Monday, October 17, 2011

250,000 Hits Celebration, Organizational Tip Contest and Guest Designer Announcement

I am celebrating this week with a fun new contest. I recently reached 250,000 hits and I so want to thank all of you for your support! Also, I am super excited to be a guest designer on Everyday Cricut and want to say welcome to new viewers.

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that the previous contests were favorite tip and favorite tool contests. The tips were outstanding and everyone had a great time sharing them. This time, we’re doing favorite organizational crafting tip.

Are you ready to play the organizational tip contest? To play, you need to be a subscriber/follower of my blog. You can sign up over on the left side of this blog (if you are not there already).

Please leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite organizational crafting tip is. We would love to hear your tip on how you organize your crafting supplies or your crafting area. Please, one comment per person and remember the contest closes Sunday night at midnight. The winner will be picked at random using the random number generator and will be announced on Monday October 24th. The winner will receive the Just Because Cards cartridge, the Once Upon A Princess and the exclusive "My Cricut is My Therapist" Cricut Everyday cartridge. The winner gets all three! Yahoo!!


Here is my favorite organizing tip for storing my scrap papers. I can’t wait to read about your favorite organizing tip!






Above is a sneak peak of my post on Everyday Cricut. Please stop over to see the entire post! Wow! It is going to be a fun week!

Linda

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Donna said...

Hi Linda, Really enjoy your blog, videos and tips. My organizational tip if for cardstock leftovers. I use the transparent scrapbook page savers that have a snap closure. I separate the paper by color and file in these envelopes. I can see exactly what I have and the sizes. Wow has this changed my paper usage especially when using my cricut. Michael's has these on sale every so often for a very low price.

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

o wow I never would have thought to store my left over paper that way, very cool!!You could also use that as a little brag book!! And here I was going to buy A Your Story when Duct tape is all I needed!! Anyways my orginizion tip is using magazine racks(i got mine from ikea for $3 for 5, cardboard ones) and then use file folders to store my scrap paper, i have them colour coded and sitting in the magazine racks on a shelf very hand and easy to see. Thanks for the chance to win!!
Kristan (Follower)
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Lucy said...

I came over from Everyday Cricut. The cards are absolutely fantastic! I have the horizontal shelves that snap together for my 12 x 12 paper. Each color on it own and I put my scraps on top of each color coordinated shelve. So I don't have to go searching anywhere else.

Ramona B. said...

One of my favorite tips is to organizer clear stamps in clear cD cases or CD pocketpages. The pocket pages can be stored in a binder and easily viewed. I was thinking of getting a clip it up b/c my clear stamp collection was growing too big for the drawer I had them in and liked the binder method better for easy viewing.

Thanks,
Ramona B.
jbmb at comcast dot net

Lisa said...

Your snowman card is so adorable! You have inspired me to make my own Christmas cards this year!

Anonymous said...

Super stunning cards. Luv yout blog, too. :)

My organizational tip is for Cuttlebug folders. I first label them a permanent marker on the top of the folder. Then I used my son's square plastic dough containers,to store all my Cuttlebug folders. No play in the containers anymore. LOL! At the moment, I have four containers full of different comapnies folders,Cuttlebug dies, Sizzix texture plates and Fiskars embossing plates.

Thks for the chance to win.

thks

Sharon

sharon@clownshobbies.co.za

Jessica said...

Just subscribed to your blog. My favorite organizational tool for my craft studio is baskets! I store stamps, tools, coloring supplies, pretty much EVERYTHING in various size baskets and they stack and line up so nicely on bookshelves I've got lining my entire studio! :)

Ms.Barber said...

I love your shaped cards they are very inspiring..

my organizational tip-
I recently discovered an app on my phone called scrapbooker...I was getting to the point that I have so many clear stamps and different things like inks powders spellbinders dies that I couldn't remember what I had...so with this app I can store all of my supplies and equipment with pics and never buy duplicates again..I went through my clear stamps and at least 5 sets have duplicates (LOL)

Houses Built of Cards said...

Congrats on so many hits - and the guest design spot! I think my favorite organizational tip is to actually put stuff away, not leave it sprawled on the table! Heeheeheee! Otherwise, I also love keeping all my pens, scissors, and misc. tools in a Pampered Chef Tool Turn About - it holds a lot, and turns around so I can get what I need! Thanks for a chance to win!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Love your cards on Everyday Cricut! Since I am a Creative Memories nut, I use their Power Palette folders to store scraps of paper, large sheets, stickers, abcs, 4x6 mats - it all fits and coordinates. Plus the folders are strong and safe!

funnygirl13 said...

great info... gonna try it - thanks!!!
--Robin

Marilyn said...

