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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Works for me Wednesday: simple craft organization

I scrapbook, I make cards, and lately, I do a lot of craft swaps. One of my favorite craft organizers is Hefty One Zip 2.5 Gallon Jumbo Storage/Freezer Bags . These are just like regular freezer bags, but they're big enough to hold 12x12" scrapbook paper.

I like to put all the items for one page, or one group of pages, into a bag. I put in the paper, embellishments, photos, etc. in the bag as I come across them. Then, when I'm working on an album, I can just pull out one bag at a time to assemble a layout.

I've used this idea for a long time with my scrapbook pages, but it only recently occured to me that I could use it with my swap projects, too. I've started organizing all the pieces for my swap projects in a bag-- tossing in the recipes, papers, sketches, and whatever else I'll need for that particular swap. Then, when I sit down to get things ready to mail, all my pieces & parts are in one location.

It's very simple, and it definitely works for me! Check out more Works for me Wednesday tips over at Rocks in my Dryer!


  1. This is a great idea, thanks for sharing!

  2. Great idea!

    I use bags from sheets and shirts.

    You can find my tip at:

    Laane on the World

    Have a great day!!!

  3. That's a great tip, Amy! I will have to keep that in mind for my scrapbook supplies when I'm working on a page.

    As for the survey sites, it is kind of hit or miss in finding one that you can actually earn anything substantial on. The ones that I suggested on my blog are the ones that have really worked out the best for me! :)

  4. I use those too, all the time! Or I use the ones from CTMH. Ps... I want to see you alter a paint can, or you could just win one at my blog :o)

  5. Wow, what an awesome idea!!!! I do something similar to this, but I've never found a way to keep all my stuff together and I was always losing little pieces here and there. This is wonderful! I'm soo glad I read this!


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