Wednesday, September 18, 2013

File it away.. And Stay Organized!!

I always wonder how teachers do it!  Wrangle a ton of little minions (or older minions - lol), process papers, teacher plans, Pinterest ideas (lol), box top collections, notes from parents, staff, business cards, report cards... whew!  Organization and patience are a key - one I'm often short on and working on, lol. 
When my new Envelope Punch came in and I started playing (3o minutes after it was in - I rushed through eating dinner and ran off to play - just like my kids do, lol).  I LOVE the cool envelopes it creates (66 different sizes!).  I also love using it to make some FUN and Different Cards!  Incorporating this into a gift for our teacher is a fun surprise!
I love all things stationary... index card boxes were a big thing when I was younger... and I still love them.  They used to make great clothing trunks and accessory holders for my Barbies to storing great resources as I aged.
A fun gift for a special teacher in my life, I used the Envelope Punch (#133744) to create fun inserts for our organized teacher.
Inspired by this card, I couldn't resist using some of our Brights card stock family to create a fun file folder selection for some little item organization. 
How do you create a file folder card??  Cut the 8-1/2" x 11" card stock at the 5-1/5" mark.  Flip the card over and SCORE using our Stampin' Trimmer (#126889) at 4" and 4-1/4" so that you create a space to actually store little items (like box tops, parent notes, etc.).
Staggered tabs allow for easy organization.  It's great to hold little notes, and items while easily seeing where to store the items. 
I'm still wavering on how to decorate the box... here is the inside idea but the outside is still working... this teacher is very trendy, bold, strong and active.  The Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper (#130141) is a fun start for a fun teacher.
Open up this sweet box for a fun way to keep organized.  Bold colors are sure to inspire being used.  I'm always amazed at the little notes, cards, ideas, box tops and more that lands on a teacher's desk.  How do they keep track of it all??  I hope that this gives a fun place as an organized catch all for these bits of information.
I'm so glad you came by today and hope this inspires you to join me as I try to organize my life.. lol.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  Share this, Pin, Email, Tweet, Facebook, Google+ and Join me on those avenues, YouTube and more!
Join me as we toast these unspoken heroes... TEACHERS!  I'm working on getting more and more organized, with the family I have and home businesses, we have tons of bits of paper I need to keep track of.  An organizer like this is sure to help me know where cards, notes, etc are.  It's also a great way to help budget by storing funds in the slots for needs.  Little boxes like these are great ways to keep life on point and making it colorful is just fun! 

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