There really is no rhyme or reason to how I label my cutters. I just put them into categories that I feel will be easy for me to access a cutter when I need it. Some cutters could be in a couple of categories but I just put them where I think they fit best. For example, a heart cutter is a shape but it obviously fits into the category Valentine's better. Another example is a cupcake cutter. A cupcake could fit into the food category but I have it in the birthdays one because I just associate cupcakes with birthdays.
Do you like my Halloween overflow? You can't even see it but there is a small container behind the Christmas overflow. It's so funny because I don't even like Halloween. I don't know how I ended up with so many Halloween cutters. Maybe this year I will make some Halloween cookies. Last year I made some pumpkins & jack o' lanterns for one of my husband's co-workers but that was the extent of my Halloween decorating. Oh yeah I also made some cupcakes for a Halloween party I went to.
Anywho, back to the cutters. What it boils down to is that you should label your cutters not how someone else does but how you want them. You will be the one accessing the cutters and they need to fit into a category where you can easily locate them.
Mostly all of my cutters are plastic or tin but I do own a few copper ones. Thirty five to be exact. Some of them are old cutters my mom gave me. I'm not even sure if they are real copper but they are copper colored so I counted them as copper. Some I have been lucky enough to win in giveaways, some I purchased at Sur la Table and the rest I purchased from Copper Gifts and ecrandal. I love the quality of the cutters from both of these companies. I really treasure the copper cutters I have because my budget does not allow me to purchase many.
I hope you enjoyed looking at my collection. I would love to know what your number is.
Have a great week everyone!