More and more companies are coming out with pads and packs of 4×6 and 3×4 journaling cards and I have accumulated quite a bit stack of them.
I can’t have stacks of stuff sitting randomly in my space. It drives me batty. I can’t have them on my work table when I’m working because it’s too small. They get moved. And then I forget about them. I need them contained and it got me to thinking about storage ideas.
My logical left brain wants to keep the cards on on the pad, organized along with the other cards in the set. My creative right brain (…when it shows up…) wants to take all the cards apart so they are easier to flip through and mix up.
How can I do both?
Here’s where I went. I took each card off the adhesive strip from the pack but clipped them together along with the line they are from. 4×6 in front with the 3×4 cards behind.
For some reason, it’s just easier when they are not bound on a pad. It also solves the problem of when you tear one off and then don’t use it. The loose ones won’t fall to the floor anymore. The newest cards I have fit nicely in this little tin box that had been sitting empty on a shelf. Much better filled up with pretty cards!
The binder clip keeps them together so I can flip through them quickly if I know that I want a card from a particular line. But I have the flexibility of spreading them out to find mix up possibilities. The best of both worlds.
I should mention that this is not ALL of my journaling cards. It does not include my Project Life stuff or other journaling spots. These are just new cards that have come out in the last year or so. My little work area is too small to do something that would contain everything but this works now for all the newer stuff I want to keep fresh in mind.
So, how are you sorting and storing your journaling cards?
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