I was struggling with how to conveniently store my Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (TIEFs) yesterday and put a call out to my fellow demonstrators on the Sudsol (Simply Unique [or Stampin’ Up!] Demonstrators Sharing On Line) email list. Apparently my photos didn’t get through to everyone when I posted my end solution, and I was asked to share that enlightenment here on my blog. I’m sure there are many readers who also have storage issues when they have more than 5-10 of these great folders. My ‘success’ email post to Sudsol is below:
[TIEF = Textured Impressions Embossing Folder]
“I have to say that being a member of Sudsol is just one of the most rewarding moves I’ve ever made! So many of you (Sudsol members) had such great suggestions for how you store your TIEFs and I hope others will take advantage of some of your tips.
“You’ll croak when you see what I’ve done. Mega simple. I have a small ‘unit’ where I store most of my Big Shot stuff. With asking my TIEF question I purged the bookcase thing and got rid of several of the Bigz Dies I had held onto and not touched since they retired. Gone. I also reorganized my Framelits and Thinlits into a box for current ones and then I left the retired ones in two albums where they’d been since SU! came out with them.
“Why will you croak? I put my TIEFs in a dollar store box that fits them perfectly and is easy to move around. Before I had them in a retired Bigz Die box that was………too big and they slopped all over the place. They’re neat and tidy, still have post it note like tabs at the top of each folder, but they’re so much tidier and I’m content, at least for now. They drove me nuts each time I went to retrieve one!”
For now, my Framelits and Thinlits are stored alphabetically stored in retired Stampin’ Up! card storage box or in the stamp set box they coordinate with. I’ve always kept the sturdy plastic folders they come in and now all of those folders are in the storage box, with or without the Framelits inside.
As I’m attacking some storage issues in my Stampin’ studio, I’ll share what I do and the thoughts behind my moves. It seems as if it’s a never ending project.