Thursday, December 30, 2010
Studio clean up continues... Holiday idea binders
There is something about the last week of the year that we really get hit with the organizing and cleaning bug.
We are still waiting for the quote to come back for the shelving in the studio closet, which will be a much larger project, so in the meantime we have been taking on smaller projects like organizing our holiday inspirational binders.
We love having a place where we can flip through pages of inspiring images of holiday "stuff" like interesting tree displays, ornaments, color trends and articles. Anything that inspires us to get our creative juices flowing
So we needed to come up with a system to gather all our holiday images/articles etc we acquire through the years.
As you know we love collecting holidays magazines. Our rule of thumb is, if the magazine has at least 75% of it's content dedicated to the holiday we'll keep it whole, but all the other the magazines that only have a few pages of holiday images are perfect for the binders.
A few years ago we stocked up on these Russell Hazel binders to hold our holiday inspirations. The white binder is everything Christmas and the green has Valentine's , Easter, Halloween and other holidays.
We picked up a box of clear sheet protectors (we got this box at staples 200 sheets for $10.00) and if we wanted more sections in our binder we can add dividers.
a label maker makes everything look neat and professional
Tip: for all your small pictures or swatches use a 8.5 x 11 white copy paper and tape your images to so they don't slid in the protectors. Kinda of like a scrapbook but with a whole lot less planning and layout.
Yes we are already thinking of Valentine's and a few flips through this section helps us feel the love and to get our minds thinking Valentine's. These pages have catalog images, paint swatches, ads, stickers etc.
here is a sample of our Easter section
Halloween: we have everything from treat bags to scrapbook paper any items that are 3D we store in another bin that we blogged about here.
Here are some of the Christmas pages
I hope that we have inspired you to create inspirational binders of your own!
Happy New Year!