Project Highlight: Raskog for Project Life

Hello all my fellow craft storage enthusiasts!! It’s Hazel, all the way from Sunny SA. While the other side of the world are spring cleaning, we are “gathering” for the upcoming winter months. Whichever one you are doing, I think my post will inspire you to get organized while doing so.

I know Craft Storage Ideas has done Ikea’s Raskog cart before but I just couldn’t miss this opportunity to show you how Christine Newman AK Listgirl adapted hers as a Project Life station. If you missed Laura’s original review on the cart, just click here.

And this is Christine’s version:

She filled the top tray with kits, date stamps, ink and pens. The scrapbook kit is organized into a clear upright paper sorter.  If you want one, hop over to her post to get the link.

The middle and bottom trays have Antonius divided organizers in them. The middle one is filled with 3×4 and 4×6 journal cards and cardstock, 6×6 paper pads, and washi tape. The Antonius has compartments that are PERFECTLY sized for the journal cards!

The bottom tray is filled with various smaller pieces of labels and journal cards  used for Project Life.

You can find Christine’s original post here.  Hop over to her blog to get links to all the products she used and to see the rest. She also converted her other cart (yes!!! She has two!!) into a mobile scrapping station while watching TV when it’s football season or too hot in her craft room. If you want to see what’s in that one, just click here.

While at it, please leave Christine some comments to say Craft Storage Ideas sent you and thank her for coming up with and sharing these wonderful ideas with us.

That’s it.  I’m sure you are looking with new eyes at your Raskog cart.  Have fun and please check back to Craft Storage Ideas as we have lots more to share right here.

Hazel

 

Product Review: Cropper Hopper Paper Envelope

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Hi crafty friends! It’s Noelle here today to share with you my latest product review. When I was at CHA, Advantus Corporation was generous enough to agree to send me some products to review for you. Today I am sharing the Cropper Hopper Paper Envelope. This is a very nice envelope that is made of a heavy plastic with a velcro closure. I really prefer the velcro closure to some of the envelopes I’ve had in the past, that had a plastic snap. Inevitably, the snap always breaks or pulls through the plastic and then you have an envelope that won’t fasten shut.

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Like most Cropper Hopper vertical storage this envelope is made of clear plastic, which is so helpful so you can see what is inside.

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I typically am not a crafter who buys whole lines of product. If I really like a new product line, I will usually only get a few papers, maybe a 6″ pad, and 1-2 packs of embellishments. Typically, I just pick up things I like, and mix and match products and manufacturers. But every once in awhile, a line comes along that I am so smitten with, that I MUST have everything that goes with it, plus several sheets of each 12″ paper. Such was the case with October Afternoon’s Rocket Age. My hubby works in the space industry, and my sons have always loved anything “outer space” related. I knew this line would make great boy scrapbook pages, as well as pages for Science Fair, the museum of Nature and Science, and even school themed pages. When I do invest in a whole line of product, i like to keep it all together, even the scraps. So, that is what I decided to use my new Paper Envelope for. I dug out all my bits and pieces of this line, and made a nice pile….

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And, voila, it’s all together in one place! :)

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I used my handy dandy label maker to make a nice clear label that is easy to read, because I am type A like that sometimes.

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And that is all, ain’t it purty? So nice and neat, and I love how I can see into it because it’s clear.

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To see my other reviews for Advantus; you can go here to read about the Cropper Hopper Paper Organizer, and here to read about the Tim Holtz stamp binder and refill pages. Thanks again to Kathleen for sending me all these great things to share with you. :)

Have an awesome day!

Noelle

 

 

 

Product Highlight: Best Craft Organizer PortaInk Standard Case

The last few years, I have been using a storage unit for my ink pads that I haven’t felt a need to replace and, for me, that makes it a winner!  I feel like I’m always changing and reorganizing things in my craft room, but this one product has remained a constant.

Introducing the Best Craft Organizer PortaInk Standard Case!

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For the past three years, I had these mounted on my craft room wall above my work desk since they have a wall mounting spot on the back of them.  A couple weeks ago, I moved all my craft supplies to the basement in a temporary area, so have them setting on top of a cube storage unit for now.  I love that they are so versatile!

With the capability to hold 24 ink pads and up to 28 ink refill bottles per unit, I have plenty of room to expand my collection!

