Showing posts with label craft room organization. Show all posts
Showing posts with label craft room organization. Show all posts

April 28, 2023

Organizing Colored Cardstock: A Guide to Rainbow Order and Stampin' Up! Color Families


Cardstock Storage

If you're a paper crafter, you know that organizing your colored cardstock is crucial for finding the perfect shade for your project. But how should you organize it? Should you go with the rainbow order, or should you group them by Stampin' Up! color families? In this blog post, we'll explore both methods and help you decide which one is right for you.

Rainbow Order

Organizing your colored cardstock by rainbow order is a popular choice for many crafters. This method involves arranging your cardstock in the same order as the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. This method has some advantages:

1. It's easy to remember: Everyone knows the colors of the rainbow, so it's easy to remember the order

2. It's aesthetically pleasing: The colors of the rainbow are visually appealing and can make your crafting space look more organized and inviting.

3. It's versatile: The rainbow order works well with any color scheme and can be used for any type of project.

Stampin' Up! Color Families

Stampin' Up! provides high quality paper crafting supplies, and they offer a range of color families that can be used to organize your colored cardstock. These families include:

1. Brights: Bold and vibrant colors like Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, and Melon Mambo.

2. Regals: Rich and deep colors like Cherry Cobbler, Gorgeous Grape, and Old Olive.

3. Subtles: Soft and delicate colors like Bubble Bath, Lemon Lolly, and Pool Party.

4. Neutrals: Versatile and timeless colors like Basic Black, Crumb Cake, and Night of Navy.

5. InColors: Remain current for 2 years and fill in color gaps that are currently trending.

Organizing your cardstock by Stampin' Up! color families has its own advantages:

1. It's cohesive: Organizing your cardstock by color families ensures that the colors you use in your projects complement each other.

2. It's practical: If you're a Stampin' Up! fan, organizing your cardstock by color families can make it easier to choose colors that coordinate with your Stampin' Up! supplies.

3. It's customizable: You can choose to organize your cardstock by all four color families and InColors or just the ones you use most frequently.

Which Method is Right for You?

Ultimately, the method you choose will depend on your personal preferences and how you use your cardstock. If you prefer a more visually appealing and versatile option, organizing your cardstock by rainbow order might be the best choice. On the other hand, if you're a Stampin' Up! fan and want a more cohesive and practical option, organizing your cardstock by color families might be the way to go.

In either case, the key is to keep your cardstock organized and easily accessible. Whether you use rainbow order or Stampin' Up! color families, labeling your cardstock and storing it in a way that makes sense to you will help you find the perfect shade for your next project quickly and easily.

April 26, 2023

Organizing Your Ink Pads

Ink pad organization

 Crafting is a fulfilling hobby that allows us to express our creativity and make something beautiful with our own hands. However, it can be frustrating when we can't find the materials we need or when our crafting space is cluttered and disorganized. That's why having a well-organized craft room is essential to make the most out of our crafting time. In this blog post, we'll focus on one crucial aspect of craft room organization: ink storage.

Inks are an essential part of any crafter's toolkit. They come in various types, including dye, pigment, and solvent-based inks, and are used in a wide range of crafts, from card-making to scrapbooking and even painting. However, storing and organizing them can be a challenge, especially if you have a large collection of ink pads and bottles.

The first step in organizing your ink collection is to sort them by type. This will help you identify the inks you have and the ones you need to purchase. You can use clear plastic bins or drawers to keep your ink pads and bottles organized. Alternatively, you can use a tiered storage system to maximize space and visibility. I personally use Stamp N Storage as well as the Stampin' Up! modular units for my ink storage solutions. 

Another essential aspect of ink storage is to keep them away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Exposure to sunlight can cause inks to fade, while high temperatures can cause them to dry out. Therefore, it's best to store your ink pads and bottles in a cool, dark place. You can also consider using a dehumidifier to maintain a consistent temperature and humidity level in your craft room.

