Hi there sweet blog friends! I have something to show you that I was working on last week and the week before. I’m tickled if I must say so myself – it’s been on my mind for a long time and I finally sat down and did it. Come have a look see – it’s worth a moment of your time!!
So . . . I strongly believe that if you can see it, you’ll use it. Even though the packaging is smashing, the beauty of both Spellbinders™ Edgeabilities® and Spellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™ are absolutely magical when you take them out of the package and run them through the machine!! I’m a very visual person and find it difficult to work from a two dimensional picture. Voila, once things are out of the box, actual size, real dimension, touchable – they click in my mind. I’ve had this ATC Holder for more than a year (I have two of them) and finally decided that I need to put them within an arms reach with items I’d like to see on a daily basis. In this case I embossed all my embossing folders and cut all my edgeabilities. That way I’ll be able to audition them by pulling each element from the ATC holder and holding them together. So here’s what I did.
I created labels and embossed each embossing folder, putting a label on the inside edge so that I could quickly identify which folder.
I grouped them in alphabetical order (so that I’ll be able to locate them quickly by name if needed) and filed them away in the ATC Holder.
Then I cut all the Classic Edges Spellbinders Edgeabilities and placed them in the ATC holder together, inserting a black divider to separate each area.
So now I can pull select cards from the file and layer them together to see if they work. I’m always intrigued by the cut out’s and how they look in different situations and with different colors. With this entire mix and match system I can now compose with the decorative inserts, classic edges and texture all at the same time. Like I said . . . if you can see it, you will use it!!
Here are the simple supplies I used – The 7 Gypsies ATC Card Holder, 7 Gypsies ATC Card Punch, 7 Gypsies ATC Blank Cards 7 Gypsies ATC Blank Tabs, Stampin Up Word Punch and the my assortment of embossing folders and Spellbinders Edgeabilities. As time permits, I’m going back to add all my border punches – then I’ll be all set!! I don’t have links but if you google, you should be able to find any of the 7 Gypsies items on the internet!
In the meantime . . . I’m checking this off my list!! See you soon!!
Brilliant idea! What a great way to keep those items close at hand. It’s also a great way, as you mentioned, to get an idea of how they will work together for mixing and matching. You are one smart cookie, Becca!
Great idea, thanks for sharing!
What a great idea. I could do the same with an old Rolodex file…
This is genius!!! lol
I am also a visual person and love seeing everything
Thanks for sharing
Excellent organization tip. Thanks for sharing.
That’s an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!
A great organizational strategy Becca. So nice to see the actual embossing and die cuts instead of hoping from the picture.
Brilliant! Why didn’t I think of that? LOL Really, it’s a great idea and worth taking the time to do. Thanks for the idea. Edna
Great idea. I too am a visual person and now instead of cutting samples pieces which I always end up throwing away I can now have this at my finger tips to look at and save time and paper. Thanks for sharing.
Cleaver idea! Makes a great presentation too!
What a great idea!!! I don’t have this exact model but I also have one of these that i could do the same thing with …. thanks for the inspiration …. now to find the time!!
BTW – my Peg Bow Maker arrived during the week. Gonna watch the video tomorrow.
super cute idea, Becca! I really like the look of the ATC holder. I love all things ORGANIZED… thanks for sharing your idea!
Oh my gosh, Becca. I could jump thru the computer and hug you!
I had made examples of my things and put them in a notebook for the same reason but they are still hidden in the notebook. I love the way you can pull them out. It is me the visual person . Thank you Thank you Thank you
Wow, what a fabulous idea Becca. Thank you kindly for sharing this wonderful organizational embossing tip with all of us. I hope your Sunday is full of joyful and sweet blessings :) How is your son?
I just LOVE this idea Becca! Now to see if I can find one of these ATC Holder’s! Thanks for the idea!! You’re a gem!
Great idea! I also like the suggestion that a Roldex might work, especially if one already had it so an additional purchase wasn’t needed.
Oh my goodness…this is prefect…..I have to do this….what a clever and unique idea….thank you so much for sharing…..
What a fabulous idea and one I would like to replicate with my supplies. thanks for sharing your idea.
