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Embellishment Storage & Organization

Today I’m sharing a craft organization/storage trick I came across a while back. I wish I remembered where I first heard about it. I’ve seen it in multiple places, so I don’t know whose idea it was originally. Anyway, I think it’s awesome, so I wanted to share it with you. It’s a way to organize the tiny embellishments that come on sheets. They usually come in blister packs (I think that’s what they’re called) that can’t be reclosed once opened. 

Here’s how to store your embellishments:

Get the Extra gum packs that come in a plastic box.

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Once the gum is all gone, pull out the label. You’ll have a nice, clear box with a lid that snaps closed.

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Put your embellishments inside…

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…and label the top.

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The Enamel Shapes fit beautifully inside the boxes. 


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Some things, like Pearl Basic Jewels and Rhinestone Basic Jewels, that come on larger sheets, need to be cut to fit. I usually cut them between the different sizes of embellishments on the sheet.

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I keep mine in alphabetical order, so I can find them quickly.

 

Here are some things you can store in these gum boxes:

 

Here’s where I got the gum:

I’m sure you can find it in many places, but I ordered mine here.

 

Here’s some stuff you should know:

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Organizing Paper Scraps

We crafters keep everything because we know we’ll find a use for it…someday. While I’ve gotten better about my hoarding tendencies, I definitely keep paper scraps. When I begin a project, that’s the first place I go instead of to my new card stock. Unless I know I need a whole piece.

I have some of what I call “drawer towers.” These are from Best Scrapbook Organizer. I have these. I have them stacked three high, so there are six of them. (I got mine about ten years ago when I got a big tax return.)

I’m using the 1″ drawers for scraps. (I have 1″, 2″ and 3″ deep drawers for various items.) I used the Small Oval Punch (120908) to cut a piece of each color card stock, then adhered the pieces to the drawer fronts, along with a label stating the color name. I have mine in color order, but you may prefer alphabetical, or even color families (Brights, Subtles, Regals, Neutrals.)

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Another great way to organize your scraps is in a file box/drawer, with a hanging file for each color. When I was thinking about doing it this way, I planned to run a sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 card stock in each color through my printer, printing the color name on each sheet. Then I would cut them out and put them in the clear file folder tabs. For the dark colors, I would probably write the color names with my White Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (105021.)

For DSP, I have a clear bag with each set to hold scraps. The DSP Stacks each have a 1″ drawer in which I keep the stack and the scraps.

When I have useable scraps of ribbon, I put those in the same drawers as the paper scraps.

How do you have your scraps organized?

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Die Storage

I’ve been working on my new Stamping Studio for a while now. For my dies and embossing folders, I’m using an old dresser/buffet I already had. It’s very sturdy, and has large drawers. I’d prefer something prettier with smoothly gliding drawers – these are just wood sliding along wood and very heavy. Whatever I get must be as sturdy and functional as this.

The top is perfect as a Big Shot Station.

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(Those are some still to be assembled Kallax inserts underneath.)

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I’m using the Big Shot Die Storage boxes to organize everything within the drawers.

At left are my embossing folders (TIEF) and thin dies (Thinlits, Framelits, Edgelits.) In the center two boxes are my Bigz & Originals Dies and Embosslits. At right are my platforms and clear plates.

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I’d love to hear from you! How do you organize your Big Shot items? 

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Sneak Peek – Hello Life

The Occasions and Sale-A-Bration (OC/SB) catalogs begin on January 6 – the day after the Holiday Catalog and Supplement end. If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator to give you the new catalogs, please contact me and I’ll get them in the mail to you!

One of the MANY perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is getting to pre-order from new catalogs. (To join my team, go to stampcandy.stampinup.net and click on Join the Fun at the top right!)

I received my first shipment of pre-ordered merchandise from the new OC/SB catalogs and I just had to start working on this new kit first thing.

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It’s the Hello Life Simply Created Project Kit. You get this awesome wire frame and all the goodies you need to decorate it, including specialty papers, die cuts, twine, clothespins, and more. As I said, it will be available for everyone to order on January 6.

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Here’s a little tip. When you’re separating the die cut shapes from their sheets, it can be hard to see them from the front side. Can you see the die cut hearts in the polka dot area?

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There’s one.

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I found that turning them over to the back side makes them much easier to see.

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I haven’t completed the kit yet – I’m still waiting to get the coordinating stamp set – but I just had to share what I’ve done so far. I plan to print black & white photos of hubby to add to it. I love the combination of Basic Black, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, and Silver in the kit.

Oh, by the way, all the solid black pieces you see are chalkboard paper – even the stick on letters! The White Stampin’ Chalk Marker (132133) works great with it.

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I think I will keep this hanging in my stamping studio for a very long time, changing the components and colors as I choose. I may even add a second one, hanging it from the bottom of this one. It’s a fun way to have a “bulletin board” without having to poke holes in everything with push pins!

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

P.S. Remember that tonight at midnight EST is the deadline to enter the Blog Candy drawing. To enter, go to yesterday’s post here and leave a comment telling me what your favorite items are from the Holiday Catalog and Supplement. I will post the winner tomorrow. The winner will then have until midnight EST to email me their shipping address.

Sponge & Dauber Organization

As I continue to work on my new stamping studio, I want to share some organizational tips I’ve learned.

I love using sponges and daubers to add subtle color and shading to a project. I’ve been wondering about the best way to store them. After seeing the solutions several other folks have come up with, this is what I decided to do. My main inspiration for this is Brian King, who organizes his much like this.

First I used Craft scissors to cut each Stampin’ Sponge into eight wedges. Then I used the Decorative Label Punch to create the handles from each color of card stock. I folded the punched pieces in half and stapled them onto the sponge wedges.

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Each dauber got a white label, which I then covered with “magic” tape.

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I’m using clear plastic organizers with 18 sections. Each section got a clear label.

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It took three of the organizers to hold all the Stampin’ Up colors.

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I stacked the organizers…

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…and put them in one of the Ikea Kallax drawers. They fit great with room for spare sponges.

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Here’s what I used:

 

In case you’re wondering which organizers I used, here’s the label. I ordered them from Amazon.com.

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My label maker is the DYMO LetraTag. I used the Small font for the organizer sections and the Extra Small font for the Sponge Daubers. Though I’m sure any label maker will work just fine.

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

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