Wow! Your tips are great. I am not quite that organized, but what I have set up works for me. I have a large shelf which I had specially made for me. The bottom shelf is 12" deep by 15" high and houses all my albums, paper in vertical files and the other shelf is 10" deep. The shelf is 6 ft long and sit right above my work area. I have limited space so the balance of my things are in clear bins in the closet. Not the ideal, but space in limited. Loved your cards and thank you for the directions...will have to give it a try. Thank you!

MJ said...

Clear show boxes are a must for me in my craft room. You can see thru them and know what's in side. I just reach for the one I need.

Nanabugaboo said...

I like your idea for taking along my printed paper. I have a expandable folder with dividers and I sort my solid card stock by color family. It's great to take to crops and easy to reach in a grab a small piece when I just need an embelisment.

Nanabugaboo

MJ said...

Clear shoe boxes are a must in my craft room. Stacked on shelves, I can clearly see what is in each one and which one I need.

Lynette said...

I'm so glad I've found your blog! I can't wait to find time to go through all the links to tips, tricks and videos that you have posted. Thank you. I do a variety of crafts so keeping my craft room organized is always a challenge. I just made a very simple straight (not ruffled) table skirt that I found online and velcroed it to my crafting table at the front, so it will open up on either side of centre, allowing me easy access to the rolling carts I keep underneath my desk, but looking crisp and stylish when I close it back up. Changed the whole look of my room. Here's the directions: http://houseandhome.com/design/diy-fabric-table-skirt

Julie said...

Those are so adorable! I love the zebra, that is my fav! Thanks for sharing.

hgjones said...

Just joined your blog. My favorite organizational tip is storage for circut cart overlaysand books- I use the photo storage boxes. The dividers that come with them are perfect for keeping the cart., book, and overlay together. The boxes can be purchacsed at Michaels for $2-3 when on sale and one boxe will hold about 15 sets. I also tear the non-english instructions out of my books- this make room for more carts in the boxes!

Steph D said...

I just LOVE your cards... I've been looking for inspiration for shaped cards!

When re-doing my craft room, I purchased the Ikea Expedit workstation which has really great cube storage compartments. I puchased storage boxes that fit perfectly inside and each box has a theme-- paper, clear stamps, scissors, adhesives, etc. Within the paper and clear stamp boxes, I have hanging file folders (which fit perfectly across)to file the content of each box( Paper by color, stamps by theme). So whenever I need a supply/tool I know just which box to go to, and then within it, everything is perfectly organized! The challenge is putting everything back where I found it each time ;)

Anonymous said...

Love your art work and inspiration. My favorite way to organize paper scraps is in zip lock bags on my paper shelf filed with each color. I have so much paper that for me is the easiest way to keep it.

Thank you again
Wendy

cutemama1@hotmail.com

Deneen said...

I bought clear binder pouches from walmart and I store all my cuttlebug folders in them in a binder. I can get four folders in each pouch and they are easy to flip thru and see what I want. I also used these to store my nesties. I used half a magnet sheet and stick the dies to it. Depending on the size of the nesties I can fit 2 to 4 in a pouch. It works great becaue they are zippered and I don't lose anything.

jdkentinc at aol dot com

Lynn C. said...

What a darling card you posted on Everyday Cricut! I am really into snowmen so I appreciate this card a great deal and will try some. I received a garden tote from the Nature Conservatory for my donation and I have it chock full of my tools, glues, ATG gun, hole punches, scissors, etc. I can handily move it around where I want it and it holds a lot of stuff. I think some of the tool trays from the hardware store would work well also. I also store lots of stuff in photo boxes with labels (i.e. "fall", "summer", "heat embossing", etc.

Lora S said...

Hi Linda,
The way I stay organized is to put all the coordinating papers, photos, and embellishments (even the Cricut cartridge) for each page or project into a acrylic plastic bin. You know the ones that are about 4" deep and stack really nice. I call it ""power layouting! I have been known to save the tiniest scraps of paper and I up to now, haven't had a great system for saving and finding them. Thanks for the great tip today!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Hi Linda, I am new to your blog and wanted to say your cards are lovely! I have rarely attempted cards(I just don't feel like I am very talented that way) but looking at yours I feel encouraged to try - you make it look easy! My org tip is to get the biggest binder you can find and fill it with transparent page holders. Add separators with tabs labeled with the name of each category of stickers you own and then divide them accordingly. It saves me a ton of time when looking for stickers since I have so many! And it's easy to add new pages for the bigger categories like Christmas and Halloween, plus you can get really detailed (for Travel I now have winter travel, cottage, summer and city escapes!)