Labeling your ink pads and bottles is also crucial for easy identification. You can use a label maker or create your own labels using a computer and printer. Labeling not only helps you find the inks you need quickly but also prevents confusion when working on multiple projects. And of course Stampin' Up! provides multiple labels for your pads and our refill bottles have a matching color label to make identifying the correct bottle pretty simple. 

Finally, it's essential to clean and maintain your ink pads and bottles regularly. Ink pads can dry out or become clogged if left unused for an extended period. Therefore, it's best to use them regularly or store them upside down to keep the ink flowing. The great thing about Stampin' Up! ink pads, is they are automatically stored upside down when you see the top of the case. It's truly a genius design! You can also use a stamp cleaner or alcohol wipes to remove excess ink and keep your pads clean.

In conclusion, organizing your craft room can make a significant difference in your crafting experience. Ink storage is a crucial aspect of craft room organization, and following the tips mentioned above can help you keep your inks organized, clean, and easy to find. With a well-organized craft room, you can focus on what matters most - letting your creativity flow!

So, get those ink pads organized and Happy Stamping my friends,

August 22, 2022

Need to Get Your Crafty Supplies Corralled and Organized?

Stamp n storage sale

Hey friends!
Our friends at Stamp N Storage are having a storewide sale on their amazing storage products. They have THE best organizational tools on the market! I personally use their storage products to keep me organized and I LOVE them. Go ahead, check 'em out and save 15% on your purchase, just use the coupon code: JUST4U22

Shop Stamp N Storage

The Stamp n Storage Magnet Cards are the BEST on the market for organizing you dies. I also absolutely love their ink storage and I have my punches on their punch shelf. My ribbon is kept beautifully displayed on the ribbon shelf as well. It's amazing product and I highly recommend them. 

Happy Shopping!


April 1, 2017

Great Craft Room Storage and Organization

Hey all, Happy Saturday! Well Sale-a-Bration is over and I hope you all got what you wanted before it came to an end last night?
 I have some UH-mazing news! I am a new affiliate member of Stamp n Storage! I have been a HUGE fan of their products for a few years now, ever since I discovered them on line. I am totally in love with all of their storage solutions. It is quality FURNITURE! It's all solid wood and well thought out and you can tell they really care about their craft and care about their customers. I find that their customer service is top notch, much like Stampin' Up!
I personally use their combination Ink Pad holder for my ink pads and re-inkers, I have the largest lock down punch holder...this dramatically improved my punch storage!. I am using the steel rule die holder....I love this! I am able to keep my different platforms on here along with all of my steel ruled dies. I don't currently use the storage boxes designed for the magnetic die sheets only because I need to remain portable, so to meet my needs, I keep my dies in their original envelopes from Stampin' Up!, but I trim the dies down to fit into the envelopes and then I just place them into a couple of different baskets that I have and this works great for me. However, if I didn't travel so much with my dies, I would have the totes in a heart beat! I also use the 6 drawer storage unit to keep things I like to have close at hand like my bakers twine and linen thread. I also keep adhesives like my tear n tape and Scotch tape in one drawer. I keep post-it notes in another and a current embellishments so that they are easy and quick to get to; last but not least, I have an overstuffed ribbon shelf and plan to get another one.
I am planning a craft room tour here very soon so that you can see how I store my supplies and stay organized. Currently, all of my Stamp n Storage remains in its natural state. I haven't painted nor stained any of it as I am still deciding on what to do and what color? I am debating on staining the wood to match the bookcases I have in the room or try to or do I paint ALL of my craft furniture and storage bright white to brighten everything up, or do I make all of the furniture black with the table top butcher block? Decisions Decisions Decisions? If you have any opinions please share below in the comments as I am open to  your ideas!
In the meantime, if you find that must have at Stamp n Storage item, please consider using the link here on my blog as I would be so very appreciative. And before I forget, there is a sale right now on the die magnets and I will tell you from my own personal experience, these are THE BEST!

Happy Stamping,
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