There’s been lots of “talk” on the Project Life/Pocket Scrapbooking forums and groups about separating kits by color or leaving them together. In my opinion, there’s no right or wrong. Do what works best for you. I like to be color coordinated so separating was definitely for me…it’s just how my brain works.
To start, I needed a container to store my cards. I absolutely LOVE photo boxes. They’re big enough to fit lots of stuff but not so big they take over my tiny craft area…and you can get them at Michael’s for cheap, cheap, cheap! They’re perfect! Since there’s no dividers with the photo boxes, I made my own using materials I had lying around the house. I’ll show that in a different post.
First, what themes and colors should I divide my cards into? I decided to separate my cards not only by color but match journal cards by color and also holidays/themes. I ended up with 11 colors and 9 themes/holidays…pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue/aqua, purple, brown/kraft, gray, black/white, multi, birthday, christmas, easter, halloween, thanksgiving, valentine’s, wedding, seasons, and travel. In hindsight, I should have added a school theme but since I don’t have any kids…it’s no big deal right now.
To make the dividers, I chose thick file folders I bought at the local dollar store…6 in a package for $1.25. I was afraid using card stock would be flimsy and tear when flipping through my piles of cards. I cut the file folders into 30-4×6 cards and 30-3×4 cards. Using Silhouette Studio, I created the tabs, printed and cut. So easy!!
Since I’m a visual person, I stamped each tab with a matching color or theme so I can pick it out easier. I then glued the tab to the folder and voila…done!! 🙂
I absolutely LOVE how this turned out! It’s so easy to find the perfect card without having to flip though boxes and boxes of cards. Now…off to create my first layout! 🙂
Until next time…