Patty's Stamping Space

Trying out "Rainbow Order" this year

I'm trying something new this year!  Instead of organizing my Stampin' Up! cardstock in the 4 color families and In Colors in separate paper holders, I combined them all into one big rainbow!  I am LOVING my rainbow order cardstock organization so far!!! :)

As you may know, Stampin' Up! is taking the opportunity to revamp our color families in honor of their 30 Year Anniversary!!  Rather than put all my new colors into the new families, I decided to see how I'd like it in rainbow order!

 

Patty's Stampin' UP! Rainbow of Cardstock 2018 Color Revamp!

My inspiration came from Monica Gale.  Her cardstock is organized in one long horizontal rainbow row, but I don't have room to do that.. so this is how I have mine! 

You can see Monica's rainbow list here.

You will notice that I modified my order a little from hers, because I put the white, vanilla, and neutrals on the left, separate from the rainbow.  I am LOVING this rainbow order so far!!  Do what works for you, and the great news is, you can change it around anytime! :)

I love my paper holders, see the Stamp-n-Storage 8-1/2x11 cardstock holders here

Be sure to click the option to include the 8-1/2x11 or 12x12 paper holder label system to match your paper holder size.. I find them super helpful.. here is how they look: 

 

Patty's Stampin' UP! rainbow order cardstock storage with Stamp-n-Storage paper holder label system. 2018 color revamp.

 

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Free Download: 2018 Stampin UP! NEW Colors - labels to print on Avery 5167

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Label sheets. 

Use Avery Label 5167 for laser jet printing.

Download 2018 Stampin Up Color Family labels

  

    

 

 

 

You'll see all the new Stampin' UP! Colors in your new catalog, but here is a great chart for reference! These are the 4 color families, plus the 2 In Color lists and the 3 new "basics".

  2018 Stampin' UP! Color revamp new color families for cardstock, ink and accessories.

HELPFUL LINKS:

Shop All Stampin' Up! Cardstock HERE

Click to see how I organize my 12x12 Designer Paper

Click to see how I organize my 6x6 Designer Paper stack

Stamp-n-Storage 8-1/2x11 cardstock holders here

Stamp-n-Storage 8-1/2x11 or 12x12 paper holder label system

 

 

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New 2018 Stampin' UP! product Unboxing video!

 

What can be more fun than a new box of Stampin' Up! products and a new catalog?   I don't know... not too many things are more exciting to a crafter!! :)  Do you want to see what I got? Watch the video below! PLUS BONUS TIPS:  how I am organizing my cardstock, Stampin' Spots, sponge daubers and die cuts!

 

New 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! catalog preorder unboxing video from Patty Bennett

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 Watch the video below to see some of my new goodies, and the organization tips I mentioned above!

 

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Stamp-n-Storage trays for Stampin' Spots here

Empty Stampin' Spots available here

Ink refills to make your own Stampin' Spots available here

 

Link to my list of "rainbow order" colors from Monica Gale here

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$100 Stamp-n-Storage Give Away!!

 

Whoohoooo!!  I know how much you love the amazing products from Stamp-n-Storage; the perfect solution to help you organize your crafting spaces!!  So, I am teaming up with Stamp-n-Storage to share a $100 shopping spree with one lucky winner!

 

  Stamp-n-Storage $100 shopping spree giveaway - enter to win at www.PattyStamps.com by 4/10/18

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It's easy to enter to win!

  • leave a comment on this blog post, and tell me your 3 favorite Stamp-n-Storage products
  • 2nd chance to win: leave a 2nd comment on this blog post and tell me something in your craft room that needs organizing!

