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Organizing Your Stamping Space

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Whether you have a tiny corner of your bedroom or entire room set aside for your creative space, the key is to make it functional for you.

Like many stampers, I tend to fill up all the space I have – so think in advance about the items you absolutely have to have and be willing to part with the rest.   (For example, I only have current stamp sets in my Studio – once a stamp set retires, I sell it.  Not only does it free up space, it provides me cash to buy new stamps!  *Ü*)

Here are some resources for you on setting up your new crafting area:

 

Tips & Tricks

Storing Framelits

  • Go to the craft store and get magnetic sheets – they are usually sold in rolls and have adhesive backing on the back.  Cut it to fit a picture frame so that you can hang it.  The Magnetic sheet will “hold” your framelits for easy storage & removal.
  • cut a  Magnet Sheet and place it inside one of our Clear-Mount Stamp cases.
  • Cut a piece of Magnet Sheet and place inside the Framelits Folder.  Keeps them in the original package (so customers can see what they’ll get when they purchase it).

Storing Cardstock

  • organize your cardstock in ways that make sense to YOU – I do by color families (all the brights together), others do it by color (reds, blues, etc.) and others do it alphabetically by name. Use a system that will make it easy for you to find what you need!
  • the most important factor in storing your cardstock is to make sure it won’t get damaged in storage (curl or bend).  I use plastic storage drawers (they also make them large enough for 12×12 designer paper) but in the beginning I used a file cabinet I got at Goodwill and used Hanging Folders.  I then used tabs with a piece of the cardstock & wrote the color on it – it was easy to find and took up a small amount of space.
  • what to do with the scraps?  I personally never keep anything under a quarter sheet anymore but in the “old days” when my girls were small, I had them take the scraps & punch out different designs and then stored those in a ziploc baggie (by color.)  We didn’t have the big shot back then, but if we had, I would have cut out framelit designs as well.

Storage Units at Stampnstorage

Stampnstorage    There are so many small things we need to store – ribbon, punches, embellishments, etc.   When I first got started, I went to Goodwill and found plastic storage bins with lids and that served me well for quite awhile.   The next thing I saved for was an ink pad holder.  Stampin’ Up! doesn’t sell their holder anymore, but Stampnstorage is a good website for lots of storage units.  These aren’t cheap so I recommend that you save up your profits from your stamping events until you can justify the expense.

And don’t forget Ikea – they have a ton of storage items that are perfect for papercrafters!

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