Tuesday, August 15, 2006

8.15.06


Chipboard to go! I have been searching for a portable solution to my chipboard letters, shapes, etc. and I've finally found it. And it was cheap. :D
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I knew I wanted divided storage, but every container I've ever found had compartments that were too narrow, too shallow, not tall enough...so I never could use them. (some of my chipboard letters are quite big) So while at Hobby Lobby this week I found the 18-compartment Craft Design Storage Case, made by Akro-Mils. They were $5.99/each, on sale this week 1/3 off. I only needed two of these to fit ALL of my chipboard alphas, shapes, and numbers. You can have up to 18-compartments, but you can also customize it so some of the compartments are larger. I needed to do this for several of my letters. Then I labeled each section with some alphabet stamps and my Staz-On ink pad. And the best thing about this storage is that the lid is a grid with deep grooves, so when the lid is closed, each compartment is sealed. This will keep the letters from mixing up and falling into each other's compartments. YAY! I am going to an out of town weekend scrapbook retreat next month to teach and play and I was not looking forward to throwing them all into ziploc bags again. The storage case specs are - 14 3/8" W x 9 1/2 "D x 2 1/2 " H. (perfect depth for chipboard letters, as you can see)


NEW PIC ADDED - this is the closed box with the label that was on it:
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This morning the UPS man rang my doorbell and left a box containing these -
What a GREAT surprise!
Thank you to J. :)


I LOVE this quote. God bless!
- Jennifer


"Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God. " - Jim Elliot

16 comments:

StaceyKingman said...

That storage looks great! I NEED that... That quote is awesome. I need to keep it handy for when I am playing CandyLand.

Carla said...

Leave it to you to find the perfect organizational solution to the latest new thing we have to organize! (grin)

Tinka said...

Thanks for the inspiration, Jen!! Just the other night I was thinking I needed to figure out some way to organize and store all my chipboard letters so I can find and use them...and here you are posting the perfect solution!! You're the best!! ;o)

Jen said...

Oh, what a great idea! Thanks for the tip. No HL around here though, so I'll have to do a little search.

Adrienne said...

Good idea!

Lorry said...

Great Idea Jen like Tina I was trying to figure out how to organize my growing stash of chipboard too. I love this idea I see a pit stop to HL today! Thanks for sharing.

courtney gregory said...

Thanks for sharing that great storage solution for chipboard Jennifer! Although I don't have a lot of chipboard it is a pain digging through to find the one piece I do want. I'll have to see if I can find these at HL! :)

RN4JCHRIST said...

Jen, you always have the BEST organizing ideas!! I LOVE that about you!! ((HUGS)) ~Enjoy your books!! ~Dawn

melissa said...

great storage find/solution for your chipboard!

I love both those books!!-I read them cover to cover when they arrived. so may great challenges and inspiration ;)

Carolyn said...

Thank you so much for posting this. I've been on a search for something just like this. I know I will be heading to my HL tomorrow for a couple of these boxes. Thank you again and enjoy your books, the Elsie one is awesome!

LoriG said...

Thanks so much!!

Jamie said...

These boxes are also great for foam stamp storage. I have my stamps separated by letter in these boxes. :)

Nicole said...

Thanks for the tip!!

Amy Sorensen said...

WOW---What a cool solution! Thanks for sharing it!

StaceyKingman said...

Could you blog something else? I love your blog and I need more. Kind of like chocolate. Not just a little. A lot.

Cheryl Wray said...

Your storage box is great! I've also been wondering how I can be better organized with my chipboard letters. Right now they're pretty much just all over the place!!
Ooh, fun on the books that arrived in the mail!
And, yep, that final quote today is aweseome. So true!!