Details:

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  • emails do not count.. please click on the word comments at the bottom of this post on my blog to leave your comment
  • deadline to enter to win: 9pm PT 4/10/18
  • $100 shopping spree winner will be announced on 4/11/18 here on my blog
  • if you are the winner, contact me to redeem your prize!! (pattystamps@comcast.net)
  • no purchase necessary to enter to win

 

Below you will find some of the great craft room storage and organization solutions from Stamp-n-Storage

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Sta,mp-n-Storage craft room organization for punches and accessories

Above: click to view all Punch storage  /  click to view accessories storage

click to view washi tape storage

 

Sta,mp-n-Storage craft room organization for ink pads, markers and reinkers

ABOVE:  click to view all ink pad holders    /   ink pad with marker/reinker storage

 

Sta,mp-n-Storage craft room organization for makers and ribbon

ABOVE: click to view marker storage   /   ribbon storage

 

Sta,mp-n-Storage craft room organization for wafer dies, framelits, thinlits and embossing folders - perfect storage for magnet sheets

ABOVE: click to view embossing folder and die storage   /   magnet cards

Tips for how I store my dies on Stamp-n-Storage magnet cards

 

Sta,mp-n-Storage craft room organization for cardstock, designer paper, specialty paper - 12"x12" and 8-1/2"x11"

ABOVE:  click for Paper Storage solutions

 

Stamp-n-Storage also offers perfectly sized craft product storage for the IKEA Kallax wall unit system

ABOVE:  Stamp-n-Storage also has dozens of products that fit into the IKEA Kallax wall units!

 

Stamp-n-Storage pop up sale, Pleasanton CA, March 2018 - craft room storage solutions

 

A couple weeks ago, Cindee and I were asked to help at the Stamp-n-Storage pop up sale here in the San Francisco Bay area. (see this post). It was SO much fun meeting so many crafters and stampers and figuring out the perfect storage solutions for their crafting spaces!!   Thanks Brett & Michelle for an AWESOME day!!

 

Stamp-n-Storage pop up sale, Pleasanton CA, March 2018 - craft room storage solutions

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Paper Storage Solutions for Crafters

How do you like to store your cardstock and papercrafting designer papers? 

Vertical or Horizontal?  Rainbow order? Color Families?

In Slots? In Hanging folders? At your fingertips? In a cabinet?

I recently watched THIS fun video from Stamp-n-Storage - they have GREAT paper storage solutions for crafters!!

 

Do you love to organize your craft room?

JOIN ME on Monday, March 26th!!

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Pleasanton, California (San Francisco Bay Area)

 
Stamp-n-Storage Pop Up Sale, Pleasanton, CA March 26, 2018
 
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I have some fun news!! I will be helping at the Stamp-n-Storage pop-up booth in Pleasanton, CA here in the Bay Area on Monday, March 26th!!  If you can stop by, I'd love to see you so you can see all of the amazing storage products they offer for crafting spaces!!
 
 
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Here is how it works:
  • You'll save 20% OFF Stamp-n-Storage products
  • You'll save up to 30% OFF magnet sheets
  • You'll get to take home product with you!!

On Monday, the 26th:

  • Join us inside the Sheraton on Hopyard Rd in Pleasanton
  • Check out the huge display of Stamp-n-Storage products at 20% off
  • Sign up for a chance to win a $75 store credit!!
  • No need to lug your purchases around.. you can grab a ticket at each item display, pay for your products, then drive your car around to the trailer to pick up your products!
 
I have used their top of the line products for many years and have been adding to my craft room bit by bit to incorporate storage for my cardstock, 12x12 paper, embossing folders, framelits/dies, 6x6 paper, Stampin' Blends, stamp sets and ink pads!
 
Are you excited!?  I am!!  Watch this fun Stamp-n-Storage video!!
 

 
How cool was that!?  Can you imagine all the goodies in that trailer!!??
 

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Great tip for storing your 6x6 Paper Stacks

 Do you love craft room storage tips?  Check out my video below today!

