Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Pocket Cards...Defunkified!!!

Now don't these look so nice and organized...

Well you know they didn't start off looking that good :)
I kept my pocket cards and my tags together in this Ikea container.
And kept the Ikea container in this tray.
And as I had mentioned before, I tend to pile things without a home, on top of flat surfaces....and this was as good as a flat surface to me ;)

I also purchased quite a few more Pocket cards and kits.
Funny as I don't do Project Life (as this is what these are intended for) but I sure seem to purchase them.
So first thing I do when organizing is to put everything out on my large table.
Once I have everything in front of me, it is easier to see all that I have.
It is also easier to see what I don't want and can pass on to other and also find the best way to organize and store them.

At first I was going to store them in the Core kit packaging.
That would have worked great!!!
But I found out I could store more in these Ikea containers.
Thankfully I picked up a few of them on one of our trips.

This Ikea container holds the older cards that I had.
As well as my grid and index cards.

I put the core kits and some other smaller kits in this second Ikea container.
I also cut the packaging from the boxes and put them in the back of the container.
Because the packaging has pictures of which cards are in which kits, it is easier to find the ones I want.
I made a tab for each kit, labeled them and even added a card from that kit on the front of the tab, so I know at quick glance what colours are in that kit.

I am really happy with how these turned out, I can see at a quick glance which ones I have and I don't have to open a package each time I want to get one card.

I have been learning a couple of things about how I work and how to organize my supplies that will work better for me :)

Now onto the video :)
If you would rather watch it with the full screen, check out my YouTube channel for this video and many others :)
"Tracy's Treasures24"

I hope you all have a very Creative Day :)

Tracy :)


  1. Nice job, I hope you use a lot more of them now.

  2. Great organization Tracy!! Wish I could be that organized

  3. They look fabulous all organized!! I wish I had your energy to clean my craft room this well!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. looks great~you are all set to create :)

  5. I think a trip to Ikea is in order (pun intended) for me. Oh I too suffer with flat surface syndrome - the kitchen is the worse for this.

  6. Wonderful! and so neatly organised. TFS

  7. It shouldn't be long before you're completely defunkified. By then you'll have to start all over again. Ha ha ha..

  8. They look great, Tracy, and that's awesome that you've been learning from your process so as to better organize your supplies!

  9. Your project must be nearly completed! My question is- what do you use your PL cards for then if you don't do PL? I hope this will give you incentive to use more!


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