Project #1: Ribbon and Trims....
How in the heck did I end up with so much ribbon and trim? I destashed about half of it back in September, but there is just still so much there. So here is the before picture. I had two drawers chucked full. I was originally going to do ribbon books. You can see my original below. I had done this one well over a year ago (if not longer), but never got around to doing more of them. Two problems with this solution...took me a while to hand cut all the notches in the pages. The whole thing was from scratch. Second, I don't have a lot of surface space for storage, but I do have drawers.
I was able to get it down to one. I move it to the Alex unit behind me for easier access as well.
The original book: Front cover view
I had recently purchased a silhouette. Well, I got it back in September with the proceeds of the destash, but recently took it out to play with it. Shall I say I am in love? Boy am I ever. Using file # 45600 from the silhouette store. I created a storage solution that I love.
The file comes with the cuts for box, 8 inserts, and side panels. I just used patterned paper and since it was in a drawer, I didn't worry about fussing with that step. I did however cut double the panels as I wanted to double up the inserts to make sure they were more durable - so I just glued two back to back. In all, I cut twenty four boxes (only used 20) and 8 x 384 inserts. The box measures 5 1/4" long x 2 13/16" wide x 2 6/16" deep then card at its tallest point is 2 13/16".
The drawer held twenty boxes and 5 - 10 cards fit in each depending the amount of ribbon/trim and thickness. I had just enough room along the side to tuck in 12 more cards without the boxes.
The box cut. It was easy to assemble because the fold lines were perforated.