I'm not sure where my first package of dots came from (MME maybe?) but I've been collecting them since I held a package in my hands and fell in love with those awesome little enamel circles.
So in love with them, they I scouted places that sold them, joined group buys, grabbed 2 daily deals off a daily deals site, cleared the peg in my local scrapbook store......
I've amassed quite a collection. I have them in their packets, not organized. I would need to flip through the entire stack to find the right color and size each time I wanted to use them. The fact that the colors were mixed on the cars.... *gasp*
I needed organization.
Of course, you turn to Pinterest. Nothing. Come on. There has to be another dot hoarder out there like me and she *has* to have them organized better.
And then this rolled through my Pinterest account.....
Oh yes! Exactly what I need. I found a plastic drawer at Target that was perfect. I sat one afternoon and *cut* each set into color groups. I hand made cardstock dividers with tabs and started loading them into this perfect solution.
Epic fail. I didn't even take a picture because they just slid everywhere and the colors were mixed...again.
Back to the drawing board. I had this great drawer thing and I was determined to find a way to use it. My idea was to find a mini file folder cut file on the Silhouette. If I had a way to 'brace' them in the drawer it would work better. For sure.
Instead I found this cut.
How perfect is this?? I grabbed one sheet of cardstock in every color of the rainbow and cut a little folder for each color.
Yes, I have two blue folders. I apparently like blue. My purple and black seemed lacking so I purchased a few more sheets of black and purple dots from Studio Calico. I may need a second one of these drawers things to hold some variety packs or other random dots (like the anchors!)
I like having the option to grab the color folder I need and finding the right shape and size.
Here's the funny part. I finally had time to myself in my craft room and I work on this. Not actually using my product but organizing it.
Someone posted this to the Scraptastic Kit Club Facebook page the other day and I realized its *so* me.
Add a large chunk for organizing!