Stamp and Punch Storage

Sorry  that I haven’t posted lately, I’ve been working like crazy and now I have a nasty ear infection. Fun fun.

So here as promised is a look at my stamp and punch storage.

Here is my favorite way of storing my stamp sets and Spellbinders Dies. Avery 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 sheet protectors and binders from Staples. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them. I have about 15 of them, all broken into different categories.

Here is one of my Pink by Design Sentiment Stamp Binders. I belong to the PBD Stamp of the Month Club…(love it) so I have a couple of binders full of sentiments.

I just added a piece of Velcro to each top to keep them closed. It’s so easy to just flip through each one and pick the one that I want.

For my single stamps I found this Crop in Style Binder at one of the local Thrift shops for $2….what a steal !!!
It even had all the original inserts in it.

I just added some extra Hockey card holders into it and slid in my single stamps. These are my Stamping Bella Stamps they fit perfectly into the pockets.

I keep all my wood mounted stamps (or at least the one’s that I haven’t unmounted) in a 12 x 12 Iris Scrapbook Case that I got at Michaels.

I also use them for all of my paper punches, these are some of my Martha Stewart Halloween punches. I love how they fit and I can clearly see the one that I want to use.

Here are my cases of stamps and punches, I have them in several colors and broken into categories. 

More of my craft area storage

Here are some more pictures of my craft area and the ways that I try to keep organized.

This is my Cropper Hopper Rolling Organizer which I purchased from Michaels. It was 50% off then I used a 25% coupon on top of that…. can’t beat that.

The first few drawers have some of my tools like my Corner Chomper, popdots, adhesives, double sided tapes. Then a drawer for stamping stuff….blocks, sponges, embossing pillow. The last few are for the rest of my inks.

This is the ink I use most often and it sits on top of my table in a Sizzix Die Holder that I found at a local thrift shop for $2. Can you believe it…. only $2 I couldn’t believe my eyes. Then next to that is a old cassette holder that I picked up for .50 cents at a garage sale, I just cut pieces of a cereal box and made shelves for my Memento Dew Drops.

Here is my new OttLite Desk Lamp I got it at Costco for $20….love it!!

These are my Copics they sit in paint brush holders from the dollar store and my Bic markers in a case I paid $1 for at a craft shop.

This is one of my favorite ways to keep my Spellbinders Dies organized. Avery Sheet Protectors 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 and Binders work great for these and many other items. I use them to store my stamps as well which I will post pictures of another day.

I kept the original folder and removed the tape and the Die from the back.

Next I opened the folder added a new piece of dbl sided tape and a piece of magnet, then slid them into the pockets. Perfect fit they just need a piece of Velcro at the top to close them.

I keep the rest of my stuff for the Cuttlebug in an Iris Card Keeper Box found at Michaels. I took out most of the dividers placed my folders in the front with the small dies and my Fiskars Embossing Plates and A,B,C plates in the back.

In an upcoming post I’ll show you my stamp storage.

Happy crafting.

A Peek at some of my Craft Storage

Here is a little peek into my craft storage.

For a while I took over all the space downstairs in the kitchen, on the  dining table, anywhere there was a surface, to do my crafting. Then one day I decided I was taking over half my bedroom and setting up a craft area.

I went to Nanaimo ReStore (this store helps generate funds to support Habitat for Humanity’s building program) and started looking. I picked up 2- 1 1/2′ x 8′ long tables and a folding table for $38…. what a great deal. If you live in the area, you should check it out.

So I set up the tables and started putting up all my storage. Everything has a place and is categorized.

I got this Space Saver Over the toilet Storage Shelf at Walmart for $20, it was the display model. It worked out perfectly!!!

The bottom part was turned into my Ribbon rack. Some lids from empty embossing powders, some screws and pieces of dowel to make it. Of course, I have it separated by color, and when I need more room I can just turn it around and add more.

The top part I turned into my embellishment centre. At the top I took pieces of Velcro and stuck them to the bottom side of my Stickles bottles and hung them from the top. I also hung my Glossy Accents the same way. Under the Stickles are my Martha Stewart Microbeads.

As you can see in the picture above, for the second shelf I took pieces of a cereal box and made shelves to fit across. Then added my Martha Stewart and Stampendous Flocking Powders and my Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments.

The third shelf I took some Styrofoam I had lying around and made some tiers. I placed all my Glitter Ritz and various other glitters on this shelf.

The bottom shelf holds my Google eyes, Buttons and Brads and other various items.

I bought 6 and 8 compartment dividing containers and found some candle holders that I paid 50 cents for at JYSK. I took the top off the candle holder and slid them on, now I can just turn them and see what’s in each.

Beside that is my Cricut Expression and all my Cartridges. I paid $10 for the shelf at a local Thrift shop. It was meant to be, they fit perfectly too!!!

I took an old computer desk on wheels and now it is my cut centre. I can move it to wherever I want it to be. On top, I have my paper trimmer, my Martha Stewart Self Healing Mat and an old mouse pad that I use for stamping. The pull out part holds my Martha Stewart paper trimmer, score board and another mini paper trimmer.

Underneath, in the cubby of the desk are my binders of embellishments and precut Cricut Paperdoll parts.

 
I took Hockey card holders and stuck all my embellishments (most of which are all from Michaels) and found a zip up binder to store them in.

I will give you a another look soon at some more of my craft storage solutions.

Til then happy crafting!!!