Monday, January 12, 2015

Sticker Storage

I'll admit I am sticker crazy.  I loved to put stickers all over snail mail as a young child and still do!  But there was also a time when I was an extreme scrapbooker which required a ridiculous amount, more of an over-abundance of stickers.  After 15 solid years of hardcore scrapbooking I got burned out and I demoted myself to paper-crafting only.  Literally fifteen years of scrapbooking, from 15 years old to 30 years old, from 1998 to 2013.  During that time, I created a divided sticker box to control the clutter and to make them easy to find.  

 No longer do I own this box but I wanted to share with you a great way to organize your stickers.  This is perfect for anyone who owns stickers, not just scrapbook and paper-craft hobbyists.  We are all too well aware of how sheets of stickers can become overwhelming to take care of.

**Disclaimer** This is not my best work.  I created the box years ago with whatever I had lying around the house and did not use exact measurements.  Please excuse the sloppiness.




Materials Needed:
Large storage box 
Poster board
Pencil or Pen
Self-Adhesive Tabs
Ultra Fine Sharpie
Staples
Stapler


Titles to List on Tabs:
Letters
Words
Phrases
Quotes/Sayings
Celebrate/Party
Seasons
Holidays
Travel
Family
Animals/Pets
Food
School/Education
Wedding/Religious
Flowers/Nature
Hearts/Romance
Fashion
Vellum 
Borders/Designs
Congratulatory
"Licensed" (for things like Major League Baseball or Disney)



Instructions:
1. Measure the poster board down to whatever size you need to fit inside your box.  Make sure you have cut enough for all of your categories.
2.  Hand write or type the categories for your tabs.
3.  Attach the tabs with staggered positioning so that they are easy read.
4. You may need to reinforce the tabs with staples.



Tips:

  • Use a fun fabric covered storage box.  These are easily found for a low price at stores like Home Goods, Marshalls, and T.J. Maxx.  
  • Create as many tabs as necessary for your collection.  Everyone's is different.
  • Putting all vellum embellishing sheets in one tab makes it easier than several separate tabs for pictures or sayings.  Unless you are making a separate box just for vellum.
  • "Licensed" would be for various stickers like Major League Baseball or Disney.
  • Label the outside of the box as "Stickers" for easy access.

Fabric box with fabric lid



Various titles are labeled and staggered.

All Vellum in one area

Due to tabs not adhering well, I stapled them in place


~With Angela O'


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