A Place for Everything

The upside of not having a ton of scrapbooking leftovers is that you don’t have to invest in a ton of storage. In a previous post I described my envy over a friend’s massive scrapbook sticker collection. She has all of her new and leftover stickers neatly organized in a Crop-In-Style 3-Ring Binder. In addition to the binder, which she is able to take to crops and other scrapbooking events, she also has the Clip It Up. That’s the product that really causes my green-eyed monster to rear its ugly head.

Clip It Up is one of the most popular storage items in the scrapbooking supply world. It quickly and easily organizes all types of scrapbooking products and embellishments, including stickers, ribbons, brads, rub-ons and die cuts. Depending on the type of embellishment, the circular spinning unit can hold hundreds of different items, which you can easily access with a single hand.

The sturdy frame features a metal ring that holds several swivel clips. Each clip can hold multiple items, up to 12″ x 12″ paper. You can also purchase an additional Upper Tier Add-On designed for smaller, bulkier products. Both the upper and lower tiers are easy to move and store nicely on the corner of your workspace or in a craft closet. There is also an optional cover that helps protect your products, though I don’t feel it is necessary to purchase if you keep the embellishments’ original packaging.

I like Clip It Up because you can see all of your scrapbooking stash without having to sift through boxes and containers. The unit is efficient and affordable. However, if you don’t want to invest in a specialty product you could always place your leftover scrapbook stickers in labeled Ziploc storage bags. To store the bags, punch a hole in the corner and attach them to a large plastic ring. Another option is to place them in a plastic envelope or file them in baseball card divider pages and store them inside a 3-ring binder. I just place extra stickers in page protectors from leftover scrapbook albums.

What do you do with leftover scrapbooking supplies?

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.