Category Archives: Embellishments

3 ways to use the Spinder Binder.

This lightweight plastic “cover” is designed to hold 1 Spinder on its hook & loop spine. The zipper keeps everything contained. The Spinder Binder is oversized to easily accommodate scrapbooking supplies.

Exterior measurements are: 16.25L” x 15″T x 2.5″D or 41.5cm x 38.2cm x 6.2cm.

Use with ScrapRack pages and divders to Organize scrapbook stickers.

The Spinder Binder was what we call a “popular demand” creation. I was regularly getting asked for an economical way to store and/or transport extra Spinders. The Spinder Binder is that solution.

3 Ways to use the Spinder Binder

There are 3 ways the Spinder Binder can be used in conjunction with the 4 Section System and/or the ScrapRack. Whether you’re trying to figure out how to organize scrapbooking supplies, card making supplies, or general craft supplies into the 4 Section System; or you’ve already got a ScrapRack that needs to be thinned out; or you want to be able to travel easily with your supplies; the Spinder Binder is an excellent place to start.

Just getting started with the 4 Section System

The Spinder Binder is an easy way to begin organizing your supplies into the 4 section system.

For newbies, a single Spinder Binder with a variety of pages and a pack of Shut Your Flap tabs can help corral all your supplies.

When your collection grows and you need a bigger storage solution, you can add a ScrapRack base and simply transfer the Spinders from your Spinder Binders to your ScrapRack base unit.

Craft supply orgnanizer binder loaded, 4 section system

Thinning of your ScrapRack

If you’ve got a ScrapRack that is so full that it is difficult to get to the inner row of pockets, or the pages are almost standing vertically, it’s either time to expand or time to get a couple of Spinder Binders.

There are multiple subjects within the 4 Section System that are most likely not used regularly.

I’m thinking Christmas, Graduation, Easter, Bon Voyage, etc. These are subjects that don’t have a lot of overlap with other subjects.

Consider pulling these or similar themes off your ScrapRack and storing them nearby, each in its own Spinder Binder. When you need these subjects, you can pull other sections off your ScrapRack and add these back in. As an example, if you’re working on Christmas pages, cards, or mixed media projects, you’re probably not going to have much need for Sports, Baby, or Birthday. Pulling off and storing those subjects may give you the room you need to put Christmas back on your ScrapRack base to work on your project.

Organize craft supplies, extra themes in spinder binders.

Traveling with your craft supplies.

Spinder Binders – or our Craft Binder, for that matter – are a great way to travel with your supplies.

Many regular croppers will use a Travel Base and a crop crate to move a full ScrapRack System. But if you only want to take a few Spinders, packing them up in Spinder Binders can be an easy and economical solution.

Keep a few empty Spinder Binders in your craft stash, then when you’re ready to travel, simply pull the sections off your ScrapRack and put them into the Spinder Binder(s). No need to pull individual items out of their storage pages – that just creates a pile you’ll have to put away when you get home. You’ll be packing for crops and classes in minimal time, with maximum ease.

Tips for using your Spinder Binders

Keep in mind that one of the ScrapRack design components is the angle of the ScrapRack base, which ensures each item stays in the storage page pocket where it belongs. Traveling with your supplies in a Spinder Binder or Craft Binder requires a little bit of awareness about how you’re moving the binders around and opening/using them.

When you’re travelling with these binders, keeping them zipped closed will help keep everything where it belongs.

When you open them to remove items, try to keep them at a slight angle and turn the pages from the upper right-hand corner. You can also use our Shut Your Flap tabs – these add enough weight to the pocket flap to hold them closed. The SYF tabs also make it easier to find the flap!
That sounds silly, but the flaps are clear so sometimes it’s difficult to find them. Maybe It’s because I’m over 50 and I don’t always have my glasses, but the colored tabs do make it easy to find and open your flaps.

If you’re adding decorative labels to your Spinder Binders, you’ll find it is much easier to insert the labels into the label pocket if you lay your Spinder Binder out flat.

Thanks for stopping by today!! If you want to know a few more ways to use the Spinder Binder – please read my blog post – 10 more ways to use the Spinder Binder.

Happy Crafting,

Organizing embellishments and stickers with 5×7 pockets

You know I’m a big advocate of keeping your supplies together according to the 4 Section System.  You also know my favorite way to do this is using a ScrapRack.  But I know, the ScrapRack isn’t ideal for every crafter’s lifestyle.  If you’re a crafter, particularly if you’re a card maker, and generally work in… Continue Reading

5 reasons to embrace the embellishment rainbow

One of the toughest concepts for crafters to embrace is organizing their supplies by color. We’ve been programmed to think about organizing by “like items”. Think about your closet, all your socks are probably stored together, in the bathroom towels are stored with towels, in the pantry canned goods are stored with other canned goods.… Continue Reading

Embellishment Organization Class

It’s time to stop searching for supplies and start crafting with them.  In this 1 hour class we go through the step-by-step process of getting your crafting embellishments organized.  (Sign up for class information emails.) Glitter, buttons, eyelets, stickers, ribbon flowers… there’s a way to organize all of them so they are visible and accessible. … Continue Reading

11 ways to use your Rotating Design Board

You can use your Rotating Design Board for so many different projects! Here are just a few ideas. Adult Coloring Dot to Dot Stamping and Card Making Spray Painting – easy! Decoupage Projects Floral Arranging, Cake Decorating Color by Number TH Distress Crayons Coloring Projects Zentangle Small Painting Projects Ditto Bag Holder These are just… Continue Reading

ScrapRack Users – Tip of the Day: Use small zip lock type baggies for small stuff.

