Craft Room Organizing Tip for Card Makers

 I love sharing craft room organizing tips with you!! I love finding new ways to organize my stamping and crafting supplies.  When I find something that really works well for me, I love sharing that idea with you.  If it works for you, great!   If you have another system in place, great – leave me a comment and tell me all about it! 🙂

 I know you don't come here to see the "mess" so I'll just share the "after" photos of my newly organized box for storing parts and pieces that were all over my desk!  I bought this container at The Container Store (info below) and LOVE the sections of this container AND that it's wide enough to fit a card front or folded card/envelope!

 Organization tips for Card Makers:

Organizing Tips for Crafters and Card Makers featuring a 4 section Linus Packet Organizer from the Container Store.

I have 2 of these 4-section Linus Packet Organizers shown above (details below).

LEFT:  this one holds all of my essentials like Stampin' Dimensionals, pearls, doilies, gems, glitter dots, rhinestones, etc.

RIGHT: this one holds all the miscellaneous pieces that were scattered in containers all around my desk.  I have a section for pieces that will be used on a card, a section for partially completed cards, a section for card ideas, and in back, a section of stamped images ready to color.

I used my DYMO labeler to label dividers.  You can see file folder supplies from Staples that I used for the DIVIDERS IN THIS POST.

 

Craft room and card maker tip: create a container with dividers for all those unfinished card pieces!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Above: the labeled sections I used in my container.  Do what works for you!

Amazing Linus Packet Organizer from the Container Store is perfect for storing paper crafting and card making essentials!!  Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

This is the 4 section Linus Packet Organizer I found at the Container Store… LOVE this!

Amazing Linus Packet Organizer from the Container Store is perfect for storing paper crafting and card making essentials!!  Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 Die Cut Storing Tip:

 Below:  This is another great time saver/organizer I have in my craft room.  I also got this container at the Container store (this one was from a few years ago), and I was storing my essentials like dimensionals, pearls, rhinestones, etc., in it.. but I found it works so well for my stash of die cut pieces!!!!!!!

  Multi Section Organizer is perfect for storing paper crafting and card making die cut pieces!!  Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

You may be asking why do I have so many die cuts?  I make 50 to 70 of each card design for customer thank you cards several times a month, so having this stash of die cuts is a huge time saver!  I do have a wonderful neighbor that helps me by doing some bulk die cutting, and it works out well for both of us!!

Multi Section Organizer is perfect for storing paper crafting and card making die cut pieces!!  Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 Last Tip:

I have a little container for all the tiny extra die cut pieces that end up on my table.. then I go through it often to add that little extra special touch to a project!  This is just a Dollar Store plastic dish.. it doesn't have to be anything fancy, but I do find that "see through" is helpful for me.

Dollar Store plastic dish is perfect for storing paper crafting and card making die cut pieces!!  Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

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How I store my Stampin’ UP! framelit dies

 

Each time I share a video, someone always asks about the awesome storage solution I've found for my Stampin' UP! framelits!!

I use the Stamp-n-Storage Magnet Cards, and Avery Elle plastic pockets!

Awesome craft room storage solution for Stampin' Up! framelit dies featuring Stamp-n-Storage magnet cards, Wafer Die Storage totes, and Avery Elle plastic sleeves. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

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Watch the video HERE showing how I store the magnet sheets in the Avery Elle plastic sleeves.

 

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 store my framelits on the magnet cards in the Stamp-n-Storage Wafer Die Storage Totes. I have all 3 sizes, but use the medium size the most. (as shown above).  

Here are the Stamp-n-Storage 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:

 

Below: the Avery Elle pockets I bought on Amazon. They are also perfect for your 6×6 Paper Stacks, and for keeping all the loose 6×6 sheets and scraps together!

  Craft Room StorageTip for organizing 6x6 paper stacks with Avery Elle plastic sleeves, by Patty Bennett

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

 

Hope you found this tip helpful! Let me know if you have any questions!

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How I organized my NEW Stampin’ Up! ink pads!

 

This year I made a big change in my craft room and organized all of my Stampin' UP! cardstock, ink pads and reinkers in Rainbow Order!!  I have been thinking about it for years, and with the new color revamp this year, I decided rather than memorizing which colors were in which Stampin' UP! color families, I would just change to rainbow order!

Results: I LOVE IT!

 

Stampin' UP! ink pads in rainbow order. Patty's craft room organization tips.  Stamp-n-Storage wood storage units.  www.PattyStamps.com

ABOVE: my ink pad storage units from Stamp-n-Storage, show 2 styles of ink pad holders.  The one on the bottom is for the new style Stampin' UP! ink pads only (it won't fit the old style). The one on top is the old style (see this post), and holds the old and new style pads.   They offer MANY different styles of ink pad holders, and from June 8 to 18, 2018 you'll find some of them on sale at 15% off!

 

Helpful Links

 

Stampin' UP! ink refills in rainbow order. Patty's craft room organization tips.   www.PattyStamps.com

Above: I redid my reinkers into rainbow order as well!!  They are all in a drawer next to me as I craft, so I can easily grab them to reink my pads or use them for watercoloring techniques.  I used retired candy dots and glimmer dots, some colored with Stampin' Blends or Sharpie markers, to try to capture a color close to the ink color, then I wrote the name on the lid with a fine tip Sharpie.

 

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Like I mentioned above, I LOVE the rainbow order for my supplies!   The great news is.. if you try it and you don't like it, it's so easy to change … but for me, this was a GREAT change!  I love just being able to "browse the greens", or "browse the reds" at a glance!! :) 

 

Stampin' UP! cardstock in rainbow order. Patty's craft room organization tips.  Stamp-n-Storage wood storage units.  www.PattyStamps.com

 

Helpful Links!

  • Click HERE for more info on my cardstock in Rainbow Order!
  • Click HERE to see paper storage options on Stamp-n-Storage website
  • Click HERE to purchase Stampin' UP! cardstock

 

Stampin' UP! Stampin' Blends alcohol markers  in rainbow order. Patty's craft room organization tips.  Stamp-n-Storage wood storage units.  www.PattyStamps.com

Lastly, I wanted to share my Stampin' Blends marker holder.. I love it and am eagerly awaiting the new colors of Stampin' Blends to be come available later this month!!

Helpful Links

  • Click HERE to shop the Stamp-n-Storage Marker holder
  • Click HERE to shop Stampin' Blends
  • More info HERE about the 10 day sale from Stamp-n-Storage

(Note:  15% off offer from Stamp-n-Storage does NOT apply to Stampin' Up! products)

 

 
 
 

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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 8-1/2×11 cardstock holders here

Be sure to click the option to include the 8-1/2×11 or 12×12 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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for the Stampin' UP! Color Family

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 12×12 Designer Paper

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

Stamp-n-Storage 8-1/2×11 cardstock holders here

Stamp-n-Storage 8-1/2×11 or 12×12 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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SHOPPING LINKS:

Stamp-n-Storage paper dividers here

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

Click below to download the .pdf file

for the Stampin' UP! Color Family

Label sheets.  Use Avery Label 5167.

Download 2018 Stampin Up Color Family labels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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:

  • must be in the U.S. to win the shopping spree
  • must leave your name and state in your comment
  • 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!! ([email protected])
  • 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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