Category Archives: ScrapRack

4 Project Life Storage Solutions

This week during the Get Organized Challenge, I was asked about storing Project Life Cards.  If you use Project Life cards, you know the biggest challenges with them are; the number of cards some of the sets include, followed by a somewhat generic design (mostly similar colors, but the large card sets don't really have a theme.)  The shear number of designs in the large sets can also be problematic.  The smaller sets of cards are much easier to organize and generally are more theme based.

Here are a few ideas for storing your Project Life cards, both large and small sets.  Try to keep your set organized by theme or color whenever possible.

Desk Top or Shelf Options

If you've got space on a shelf or your work table to have your cards out and available (which also means they'll get the most use), the Desk Maid Stadium Arranger or Die, Stamp and Supply Organizer are good options.

This Stadium Arranger is 9" wide and 3 levels high. Like all of our Desk Maid brand items, it's made of white wood and can be painted, inked...

This Die, Stamp and Supply organizer is 15" wide and has 3 sections for card storage.  The back section can also be used for 4x6 PL cards.

Binder Style Storage

If you prefer to keep your Project Life cards organized in a binder.  Try combining one of our 12x12 craft binders with the ScrapRack; Perfect Six Page (4x6 pockets), Trader's Twelve Page (3x4 pockets) or even the Flippin' Storage Page.

4x6 Fab Files

The 4x6 Fab File, which includes file folders is a great solution for storing a couple of sets of Project Life cards together.

I cut the image of all of the Project Life cards in the set off the packaging and included it in the Fab File with the PL cards. (I also used it when I put the PL cards in the Stadium Arranger pictured above.)  This gave me an "at a glace" idea of all of the cards in the set.

The plastic file folders that are included with the Fab File are perfect for separating each collection of cards.

Put the 4x6 cards in the back of the file, stack the 3x4 cards in 2 piles on top of the 4x6 cards.  You can fold a piece of paper to act as divider between the 2 stacks of 3x4 to help keep them separated, but it's not necessary.

The Monica Buddy Bag

Monica is a perfect Buddy Bag for Project Life.  Store the 3"x4" card side by side.

Monica is 3.25" deep, so she'll hold a couple of smaller card collections, or 1 large card collection.

Update - One of our readers (comment below) let us know that Project Life has downloadable images of all their collections on their website.  Here's a link.

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you're struggling with getting your paper crafting supplies organized, I hope you'll join me for the Get Organized Challenge classes.  They're fun, they're FREE and you'll feel FABULOUS when your supplies are organized and accessible.

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Embellishment Storage Page – Specialty Storage Page Collection

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Fantastic Five Basic Storage Page

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Vertical Four Basic Storage Page

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Trader’s Twelve Storage Page

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Perfect Six Storage Page

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Fabulous Four Basic Storage Page

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