Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Workspace Wednesday - Labels and Tags

This Workspace Wednesday is all about labels. And maybe a little about tags. :)

I use labels quite often in my Project Life layouts, and tags make a regular appearance on many of my scrapbook pages. Instead of sorting these items by color, I decided to group them all together in two bins at the very end of Frankentable's shelves...mostly because I really didn't feel like cutting them all apart and sorting them by color, and also because they're one of the few items that I go looking for by function rather than color. Plus, I just think they all look pretty together!

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I keep my label stickers grouped together in an ice cube bin that was the perfect size to take up the rest of the space on a shelf after my color drawers were in place. I bought mine for about $4 at Target, and Amazon also carries them. It's super easy to slide it out, flip through to see if anything inside will work with my current project, and- most importantly- it's simple to put it away again!

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Inside are label stickers of all kinds, including Martha Stewart labels from Staples...

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...and labels from scrapbooking manufacturers like My Mind's Eye and Bella Blvd. I don't keep them sorted in any particular order beyond keeping the printed ones off to one side and the blank ones on the other.

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I've also started adding little sticky-tab pads to this box, too, including little Post-It Note type stickers from Basic Grey and Studio Calico. I use them in pretty much the same way I would a label, and, again, I'm just really not in a mood to split these all up by color!

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I keep the little sticker sheets that come with Simple Stories Sn@p Sets in here, too, since they often have several labels on them.

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I also have another identical bin on Frankentable's lower shelf just for tags. I order my gray and white tags in bulk from the office supply store (I think these came from Staples) and am always reaching for them to use for journaling on a layout or a Project Life page.

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If you're confused by the Frankentable reference, you might want to check out this post in which my Dad and Darren built me the best scrapbooking table ever...using two old bookcases and a sheet of MDF!

Workspace Wednesdays are inspired by Marcy Penner's post series, where she shares glimpses into her creative space and invites other crafters to do the same.