Tip for storing 6x6 paper stacks in your craft room, by Patty Bennett

I recently shared my tip for storing your 6x6 paper stacks on a Facebook Live video on my business facebook page.  If you missed it, I'm sharing it below.  I love to use the Avery Elle Extra Large stamp and die storage pockets, trimmed down to 7" tall to store each of my Stampin' Up! paper stacks, and the sticker packs fit perfectly as well!


Watch the Facebook Live replay below:

 

Thank you for watching.. did you catch that great tip at the end from Ali about punching the circle!?  :)

Oh my! that was amazing! Loved that extra tip!

 

Storage Box Link: Box I use to store the 6x6 paper stacks from Stamp-n-Storage. I use the medium size box.

 

Below: the Avery Elle pockets I bought on Amazon. They are so perfect for keeping all the loose 6x6 sheets and scraps together!

  Tip for storing 6x6 paper stacks in your craft room, by Patty Bennett

 

You can see more info about how I store and organize my Stampin' UP! products here..

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Craft Room Storage & Organization Sale

 

I'm super excited to announce that Stamp-n-Storage is offering a 15% discount on EVERYTHING in their online store July 24 - 31, 2017 for Stamp-n-Storage affiliate customers!  You can take advantage of this offer by using my special shopping link HERE and be sure to use the coupon code!!

 

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If you've followed me for very long, you probably know that I LOVE all of the Stamp-n-Storage products for storing and organizing my Stampin' UP! paper, ink, dies, accessories and more!

 

Stamp-n-storage craft room organization products for Patty's Stampin' UP! paper ink dies magnet sheets and more

 

You can see more info about how I store and organize my Stampin' UP! product here..

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Craft Room Storage Tip for Accessories & Embellishments Video

 

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I have a fun tip that I hope will give you ideas for storing and organizing your crafting embellishments and accessories!

I recently brought all of the new Stampin' Up! embellishments and accessories to a demonstrator meeting for the display table, and rather than just put the packages on the table, I put all the darling products in sweet little white bowls from the Daiso Japan store!  They were only $1.50 each and made everything look so cute!

 

Craft room organization tip for accessories and embellishments - video tutorial with Patty Bennett from www.pattystamps.com

Watch the video below!

Please enjoy this quick 5 minute video with a fun tip for organizing (and hopefully USING) your crafting embellishments and accessories! 

 

 
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We had lots of display tables at the meeting.. here are a couple photos of the tables as they filled up with products and projects;

Luv 2 Group Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meeting June 2017 with Patty Bennett & Gina Cardera

Craft room organization tip for accessories and embellishments - video tutorial with Patty Bennett from www.pattystamps.com

 

When I came home from this demonstrator meeting, I decided to leave all of the products in the cute bowls, gather them all into a tray (from the Container Store) and keep them at my stamping desk!!

  1. I thought this should help keep them organized
  2. I hope it will encourage me to grab them and USE THEM!
  3. I can see at a glance what is running low

 

One tip I shared in the video above was to go ahead and take all of the wood embellishment pieces out of the wood sheets.. this way I KNOW I will grab them and use them.. and in fact I already have!

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Touches of Nature Elements #144216, pg 196

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 I hope you enjoyed that idea for organizing in your craft room, and I hope you will enjoy some photos from our fun Luv 2 Stamp group demonstrator meeting last month!!

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Luv 2 Group Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meeting June 2017 with Patty Bennett & Gina Cardera

Luv 2 Group Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meeting June 2017 with Patty Bennett & Gina Cardera

Luv 2 Group Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meeting June 2017 with Patty Bennett & Gina Cardera

Luv 2 Group Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meeting June 2017 with Patty Bennett & Gina Cardera

 

 As you can see we had a wonderful time!!  I'll be sharing more about this meeting soon, and you can see the embossing paste projects I shared HERE.

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6x6 Paper Stack Storage Tip

 

Craft Room Storage tip for 6x6 paper!

Why didn't I try this years ago??  Wow!! This is such a great way to store my 6x6 Stampin' Up! Paper Stacks!!