Michelle said...

wow! How fun reading everyone's tips on organization. I'm going to agree with a few of the gals, my best way to organize is to put things away when I'm through with my project before starting on another. I also use the clear drawer bins and I have labeled them on what is inside. So helpful!!!

Jean Johnson said...

My tip is for brads and other small items. Have a certain size container that you purchase, take the embellishments out of the store package, sort by color and/or size, then put them in the purchased containers. Place ALL the containers in ONE large drawer or carrying case. Now, when you're looking for a brad, or other small embellishment, you know right where to go!

Crystal said...

Came over here from Everyday Cricut.....would love to win, especially the last cart. I have been drooling over that one forever. My fave organizing tip is a metal sign that hubs had hidden behind his barn. I nabbed it and washed it, put magnets on metal wedding favors and now I can see most of my embellies without searching thru piles of stuff anymore.

Michele said...

Linda, love your projects. Always looking at your projects from the Circle. I love to store my "stuff" in baskets. It looks nice & I can find everything.

Susan from SC said...

The snowman card is my favorite. I've never noticed this particular snowman before... I can't believe that because I LOVE snowman anything!!
My favorite organizational tip is something I just did this past weekend. I went to my local Home Depot and bought pantry can racks. The racks are about 5" deep from the wall and come in 30" sections (4 shelves to a section). I put six of these up on my wall behind the door to my craft room - GREAT for storing all my punches and those clear craft jars!!
--suebella4u at hotmail dot com

Debbie said...

I purchased some small (7" high) storage units that have 3 drawers in them for my rubber stamps.

I love the shaped cards! The ones you posted on the Everyday Cricut site are too, too cute!

Janice said...

Your creations are the bomb! I store my supplies in boxes and bins, drawers and shelves. Everything is right where I can find it easily! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Linda said...

Hi Linda, Boy I have been missing a lot. I thought I was going to get emailed each time you posted. I just redid that.
Love the tip. What a great idea.
My organizing tip is for all the brads, grommets, small buttons and loose bling. I have a spice rack that spins and the bottles hang on it. Someone was giving it away with old spices in it. I washed them out and labeled each bottle. I showed it in a video on my blog. Scrapcat Cards by Linda
This is great to read all the organizing tip comments. Thanks for doing this and a chance to win.

Donna K U said...

I just subscribed to you blog. Love the zebra! I have a regular desk for scrapbooking so I use the drawer made for hanging file folders for my cardstock scraps. I use colored file folders & put the coordinating color of paper in these folders. When I don't have a folder the color I need, I label it.

Deb R said...

Just came over from Everyday Cricut, and I am so glad to find this blog. I thoroughly enjoyed eveyone's thoughts on organizing, and I will be making some changes to my craft room. My best tip is to keep my tools all together, and all my embellishments together, and everything labeled in clear drawers and boxes.

Deb R said...

I love the little scrapbooks for leftover scraps. This would also make fun goodie bag fillers for crops.

crystal said...

My tips are
I use baseball card 8 1/2 by 11 protective sleeves for my mini clear stamps and I organize them by holiday
And for my paper punches I use a big wall mounted multiple drawer caddy and I have a punched design on the outside of the drawer so I can see what I have without opening every one and my little scrapbooker know where to put them away after they use them

Natasha said...

Just became a new follower. My most recent organizational tip would be the plastic travel makeup cases. I bought one at Target for like $5 and punched a whole bunch of holes in it. Throw my ribbon in and pulled it through the holes. Now I can see exactly what ribbon I have and it untangles itself as I pull it out.

Ruth ( made4youcards) said...

Love love love you site!! I just discovered it and you and thank you for sharing and inspiring! I can actually find my pieces now from the pads you showed!! Yahoo!!

Christine said...

I love your site. Just saw it this morning, since I subscribe to Everyday Cricut.
My favorite organizational tip is to use boxes decorated using my Cricut for everything! I had a bunch of Girl Scout cookie (cases) boxes left over and decided to use them in my craft closet to organize my things. I decorated the front with a label that I made from the Cricut. I have also done this in my Tuppeware cupboard to hold the little things and lids, and in my linen closet to hold sheets. I have also done it in my son't closet to hold his baseball clothes.

Deborah said...

I use the 8 1/2 x 11 drawer systems for my scraps. I love challenging myself to use the scraps!

Anonymous said...

