Today is a 'Bitter-Sweet' day for me! I've lost a very, very dear friend and my 'adopted' God Mother. It's 'Bitter' for me as I wish I could have talked to her one more time and I won't see her again until God takes me Home too. It's 'Sweet' as I know she is not suffering and that she is in God's Loving Hands now. I know my Mom and her are two Angels now and having fun and just chatting away and catching up on things! My Mom and her and her sister were all best Bud's way back from school days and have remained very dear friends of my family. I am so fortunate to have known and loved such a wonderful and caring Lady. May you both rest in peace! Love you both!!!
Today, I'd like to share a Washi Tape organizing project that I've had tumbling around in my head for some time now. I don't know about you; but, my Stampin' Up Designer Washi Tape has just been thrown in a drawer and I never remember to use it (Out of Sight - Out of Mind). Well, I finally got my project done and 'very much to my liking'!!! I'm going to hang the rack on the back of my bookcase where all my current Stampin' Up Stamp Sets are organized according to SU's 2015-2016 Annual Catalog. This way, I'll be able to see all my Washi Tape and (hopefully) remember to use it or maybe at least think of new ways to use it every time I walk by it now.
On with the project:
Sorry about the background in the picture. The only place large enough for me to take a picture was in front of my kitchen stove and it's snowing like crazy outside today so outside was definitely out!!!
I found this Ribbon Ladder at one of our local craft stores on sale for $17.99 (still on sale) and organized all of my Stampin' Up Designer Washi Tape onto the rods in the rack.
The top two rows are mostly my current rolls of SU Designer Washi Tape.
The next two rows are my Retired rolls of SU Designer Washi Tape. The last row is a lot of single partial rolls just slid on to the rod without the Book Rings.
I purchased 2 packs of 1-1/2" diameter Book Rings (12 in a pack) from a local office supply store. Stampin' Up's Designer Washi Tape normally comes in packs of 3 or 5 rolls to coordinate with a specific SU Designer Series Paper. You can find SU's Designer Washi Tape on page 157 in the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog. And, sometimes there are single rolls of Washi Tape in SU's Project Life Kits. The SU Project Life Kits can be found on pages 145-147 in the annual catalog.
The Book Rings worked perfect to hold 3-5 rolls of Washi Tape if not one or two more.
In the picture above, the first ring of SU Washi Tape is called Everyday Chic and it coordinates with SU's Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper. The next ring of Tape is Botanical Gardens and the next is Cherry on Top. SU's Designer Series Paper can be found on pages 142-144 in the annual catalog.
Then we have SU's It's My Party, Bohemian and Sweet Li'l Things Designer Washi Tape. Each set of coordinating Washi Tape is on its own ring so I no longer have to search my drawer to find which rolls of Designer Washi Tape match which Designer Series Paper.
I used SU's Note Tag Punch to punch a piece of the coordinating Designer Series Paper and adhered the label from the Washi Tape rolls to the bottom of the Note Tag with Mono Multi-Purpose Glue. Then, I just put each ring on to the rods in the rack. And, when it's time to re-order, the product number is right on the back of the label so I don't have to search my catalog for the number anymore when re-ordering. Yay!
LOVE, LOVE and LOVE it!!!
My new Designer Series Washi Tape Rack worked out perfect for my needs! I hope you can give it a try!
That's all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Enjoy your day!
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