Probably my favorite new scrapping piece is my Crop In Style modular unit. It’s a combination of four pieces – (2) Accessorizer cubes with added inserts and (2) 3-drawer Organizer cubes. I constructed a base for them to sit on using wood 2x4s and base molding. That idea I lifted from a user at Two Peas – abrandstetter.
The top left cube holds my patterned papers in a Cropper Hopper Vertical holder. I have them divided by theme and a few by category using the Cropper Hopper paper files and page planners. The latter are great when you want to organize papers with scraps or certain flat embellishments. For example, I use one of the page planners for my Disney papers and keep stickers in the smaller pocket.
Also in the top left cube are two magazine files – one for scrapbooking magazines I’m keeping for reference and one to hold blue plastic document holders I bought from the Target dollar spot. I keep chipboard shapes and 6×6 papers in the document holders. Next to them are the Pioneer Space Saver photo albums I mentioned in my Photo Organization post.
The top right cube holds my albums horizontally. I personally prefer to store them this way versus standing upright. Also it enables me to lay a few recent and/or in progress layouts on the top album until I’m ready to place them into their album.
The drawers along the bottom hold a variety of fun scrapbooking goodies. I added labels using the same font (Two Peas Old Type) that I used on the foam stamp jars. They are categorized as follows: alphas, ribbons & punches, tools, embellies, stamps, and misc.
The alphas drawer is as the name says – a drawer dedicated to alphabet embellishments [except stickers….I’ll cover that in another post]. I split up all of my various alpha embellies (metals, plastics, chipboard, etc) by letter into large Cropper Hopper embellishment boxes. I labeled each box with the appropriate letter or symbol using some Making Memories alpha stickers from my stash. The boxes fit perfectly (with a few extra to spare) and still leave some space in the back for larger alpha and chipboard items that won’t fix in the boxes. Another $$ saver tip here – I’m using index card cases by Better Office Products to house some of those larger items. These cases sell for $1.00 at CVS and are basically a freebie when I shop using my CVS ExtraCare Bucks.
Next to the alphas drawer is the embellies drawer. I keep those items separated with a Crop In Style Drawer Divider. I choose not to use the middle insert so I would have larger, rectangular spaces for some of the bulkier items. In the front you might notice the Cropper Hopper 3×3 Embellishment Bags. I recently bought a second package of those. They are very handy for storing little items such as brads and sequins.
The final drawer I’ll share an inside photo of is the ribbons & punches drawer [pardon Cali’s tail – she was curious ;)]. I don’t own very many punches so it’s easy to share the space with these two items. I keep them separated with an old paper file we had laying around collecting dust. I was about to add it to our donation pile when I realized how perfectly it divided this drawer.