Hello Linda. I always enjoy your videos. I have no organizational talent! I am in the process of redoing my scraproom and need help.
When I go to crops, I put each layout page in a 12x12 snap envelope with all the cutouts, brads, stickers and anything I use on that particular page so I can be more productive at crops.
Sharon (scrappyone)
sldotvaughnatcomcastdotnet

1Happy Mimi said...

How lucky I feel to see such beautiful work & wonderful tips! My basement is my 'craft cave' & I have shelving full of clear containers marked with 'embellishments, ribbons, brads....' I also have one I use for 'extra' shapes/words I've cut with my Cricut. All my scraps of used paper goes into a covered storage box (from Ikea) for easy access. All my paper is stored (color coded) in a paper storage unit I bought at JoAnns.

Mariah W said...

My tip is for ribbon... At my scrapbook table I have a wire that is hung with 2 eye hook screws and holds all of my spools of ribbon, I even have some small paper clips on it to hold any ribbon scraps. It makes them easily accessible and looks pretty too!

jennifer LL said...

To organize all my rbbon I had made a 10 rod origanizer using rods and 2x4s then I stained to give a finished look as well as brass knobs. I see all my ribbon which makes easier to choose.

gmtb said...

Your web site is great! My favourite tip is using a binder with the plastic photo pocket pages in it for all my little embelishments...easy to see and doesn't take up a lot of room.
Linda
gmtb@mnsi.net

jody said...

What a thrill to 'find' you! I am a paper hound and can't bear to throw out any scraps! I color coordinate them in an accordion file folder so they are easily accessible. This helps me not have to cut up perfectly good whole sheets of paper, and when I open the folder the papers are completely visible to me by color.

JenE said...

I'm loving your blog! I'm a first time visitor and follower now. Inspiration overload right now!! My organization tip is for filing colored papers. I have a large file box where I can label each section by color. It's organized enough to carry w/me to crops! I love it!

Pam (AKA CraftyK) said...

Hi Linda, Love your snowman card over on Everyday Cricut. My organizational tip.....lots of baskets for tools, markers, punches ect. I also have the wire paper rack that stores all of my 12 x 12 papers and paper stacks. Congrats on your 250,000 hits!!

SueNJ said...

I am a new follower hopping over from your Guest Designer post :) I recently began organizing my craft room and had a dilemma with all my spools of ribbon. I used sewing pins to keep the end on the spool and then strung them together on heavy duty twine. Wrap the ends around push pins or tie them to a railing. I have also seen ribbon put in small laundry looking baskets with holes on the side. Then you pull the ribbon through a hole and cut as needed :)

Hope these help.

Sue B
http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
suenj99 at yahoo dot com

TracyB said...

I have enjoyed reading all these organizational tips. I use the Creative Memories 12x12 plastic paper folders to hold my full size sheets and gallon ziploc bags to store my scraps (sorted by colors). I use little baskets to store other items like scissors, pens, tools and cricut accessories.

Dawn, RI said...

my tip is I bought 10 photo boxes(on sale of course) then I organized like things together. I have one box for glitter, one for embossing powders, one for cuttle bug folders... You get the idea. When I did this I couldnt believe that I filled the embossing powder box to the TOP... I didnt realize how much I had. Same with the glitter. I do have more than I need. So now I know I need not buy more. Each box is labled and stacked 5 high.
Dawn RI

hm said...

my organising tip is about the cricut cartridges. They take up a lot of space. but now I've got them all on my gypsy. And i downloaded all of the digital handbooks on my computer, so i never use the original boxes with handbooks and cartridges anymore. I put them in a place away from my craftingspace. It works for me

Cheryl said...

hmm...my favorite would have to be that I store my spellbinder designs in one of those small cheap photobooks for 4x6 photos. That way each set stays together and I can look through it easier to see what I have!

JustJules said...

Linda, glad I found your blog through Everyday Cricut. Love the shaped cards! Looking forward to the variety of your blog! I have a lot of die cuts. I struggled with storage and being able to view what I have. I love swaps! So I got this idea off of You Tube...I put all my die cuts in a photo album with the old fashioned sticky pages. It works great and I can see everything! YEA!

Julie in Fayette

Maria said...

First -- LOVE the snowman! I am making little snowmen ornaments for the Christmas tree and after seeing the embossed dots, know EXACTLY what mine was missing! TFS such a cute project! My favorite organizational storage tip is to use the gallon-sized zipper type bags for everything! lol I have file boxes that I label (red scraps, green scraps... flowers... circles, etc!) and then put them into fild folders and hang them in a file folder box. The boxes stack, everything is organized so when my 4 year old granddaughter wants to craft, I have something for her to do! :)If she wants to make a garden picture, I pull out the greens and flowers! Sicne I always have leftover pieces from swap cuts, she has a lot to choose from and be creative.

maria_m_nestor(at)yahoo(dot)com

gomatt said...

