Saturday, February 7, 2015

Organizing Tip: Keep Your Bling in An Album

Assuming you're just like me -- a craft hoarder as much as a crafter -- you're always looking for a sweet technique for organizing your papercrafting supplies.  Today, I am going to show you one way that I organize my bling/gems.

I have adhesive bling in every color, shape and size. Some are rhinestone or clear, some are pearlescent.

I have taken one of Close To My Heart's gorgeous new D-Ring Albums and I have dedicated it to storing my bling. This is the new turquoise chevron pattern, which happens to match CTMH's new Rolling Tote and Shoulder Tote.

I filled the album with CTMH's Memory Protectors (Designs 1-5) which have pocket dividers in various sizes.  I insert sheets of the bling into the pockets, and arrange the sheets by color, starting with clear, through ROYBGIV (red, orange, yellow, blue, green, indigo and violet) to brown and black.  

Now, of course, I have plenty of these gems -- so soon this album will bulge. To keep the binder closed and the embellishments in place, I made a ribbon belt. This gray -- matching the Rolling Tote and Shoulder Bag as well -- is the retired Satin Polka Dot ribbon also from CTMH.  I affixed an adorable blinged buckle from The Buckle Boutique. This buckle splits in the middle with a hook and eye clasp.  Perfect! 

For more information, on purchasing the beautiful new turquoise chevron album from Close To My Heart, please visit my CTMH site at, or see the CTMH Chevron Album 

If you'd like to buy some buckle bling for your own album belt, here are links to The Buckle Boutique:

The Buckle Boutique’s Website . . . click HERE
The Buckle Boutique Blog . . . . click HERE
Facebook Page . . . click HERE
Twitter Page . . . click HERE
Pinterest Page . . . click HERE

DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,


Star said...

You are so clever!

Unknown said...

I agree with Star! You are so clever!! What a fabulous idea..smarty pants :-)

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW thats a cool idea...Thank you so much for sharing
Dr Sonia
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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a great idea and great storage too. Love that ribbon and buckle closure.

Unknown said...

Great minds think alike! I used to do that, but had gotten lazy and have all of mine in a large organizer. But maybe I should go back to the album, another way to show it off at crops, too!

Unknown said...

That's is quite a lot of bling! But a wonderful way to keep your things organized I think! If only they had storage options for men's ties and cufflinks in a nice binder like that! Haha!