My first reaction was excitement to see so many embossings in white/off white in one place. I’m working on creating white on white cards so I was just oozing with inspiration. Then I read more and ralized how awesome your idea is. I m with Sallie-I have various samples in noteooks. Love this organization and display. First it’s the Peg Bow Maker, now its the spindle display, what will be next? Can’t wait.
fantastic idea. thanks for sharing. Now I gotta get busy. I am visual person too, and this will be so helpful. Hugs and smiles
To sum it up, you’re brilliant!
What a wonderful idea Becky!! You are a genius!!
I have a tiny space where I do my “creating”- on top of my washer & dryer!
(Very little space to set things down like the 7 gypsies card holder.)There are two cabinets just above this. I have put adhesive-backed magnetic strips on the backs of all four doors upon which I have mounted my Spellbinders- labeled by sets. On the cabinet handle hangs a key
chain that holds a 3×5″ set of cards which I have embossed and labeled
from my embossing folders. I can see it all right where I have my cuttlebug, etc.
So smart, Becca! You are perfectly right, if you don’t see it, it doesn’t get used. Great way to tell how things are going to look together.
Thanks for sharing,
You clever girl you. Thanks for the wonderful idea. I always wonder what I’m going to do with some of my supplies well you just answered a big dilemma for me. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-D
This is an awesome idea Becca…I too am a visual person and I don’t use things as much as I could because if I don’t see them I don’t really think of them…Thanks for the great idea!!!
What a BRILLIANT idea. I am impressed with the ATC holder, as I have never seen this before. What you have done to utilize this holder the way you have, is just soooooooo clever.
I love you idea using the ATC folder. I have been wondering how to do something like this. I am like you, I need to see it. I am so happy for you to have your son home. I hope it is a wonderful time for you both. God bless.
This is one of those times when you smack your forehead and think “Brilliant, why didn’t I think of doing that?!!” I’m glad that one of us did!
Love the idea, please add this to your section on organization I can’t get to it now, but will defintely come back to it as soon as I can. Tks for sharing!
you are such a kind and smart person – always thinking of ways to make crafting easier and so willing to share these great ideas with all of us. thank you so much.
Super brilliant! Thanks for thinking ‘out of the box’!
Just love this idea. I did something similar with all my brass stencils. I turned out really cute.
what a great idea! I had just been thinking of how I could do what you have just shown us Becca! It is so true that if you see it you will use it! I have so much stuff I get a surprise every now and then when I get to digging in my storage boxes! This idea will help me to spend less time looking and more time making! YAY! Blessings!
This is one super duper organizational idea. I really like this and thank you for sharing. You’re a top notch crafter.
Fabulous idea. I have tossed an idea around in my head similar to your project only using cs colors. Now I will have to try it and your idea too.
I have done similar idea. I have them in a mag rack a4 storage file at the side of my pc. When i want to emboss i get them out to mix and match.
I love this idea! Sometimes I forget about folders I haven’t used in a while. Thanks for sharing.
This is a great idea, thanks for sharing.
For the longest time I have been trying to figure out how I could create something with samples of all the embossing plates that I have and then file the plates in alphabetical order in a box out of the way. I just happen to have a 7 Gypsies Photo Carousel and an ATC Card Holder with extra cards, etc., that I never got around to using so I’m already set…..
What a wonderful idea and this is not the first time I have found a good idea from your ideas. I already fixed a book of all my punches like you did long ago and love it but I will be transferring all my border punches and Spellbinders border dies to this system as those are the most used ones and best to have a sample that is removable for trying on for size and leave those 15 year old punches in the book for a rainy day!!!
I wonder how many ATC card holders will be taken apart now!!!
Thanks so much for the great idea.
I just love the way your mind works.I had
already made samples and created a catalog and this will be the icing on the cake. This is my most favorite site for ideas and to see the beautiful artwork. Keep those juices flowing. xoxoxoxo
I totally agree with you on the see it & use it concept! I’ve done that in my craft room and WOW…I’m using way more “STUFF” than ever before! If you ever get a chance to check out my “Show Me Your Craft Room” video, I think you’d see some similarities.
Creative Wishes & TFS
I can only drool, I dont think we even sell it here in Australia LOL , and I dont buy online, I fear that I would go overboard as its too easy to sit here and surf the net shopping lol.
This is a great idea to be able to have samples of all your dies at your fingertips. I don’t know if I have ever seen one of these atc thingys in Australia, but I’m going to look for one. It looks vintage and very cute.
What an awesome idea. Quite often it is not until you see the cut or emboss etc, that you can truly visualize what it going to look like when done.Thanks again for your inspirations
That’s so cool. I love to see what new ideas you’ve come up with, thanks for sharing.
