Just a few Tips: Planner Stash Storage

Hello fellow craft storage enthusiasts!!

It’s Hazel all the way from Sunny SA here with you today to share the background to my Planner Storage solution. In the end I opted for a file to keep everything together and off my workspace. Remember, I shared it in last month’s Craft Storage Ideas Planner Blog Hop??

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Today I’ll share the wonderful Planner Storage ideas that I found while working on my Planner File.  First up is a beautiful wooden box. If I had desk space, this would have been the one for me.

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Another desktop version:

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I found this pic on Belinda Selene’s website.

My usual thing: Plastic and out of dust’s way.

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What about repurposing a beauty organizer from Target?

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Can you believe it? A Tool Caddie!

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What about a hanging jewellery organizer for your sticky note stash?

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And last but not least a video showing Belinda Selene’s stack of drawers to house her Planner stash.    Oh. I love her stuff!! ENJOY!!

That’s it. I’m off to Planner Planet. Thanks for joining me today on the Craft Storage Ideas Blog. Have a GREAT day!

Hazel

Just One Tip: Washi Samples

It’s Cicily today with a quick tip. I found this great idea to catalog your washi tape and even see what it would look like on your craft projects!

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I created these 1.5″ x 3″ tags with clear plastic, ran a strip of each of my washi tapes on each of the tags.  I punched holes using my crop-a-dile and attached them all to a large ring.

Now I can see all my washi tapes (I sorted them by color) and can lay one of the tags right on my page to “see” what it would look like!

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I found this great idea from Studio Calico HERE. They used plastic microscope slides to create their tags. I was able to use a thick plastic that I cut with my paper trimmer, that my hubby had purchased from Hobby Lobby. I love creating projects from objects that I already have around the house!

What do you think of these Washi samples?

Cicily

Craft Room: {Hello. I’m a Paper Addict}

November is here and it brought the cold weather with it. Hopefully you all are warm and cozy in your craft rooms and crafting away.

I’m sharing Cathy’s Hello. I’m a Paper Addict room with you today. She’s inspired a couple of our organizational posts but we haven’t shared her room with you yet.

Cathy is very into Project Life, Smashbook and Filofax and she’s taking full advantage of 2 Raskog carts to keep it all right at her fingertips!

 

Here’s a closeup of the tray holding her stamps. She found her’s at Home Goods but I see these all the time in second hand stores. Perfect for wood stamps.

 

Washi anyone? I thought I had an obsession. LOL. Cathy recommends the vareria box from Ikea for organization and has these across the back of her desk.

 

I hope you enjoyed these little snippets from Cathy’s craftroom. There’s lots more to see. HERE is the link to all these pics/posts and more details of the making of her room.

 

Happy Crafting!

Cicily

 

 

Washi Tape Dispenser Review by Sharon, and Show Us ***YOUR*** Happy Place-Week 3!

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Welcome to Week 3 of our “Show Us Your Happy Place” promotion!

Here is a great product review by Sharon. 🙂

Hi everyone, it’s Sharon here today to share with you my product review from Recollections.  I was sent one Washi Tape Dispenser set and a pack of Crafting Tape to try.

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Firstly, I like the white finish of the dispenser. I have mostly white furniture in my craft room, and this will sit on my desk next to my white rotating carousel unit, so it fits in perfectly. You could very easily paint this to tie in with your colour scheme though if you wanted to. However, the thing that I like most about this unit is the fact that you can add to it. There are holes at the top and bottom so that you can slot another unit on top as your collection grows – and as they stack on top of each other, the unit wouldn’t take up any more desk space. I’ve made the mistake before of buying storage solutions that I’ve outgrown and had to totally replace with something different, so this is a huge plus for me.

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I don’t actually have a huge collection of washi tape yet, (but I’m sure it won’t be long before I’m buying another one of these as I am seeing a lot of nice washi tape projects at the moment). Here’s how the unit looks now I’ve filled it up – as you can see, I can probably get another 3 or 4 rolls on before I need to get another unit.   I really love the bright, zingy colours of the Recollections washi tape and I already have plans to use some of this to liven up my planner pages.

I’m really impressed with this tape storage, and will definitely be adding to it as my collection of tapes grows.

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Now, since you’ve read the review by our fantastic Sharon, you can link up YOUR happy place at the bottom of the post from now until Thursday afternoon (October 23). The winner for this week will receive an identical washi tape dispenser & crafting tape set of their very own!

Our Rules:

 

  1. Winner must live in the USA or Canada, we are so sorry but international shipping is just too pricey. :( Hawaii and Alaska residents are welcome to enter.

 

  1. You may enter your room (on Mondays) one time per week and you may also enter the random giveaway (on Wednesdays) one time per week.

**Please note that comment moderation is enabled, so on the comment to win drawings you will not see it come up right away. If you are not sure your comment went through or not, please mention that in your second comment and we will publish accordingly.

 

  1. On room links, you must link to a specific post about your creative space and not the entire blog. If you don’t have a blog, you may link to a photo of yours on a photo sharing site, such as Flickr or to a photo of yours in a forum, such as Splicoaststampers. You may not share photos that belong to other artists.

 

  1. Not required but we would LOVE it if you’d share our graphic above on your blog or Pinterest boards!

 

  1. PLEASE make sure that either your comment or blog has an attached email address so we can contact you if you win. Comments without email addys may win, but if you don’t email us within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

**We will not use your email for any other reason than to contact you if you win. If you are not sure whether or not your WordPress profile has an attached email address, please add it to your comment.

