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Note cards and storage tips

Happy Friday, everyone!  It's Robin again.  Today I have some note cards to share with you.  I was asked by a friend to make some cards which can be sent as RAKs (Random Acts of Kindness) so they needed to be non-holiday styles.  So far, I have these five designs completed.  These were made with scrapbook paper and various Altered Pages collage sheets.  Luckily, there are so many different styles and themes of the collages that I can just keep creating!  Stick around to the bottom of this post for an organizing tip of the day!

Jar Fairies Wings and Oriental Backgrounds

Lady is from Beautiful Blue

Lady from Think Pink

Background is an old book page from Altered Pages and lady is from Beautiful Ladies

Couple is from Young Lovers 1

And I promised you an organizing tip!  I like to have as much as possible close at hand.  And although my studio space appears large, there is very little wall space.  My advice is to build up, when you can't build out.  I know some crafters don't like to see their supplies, but I'm not one of them.  I try to utilize all of my available walls!

These pegboard panels next to my chair.  Scissors and paintbrushes are always close at hand.  I made a trip to the hardware store and found a set of pegs with many different shapes and sizes.  These circle pegs were intended for screwdrivers.  As if!  They look like paintbrush holders to me!

And when you have run out of room to build outwards, build upwards!  I don't have a lot of pretty decorations on my walls because it is much more important to me to have my supplies handy.  I bought plain spice racks on eBay and painted them.  Little bottles of glue and embellishments sit next to my homemade die cut storage board.

And I use every bit of wall space I can find.  This little oddly shaped corner next to my storage cabinet holds more supplies, including another pegboard panel.  And two over-the-door wire racks hold my old VHS tapes that I can't bear to part with and even more supplies.  Don't be afraid to be creative with your storage ideas!

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