This is my embossing folder swatch ring. I used the Tim Holtz style tag in GP white to emboss each image. You'll notice the top of each tag grouping is a different color. For now my categories are shapes & signs, frames, floral/ garden, celebrations, fall, Halloween and Christmas. I embossed the design on the color tab cut 1.5" deep and the width of the tag.
The color tab coordinates with each category in the decorative box storing my folders.
I embossed a 4 x 6 card of the folder in it's matching category color and adhered the mat to the front of a file folder made from repurposed file folders. You'll notice the color on the edges of the folder. I attempted to stamp my own washi tape using masking tape. Although it holds the folder ends closed, the image did not stamp well on the masking tape. I'll stick to the white paper tape from now on.
This pic gives you a close up of the tab, again punched from the same color for that category. I've written the name on the tab. What you can't see is below folder opening. At the base of the tab I've written the company name. If it is a Sizzix and purchased through SU, I've put both notations on the tab.
In putting this process together, I realized I had more folders than I thought. 25 in all. Then I bought 3 new ones at JoAnns last week. Their Darice folders were 5/ $10! Couldn't pass that up. I bought 3 for me and sent the other 2 to my SIL in Oklahoma. I knew they were ones she would enjoy based on a request for mats from my folders.
Next week I'll show you a picture of the outside of the box and how I have it stored in it's new Sizzix area of the studio.
How do you store/ organize your Embossing Folders? Are they easy for you to find when you need one? Or does hunting through a box work best for you?