Organizing Framelits and Thinlits

If you are like me your life is full – work, family activities, household management, and more.  With all these responsibilites to juggle it is even more important for me to carve time out to create.  A key element to making all this possible is being organized.  And I love to organize!  

Over the last year I have managed to accumulate ALL the Stampin' Up! Framelits and new Thinlits.  I had purchased magnetic sheets at a local big box craft store and placed them in CD cases.  However when I opened the case often the framelits would pop off the magnetic sheet and I was spending time putting in order to get what I wanted rather than creating.  Until yesterday…

 
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I had a small three ring binder (5 1/2" x 8 1/2") and purchased sheet protectors to go in it.  Then I took retired DSP and cut sheets to fit the sleeves, adhered the magnetic sheets I had used in the CD cases to the DSP and arranged the Framelits on the magnetic sheets.  I even recycled the labels I had made for the CD cases and placed at the top of the DSP.  

There were a couple of Framelit sets (Window Framelits and the Floral Framelits) that did not fit into the CD cases as they were too wide.  As a result there were tucked away and never used.  Well they fit perfectly in the sheet protectors as shown below.  Woo Hoo!

 
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I am thrilled with the result.  Now I can flip through the binder to find the perfect Framelit shape for my card.

The new Circle and Label Thinlit frames don't fit in the sleeves yet I placed all the small accessory pieces in my binder.  This will surely remind me of the coordinating Thinlit frame.

 
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I hope this post inspires you to get organized and find more time to create. I would love to know, what allows you to juggle it all? 

Cheers,

Michelle

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