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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Today's Tip! - Organizing Ribbons and Fibers

Organizing Ribbons and Fibers

Before you begin organizing your ribbons and fibers you have to decide how you want them to be organized.
Do you want them sorted by color, theme, or manufacturer? Do you want to keep them with matching embellishments or store them separately? Do you like to keep them in their original packaging?  Think of how you use them and how you will look for them. and organize in the way that works the best for you.  Also think about the types of ribbons and fiber that you use most often – keeping those close at head and ready will make things easier.





Here are some category ideas:
  • Solids and Patterns by Color
  • Solids by Color and Patterns by Color
  • Each Pattern by Color (Ginghams, Polka Dots, Stripes, etc.)
  • Each Type by Color (Eyelash Fibers, Chenille Fibers, Rick Rack, Twill, etc.)
  • Theme
  • Manufacturer
  • Manufacturer Sets (i.e. SEI Granny’s Kitchen, Memories Cosmopolitan, etc.)
Here are some ideas that would work for both ribbon and fibers:
  • On fiber cards in embellishment organizers (I use a tackle box)
  • In mini embellishment boxes
  • On spools hung on a pant hanger (this works well if most of your scrapbooking is done in one location)
  • Wound and paper clipped, and stored in embellishment organizers with their coordinating embellishments
  • In small plastic zip bags stored in a photo box
  • Wound around index cards and stored in a photo box

Evaluate your system after a few months, and make sure that it is suits you and your needs. If you find that you are using one type more than the others, again, make sure it’s up front and ready to use. If a previous favorite is now being used less, move it to a more suitable spot. Make your system work for you!

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