my awesome bff got me these storage things for my birthday (i think she said it was from costco)
and i knew that they would be perfect to get my outrageous vinyl stash organized!!!!
i know what you are thinking…holy crap woman..do you really need all these for your vinyl.
and the answer is yes. yes i do.
the first thing i do when i get my vinyl (i buy the 12×24 cause it’s the best deal) i cut it down to 12×12. i like to lay them flat cause once your mat gets a little unsticky, and the vinyl is curled…it’s hard to keep it down as your cutting it.
so bin number 1: my BIG pieces of plain colored vinyl…
when i’m doing a big project i immediately have all the vinyl right there at my finger tips (it’s color coordinated too)
one for my scraps (keep um!!!!!) if you need ideas on what to do with them..go HERE
I always keep my negative space…you never know when you need a k outline…or a peace sign outline. these come in really handy when you need to personalize a notebook or a book or something for your kids…
also..i do a few little projects that need like just an inch or two ….and i hate cutting into my big 12×12 for that. after i cut my vinyl on the cameo..i cut around all the words or design to save as much unused vinyl as possible before i peel off the negative space!
(all the words on my bins are made from scrap pieces!)
now…in here…i keep my ongoing list of colors i need. i try to always keep one 12×12 of each color…so when i notice that i’m getting low…i just jot it down. then when i see the list getting big…or i need a bunch of vinyl for a project and i’m already putting in an order..i know what i need!!!
expressions vinyl actually sells a little sample of each color for $4.
Number 5 isn't labeled! it should be WIP for works in progress. :p
Nighttime Crafter says
Love love love your site. Been a long time follower. My question is…when you say you keep the negative space on the vinyl how do you do that? I peel it off so that I can get the transfer paper on but it sticks together and gets all jumbled. how do I get the image I want AND keep the negative space? If you covered this I missed it….anyway…love your storage, i keep mine all color coded in an exact bin like that but use baggies for scraps…good idea to label them. 🙂 Happy holidays!
Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple says
Great way to store your vinyl! Mine is getting out of control and I just ordered more, darn 25% coupon!
Janes Girl Designs says
Very impressive! I have a simple basket with three colors…I'm completely inspired to expand my collection!
Kimbo West says
i make sure the transfer tape covers only the piece i want to peel off—then i place it right on the whole thing and peel off carefully to only grab the right image leaving the negative space–it doesn't work with super detailed stuff– it's got be a nice clean cut to start with! good luck!