If you are anything like me, you want to craft something beautiful without spending the entire day at it, so let’s Organize Your Crafting!
When we moved in December 2012, I chose the smallest room in the house to cozy up. I had a set of drawers and upper cabinets from Home Depot’s kitchen department and painted them white. My carpenter built the counter top for me.
Inks and punches are always out, and I had a leftover whale tail punch organizer, all from Stamp-n-Storage. I turned the whale tail punch organizer on its side to be the perfect place to store all my handmade cards ready to mail!
See how I have 12 slots for dividing birthdays and anniversaries into their months to mail them on time?
I mail A LOT of cards every month!
We moved again in May of 2017 into our dream home, and downsized 1,000 square feet. Who wants to dust and clean when there’s stamping to be done, right?
But don’t worry! This time I gained a sunroom that was turned into my studio!
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With the help of an IKEA drafting table, and two of their “choose a drawer” kitchen cabinets, and kitchen countertop, I added another Punch Storage unit and popped everything up on Kickstands to house my paper trimmer and a nifty drafting table brush for cleanup.
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As you can see, I use punches a lot and when Stampin’ Up! retires them, I KEEP THEM because a good tool is always a good tool and they keep me creating my “4 Cards in 30 Minutes” by the dozens.
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Dies and embossing folders are kept at my fingertips on this IKEA kitchen island. There are wheels at one end so I can roll this out of the way, and pull it out quickly as my cutting station. I invested in four of the Wafer Die Storage bins because when they are full of dies and Magnet Cards, they can become heavy. The bonus for me was that I was able to divide current from retired products, and Stampin’ Up! dies from contraband.
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I tend to keep ink pads, too, so I have arranged everything by color family. I strongly recommend you invest in the 60 pad Combo Holder even if you are keeping your inks in Color Families because it’s the most economical purchse.
I opened that first shipment and I was thrilled! The cabinet grade construction was strong enough to stand freely on my counter top and there was nothing to assemble!
I quickly purchased a Whale Tail Punch Holder. When it arrived as sturdy as the Combo Holder AND the same height, I knew I was going to love this company.
I’m a crafter that doesn’t have all day to spend on a project, so my tools and supplies have to be easy to find. But, at the same time, I can’t tolerate much visual clutter. Stamp-n-Storage pieces fit my need for tidiness AND accessibility!
I purchased Paper Holders, Ribbon Holders, Embossing Folder and Die Storage, and more as each new organizer piece came out. Today, Stamp-n-Storage has an easier way to organize your space with Starter Kits. Whether you are just crafting in a quiet corner, or have an entire room dedicated to your craft, there’s a Starter Kit to fit your needs.
Small town attention to detail: While I have known Brett Haugen by phone for many years, the “Our Story” video says it all. Watch it here:
I had to pare down after moving into the smallest room of a new home. I love the fact that the Combo Holders come in widths so I can build my ink collection around the electrical outlets in my new space! You can see my whole studio in THIS POST.