasha! And free, too!

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    1. Yep! I just spent all day long making those for all my jars...Ha!

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