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:
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.
Above: the labeled sections I used in my container. Do what works for you!
This is the 4 section Linus Packet Organizer I found at the Container Store… LOVE this!
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!!!!!!!
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!!
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.
Did you find a helpful tip today!?
Facebook Live from 2pm today!! just added to the post…
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!
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!
You can watch a video about the old vs. new style Stampin' UP! ink pads HERE.
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.
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!! :)
Click HERE for more info on my cardstock in Rainbow Order!
Click HERE to see paper storage options on Stamp-n-Storage website
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!
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 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.
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!
Watch the video below to see some of my new goodies, and the organization tips I mentioned above!
Having trouble seeing the video in an email? CLICK HERE.
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!
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!
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
ABOVE: Stamp-n-Storage also has dozens of products that fit into the IKEA Kallax wall units!
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!!
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