The boxes are 'media' boxes I found at JoAnn's and they work perfectly. The A-6 size cards are too tall to leave standing so I can put the lids on for transporting ... but I just lay the cards down and the lids fit on fine and I can stack them to carry to the car, etc. Once I reach my destination (craft show), I merely remove the lids and stand the cards back up . . . all ready to be thumbed through!!
I decided to use heavy 12x12 cardstock to make my dividers and printed the categories onto 8 1/2 x 11 shipping label paper then cut them to the size I wanted ... worked perfectly. For the holiday sections (not shown) I even coordinated the colors on the tags to match the holiday ... hopefully it will 'catch their eye'!
Storing my cards in this manner also helps me see what categories I might be low on ... today I see I really need more GUY Birthday cards and Sympathy cards. I learned a new 'inking' technique last week at Joan's Gardens workshop so I put it to use and made these Sympathy cards. I think the technique was perfect for a sympathy card ... what do you think?
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Hubby has promised to help me do some modifying in my crafting cave this summer. Since he bought me a light box (huge one) for Christmas ... I need some additional lighting and a stand to utilize it properly. But for now, I have moved one of my worktables over on the side and have it there. Not the best of conditions but at least I can use it. Would you like a peek at the rest of my 'messy' crafting cave??
(click image to enlarge - if you dare, LOL, pretty messy)
I warned you it was messy!! LOL!! Yes ... I am blessed with half the basement for my crafting area. When it's all cleaned up, I can seat eight ladies for a play day ... which I really need to get scheduled! We've all been waiting for winter to be OVER so we can get together and play ... I think it's TIME!!
Well ... still a lot of clean up to do. I kind of let things slide over the winter . . . but now it's spring cleaning time and I think I'll work from the 'bottom up'! LOL!! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Shew ... I'm tired ... think I'll go sit with hubby & watch the ole tube for awhile! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!