There are many uses for a scrapbooking album. They can be used in a variety of ways to help you store items and organize in your craft room. Scrapbooking albums have thick and sturdy covers to prevent damage to the items inside. All you need is a scrapbooking album and a few sheet protectors. Did you know that sheet protectors come in a variety of sizes? Sheet protectors can be used for storing postage stamps, coins, baseball cards, 4x6 photos, and paper money. Some manufactures create special sizing with the sheet protectors divided in thirds and fourths. Check out some of the ideas below to see what you can store!
Stencils, Stamps and Dies
Your favorite stencils, stamps and dies can be stored in a scrapbooking album. Flipping through the pages is a breeze. Your dies can be organized by size, brand or theme.
Storing ephemera in an album is a perfect storage solution. The items you have can be easily seen and flipped through. Consider preprecutting items with your dies and storing them in the album. This way you could have items ready to go when you start with your next project.
Do you like to save the user manuals and instructions that you receive when purchasing new tools? If you save manuals it will be easy to referback to them. Storing the manuals in an album makes referencing instructions painless!
Perhaps you have a variety of markers, pens, paints, inks and pencils in your crafty stash. Creating a collection of swatches is perfect for referencing colors. As we all know, the color on the outside of the pen doesn't necessarily reflect the actual color. Making swatches will show you how the color actually looks on paper.
Last but not least, albums are great for keeping track of inventory. Why is keeping track of inventory important? If you keep track of your items, then accidentally making duplicate purchases can be avoided. This will save you time and money!
What items do you store in your albums? Do you have any ideas for what might be stored?