Going further with embossing folder organization

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I posted a few weeks ago about how I’m organizing my embossing folders. I use Totally Tiffany’s Karen plastic bag with a plastic box inside. I made little folders on my Cricut and embossed each folder with the folder that it holds. I numbered them all so I can find where they go when I’m done with them.

I went one step further, as I’m following Totally Tiffany’s Get Organized Challenge. I made small tags on my Cricut machine and laminated them. I then embossed each tag with each embossing folder I have and numbered the tags. I punched holes in each tag, and put them all on a D ring. Now I have a quick flip ring I can bring with me when shopping (to prevent buying duplicates), and also a quick and easy way to see what I own and grab the correct folder without digging through each of my three bags.

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It’s working fantastic for me, and I hope it works for you, too! I’m including the link to the bags below. They’re very affordable if you’re a frugal crafter like me! Happy November & craft on!

 

ORGANIZING EMBOSSING FOLDERS

I have been a fan of Totally-Tiffany.com for about a year, since I discovered her wonderful see-through plastic organizers. I absolutely LOVE her Karen bag. It’s made for card makers, but I have found a wonderful use for it — organizing embossing folders!

I recently won a Tim Holtz Vagabond 2 embossing machine, and also received quite a few embossing folders with it. I got about 20 more embossing folders at Tuesday Morning for $1.00-$1.49 each. I quickly found that I needed a way to keep them safe and organized.

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I started by making a file folder on my Cricut machine, and added a tab to the top. After cutting the folder out, I embossed the front of the folder with the embossing folder contained within. I labeled the folder with a name that I would remember and find — NOT with the manufacturer’s name. That doesn’t help me at all.

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I then used the hard plastic laminated dividers that come with the Karen bag to make alpha tags. I filed the embossing folders alphabetically, and I’m done!sbc_sr-sng13

It’s easy for me to use both at home, and away, and the clear see-through bags are ideal for easily spotting the folder you need. No more digging through something to try to find the one I need.

If you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive and portable way to organize your embossing folders, you can’t beat Totally Tiffany’s Karen bags!  I’ve included a link so that you can buy your own.

 

Do you have a favorite way of organizing or storing your embossing folders? Share your method in the comments below! Until next time, happy crafting!