One of my favorite parts of convention is the kick off party the evening before convention starts. During the party Stampin' Up! has several booths that you can go to and see stamping presentations put on by other demonstrators. Linda Heller was one of the presenters this year and I wanted to share some of her organization ideas for storing buttons.
Linda took 24 button containers, added magnets to the back, and stuck them to a cookie sheet. If you look at the top of the photo (click for an enlarged version), you can see that she punched two holes in the top of the cookie sheet using a crop-a-dial and then threaded some ribbon through the holes so she can hang it on the wall.
Each color of button has its own container. She decorated the top of each container with a scalloped circle that's the same color as the buttons. On the white circle it lists the color of each button along with which color family it belongs to (S = subtles collection, B = brights collection, etc.). Of course she added buttons to the top so she can see all of the designs she has in each color.
If the cookie sheet idea is too much for you, she also showed a much simpler idea. You can store the buttons in the empty stamp cases that our clear mount stamps come in. Linda punched out a 1/2" circle punch that coordinates with each button color in the case and adhered it to the spine of the case. She has one case for each color family of buttons.
Linda also shared this great idea for showing her customers the colors and designs of the buttons. Again its organized by color family. It lists the name of the color family at the top; the item number, quantity, and price on the second line; and the six colors of buttons on the next two lines. Such a clever idea!
You can take these ideas and also use them to organize your other small stamping supplies--eyelets, brads, etc. I hope this gives you some ideas to work with. Thanks for stopping by!