Confession time: I am not good at organizing my craft room! There. I said it. You could call me a ‘creative mess’ I suppose, and I struggle with reining in the chaos when I’m crafting and working in my studio. I admire and envy those people who have a ‘place for everything and everything in its place.’ I feel lucky when I find my scissors on my desk! (WARNING: Disturbing MESSY content depicted in photo below)
So you can imagine my excitement…and trepidation…when I received a box of beautiful new We R Memory Keepers Stackable Paper Trays. Perhaps I could finally find a special place for all my treasured Bazzill Basics card stock. (Don’t judge me …about the cardboard box!)
Seeing the 4 stackable paper trays gave me the idea to try a NEW way or sorting my cardstock into 4 categories I think will work for me and my strange, organizationally challenged brain: Light, Bright, Night and Special (Night for the darker colours and Special for the Gold/Kraft, Foil, Mylar and Foam sheets). Although I admit to having trouble deciding where my reds should go…. Bright or Night?
The sides of the trays have clear plastic sections that are perfect for labels. So I made my own chalkboard labels…super easy! All you need are an alphabet stamp set, white ink pad, and black Bazzill cardstock (I used Fourz – Blackbird).
I cut 4 strips of Blackbird into pieces measuring 2 3/4″ x 6″, then stamped the words.
Then I used one of my favorite white markers, American Crafts Galaxy Marker, and drew lines around the edges of the labels.
These labels sit perfectly in the sides of the stacked trays, with no adhesives, so I can easily change them out if I change my organization system….which is pretty much inevitable.
So, I’m very happy going from this…
…to THIS! And you do know that the best way to store all your cardstock and paper is stacked flat!
I am definitely going to get my hands on many more sets of these stackable paper trays! Thank you We R Memory Keepers for making my studio a better place!
Here is a one-minute video that demonstrates how versatile these stackable trays are:
BAZZILL BASICS PRODUCTS: Fourz- Blackbird