Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks: Organization

Did you know, on the bottom of each stamp pad is a sticker in four different languages stating the color of each stamp pad?

IMG_20170420_192740I put one on the front edge of my stamp pad lid.  This tells me the color name while it is stored in my color cady.

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I then cut the ends off of a second label and place them on the side lid near the pad.  The reason I do this is so that when I am using multiple stamp pads I can quick see what color I am using.  Many of our stamp pads look the same while open.

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Annual Catalog 2016 - 2017 · Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks: Organization

All crafters want a sneak peak into other crafters spaces.  I am in the process of reworking my studio to make it more functional for classes, open crafting time and well lets be honest just for myself!

I love to use embossing folders – it gives such a great look and adds such a wow factor to my projects.  My embossing folders are not store in any special way.

I do use my super handy personal labeler (it’s so old!) and add the name of the folder on the front of the embossing folder.  I do this one for me – it let’s me flip through quickly to find a specific name.  I will admit they are not perfectly alphabetized, but close.

You might notice a little yellow dot on some of the folders.  Really, its for me.  It’s a quick way that I document when a folder, punch, die or stamp set is retired.

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks: Organization

I was recent asked about some of my storage solutions for my studio.  Although I am in the middle of revamping several of my own storage solutions and studio design, I’ll share a few of my storage solutions.

I don’t have a good storage solution for my cardstock.  It’s because of the way that my current cabinets are designed.  However, based on this; the way I store my cardstock works well.

I picked up these file boxes at Wal-Mart or Staples.  I currently use three of them to hold my cardstock.  I have each color placed in a file folder and labeled with an actual sample of the paper.  I prefer to do it this way so that I can see the actual color – there is no guessing!

I also have two color families per box.  The third box is where I house my In-Colors and specialty paper (such as watercolor paper, glossy paper, vellum).  On the outside of the box I just printed out a quick list in order of my paper and slapped it on the front.  It gives me a quick reference to see what is in each box or for my customers to easily access paper if needed.