I am using a lovely wood storage box from Stamp-n-Storage and dividers I made myself to organize my paper stacks!  This works great for any paper 6x6 or smaller!

See below for ordering info!

 

Stamp-n-storage wafer die box great craft room storage tip for 6x6 paper

 

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Stamp-n-storage wafer die box great craft room storage tip for 6x6 paper

 

I love that I can now see at a glance if I am running low on one of the paper stacks, and I can also keep all my loose pieces all together in the same spot instead of having them fall out all over! :)

 

More helpful storage ideas for your craft room:

Additional Craft Room Storage Solutions & Tips:

 

 

 

Patty's Craft Room and Storage Tips

 

It's been awhile since I've shared my craft space and how I organize my Stampin' Up! supplies, so I thought it was time for my new viewers to see how I organize it all!

Scroll down for a video tour!

As with any crafting or hobby room, my space is always evolving and changing.  Some of my crafting supplies have moved around or are being stored a little differently now, but I hope these links and video give you some good ideas for organizing YOUR crafting space!

 

Patty's Stamp Loft organization and storage tips.

 

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How I Distressed Pine Boards for Photo Backgrounds

 

If you follow me on Facebook, you probably saw the fun pile of pine wood boards that my neighbor left by my front door.  Many of you asked what I was going to do with them?  Well, they are for the backgrounds of my blog post projects!!

HOWEVER, I came across a little issue....  the pine is so "yellow" that it fools my camera and it makes all the photos really yellow, which require a ton of photoshoping to make them look better.. so.. I decided to buy some paint and start painting and distressing the yellow-ish pine boards to make them look more interesting and a little bit like they'd been weathered for a long time!

 

How to distress wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

The boards were single left over pine planks from who knows what project.. and my neighbor (handy-dandy woodshop neighbor) glued them together into larger pieces.. he sanded them and did the beveled edges on them too!!  It's so great to have handy friends!!!! :)

 You can see from the photo below, that the pine boards I found in our garden shed, are quite yellow, and after my "distressing process" I managed to make them all look totally different!

 

How to distress wood pine planks pattystamps before

 

Before and After: How to distress wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

After Distressing wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

I really should have looked on Youtube before I started this process, but I just dove right in with some bottles of acrylic paint, old paint brushes, an old toothbrush, foam brushes, sand paper and old rags.

It was about a 3 day process as I was trying to get the house decorated for Christmas at the same time, and couldn't devote all my time to this project.

 

My (totally amateur) process to distress the wood:

  1. start with a wash of paint (acrylic paint watered down) and applied with a foam brush
  2. sand when dry
  3. add a 2nd color the same way as #1
  4. sand when dry
  5. add a 3rd color with a very dry paint brush to give the appearance of wood grain (with a light touch)
  6. sand when dry
  7. evaluate... like it? stop!  needs more color? (probably!) :) add more colors either as a wash or with a dry paintbrush
  8. add paint speckles or streaks with the toothbrush dipped in paint
  9. distress wood with wire brush, coarse sand paper, or anything that will rough it up a bit
  10. apply more paint
  11. sand again
  12. ya, you get the idea... you could do this for days....  I had to make myself stop!

 

Notes:

For the blue ones, I started with white paint and added blue, then added more white

For the light ones, I started with white paint and added hints of gray, black and brown (with a very dry brush)

For the dark ones, I started with brown paint, and added white, gray and black paint

On some of the boards, I dipped my rag into water then into paint and kind of washed over the boards.

I basically experimented with every possible combination I could think of. :)

 

How to distress wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

How to distress wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

When I am ready to photograph my craft projects, I place them on a board and take photos, as you can see below:

 

How to distress wood pine boards for craft photo backgrounds by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

I experiment with different boards depending on the color and size of the project, then crop the photo and add my watermark as shown below.

