“Craft Storage Ideas”

Hello Everyone,

It is the 1/9/20 and the first day of SPRING here in Australia.  Hopefully the days will get a little warmer and our Corvid Restrictions might ease a little! I miss seeing my friends and family, but we are slowly getting there I think!

This week is pretty busy work wise for me but in-between, I am changing how I store a few of my craft supplies in my ‘new space’. I thought you might like to see what I am doing. These ideas  might even work for you and your craft area!

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First up is my marker storage, which really bugged me! I decided to invest in some decent storage from Deflecto.  They clip together so nothing falls out of them and I can stack them on top of one another! I have all my SU Alcohol Ink and Watercolour Markers, plus my other Alcohol Ink Markers and Distress Crayons, stored all together, easy to find and access.

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I like to use different types of storage, that may not be used for it’s intended purpose. A couple of months ago, I ordered these Tupperware Spice containers, but I decided to use them for my craft embellishments instead. The caps come off to fill them up and there is two separate openings to use for getting them out!

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I used my Dymo Label Maker to create their labels and they stack nicely on top of one another. They are semi clear so I can also see their contents.

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These fit nicely on top of my maker storage and also on my storage unit on my desk which you probably saw on my previous post “HERE”

Another few problem areas I find hard to sort are dies, stamps that come in plastic and die cuts. I think I have finally found a solution that will work for me.

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Today I finished sorting my dies into themes. I only keep my SU dies and stamp sets together, at my desk in the white unit. My other dies are sorted into, Leaves, Journal, Grunge, Frames, Flora, Doilies, Winged and Misc. You of course could sort to what you have.

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I have some Universal Craft Storage Boxes. Each one Includes one big storage case – 21 x18.5 x 14 cm and six internal 17×12 x3cm storage boxes. They are perfect for storing all sorts of supplies, including small punches, photos, ribbon, washi tape etc…….

Above are all my dies sorted in two boxes.  I decided to leave my Sizzix/Tim Holtz dies in the plastic packets and they are in a box also together.

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Die cuts are one embellishment that I probably have too much of, but they are so useful for lots of projects. Sometimes I am lazy and I cant be bothered stamping and colouring to make my own! These are great for my die cuts that I seem to be searching for all the time!

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I sorted these into themes as well and they are well organised now.

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I collated them into the most used themes I have and use.

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I labelled the outside of the boxes and the smaller cases with some stamped labels made from cardstock.

I am going to use these for most of my smaller storage. I can label each one in the case then the outside of the main case to tell me what is stored inside.  I think my ‘other stamps’ will be what I attack next and probably collate the same sort of way. They will be all stored on one of my bookcases across from my desk 🙂

I hope you have enjoyed my ideas I have shared with you and you might find them useful!!

Thanks for stopping by

Hugz Kerri x

 

 

 

 

“Cut and Paste Fun”

Hi Friends,

After a really busy Thursday and work this morning, I have had a bit of a rest and a play in my glue book this afternoon. I am collecting magazine clippings at the moment so not a lot of stuff to collage so I decided to dig into my stash to see what I could find 🙂

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I love anything floral, birds and butterflies, so I was drawn to this creating this page. I found some dictionary page, magazine cutting, a tag, stickers, die cuts, pattern paper, paper doily, washi tape and bits of a journaling card to create this collage. All I used for this was my glue stick and scissors. I tore some of the papers and didn’t really overthink it. I am adding the date somewhere on each page that I create, as that is the ‘memory keeper’ in me. This was really fun and relaxing 🙂

Hoping to have time to play a bit more over the weekend and I am also starting a Glue Book to get all my Recipes sorted 🙂

Have a great evening

Kerri x

“Making A GlueBook”

Hi Crafters,

I was away, last weekend and I showed my sister how to make a Junk Journal using a book cover. I decided I wanted to turn my small one into a Serendipity Journal and make a larger one into a Glue/Collage Journal.

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Above is my small journal that will be for my Serendipity scraps. I just made one signature from some leftover pattern paper scraps, a few pages from one of my Daphne’s Diary magazine and a few bits of tea-dyed copy paper.

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For my larger glue book, I added a bigger spine to a cover I had. This is how I did this baking paper technique above, “HERE”

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You can see above, I just used some cardstock from my stash to glue my collages on and I used some Sari Silk to bind my pages in.

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To finish off the front cover, I decided to use the image of one of my Daphne’s Diary magazines which had the door on it. I also and added a bit of doodling to the door. For these two projects, I used everything from my stash to create them.

I used one of my favourite quotes, that mum always said to me. Mum always knew things would work out and I think she has left her Faith with me…………….

This was a fun project to do and now I have a Glue Book to cut and paste all my fun images in. I will be gluing to my heart’s content!

I hope you have enjoyed this post and please feel free to let me know if you like my project 🙂

Thanks for stopping by………..

Kerri x