    Use small baggies for embellishments. Small embellishments like buttons, brads, and eyelets are the perfect type of supply to store in your ScrapRack page pockets.  To make it easier to get them in and out of the pockets use small ziplock type baggies. Small baggies are available on our website in both 2×2… Continue Reading

An idea from Gail in Grapevine, TX – Washi Tape Organizer

One of the cool things about attending the Scrapbooking/Stamping Shows is meeting all of you and hearing your great ideas about how you’ll use our products. Last weekend at the Grapevine SB Expo I met lots of fun ladies.  One of them was Gail Wheeler, a fellow planner addict.  She’s a member of the “The… Continue Reading

Organizing your washi tape with Shelly

Shelly was born for washi tape. If you’re a “gottalittle” crafter you may find that 1 Shelly bag will be perfect to contain all of your washi, but if you’ve got a washi addiction like I do, you’ll need 3,4,5… Organizing your washi tape is no different than organizing other craft supplies.  Follow the same steps,… Continue Reading

Tip 28 – Adding Ribbon to your organization system

This tip is targeted towards those of you (us) who are NOT ribbon junkies. Add your small amounts of ribbon right into your 4 section organization system. Put colored ribbon in the rainbow section, themed ribbon (like sports or birthday) in the themed section and holiday ribbon in the calendar year. One simple way to do… Continue Reading

Embellishment Storage Page – Specialty Storage Page Collection

The Embellishment Storage page is part of our Specialty Storage Page collection.  These pages are different than our Basic Storage Pages in a number of ways.  Most of the Specialty pages, including this one, are made of a heavier gauge of plastic, so they are quite a bit thicker and more stiff than the Basic… Continue Reading

Back to Basics – Why you need a 4 Section System

  What better place to start than at the beginning.  The key to being organized is having a system that is easy to use, easy to remember and easy to stick with.  Think about your system  as a foundation – it’s the thing that gives stability, ensures longevity, and provides security.  Many of us have… Continue Reading

Practicing What I Preach – How to Plan, Pack, and Scrap on vacation – Bl…

Happy Monday! Today I combined all the products I had, with all the products I purchased at the Lancaster Creating Keepsakes convention and packed them all up. I used out new Project Planner Pages and combined products for a couple of different events/activities in each page. I used 2 additional Project Planner Pages to pack… Continue Reading

Update on the Border Hoarder

Hi Ladies – I got an update from Jean our friendly neighborhood, self-descibed, Borderline Horder.  Here’s the latest from her double-scrap rooms.  I’ve included some images below.  Click on them to enlarge. Hi Tif!I made some tremendous strides this past weekend. Like many others, I to had today (MLK day) off so I concentrated on my… Continue Reading

Embellishment Organization

If you haven’t added embellishments to your ScrapRack now is the time to do it.  The ScrapRack is designed to hold all types of crafting supplies, not just the “flat stuff.” If you haven’t moved your Brads, Eyelets, Glitter, Beads,….into your ScrapRack System, you aren’t getting maximum use of your investment. The Embellishment Storage page is… Continue Reading

Jewelry and Beading Organization

Are you looking for a great way to organize your Jewelry and Beading Supplies?  The ScrapRack is the perfect answer.  You can group your beading/Jewelry making supplies by Color and Style.  Group your findings by Gold/Silver, etc. Use small ziplock bags for your beads and finding then slip them into our pocket pages.  We used… Continue Reading

Get your Glue Dots, Pop Dots, and other Adhesives Organized

Hi Scrapper’s –  We’ve spent the last couple of weeks moving into our new offices.  One really nice thing about our new space is that we’ve got a separate “scrapping” room.  Imagine having a place to crop while you’re at work (this could be dangerous).  Anyway, as I began moving into this new scrapping space, (which… Continue Reading

Update on Page Arrival

  To all of you who have been waiting so patiently for our pages to arrive from China.  Well, after a couple of crazy delays, our freight company has given us a port arrival date of May 24th.  If all goes well with US Customs, we should be able to start shipping the 25th or… Continue Reading

Holiday Organization – How to get yourself set up for storing and organizing holiday photos, memorabilia and more.

The Holiday season is always stressful. Often times during the holiday season things that should be fun become overwhelming and the joy disappears. Minimize your holiday stress where scrapbooking is concerned by getting ready for the holiday season today. Step 1Designate a Place for Holiday Stuff.Having a designated place to accumulate holiday materials is key.… Continue Reading

Embellishment Organization

One of the biggest challenges with embellishment organization is that there are so many little things to keep track of. Don’t get frustrated, get organized. Combine and Conquer your embellishments by using the 4 Section System. Click here to read more about the 4 Section System.To get your embellishments organized group them together based on… Continue Reading