Every year about this time I start the process of reorganizing my work space. Out with the old and in with the new, right? While I don't purge as much as I should I am good about keeping current products organized and ready to go.
I thought I'd show you the simply way I store my papers. I have decided after years and years of keeping them in Stampin' Up! color families that I prefer to store my colors in spectrum order. I like the way this looks and I find it is more intuitive to the way I use my paper. If I'm looking for a pink, all of my pinks are together. I use the job ticket method (I copied this from Jennifer McQuire), for all of my current colors. I file away my retired colors alphabetically in labeled file folders. This way I still have them easily on hand for projects. And, you never know when a retired color might come back! I'm happy to pull a few old favorites back into rotation, hello Mint Macaron.
So here is my tip. Keep it EASY and don't reinvent the wheel! I use the Stampin' Up! catalog color pages to create my labels. Basically print and cut.
Three things I like about this method:
1. The color names are already typed out and spelled correctly. TIME SAVER!
2. There is a visual color key that closely matches the cardstock.
3. Once cut out, the labels are sized perfectly to adhere to Avery job tickets or in a standard file folder tab.
So... there are a couple ways you can do this (I know this is hard to do right now as everyone doesn't have access). Stay with me...
1. Cut up your new catalog - GASP! I would never do this. J/K - I have been known to do this but usually at the end of a catalog year, not the beginning.
2. Make a color copy of your hard copy catalog color pages or print them from the online catalog PDF. This is my preferred method. The online copy is available to customers starting June 1.
3. Download and print these handy graphics (provided to us from Stampin' up!). I really appreciate SU making this graphic available to us. I've set these graphics up on an 8.5 x 11 sheet for easy printing. Grab it here.
SPEAKING OF NEW: ICYMI - here are the new colors that Stampin' UP! will be adding to their color collections. I seriously cannot wait to get my hands on these colors. Soft Sea Foam is screaming my name.