I got my bow maker today, can’t wait for tomorrow when I can watch the video and makes bows all morning!!!
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful idea!!!!
What an ingenious person you are! You have the best ideas and I am so happy you share them with us. Thank you!
BECCA IF SOMEONE TOLD ME ABOUT THIS, I WOULD HAVE SAID
YOU HAVE BEEN AROUND BECCA. I JUST KNEW YOU WOULD ONE
DAY COME UP WITH GREAT IDEAS SUCH AS THESE. WHAT A MIND
YOU HAVE. THANK YOU FOR SHARING ALL OF THEM WITH US.
PS HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT THE CARDS YOU WILL BE
SELLING. I SURE WOULD APPRECIATE THE INFO,.
This is really great Becca and looks awesome. i´ve never seen anything here like this holder, so I´ve done a simular system just in a rectangualr box with dividers between them too, and that works pretty well too, as I totally agree, it´s much easier, when you can visualize things. I´m all the same, when I´m working. Your idea is really great too hun.
Have a wonderful sunday.
Always love your organizational ideas !!!! This is great for those of us that are very visual. I have a similar method for embossing folders and it works great. But, I could really use this visual aid for the edgeabilities and insert dies as well. Thanks for this tip.
What a great idea. Sometimes it’s hard to visualize which folder or edge to use. I just got your bow maker and can hardly wait to start using it!
I must be visual too Becca…I have samples of my border punches already and it surely does make a difference. I can’t tell from the SB dies what the cutout is gonna look like so I’m trying to cut samples of the various sets in at least lightweight cardstock so I can pull them out, see exactly what they’ll look like, and with the flourishes actually try and choose between them on the card itsself. I always look forward to your organizational ideas.
Wow, Becca, what a fabulous idea! I’m sure you will use this all the time xx
A brilliant idea, thanks for sharing. Have to see if these are obtainable in the UK.
Becca, of course I want it. How fabulous of you to share this idea with us. It certainly looks a great and easy way to see at a glance just what you need. Have a lovely day. Hugs from Bonnie Scotland.
OH BECCA! You never cease to Amaze me with your Brilliant Ideas. This One is just AWESOME. I LOVE IT. Thank you so much for everything you do and then share with us. I admire you so much.
Best idea for keeping those visible… EVER! Thank you! (plus I can finally use those ATC displays Ive been storing!
Awesome idea thanks for sharing!
You are so right if you see it you will use it.
FANTASTIC idea — you are so right – if you can see it -you will use it – this will help me use all my folders.Thanks so much for sharing — I just need the ATC holder and I will be in business
Now aren’t you the clever one! I can see how this could really inspire you to get busy on something. I love embossing folders! Thanks for sharing, Becca.
What a fantastic idea. I think I have a business card holder I could re-purpose. Thanks for the idea!!
You are SOOOO ORGANIZED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everything in it’s place & a place for everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) WISH I were so! I TRY, it SEEMS it never comes through though! LOL This is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DO LOVE to see how others do what they do! ESPECIALLY YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Thanks for showing us Becca!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
For those of us who are visual learners, hands-on is absolutely critical. And this is such a perfect way to assist in the creative process. Do you ever sleep, Becca? It seems that your imagination and creativity never rest. This could be done with a little Rolodex file too … thanks for the idea.
You are absolutely right! If you can see them you will use them. That’s why my art room looks kinda messy it’s because I have most things out to see. It is orderly and tidy but the stuffs out! I love your idea better than what I came up with – all edges cut out and glued on big sheets of cardstock. Now to just attack it all AGAIN! Thanks for sharing.
My friends will attest to the fact that I’m an organizational FREAK – I’m always looking for better ways to store my cardmaking supplies. This is a terrific idea, Becca, and thank you again for sharing all your amazing ideas!
Great idea Becca. I can’t afford the stand, so I’ll have to figure something else out. TFS
What a great idea, you are always coming up with new ways to store things, and you are right if you see them you use them more, I will have to find some things to try and do like you.
Thanks a lot Yvonne
WHAT a great idea! The embossing folders alone are hard to envision in use. Thank you for the idea!
Great idea! I read somewhere that you can take the fabric off of a lampshade and you can clip things to it just like the expensive craft item that the sell.
