I can't believe I did it. I took the leap. I cut all my patterned papers down to 6x6!!!! Are you as shocked as I am? A few months ago I read THIS article and was completely inspired and scared at the same time. I've been wanting to cut my papers down and reorganize them ever since but just hadn't got around to it. 1) I couldn't find the crate I wanted (big excuse, I know) 2) I'm somewhat of a procrastinator 3) I was scared, once the paper is cut, it's CUT! There is no going back here people.
I finally found my crate at a dollar store. It wasn't the exact color I wanted. I would have preferred the pink ones I saw at Walmart in August, but I figure that's what I get for procrastinating, right?
I started cutting up my paper the other night. Now I didn't cut my full sheets, just my scraps. Let me tell you, it felt AMAZING! I was slightly tempted to hang on to the larger chunks of paper, but I didn't. I threw them away!
After all my paper was cut, I made dividers out of manila file folders cut to 6x7. I used my Papertrey Ink file folder tab die to make the labels and just wrote the different colors with a gel pen.
This really made me fall in love with some of my paper again. Paper I forgot I even had. I know this isn't for everyone, but I think it's going to be great for me and I'm super excited about it!
Just a couple of more things today. Last week Abie and I went to Goodwill. I was hunting for jello molds and bowls to hold things in my craft room. Guess what I found?
EIGHT heart shaped jello molds for....$1.99!!!!! I was SO excited, I can't even tell you.
Look how happy those buttons and stick pins are :) Now for some reorganizing...
I also picked up this pattern for $.49, no not for the dress, although I'm pretty sure my mom or sister or I had a dress like that back in the day :) I bought it for the pattern paper, to use on some cards. Super excited about that too!
Okay, are you all excited out now or ready to cut up your paper and hunt up your Goodwill store? Any big plans this weekend? I have a staff meeting and mini training at work today. Also have to work until 5PM, I usually only work until 3:30PM so that's a tough one on a Friday. It's going to feel so good when I get home! We're having mom and dad over tomorrow night for dinner. Other than hitting Costco at some point, I think that's the extent of our plans this weekend. Thanks for coming by today. Have a wonderful Friday and a spectacular weekend!