Here are pictures of my stampin' space. I thought it would be really fun to share how I organize all my stampin' stuff.
I would absolutely love to hear about how you store your stamps, paper and accessories. There are so many good ideas out there - so lets share them.
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Okay - here is how I store my items and where I got them from:
I store my stamps in the wire cubes that you can get from Target. I have bought all of them when they were on sale (I think they're on sale this week along with the steel shelves that I use here too). I believe you can make 6 interlocking shelves from one box.
The black canvas drawers on top of the wire shelving in Picture 1 were bought using my 20% off coupon to Bed Bath & Beyond. I went back 3 times to get them all on sale. These hold all templates for scrapbooking, my cuttlebug and its diecuts/embossing folders, my sizzix dies (useable with my cuttlebug), some pictures & cards in the drawers. Another of the drawers holds my chipboard pieces.
My miscellaneous ink pads, craft and encore ink pads (see pic 1 top right) are all in a big inkpad holder bought on ebay. Unfortunately I cannot remember the ebay store I bought it from, but I'm sure you could find one by doing a search on ebay. I don't think I paid more than $30 for it.
My classic ink pads stored in a stampnstore ink pad holder (pic 2) on my drafting table. The inkpad holder from stampnstore was a christmas gift from my Mom a few years back. These are a little pricy, but I like the sturdy acrylic.
To the right of my drafting table (pic 2) you will see 2 wire shelves filled with boxes and such. Here you'll also see how my paper is stored - the paper sorter on the top shelf was bought at a garage sale, but you can find them at any office supply store. I keep 2 colors in each slot. I keep all my scraps in drawers from Oriental Trading Co. The plastic frosted drawers and boxes run for a package of three 12 x 12 boxes Ithink it's around $17. For the 3 drawer unit (frosted plastic) it is $19.99. (you can't see the 3 drawer on in the pic, but I use this one for my scraps).
In the red canvas drawers - purchased from Target (on sale 2 for $11) I keep embellishements, tools, ink cartridges, adhesives(I keep lots in stock). In the round Hat boxes I keep misc. ribbon, brayers and attachments, cotton balls/qtips, miscellaneous stamps. The hat boxes were all bought from Hobby Lobby when they were 75% off. I don't think I paid more than $5.00 for any of the boxes. There are 2 red suitcase type boxes also bought from Hobby Lobby at 75% off which holds all my coloring mediums - pastels, WC pencils, WC crayons, blender pens, aquapainters ect. The other 3 red boxes (Hobby Lobby 75% off) hold my scissors and other tools.
Anyway - that's how I keep all my stuff together. How about You? I'd love to hear!
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