I need ideas on storing the dies. I like having the print out on the packaging but want faster access to using the dies. I have probably bought multiple objects to store the nesties but I haven’t decided to best way to do it.
What a great idea. I have an old Rolodex card holder and I wonder if that would work. Smaller in size but still a thought.
Clever Girl !!
Love your idea, but don’t have the desk top space to put any more things LOL I have mine on big tags that my friend, Kathy cut for me using her cricut. I used Cor-dinations CS and sanded each one and labeled the back. They’re hanging on a large ring right by my desk hanging off my wire rack. You’re right, though……….having them out like that makes it much easier to see and find and USE.
Absolutely love your idea of ‘if you see it – you will use it’ !! Thanks for sharing.
I think this is brilliant. Unfortunately I have a very small space so this isn’t practical for me. My solution is to have samples of everything, stamps, punches, dies, embossing folders, etc in photo albums. Not out in the open but I can easily pull out a sample and I find as I flip thru my albums it refreshes my memory of what I do have and I am using things more then I once did.
Amazing! I decided I needed to have a way to see my embossing possibilities and spent time doing SOME of them and putting them into sleeves for a 3-ring notebook. I have lots more to go, but it’s a start, and it was such fun to recall what I HAD to use! Now your idea is wonderful. I too have had the ATC holder sitting somewhere in my craft room for several years with no idea what I was going to use it for. Now I think I’ll redo my embossing and edge items and put it to use. Thanks for the great idea!
What a wonderful idea. I can see lots of uses! I have just spent a hour looking for a rotary card punch, even just the holes. With out success. I would have thought this would be a item all paper craft punch manufactures would carry like ek sucuss, creative memories, spellbinders, CTMH, stamped up etc. they must be out there, I know I can make one with my pazzles, but a punch would be much nicer for me. Grace this is simply beautiful.
this is just a terrific idea becca!!! i love my folders and use them all the time…but i often forget exactly what i have! so here they are, staring you right in the face! can’t wait to tackle this!
Brilliant idea! Thank you for being such an amazing inspiration.
I just love your ingenuity. Thank you for all of your inspirations.
Excellent idea !!!!
Brilliant! Becca, i think I’ll make one of these with an old Rolodex file that I have!!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Oh, this is a great idea and I have an extra ATC holder. Thanks for the idea and for sharing. Very, very generous of you to share your genius ! :)
What a great idea!……now why didn’t I think of that?….because You are organised and I am not :-)
You are so clever!
Becca, once again you amaze me with such great projects — so cool!
Luv ya too!
absolutely BRILLIANT. will be doing this soon. Thanks for the inspiration.
Fantastic idea but what we expect from such a fantastic lady!! You have to stay organized. I wish I lived near you so I could use some of your “stuff,” Sister.
What a lovely piece of equipement and a wonderful way to store all your examples die and folders. I am using an index file box (its like a recipe box that business use for address info etc), it works just as well and as you say it makes everything so accessible and easy to look at.
Thank you for sharing these fabulous tips for storage with us along with your lovely creations.
Hope you have had a good weekend. Regards Linda
Thanks for the great idea, Becca!! I received one of these at a crop last July and I have been trying to figure out what to do with it! You’re brilliant!
Love this idea! I just pinned it so I wouldn’t forget. Love all your idea. You must be the most creative person ever!
You are truly amazing
That is awesome. I love it. I have all my embossing folders in a Close to My Heart plastic case. But I do not have examples. I also have my Spellbinder dies in a case & my punches in two drawers. I love your idea & will have to use it.
I just typed all my “word stamps” on an inventory list. It’s 28 pages. My stamping friends gave me nothing but grief about being over the top organized & riduculously anal. I feel if I’m organized & know what I have I can find it, use it & it saves me from buying duplicates.
How very clever of you, Becca! I expect wonderful, creative ideas from you and you never disappoint me. Thank you for sharing with us!
Wow! Another fantastic idea, Becca! Thanks!!!
Thank you for sharing. I was just trying to get my work area organized and you have just gave me a great idea.
Have a great week!
Becca, what a wonderful idea….I’m organizing my craft room and since I had to downsize the space most of my things are put away….this will help me to have all my spellbinder dies, sizzix dies, punches and embossing folders all in one spot to get inspiration for my projects. Now if only I could do that with the few hundred unmounted rubber stamps I have that aren’t in sets….lol…one step at a time. TFS
Brillient Becca ! I love your idea, and I will follow your lead. I have wondered how to make each die, template, folder etc come alive.
