Next, it's time to sort your whittled-down stash into categories. Sort in a way that makes sense to you and that will make it easy for you to find items later on. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.Theme (season, vacation, holiday, floral, vintage):
This option works well for both stickers and die cuts. When organized by theme, they are much easier to find and use. When you're working on a Fourth of July layout, for example, you can easily shuffle through your holiday stickers and die cuts to find just the right addition.Color:
All your letter stickers can be organized by color. This system makes it easy to find the color you need while working on a layout.Size/Type (border, frame, tag, etc.):
This method works best for die cuts as they come in all sizes and types. If you need a tag as the finishing touch on a layout, go right to your stash of tag die cuts. Sometimes a picture needs a little something extra, and the right die-cut frame will do the trick.Manufacturer:
Many manufacturers make stickers and die cuts to coordinate with their papers. Keep all the accessories for a certain paper line together and you can quickly pull together a look.
HINT: The Sticker Stadium by Think Inside the Box allows you to sort items in tiered compartments, making everything easy to see. The unit comes with printed dividers -- just flip them over to customize categories.