Nov 3, 2010

Alphabets - Meet the Clip-It-Up Jumbo!

Hi everyone!  It's Lesley Langdon with you today and I am excited to show you one way that I've become more organized since I've owned the Clip-It-Up. 
I have over 50 packages of alphabets, whether they are chipboard or stickers.  I used to pile them up in a wooden tray, and they would all stick together, and fall off, and I would have to search under piles and piles of packages to find what I was looking for.
When I got my Clip-It-Up Jumbo, first thing I went for was the alphas.  I knew I needed a better system.
BEFORE:
AFTER:
And here is a layout made with 2 sets of my hanging alphas.  This makes me happy, because I love the feeling of satisfaction when I use up older stash.  The Clip-It-Up is also good for hanging embellishments, and having them IN SIGHT so that you can REMEMBER to use them!  I snatched up the acrylic tag, the camera rub-on, and the Kraft flowers from my Upper-Tier.
This is me in 1979.  Wasn't I cute?  :)
Layout Tips to USE YOUR STASH:
  • think of ways to use up your numbers and alphas in your title
  • layer scraps of coordinating papers to add dimension
  • when finishing up, add little things like pins, buttons, and brads
  • look around and use up what's on the table
  • make a point to use items before you start a project
Supplies:
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Lost & Found)
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. (Picture Perfect) Adhesive: Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro (Extreme Tac)
Alphas: Cosmo Cricket, Pink Paislee
Kraft Flowers: Maya Road
Lace: Prima
Pin: Maya Road
Ink: Palette, Color Queue
Acrylic Tag: Tim Holtz
Have a wonderful day!

20 comments:

  1. I use my Clip It Up to hold my alphas too and I have found it so much easier to find what I am looking for. Like they say, if you can see it, you will use it!

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  2. Sweet layout! That system does seem a lot more efficient than my basket system for storing letters...

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  3. Love it! I want a clip Up so bad!!! Maybe for Christmas? Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Love it! I'm using my new swinging wall arm to hold my alphas. Apparently I don't own as many as you do. :) Now if I could just win that other one to hold the rest of my stuff! Wink, Wink....

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  5. I so am in that same situation. I love the clip it ups:) All of them!

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  6. Love it!! Awesome for organizing alphas! CUTE layout!!

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  7. Clip it up is awesome love it..
    I have a friend who could totally fill one up with bling.. hehehe

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  8. LOVE your layout, Lesley! Ok, now I'm thinking I need to graduate up to the Jumbo Clip It Up....lots more space for alphas! :)

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  9. I can totally see my clear stamps on the clip it up...then my bigger stuff like thickers, etc can go on the jumbo clip it up (which is now on my Xmas list)!

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  10. Great layout. I have so many alphabets, I just about need a floor model for them all!

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  11. Love the layout and how you organized your alphabets! Great job!!

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  12. Great organizational idea!!!! TFS, Sharon

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  13. Love all the layers on your LO. I really need a clip it up!

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  14. Love the alphabets on the clip it up. I too have alot of chipboard ones and they are hard to store. Mine are in drawers right now (thats like 10 drawers lol).

    The layout is adorable, you were so cute! Love the little camera icon in the top corner too!

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  15. Oh wow that is good idea for stamps.

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  16. There is nothing better than using items from your stash!

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  17. I'm keeping this idea in my files...for when I get another clip it up!

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  18. Yes, you were so cute in 1979 !

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