Saturday, May 1, 2010
A quick organizing tip
I hope you had fun on National Scrapbook Day. I know that there were many stores and websites hosting special events. Unfortunately, I had plans that prevented me from scrapbooking today.
I thought I would quickly show you what I did with some of the frames I bought at the rummage sale.
These were the inexpensive frames that are sold at many discount stores - and often show up at tag sales.
When you remove the cardboard box that holds the items in the frame, you are left with a nice tray that is the perfect height for holding wood mounted rubber stamps. They will fit in the jet max cubes that are sold at Michael's, one per shelf. If you remove a shelf, you can stack three in the space. They can get heavy so you may not want to do this on the upper shelves. If you bought your jet max cubes at A. C. Moore, they have cubes with four shelves instead of five and you can fit two per shelf for a total of eight per cube. You can see the edge of the cube to the right.
I don't have many wood mounted stamps (certainly nowhere near the amount I have seen in some scraproom tours!) so I think that I will be able to use this system for all of my stamps. I may ask my very handy husband to build a case with spacers at exactly the right height for the trays - in his spare time!
I hope you are having a great weekend - the weather is beautiful here in New England.