 

How to distress wood pine boards for craft project photo backgrounds.  Christmas gift bags from Stampin Up  by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

Christmas Kraft Gift bag stamped with Merry Medley background stamp from Stampin Up! by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

Above and below:

Examples of different wood backgrounds for my Merry Medley Christmas gift bag projects.

I stamped the Kraft gift bags with my Merry Medley background stamp and decorated them with some Warmth & Cheer designer paper for easy and fun holiday gift bags!

 

Christmas Kraft Gift bag stamped with Merry Medley background stamp from Stampin Up! by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

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My new 12x12 Paper Storage

 

I recently made some updates to my Stampin' Up! 12x12 Designer Series Paper storage in my stamp loft.  I learned about these great Storage Studio plastic sleeves from my friend Cindee, and several of you commented on them in my Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek video (see it here).

As promised, here is the info and update on how well these "Storage Studio" Paper Files work in my Stamp-n-Storage Paper Holders!  I replaced the old 12x12 holders I had with the Stamp-n-Storage paper holders to match my 8-1/2 x 11 holders, and I'm so happy with my paper wall of happiness!

 

12x12 Stampin' Up! paper storage solution update from Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

 To see the Stamp-n-Storage 12x12 paper holders - CLICK HERE

Watch the VIDEO BELOW to see how I updated my 12x12 Designer Paper Storage!

 

 

 

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Storage Studios Paper Files on Amazon - CLICK HERE

Storage Studios Paper Files at Office Supply - CLICK HERE

I also found them on Walmart.com and a couple other sites so you might search around before buying!

 

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To purchase Storage Studios Paper Files on Amazon - CLICK HERE

 

12x12 paper files from storage studios - Patty's Stamping Loft

 

These paper files are terrific, and I'm so glad Cindee told me about them!!

Nice and sturdy and they perfectly hold 2 packs of Designer Paper plus your scraps!!

 

12x12 Stampin' Up! paper storage solution update from Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

12x12 Stampin' Up! paper storage solution update from Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

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My New Stamp-n-Storage Ink Pad Holders!

 

I'm so excited to share my newly organized Stampin' UP! ink pad storage system with you, featuring the Stamp-n-Storage ink pad holders!

Stamp-n-Storage ink pad holders for my Stampin' Up! Ink Pads, Patty Bennett's stampin loft

For about 15 years I've used a similar, custom built, ink pad holder but it was a little bulkier and I needed 2 of them stacked to store all my ink pads.  I'm so happy that now I can have all my pads just right out in front of me the way I like them!

 

Watch my video below for info on the great ink pad holders available at Stamp-n-Storage.

 

  

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Ink pad storage make over featuring Stamp-n-Storage ink pad holders for my Stampin' Up! Ink Pads, Patty Bennett's stampin loft

 

I love how streamlined these holders are, and that all my Stampin' UP! ink pads are at my fingertips!!   You can paint or stain these.. so far I've opted to keep all of my Stamp-n-Storage products natural.  Maybe someday I'll change that but I like the natural wood look for now.  Thank you so much Stamp-n-Storage for these fabulous ink pad organizers!!  It is true that you are more creative and more productive when you are organized!!

 

Stamp-n-Storage ink pad holders for my Stampin' Up! Ink Pads, Patty Bennett's stampin loft

 

As mentioned in the video above, I have two of the "24" holders and one of the "30" holders all lined up side by side so that I can have my 4 Stampin' UP! color families displayed horizontally in front of me.  This is what works for me.  Many people prefer the vertical orientation, but do what works for you and your space!  When you go to the Stamp-n-Storage website ink pad holder page (here), you'll find several options as shown below:

 

Stamp-n-Storage ink pad holder options.  So many to select from to fit your crafting space!

When you click the Standard Ink Pad Holders option (Circled above) you'll find the dimensions below.. you can select from any of these sizes and shapes to store from 24 to 60 ink pads.  I've circled the 2 sizes that I have (shown in the video above).

Stamp-n-Storage ink pad holder options.  So many to select from to fit your crafting space!

