Is what I worked on last night and this evening. I think my new storage is much better and I can quickly grab what I need. I used some very large folders that my friend Linda gave me. She gave me a whole box of the 14 inch long folders some months ago. I have also used these to make my Cricut cart boxes that I posted back in the fall, or maybe it was summer.
I think I will like this system. The crates are easily obtained at Wal-Mart for like $1.25 so if I need more I can always get another crate. I decided to do them sideways so another crate can be stacked on top if needed. Remember you can click the pictures to make them bigger if you want to see more detail.
Here is the crate I keep them in. I did cut extra folders for when I get new folders. I made dividers for the folders and labeled them A2 Folders, Words, Holidays, 2x2 folders, Borders and Combo Sets.
This is a picture of what the regular A2 folders look like. I decided to emboss the front so I could easily see what design the folder makes. As you can see some of the folders are shorter in the front and I figured what the heck, not really going to see it all the time anyway. I will likely end up inking the edges eventually and maybe even the design.
Here are pictures of the border and 2x2 folders. I used part of the folder to make a wrap around to keep the little folders together. I added brads to keep the folders in place and keep them from just falling around everywhere. The border ones needed a few extra brads but I was able to get away with just one for the 2x2 folders. I didn't finish with embossing the 2x2 on the folder...basically because I was tired of messing with them! LOL
This last picture shows the way I did the combo dies. I added sides to the folders to keep them from falling out of the little folder. I did emboss on the front to give me a rough idea.