If you’re looking for a unit that is fairly light weight and slender, this one may be for you!

Enjoy your weekend!

 

Melissa

Products We Heart: Thursday Edition

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Here’s Noelle and Valerie with their favorite products! Products we heart

CSI Noelle After much deliberation I am going with the C Gull Cartridge bag. I have one of these that I was lucky enough to win in a raffle. I love how it takes up so much less room than all the cartridge boxes. I use one side for font cartridges and the other side of the bag for image cartridges. I keep them in alphabetical order, and instead of searching through all the books, I usually use a website for image searching, like MyCutSearch.com. To top it off they are stinkin’ CUTE and one of the items I’m pretty sure I couldn’t live without.

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Studio Calico crop bags are perfect for storing kits and their contents. The sturdy, see-through bags hold the flat and bulky items and the opening on top is large enough for easy filling. The bags are also great for keeping materials together for taking out to crops, or for putting together kits from your own stash at home.

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I love that the Display Dynamics trays are large enough to hold 12 x 12 papers (even the ones with that extra border strip) flat. They are deep enough to hold all the products from a kit club without being overly bulky. They are really well designed, sturdy and the fit perfectly into the square of an Ikea Expedit storage unit!

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Products We Heart: Wednesday Edition

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CSI Doris Doris here.  I love my Scrap’n Easel. After years of sitting or standing, trying to get just the right angle to work on my projects, the Scrap’n Easel came to my rescue. It makes it a breeze to get everything aligned and it is much easier on my neck! I liked it so much, I bought the Scrap’n Easel-Ette, too!

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CSI Anita  I absolutely love the Ribbon Ring. It has made such a difference in helping me use the store of ribbon I already have!  I can see every single piece of ribbon that I own in once glance. It is super portable so I can take it anywhere, and it takes up almost no space hanging on the wall. Love it!

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Products We Heart! Tuesday Edition

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We’re back!  Here’s Deirdre with her product pick!

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Cropper Hopper Page Arranger

This product is my new favorite for organizing page kits in a snap allowing me to design what is needed and transport my products to a crop.  There are expanding pockets to store 12 x 12 paper, embellishments, stickers, rub-ons, scraps and more.  The best part is that there are write on labels included and it fits in the Cropper Hopper Paper Holder.

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And here’s Sarah!

I’m getting into mixed media and collage this year, and I needed a place to store my growing collection of ephemera as well as pens and other supplies where they could be easily accessible but also not all over my desk all the time. I’m using a large utility tote from Thirty-One because it holds a lot, you can put organizers inside (like a little box for small stuff or a can for pens that you can pull out when you need it) and it fits perfectly under my desk so it’s nearby when I want it. There are also organizers available to sit inside your tote!

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Products We Heart!

Products we heart It’s the week of Valentine’s, and we just couldn’t help but jump on the bandwagon.  We tend to show all sorts of rooms and products here (that is our purpose, after all), but each of our contributors has a favorite product or two that they can’t live without.  And this week we are going to talk about them!  Here’s hoping that you’ll be inspired to organize so you can create even more!

I’m super excited to be the first in line to share the organizing product I love the most.  It took me years and years to figure out the best way to organize my embellishments and papers so that I could easily find what I needed.  And once I bit the bullet to invest in The ScrapRack, my crafty life was forever changed!

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 Seems pretty nondescript, right?  But, once you add the storage pages, you’ll be amazed at how much can be stored here (the picture below shows multiple units, I believe).

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I am not your average scrapper.  Meaning, I tend to keep my supplies to a minimum, buying only what I need.  I tend to purge more than stockpile.  So, one ScrapRack base unit (see the first image in the post) holds all of my embellishments, letter stickers, clear acrylic stamps, patterned paper and kits (I only keep my monthly kits for one month all together in one storage page, then divide it out with other embellishments, patterned paper, etc. once the new kit arrives the next month).  Yep, you read right.  It holds everything except for my tools, inks, ribbon, buttons and some cardstock.

A ScrapRack is an investment, with a base price of $100.00, not including storage pages.  But, it’s completely worth it!  Do you have any questions about how I used my ScrapRack?  Comment away and I’ll do my best to answer!

Hope you’ll join us tomorrow for more products we heart!

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