As you can see there are LOTS of options offered by Stamp-n-Storage for your ink pad storage, and this is what worked best for me.  Measure your space, count your ink pads, then find a solution that works well for you!

 

 And because everyone should have fresh flowers at their crafting desk....

Patty's Stamp-n-Storage ink pad holders - no crafting space is complete without some fresh flowers from the garden!

 

Important and useful links:

 

 Stampin' UP! also offers an ink pad storage solution called the Color Caddy (here).  As I mentioned in the video, we all have different preferences and space requirements, so select an option that works best for your space!

 

 Click any of the photos below to shop for your Stampin' UP! Ink Pads, or the Color Caddy!

 

 

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Organizing Tip for Stampin' Up! Accessories

 

Whether you have a large craft room, or just a tabletop or desk, or anything in between, I am guessing you love to have "the crafting essentials" right at your fingertips like I do!  I love to keep Stampin' Up! Accessories like pearls, rhinestones, candy dots, dimensionals, and more, right on my desk.

This is the storage solution that I have on my crafting desk for my most used Stampin' UP! Accessories!

Organizing tip for your craft room: how to store Stampin' Up! Accessories to have them at your fingertips on your crafting table!  by Patty Bennett

The container is a Linus brand 3-section divided cabinet drawer organizer from The Container Store #10048913, (see photo below).  The dividers are Staples brand ultra durable poly file folders.  I used them for my thinlit die storage dividers (here) and also for 3 of these accessory containers and I still have tons left from the package.

 

Organizing Supplies from the Container Store and Staples for Patty's Stampin' UP! accessory organizer

I cut the dividers into 4" strips then into varying heights so that some divider tabs were shorter in front and others were taller in back (with the taller accessory packages).

Both in my Accessory organizer above and my thinlit die storage below, I used my Brother P-touch labeler.  I got it at Sam's Club. .. don't know how I ever lived without it!

See the product photos at the bottom of this post for the items I am keeping in my Accessory Organizer.  The nice thing about these poly/plastic file folder dividers is that the labels will just peel right off if something retires and I need to make a new label for new products!

Tip for organizing your Stampin' Up! accessories - keep them right at your fingertips on your crafting desk! by Patty Bennett. Poly File folders from Staples, cut into dividers.

These are the same poly file folders I used to made dividers for my Stamp-n-Storage thinlit die storage (see the full blog post HERE)

 

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If you'd like to see all of my craft room organization tips and craft room tour, please click on the resources below:

 

How do you like to organize and store your Stampin' UP! accessories?

 

 Stampin' Up! Accessories in my Organizer:

 

 

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Project Life Cards - Organized! Watch the Video!

 

 I did it! It's organized!!  My Project Life cards, albums and pages are all happily organized and... drum roll... I've been USING THEM and have even completed an entire year in the past couple of weeks!

Thanks to Project Life by Stampin' Up! supplies and my Stamp-n-Storage organizer, I'm a happy camper and am committed to preserving our family memories in albums!

 

Patty's Craft Room Makeover Project Life counter organized for memory keeping with Stamp n Storage card organizer.

 

Being organized with the Stamp n Storage pocket Scrapbook Holder and having your crafting supplies at your fingertips is essential to a happy crafting experience and the key to USING your supplies!!  I'm so happy now that I can just grab some photos and slip them into my Project Life albums anytime!!!

WARNING.. although this card organizer is amazingly fabulous.. there are some really disturbing MESSY MESSY MESSY craft room images in this video!!  :)

 

 

 

 If you are unable to watch the video above, see it on YouTube here.

 

Watch THIS VIDEO to see WHY I am working on Project Life in 2016!

 

Patty's Craft Room Makeover Project Life counter organized for memory keeping with Stamp n Storage card organizer.

 

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Project Life by Stampin' Up! supplies available here! Albums, cards, accessory packs, pocket pages, stamps, journaling markers and more all available HERE ONLINE!

