I have exciting news! My craft room is featured in our June “Creative Spaces” column. It’s been a loooong work in progress, so making it to this point is a definite milestone for me. I can’t wait to share it with you soon. (You’ll have to let me know what you think when you see the column.) In the meantime, I’ve prepared a small (and super easy) organization project from my space in honor of today’s festivities.
As I imagine most creative peeps are, I’m a very visual person. I like things to sparkle…even the boring stuff like storage labels. Thus, I made these glittery guys, which hang from my punch storage system (a hanging shoe rack from IKEA). Here’s how to create your own dazzling identifiers:
Punch squares from cardstock. Since I used the pretty pink tag rims from Making Memories, I used their square punch to get my cardstock squares.
Frame punched pieces with metal rim tags.
I used the Making Memories Tag Maker to seal my metal edge tags around my cardstock squares.
Print labels. I used a label maker, but you can also write or type your labels on cardstock and adhere them to your cardstock squares.
My punches are organized by shape/style, so I made labels for each category (circles, squares, borders, images and scallops).
Pierce your tags on either side of the label and insert brads. My pink glitter brads are from Doodlebug Design.
Punch a notch in the top of your tag. The notch tool I used is from Making Memories.
Thread and tie coordinating ribbon through the slot.
Adhere the tag to the appropriate punch drawer with a safety pin.
These come together SO quickly. In a few simple steps you can have your own organizers that are so much prettier than basic white office supply tags. Let the colors of your creative space direct the colors of your tags for a finished look that really shines.
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How would you like your own set of custom tags? They don’t have to be for punches, either. They can be for anything you think needs a tag (ribbon jars, sticker drawers, stamp bins, you name it). Well, I’m willing to make two lucky people their own set of six custom tags. If I randomly select your name, I’ll work with you to get you the storage words and color scheme that works for your space*. Interested? Need more convincing? How about I throw in a Making Memories Desktop Organizer (in kraft) to sweeten the deal?
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Leave a comment on this post, stating your favorite organization tip. This contest is for today and today only, so don’t delay. BTW, I know our blog timer is all messed up. Don’t worry, I’ll factor that in when pulling qualifying comments in to the drawing.
That’s all for now, folks. See ya again in a couple of hours. Until then, I look forward to reading your ideas!
Megan Hoeppner, Creative Editor
* Note: There are limited options when it comes to the color of your tag rims, but I can do them in silver to complement any space. Thanks.