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Saturday Organization Tips!

I didnt get to post last week, so Im giving you a bonus this week of THREE tips for organizing your craft space!

I like to have my tools and most commonly used items within my reach. I also find that having things like my Designer Paper and ribbons within my reach help to encourage me to use them more. To achieve this, I have a bookshelf on my desk that all of these items are kept on. I also spray painted it white so it would better match my room!

Tip 1:

Pre-cut your Designer Paper and store it in either clear stamp cases or these cello envelopes. I can show you how to do that if you need some guidance. I cut the information on the backing of the package out and keep it with my papers. This way all of the coordinating colors and the item number are available when I grab the paper. I got my clear envelopes from Amazon, and they are sized 6×6.

TIP 2:

Ribbons! I love using ribbon on projects. But I found if they are in a drawer or on a separate shelf from my workspace then I don’t use them. So I found this spice rack at Ikea. I painted it white, and voila! It has the little bar in front so the ribbon doesn’t roll off and the opening I can use to pull an end through. I considered getting a paper towel holder, but then removing the roll to replace or take to events would be more difficult… that would mean I wouldn’t use my ribbon, and we want to use our ribbon!! (I normally have more ribbon than this, but I cleared out my retiring ones into a box so I could focus on using them for classes)

TIP 3:

To keep my Designer Paper and other tools in reach and organized, I bought a wooden plate rack from Ikea! I also keep my Stamparatus plates on it. 3 plates will fit in each divided section. Depending on how many sheets of Designer Paper you have in a packet will determine how many packs can fit in each section. I fit at least 2.

This is the Ikea information for the plate rack and spice rack:

Hope you enjoyed these organization tips! I would live to hear some of yours, so please leave a comment below with what works for your space!

Craft Room Update – STORAGE by Stampin’ Up

I have been working on my craft room for quite some time.  I studied, measured, sketched, searched until I was ready to throw the notebook across the room – multiple times!  But I finally had a sketch that I loved! I have a fairly small craft space.  It is actually the sunroom in my apartment (see, who says you don’t have room for a stamping business in an apartment?!).  So I have had to be quite creative to maximize my little space.  In comes Stamp-n-Storage, Ikea, Amazon, and STORAGE by Stampin’ Up to the rescue!

Last year, I focused on my desk.  I wanted a bigger work surface and my most used items at my reach.  (More on that later).  This year,  I have focused on finishing my desktop area, and then on my other storage.  This project has expanded to the entire apartment as I had stuff stuck EVERYWHERE!!  I am so happy with my space that I want to begin sharing some of my space with you each week – look for Craft Room Updates each Saturday!  

For my first post I wanted to focus specifically on how I am using some of our STORAGE by Stampin’ Up!  This product line was just released the first of this month and is so awesome!  Now, I already had several great storage solutions in my craft room, but I was lacking a satisfying solution for my Blends!  I just hadn’t found that perfect item… at least, not until Stampin’ Up released their new Storage line! I just love how inspiring they are in my space!  Let’s face it, some days, we need all the inspiration we can get!  And they are right at my fingertips!

Check out my Blends storage before…

And now…colors are so much easier to find and keep where I can find them!

Don’t you just love it too?!  You can get your STORAGE by Stampin’ Up in my online store – its ALWAYS open!

Share your craft room storage and organization tips in the comments below!  What kind of space inspires you?  Are you a messy crafter, or does everything have its place, and thats where it always is?  Is all your craft stash in one room, or scattered across your home?  I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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