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« on: February 06, 2007 10:47:07 AM »

For a long time, I've saved up old magazines to use for art projects, a habit I picked up from my Mom. Problem is, I don't do a lot of art projects that include magazine clippings - or, I didn't. I just discovered ATCs, and a whole new reason for keeping EVERYTHING. I don't want my magazine and stickers and such to take over my room, though (which they've already begun to) and I want to be able to find things I've clipped easily when it comes time to use them.

How do you store and organize your ATC ephemera?
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2007 10:51:52 AM »

I wish I knew what to do with it all, too.  I just keep cutting  and thinking that I know that I'm throwing away alot of good 'stuff' with what's left of my magazines!!  lol
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2007 10:57:45 AM »

I found some great tinted plastic storage envelopes in the dollar store. They are 2 sizes- 10x13" and 5x7" sizes.Came in a 6 pack with 4 Lg and 2sm- perfect for sorting and storing . I put small little cuts in the smaller enves (of course) and the whole pages and larger pics/text pieces in the larger ones. I also sort by - just text, people, places, and everything else. They stay nice and neat and I only have to pull out one or two at a time to go through. Amazing how much they hold!
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2007 11:49:53 AM »

Ok, I've heard this works, but being me, I'm not this organized:

Use the pocket sheets that baseball card collectors use, and put the small scrap/ephemera in each pocket, and then put the sheets in a three ring binder.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2007 11:52:25 AM »

I have yet to find a good way that work for me for paper pieces.

I have great little plastic boxes (like bead storage things with lots of little sections) that I have my metal, etc bits & pieces in. I went thru and organized them this weekend...but as far as paper...yikes.
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2007 11:54:46 AM »

That's a great tip! I use the round metal tins with the glass tops for my brads, etc.   One day I'll glue magnets to the backs and hang them from my metal bulletin board.
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2007 12:44:54 PM »

While we're talking organization....how about mounted rubber stamps...how do you store them?
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2007 01:20:24 PM »

While we're talking organization....how about mounted rubber stamps...how do you store them?
Ready to drool?  You could store them like this:
http://teeshamoore.com/images2004/IMGP0354.JPG
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2007 01:21:50 PM »

While we're talking organization....how about mounted rubber stamps...how do you store them?
Ready to drool?  You could store them like this:
http://teeshamoore.com/images2004/IMGP0354.JPG
(Teesha Moore's Studio)

Oh, I've been drooling over that for weeks. That's my goal once I get a different house, but in the meantime I need something functional and non-permanent.
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2007 02:09:14 PM »

My stepdad built my mom that exact thing for her stamps (her collection appears to be competing with Teesha Moore's). It was pretty easy. So if your someone asks what you want for Valentine's Day- just print out that pic and tell them Squirrelgirl said it was "easy."
 I recently reorganized all of my ephemera in a portable plastic file folder. I put have about 20 different file folder categories. I also have a couple little coupon organizers. One that I use for whole words and the other I use for individual letters. It was actually really fun to organize it.
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