  1. The winners of both weekly contests will be announced on Friday, October 24, 2014!

Another thing we want to mention is that your room doesn’t have to be a “traditional” craft room. We would love to see photography studios, art spaces, sewing rooms, and more! The thing we are MOST interested in seeing is creative & useful storage solutions in the rooms of real crafters and artists. The rooms do not have to be fancy or magazine worthy to catch our eye or win the contest. Please share your happy place, we would LOVE to see it! Also, please feel free to enter again this week if you entered in past weeks and didn’t win! We have LOVED all the spaces we’ve seen-so, don’t be shy! 🙂

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Just 1 Tip: Wrangling kit washi

Hello to all my fellow storage enthusiasts. It’s Hazel all the way from Sunny SA to share a cyber storage tip that makes a LOT of sense – storing Washi tape that comes with a kit.

Whatever you do, I’m sure you will agree with me – one will never use a whole roll of washi with one kit.  So, why not store it with the rest of your washi collection and start using it ASAP???? But what about the poor kit that will have to do without it’s Washi and how are you going to remember which ones belongs where? I found this idea from The Scrapping Jedi:

Buy shipping tags in bulk / make your own, add a piece of each Washi included in your kit to it and store it with the kit while the rolls gets filed away in your Washi stash. GREAT IDEA!!!

That’s it!! I’m off to file away my “Kit Washi”. Thanks for looking at Craft Storage Ideas with me today. Have a great week and please check back for more great storage ideas.

 

 

Hazel

 

 

Craft Room: the Crafted Sparrow

Hi Everyone! It’s Cicily with a beautiful craft room to show you today. I came across Becca’s trendy room, the Crafted Sparrow, on Pinterest.

She turned her formal living room into her very own crafty space.

 

Becca painted her dark furniture black for a uniform look and her latest pride and joy is her Chalky Finish white craft table that takes center stage in her room.

Her fabrics are housed in these bookshelves, with her favorites on display in the wire baskets.

 

Like most of us, Becca admits to a wrapping paper addiction. I love her simple solution, this basic linen hamper.

 

Check out Becca’s complete craft room tour on the Crafted Sparrow blog here! Tell Becca CSI sent you.

 

I’m sure you will love her space as much as I did!

 

Cicily

Storage Solution Roundup: Washi Tape

It’s Cicily and I’m sharing a few Washi Tape storage ideas. Yes, I know, more Washi Tape. But really can you ever have too much? I didn’t think so! So I’m thinking you can’t ever have enough storage solutions either.

Actually I wanted to share Laura Vega’s new take on how she stores her Washi Tape. We featured her room HERE and I highly suggest you check it out.

On to the Washi Tape.

Laura needed a way to organize her tapes by Brand and came up with this solution after she had organized them for a class using large binder rings. With lots of left over rings, she realized this was the perfect solution for dilemma!

She labeled them with vellum tags and keeps them in a pretty  basket.

 

 

I also have another solution for you. I love this idea. Kimberley of  A Night Owl Blog used a spool thread holder she snagged at Goodwill for her ever-growing washi stash!

 

 

Want to see more Washi Tape solutions? Just search “washi” on our blog or check out CSI on Pinterest.

 

Cicily

Daring DIY: Repurposed Storage Box

Today I am bringing you a very practical, economical and pretty daring DIY. How many times do you toss out old boxes? Once you see these pretty boxes, you are going to want to hoard hold on to your extra boxes. Simply cover the boxes with pretty paper and you have customized, beautiful drawer storage. And who can’t use more of that?

Rebecca at Soap Deli News Blog did just that! She used pretty scrapbook paper to cover all of her boxes as well as the larger box she recovered. You don’t even need drawer space to make this fun project work! You could also cover your boxes with wrapping paper, contact paper, or vinyl.

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I love that the small size boxes perfectly house her washi tape collection and you can easily see all of them.

Head over to Soap Deli News Blog to check out the full instructions.

Laura

Just One Tip: Washi Tape Storage Hanger

Hi! It’s Laura here with a quick tip for you.

I have shared before a few different ways to store your washi tape collection. If you are anything like me, once you get a couple rolls of washi tape, you soon start collecting it – there are so many fun patterns and colors to choose from – and your rolls can start over taking your space.

I like to always try to search my home for items to use for storage before I go out and buy something new.

Elizabeth at Sew Chatty cleverly used a repurposed wire coat hanger to store her growing washi tape collection! It is functional and can be moved around easily. And she made it pretty by covering the wire with washi tape!

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I love all the colors. Now I am off to see if I can round up a wire hanger!

Laura

Craft Room: {Inspire Lovely Studio Tour}

This wonderful craft studio belongs to Debee Campos, who has graciously allowed me to feature some of her photos in my post for today.

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I love how she chose to keep the main color scheme white, because it really makes the other splashes of color POP!

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Check out this nook she created using some pieces from Michael’s and IKEA. I love that she’s been able to make use of every square inch of space in such a small area!

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There is so much to love about this next photo. I love, love, love the cubbies – along with the goodies in them – but I ADORE the mismatched knobs she’s used on the dresser below.

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Thanks again, Debee, for allowing me to feature your studio in my post today! You’ll want to be sure to check out her blog to see even more amazing photos of her studio, and for more detailed info on how she pulled everything together.

Doris