DIY: Style Watch: How to Organize Your Stationery

September 15, 2013

How to Organize Your Stationery  | Damask Love Blog

I have more cards than I could possible send in twelve lifetimes.

In the craftroom, I have a box that I call “Hallmark.” It’s overflowing with handmade cards that I’ve created over the years and whenever friends come over, I tell them to go shopping at “Hallmark” and pick out some cards for their own stash. It’s a great way to pare down my collection and send them off to a good home.

With so much stationery around here, I’ve long wanted to come up with a creative and simple way to keep it organized…a system for categorizing some of my cards, making it easier to find them and actually put them to use (instead of letting them pile up).

Today, I’ve got a really simple tutorial featuring the File It stamps and dies from Clear & Simple Stamps, which are perfect for a project like this. The tiny words and file tab dies are great for customizing organizational projects.

How to Organize Your Stationery  | Damask Love Blog

 

{1} 5″ x 10″ colored cardstock scored at 1/2″ intervals with 1/4″ Simple Adhesive placed on every fourth section

{2} Colored cardstock cut to 6.5″ x  5″ scored as shown at 1.25″ and 3.75″

{3}  7 additional pieces of colored cardstock cut to 6.5″ x 5″, unscored

{4} Not Pictured: Two pieces of bookboard or very thick chipboard cut to 7″ x 5.5″How to Organize Your Stationery  | Damask Love Blog{1} Fold the scored cardstock accordion-style

{2} Adhere the 7 pieces of cardstock between the two folded pieces, as shown.

{3} Cover the two pieces of bookboard with your choice of patterned paper

{4} Attach the two pieces covered bookboard with the last piece of 6.5 x 5″ piece of cardstock

{5} Bring the two pieces of bookboard together as shown

{6} Adhere the accordion file to the inside of the bookboard pieces.

How to Organize Your Stationery  | Damask Love Blog

How to Organize Your Stationery  | Damask Love Blog

Once the file is assembled, you’ll want to add some details to the dividers to make it easy to categorize your stationery.  The labels from File It: Stationery and the File It Die Collection worked great for this element of the project.  If you’d like to add more dividers to your file, simply add more accordion folds. That way, you can have even more categories in your file.

How to Organize Your Stationery  | Damask Love Blog

How to Organize Your Stationery  | Damask Love Blog

How to Organize Your Stationery  | Damask Love Blog

How do you organize your stationery?

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