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Stickers, Die Cuts, and Rub-Ons

 

by Andrea Steed

The volume of stickers, die cuts and rub-ons that can accumulate among your scrapbooking supplies can be quite overwhelming.  Not only that, but it can be extremely difficult to find what you are looking for if they are not organized well and stored in a convenient place. 

Organization

To organize your stickers, die cuts and rub-ons (or any relatively flat embellishments) begin by categorizing them.  Separate them into piles by color or theme.  You can also sort by type of embellishment, with categories such as borders, tags, frames and word sentiments.  Another option is to sort by manufacturer to keep coordinated items together.  Choose categories that will complement your style of scrapbooking, so that you’ll be able to find what you are looking for.  For example, categorize a sheet of red flower stickers in the “red” category rather than a “flowers” category if you are more likely to use it because of its color than its shape.   Here are some sample lists of categories to use to sort stickers, die cuts and rub-on embellishments:

Color
Red
Orange
Yellow
Green
Blue
Purple
Pink
Brown
Black
White

Type

Tags
Borders
Frames
Words/Quotes

Theme

Animals
Alphabets
Baby
Birthday
Boy
Christmas
Fall
Family
Flowers
Friends
Food
Girl
Inspiration
Love
Memories
Nature
Sports
Summer
Travel
Winter
Miscellaneous

These types of embellishments often come in sheets with several coordinating stickers, die cuts or rub-ons.  Look for general categories that the entire sheet would fit into.  If one particular sticker on a sheet fits another category better than the rest on the sheet, you can trim it out and re-categorize it individually. 

Once all of the stickers and other flat embellishments are organized into piles, you can begin to put them into a storage system.
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