Happy National Scrapbook Day 2015!! Chances are, if you are reading this blog you love to scrapbook. That is why I love that on the first Saturday each May we celebrate this wonderful hobby! Today I am hopping with a group of fun crafters from all over the world to bring you some really fun ideas for scrapbooking, such as how to turn an ArtBin Fabric Strip Case into scrapbooking embellishment storage. This post contains affiliate links and I was provided product to feature in this post.
One of the biggest challenges that scrapbookers share with me is staying organized. For many years I have used ArtBin products to organize my scrapbook pages and supplies, as well as beads, photos, and more. ArtBin's Super Satchel has a special place in my heart as I use them to help organize my blog projects and my “pages in progress” within my rolling tote for crops. In fact, as you read this, I am probably cracking open one of my 20+ Super Satchel ArtBins to work on a project at the local crop I am attending today. Since I am such an ArtBin fan, you can imagine how excited I was to try out a new product: ArtBin's Fabric Strip Case.
When the case arrived, the kids said, “But Mom, you're not a quilter.” Okay, smarty pants kids, I am NOT a quilter but the beauty of ArtBin is that you can use the products to store just about ANYTHING. Sure, the ArtBin Fabric Strip Case is perfect for storing standard 2.5″ x 48″ fabric strips. The two adjustable pressure clips inside of the case help to hold fabric firmly in place, no matter how much fabric you've stacked in the case. But, since I don't quilt, I brainstormed on ways to use this Fabric Strip Case for something I do create: scrapbooks.
I really love the long narrow shape of the Fabric Strip Case and I noticed that inside, there were grooves for dividers. I didn't have any dividers but I cut some from chipboard and found that the case can be divided into 6 or different sections.
The current ArtBin I was using to store my die cuts were made for photos so the sections were too deep for effectively storing smaller embellishments. The tiny pieces sunk to the bottom and then I forgot about them. The best way to use your stash up is to make it easy to access. Having to pull out each rainbow section of embellishments to sort them to find anything was not easy AT ALL. I decided to have the supplies in the ArtBin Fabric Strip Case mirror the rainbow pattern of all of my current storage it will compliment the way I scrapbook and create. I'm all about efficiency!
Check out this video to see how I sorted my supplies, how to cut dividers for an ArtBins (if you need extras), and how I stored my smaller die cuts and embellishments in the ArtBin Fabric Strip Case:
As you hang out at crops at your Local Scrapbooking Store or perhaps just have a group of friends over for an in home crop, we have a wonderful hop here to inspire you as you pull out your pictures, papers, embellishments and the ever important adhesive to hold all these together and tell your stories!