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More Craft Room Organization

Stampin' up! new color storage I just love the new Stampin’ Up! color collections and I’ve had a box full of new colors, paper, ink, and stamps, and punches, etc., but no time to play. With a high school graduation and four trips out of town this past month, my playground…I mean, my craft room… has been neglected.  🙂

I finally got back in there for some quality get-er-dun time and got busy reorganizing for the new catalog year.  If you saw Friday’s post, then you probably got your new labels, accessories index, and color charts saved and printed.  And if you have been following me on facebook, then you may have seen my occasional post there Friday during the reorganization process.

Stampin' up! new color storage

I keep my cardstock in stacking paper trays and I decided I wanted a color swatch on the side of the trays to more quickly find what I’m looking for.  From the picture above you can see that I previously used 1/4″ dots adhered to the side for quick reference, but I decided I wanted something more obvious.

Stampin' up! new color storage I decided on flags.  I used the Petite Pennant Builder punch and punched out a flag in each color, then adhered them to the side of the tray with SNAIL adhesive.  SNAIL is not intended for gluing paper to plastic trays so we’ll see how long it holds.  I may have to go back and use glue dots or sticky strip, but for now it was a quick solution.

Stampin' up! new color storage

 In Friday’s post I gave you labels that you could use for your cardstock folders, but most of my folders already had labels from my labeler so I opted to continue those with the new colors.  Next time I reorganize my colors and cardstock I’ll invest in some new file folders.  I’ve been using and reusing these for years and they are worn out!

This week I’ll be showing you some thank you and wedding cards I made this weekend.  Also, tomorrow I’ll share my son’s graduation announcement I created in MDS.  Be sure and stop back by.

Do you have some great organizational tips?  Or do you have questions about organizing your crafts?  Please leave a comment and let me know what’s on your mind.

Enjoy!  Julie

New Catalog Tour and Resources You Are Going to Love!

Check out this video and the great tips on features and savings in the new catalog.   And below are some wonderful resources you are going to love!  I promise!

If you’ve seen my craft room tour   you know that I store my cardstock in file folders on stacked paper trays.  On the wall above the stack I keep a chart of the color collections for a reference.  Each color collection is stored in three trays and the colors are alphabetized within the collection.  The chart on the wall helps me to quickly locate the folder I’m looking for.  So the first two resources include a new color chart (with bonus hex and RGB codes) and folder labels.

1.  This new color chart includes the HTML (hex codes) and RGB color codes for the new color collections.  This is the new chart that will go up on my wall above my cardstock storage.

2013-14 Stampin' Up! Color Collection Chart
2013-14 Stampin’ Up! Color Collection Chart
with Hex Codes & RGB Codes

 2013-14 RGB HTML Color Codes Chart pdf file

2.  New 2013-14 color collection labels for the for your cardstock files.

2013-14 Stampin' Up! Cardstock Color Collection Labels
2013-14 Stampin’ Up! Cardstock Color Collection Labels
with Product Codes

2013-14 Stampin’ Up! Cardstock Color Collection Labels pdf file

2013-14 Stampin’ Up! Cardstock Color Collection Labels word doc

3.  Wouldn’t you just love an index of the accessories in the new catalog?!  Here it is!

2013-14 Stampin' Up! Catalog Accessories Index
2013-14 Stampin’ Up! Catalog Accessories Index

 2013-14 Stampin’ Up! Catalog Accessories Index pdf file

One of the advantages of being a part of my Stampin’ Up! family is having access to wonderful resources like these that you can use and share.  Thank you, Gail Emmons, and my SU friends for sharing these fabulous creations with me.  Would you love more ideas, resources, free stamps, and discounts?  You can join the fun for just $99 and receive $125 in products with no shipping fees and gain immediate access to new ideas!

I’m super excited about some new crafting inspiration that I have received from my group that I will be sharing with you in the next couple of weeks.  Some of these new ideas will be exclusive to newsletter subscribers so if you are not already on that list, subscribe now.

I love the new catalog and the new color collections.  I hope these resources above help you get organized and enjoy your Stampin’ Up! crafting adventures even more!

Enjoy!  Julie

paper-piercing tool holder

2 New Craft Tool Storage Ideas

paper-piercing tool holder

I’m always looking for craft tool storage and organizational ideas.  If I can discover something that takes me less than 5 minutes to set up and saves me oodles of time in the future, I’m all over it!

Recently I ordered four new sizzlet dies: Floral Fusion, Buttons, Pinwheel & Happy Whale.  The dies are the same size and each came with a piece of foam covering to protect it in shipping.  And that’s when I came up with this idea.

piercing tool holder

I use my paper-piercing tool to pierce for brads, pick up rhinestones and pearls and to pierce decorative edges. I use it on almost everything I make so having it handy is crucial.

I stacked the foam pieces and it was just the right height to store my paper-piercing tool upright. I used multi-purpose liquid glue around the edges of the foam, let it dry and instant paper-piercing tool holder!


Here’s another new discovery.  The K-cup Carousel  is a perfect caddy for embossing powder and glitter tubs!  I reach for my embossing powders almost daily also, so this will be so nice to have handy.

If you were a part of our Facebook discussion the other day, you’ll know that I’m a revealer.  We talked about two different organizational styles: revealer and concealer.


I can also store my heat tool in the middle of the carousel.  (I’m happy to tell you that I’m finally replacing my heat tool with my Great Rewards points.  Another perk of being a part of Stampin’ Up! )   I also rolled up a piece of paper and placed it in the top so I could pull it out to catch my powders and reload my tub when I’m done.

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I hope you can use one of these craft tool storage ideas.  I’m always excited to discover new time-saving tips.  Feel free to share a couple of your favorite tips in the comments below.

Enjoy!  Julie

craft room tour - organize and craft storage

Organize and Store Your Crafts: A Craft Room Video Tour

craft room tour - organize and craft storage

I did some cleaning and so I decided to let you in for a virtual tour!  You’ll find the video below where I show how I organize and store my crafts supplies.  I’ll show you how I store my paper, punches, dies, glitter, scissors, pens, adhesive, stamp pads and more.  Do you have a specific question?  Leave a comment and I’ll be happy to answer.

I haven’t done too much to the space yet to make it inviting.  You’ll notice color swatches all over the chest of drawers.  I’m trying to decide what color to paint it.  I do love the bird painting that I painted and hung last year.  And I have found some fun odds and ends to liven things up.

craft room tour - organize and craft storage Here’s my work station, with paper, die, adhesive, embossing powders and stamp storage on the right.  On the left is my tool table and my chest of drawers where I store my punches, glitter and other odds and ends.

craft room tour - organize and craft storage I hope you enjoy this tour of my space.

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Wish you could all come over and we could have a party playing in my stamping playground!  I’m loving having my area cleaned up.  You would not believe the mess I had made over the past month!!  Can’t let that happen again, for sure.  🙂

I hope you will find inspiration and ideas to organize and store your crafts and stamping supplies.

Enjoy!  Julie

Craft & Stamp Storage

Creating is fun AND messy!  Admit it!  We all make a mess when we get busy with our stamps and paper and ink and glitter, etc.  All that stuff everywhere, but it’s manageable if we have a place to put everything away when we’re done.

Recently, while I was stamping with my sister I made a brief video of her craft closet/room.  I think you’ll enjoy this short tour and maybe it will give you some ideas on how to store and organize your own craft and stamping supplies and life will be sweet!

Click here to watch the video! or watch it here: http://youtu.be/Z6syjQdMIfg

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Enjoy!  Julie