This will work great for ink, glitter, pencil, etc colors, too.
thank you !
I love this idea! Think you could help me with my sticker problem? I have organized them a hundred times and still, I can’t get them into any discernible order! HELP!
Pure brilliance! I have my stuff in a folder which I never look at. This would be a much more practical solution and within reach. Thank you Becca for sharing your ideas once again.
I love your idea. Unfortunately, the punch is not available any longer. Do you have another idea that we could use for the holes?
Becca, thank you for that! What a fabulous idea! I am very visual seems more so as I have gotten older, er um… this is something that is definitely going on my to do list!!
You continually rock my friend!!! :D
What a wonderful idea! I too am a visual person. If I see it I will try to use it. If it is in a drawer or in the closet I forget about having it and don’t utilize it!
Thank you for sharing this great idea! It will encourage better, more creative cards and save time as well.
Awesome idea! Starting tonight!!!
Wouldn’t be nice to have a stand bigger and make pockets to hold our dies? Of course this size is good for small dies. Yours is a great idea.
beeca, i found two two gypsie holders. a small for 3inch cards. or did you use photo size of holders ,wondering if ,and did you cut your own paper or use ready made. i see thy have a plastic sleaveswondering if spellbinder dies would fit. could you let me know size you used thanks lori
becca , sorry for rushing[ on above comment. [SPELLING]. i just want to do things just like you. your the only card designer i follow. to me what ever you say or do is FOR ME thanks lori
What a great idea
Hi Becca, What a briljant idee. I hope i can find something like that in the netherlands. Following your blog for some time now end love your cards.
Brilliant idea Becca
think of all the hours you’ll save, trying to match folders up,
I am waiting for my stand and cards to arrive after seeing how easy and visual you made it. Take care, though, with your punch as they are no longer available…anywhere.
Wow what a super idea… I am going to take advantage of this great tip.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day!
Thanks Becca. I have done something similar I made four books, bound with my Bind-it All of samples of all of my Embossing folders.Keep providing us with your tips.
Love this idea Becca! I’m very visual, too.
Very cute idea.
Becca, You come up with the most wonderful ideas! Awesome! Do you have any idea how many Cuttlebug samples that will hold? I’m just curious! Tks!
This is just THE BOMB! I love, love, love this idea and i am going to use this in my studio area. I am setting up and reorganizing and struggling with where to go with all my toys…:) I too am visual and have been searching for a easy but yet organized access to my my samples and dies, sometimes I think we think just a little too hard and the easy ideas are just withing our grasp..my blessing is they come thru you and your talent. Thanks for all you offer to us all..Your posts are my energy boost for the Day…you are the best Becca….Keep all those great ideas coming…Hugs and love to you…Diane
Great idea. I googled the products you used but couldn’t find the punch.
Becca………happy daylight savings day !!! What an awesome card…all the bows are gorgeous. Only you would have thought to use those MS punches to make that grid pattern. I’ll have to look at them in an entirely different way now. Reminds me of a stained glass window.
Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing your talent with all of us out here in blog land !!!
Is it rude to say that I am completely jealous of how your brain works? Heeeee! This is a wonderful idea, and looks pretty to boot! How’d ya go and even make an organizational system looks so beautifu??!!! Love that you embossed and cut them on such cheery yellow cardstock!! Thanks SO much for sharing this idea, Becca!
I don’t know where you come up with your ideas. I went right out and bought 2 of the card holders. 1 for embossing folders and 1 for border dies/punches. Now I am busily trying to decide how to decorate my dividers. Thank you for the wonderful “out of the box” idea.
What a brilliant idea Becca. I’m not sure we have a holder like that here in the UK, but will get about searching for one or something similar!
Many thanks to you for your fabulous blog.
What a great idea. I often forget what I have as I can’t see it. So clever thank you
I have the stand, but have been looking on the internet for two days looking for the plain tags…with the notches…or the punch to cut the notches-discontinued, and can’t find anything. Do you have a source? Today, frustration is my name. I love the idea and you’re right…when you see it you use it. I can make my own tags, but the notches are the problem. Do you have any ideas on how to cut them? It’s a great idea if I can just impliment it. Many Thanks.
Fantabpurbulioius! Thank you Thank you Thank you- I am so doing this…