Chipboard is one of those more difficult things for me to organize. I have everything from letters and numbers to tons of other designs. Some in natural chipboard and some colored and glittered. So what do you do with pieces as small as 1/2" all the way to 12"x12"?
Well let me see if I can help.
First we need to ask ourselves a couple of questions.
- 1) Do you cover your own chipboard or purchase only the prefinished colored ones?
- 2) Do you have graphic designs as well as alphas?
- 3)Do you have so many you can sort them by themes?
Finished Chipboard Collectors - If you only purchase prefinished chipboard it might work for you to sort the graphics by color, MFG or theme (remember what way works best for you with the rest of your room).
Finished and Non Finished Collectors - Here is where it can get complicated. For me no matter what finish is on the chipboard I search by shape. If it doesn't match then I just refinish it. If you don't refinish the chipboard that is already prefinished then I would suggest separating it from the naked chipboard. However for me I will be separating by types of shapes, for example... I put all my swirly chipboard together, all my flowers together. How you sort these graphics will be determined by what you have.
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