Hi there! I’m back with another post to share a few organization ideas with you from my craft room.
I keep all of my 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock in magazine files and a Cropper Hopper paper holder. The first one holds all my neutrals (white, cream, kraft, black, grey), the next one has Hero Arts Layering Papers and the last one is for other brands of colored cardstock.
I have the different types/brands divided by sturdy page protectors. Each page protector has the brand and color of cardstock printed on a label in the corner. The page protectors serve as dividers between each type of cardstock AND it’s also where I put any scraps after I cut into a new sheet.
Next up, I store my stencils in Avery Elle Stamp Storage Pockets. They are made to store clear stamp sets, but work great for stencils, too!
The pocket stamp storage method has become very popular thanks to Jennifer McGuire and I can see why. I love these pockets and I am currently working on my clear stamp storage using this system.
Die cutting has become very popular over the last few years and once Hero Arts started selling dies I knew I needed to come up with a more efficient storage system than just leaving them in their original packaging. So two years ago, on a whim, I picked up the ArtBin Magnetic Die Storage Case at an after-Thanksgiving sale at JoAnn’s. And I’m so glad I did because I love this system!
If you are not familiar with this system, it is a clear case that hold magnetic sheets for wafer thin dies. I currently have 15 magnetic sheets in mine and there is room for at least 6-8 more.
The sheets can hold quite a few dies and if you are strategic about where you place them, they can hold even more. And I use a permanent marker to label the backside of the die with the product name or number.
Thanks for joining me today! I still have a few more organization ideas to share, so I’ll see you back here soon.