Stamp n Storage Project Life card organizer available HERE online (mine is the largest size).

As I mentioned in the video above, I did go ahead and have my neighbor install a raised countertop over the wood cabinet top.. so now I have about 4" more space, plus a slot between the countertops to store all the flat background boards I use for photography and video backgrounds, PLUS (BIG plus) it's about 5" taller so I can very comfortably stand at this counter and work!!

 

Patty's craft room makeover Project Life countertop with Stamp n Storage card organizer

Patty's Craft Room Makeover Project Life counter organized for memory keeping.

Patty's Craft Room Makeover Project Life counter organized for memory keeping with Stamp n Storage card organizer.

 

Patty Bennett's 1st complete Project Life album - 2001 is Done!

 

SHOP ONLINE: If you need any of the supplies to create a Project Life Album, just click on any of the product photos below and it will take you right to my online store.

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 Disclaimer, More Products and a Tip.. the items shown below are most of the Project Life by Stampin' Up! supplies, but please CLICK HERE to see them all.  AND, click HERE to see the video showing you how to view all the cards in each box! :)

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 TIP>> check out the Clearance Rack priced box sets and accessory packs HERE. . the discounted prices are not showing above, but they are a great way to try out a pack of Project Life cards for only $6.38!

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Craft Room Organization Video Tip

I am excited to share my organization journey with you for organizing Stampin' Up! Big Shot Thinlits, Framelits and Edgelits!

I have tried several different organization methods over the years and I am really happy with my current storage solution from Stamp-n-Storage!

Organize your Stampin' UP! Big Shot Framelits and Thinlits with boxes and magnet sheets by Stamp n Storage.  Watch the video tutorial by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

Here are the supplies I used to organize my framelits, thinlits and edgelits:

Organize your Stampin' UP! Big Shot Framelits and Thinlits with boxes and magnet sheets by Stamp n Storage.  Watch the video tutorial by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

Organization Supplies:

 

Get Organized! Watch the video below, or HERE on YouTube

 

I love that I can easily remove and use the framelit, and then replace the pieces onto the magnet cards without any other packaging!

Organize your Stampin' UP! Big Shot Framelits and Thinlits with boxes and magnet sheets by Stamp n Storage.  Watch the video tutorial by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

Organize your Stampin' UP! Big Shot Framelits and Thinlits with boxes and magnet sheets by Stamp n Storage.  Watch the video tutorial by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

As you can see above and below, I cut the Staples Poly file folders down into smaller pieces and used them for my dividers!  I cut them to 7" wide to fit the boxes perfectly.  I used my P-Touch label maker to create categories.  You are welcome to copy my suggested categories, or do what works for you!  To see how easy it is to make file folder tabs with the Envelope Punch board, WATCH THIS VIDEO.

Organize your Stampin' UP! Big Shot Framelits and Thinlits with boxes and magnet sheets by Stamp n Storage.  Watch the video tutorial by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

Each magnetic card is labeled with my P-Touch label maker.  You could also add the Stampin' UP! product code, or # of dies per set to the label.

Organize your Stampin' UP! Big Shot Framelits and Thinlits with boxes and magnet sheets by Stamp n Storage.  Watch the video tutorial by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

I am super happy with my current storage solution!!  Stamp n Storage is a terrific company right here in the USA and they have always provided me with top notch service!

You can see my Paper Storage Solution from Stamp-n-Storage in my Craft Room Tour Video below:

 

Purchasing your Big Shot & Framelits:

Stampin' UP! offers the Big Shot Die cutting machine as well as a wonderful selection of framelits, thinlits and edgelits. I'm providing shopping links below for you, should you wish to purchase any of them. 

Important note:

Most framelits and thinlits are available at a 15% discount when you purchase the matching stamp set in a bundle - SEE all bundles here

 

Price: $110.00

 The NEW products below will be available in the new 2016 Occasions catalog on 1/5/16

 

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