Sunday, January 25, 2009

Organize Your CuttleBug Embossing Folders... :)

Happy Sunday everyone!! The sun is shinning and life it good... :) Last night I went into my craft room to make this CuttleBug Swatch Sampler of my embossing folders!! (I need all the organization I can get being I have 13 folders and can't remember the names of them all...LOL!)

I found this idea on Cuttlebug Challenge blog... YOU MUST CHECK IT OUT!!! Lots of great tips, ideas, challenges, organizing, videos, etc. Tracy Pounds came up with this FABULOUS idea and I chased it.

Here is Tracy's info: When organizing your CuttleBug embossing folders consider making yourself a swatch book. It is a great way to see all the fabulous folders you own at a glance!…especially helpful when you’re working on a creative project and don’t want to take the time to go through every folder that you own. Simply flip through your tags … it will save you so much time! Also, you can see the positive and negative image of each folder by looking at the reverse side of the tag. Here’s another great tip…take your Swatch Book with you on your next shopping trip to help you remember which embossing folders you already have in your collection!


Follow these simple steps to create your own Cuttlebug Swatch Book:

1. Die cut a tag shape out of scraps of cardstock. (I used Nesties Label One die. I also die cut a few extras so as I purchase more embossing folders I'm ready to go... LOL!)
2. Emboss each individual tag with the embossing folders that you own. (NOTE: Write on the backside the name of the folder if you wish, as it's easier to do this before embossing or add printed labels after.)
3. Place all of your embossed tags on a binder ring.
4. Tie a few colorful ribbons on the ring just for fun!

I hope you enjoy this AWESOME idea!! Plus I love adding ribbon to anything for some "GIRLY" fun!!! Let me know what you think!! Enjoy.... :)

Michelle :)

13 comments:

Ann said...

This IS an awesome idea, Michelle! TFS--I totally need to do this as my collection continues to grow.

Debbie Pamment said...

Great idea Michelle - thanx for passing it on! I'll be cuttlebugging my samples soon!

Alberta said...

I have to agree...this is an AWESOME idea. I defintely will be using this idea. Thanks for sharing.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Great idea. I have 18 of the folders now and this could come in handy. I like that you used bright cheery colors for your swatches.

Shirley said...

What a really great idea, Michelle! I am going to do that for sure! TFS Lovethe ribbon too!

Cindy Haffner said...

What a cool idea, you are so clever.

Paula Barin said...

What a great idea. Always looking for ways to organize.

Andrea - EnchantINK said...

Fab! Always coming up with new inspiration ... even if cased! Thanks for sharing! Back from hols this Thursday night! C U then! Hugs, Andrea

Gretchen said...

What a great idea!

jacque4u2c said...

Fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Fish said...

Practical idea and incredibly pretty! Hugs, Mary

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love this idea! I hope to have so many Cuttlebug folders that I need this. For now, I know which 4 I have LOL!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is FABULOUS!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea and am going to do it myself when I get home!!!