I'm new here. I love the snowman card. My tip ia I have a small 3'W x 3'H x10" D metal shelf. It has three shelves plus the floor. I bought clear show boxes and each box has it's own stuff 2 boxes for stamps, Glue has it's own box embell have there own and on and on. I have three plastic 13" x 13" paper holders. One for solid one for printed and one for scraps ( paper once a piece is cut out ). Well I could go on and on but have to stop somewhere. For me organization is the key. LindaB in WI

Janie said...

New to your blog and already love it. Super cute creative ideas. My organizational tip is using plastic tackle boxes with the multiple dividers to store my chip board embellishments. They sell these boxes in craft stores, but they are cheaper if you get them from the sporting dept.

Rosa VanDerLinden said...

I love your snowman card!

My organizational tip: With the small area that I have for scrapbooking in my living room I use one bookshelf for my scrapbook supplies. I save all my glass candle containers! After I've finished burning the candle and cleaned the jar out I use them for storing my ribbons & embellishments by season, others I sort by style. It just depends on the candle jar size on what can be stored. I even saved small wine glass bottles, it was perfect for my brads! Flower vases work too:)

Anniebee said...

If you could see my crafting area, you surely wouldn't ask me this question! LOL! The main thing I do is to separate my single sheets of paper by color. I leave the stacks I buy intact so I can tell people when I post my projects what stack I used. I also have my ribbons organized by cool and warm colors so that it's easier to know which box to grab when I need a specific color. I have been a subscriber for some time now and want to thank you again for all the useful information and inspiration I get from reading your blog.

cristal said...

I have turned my old baby wipes plastic containers into really cute ribbon holders! Each time I purchase a box of diapers I recieve a new one, with a little fabric, hot glue, craft knife, and a dowel rod I can create my own ribbon boxes. I love it because not only does it allow for organization but its also reflects my personality and personal taste! Upcycling is my favorite.

Shirley said...

I would love to have some organizational tips to share. But I loved reading all the comments.

Michele F. said...

Hi Linda! I am new to your blog and just found you from Everyday Cricut. I love your cards and I REALLY like your reindeer held together with the brad. So cute and simple and you don't need a gypsy for that. My favorite organizational tip is storing my bigger 12 x 12 scraps in clear envelopes, by color that close together with a string and then they fit nice and perfect vetically in a BIG file drawer to the left of my scrap desk. I put smaller scraps in 1 gallon size ziploc bags and store those flat on top of my unused cardstock by color family. I always grab the smaller bag first when making cards... and go to my file drawer for the big stuff when doing scrapbook pages. Your blog is great and I can't wait to see your future creations!
Michele
http://fishmememoriesandmore.blogspot.com

fishquad at comcast dot net

Judy Stiles said...

Hi, I am new to your blog .. came from Everyday Cricut. Your cards are fantastic .. especially love the Create a Critter card! Just adorable! I love buttons and have accumulated so many of them. I like to store them by color in glass jars I bought from Ikea. They are all lined up on my craft room wall where I can see them in all their "prettiness."

Northwoodszoo said...

Thanks for the great tip for paper scraps! For me, organizing my thoughts for papercrafting is as important as the actual items to finish the work! My 3-ring binder with write-on divider tabs keeps track of crafting subjects as it makes sense to me -- fun ideas and examples, sayings and phrases, printed tutorials, and favorite websites I've come across. Inventory (list of Cricut cartridges I already own, for example) and my "wish list" live in there, too. It's great for inspiration, and holds project ideas neatly until I can get to them -- no loose papers laying around and getting lost. Three-ring page protectors are handy to slip in bits and pieces of items not easily 3-hole punched, too. Costs very little and organizes and tracks my thoughts better than I can in my head!

Anonymous said...

I love your cards!
My dh made me a cart that holds hanging files. I have a file for each color cardstock and paper pack. I store scraps in a CM folder that has three sizes of pockets. I keep it in the appropriate hanging file. The cart rolls under my desk when not in use.

Liz said...

Love your site and all the tips. Will give this a try. My favorite tip is tearing out the non English pages of my Cricut cart books, saves tons of room. I store my paper scraps in a plastic folder designed for monthly receipts, has 12 dividers inside and I put my scraps in by color. But I like your idea for keeping my paper pad scraps together. Again thanks for all the great ideas.

Alisa said...

What a great idea! I currently use an accordian file folder and have my scraps sorted by color. This works for me becasue my scraps are sometimes really small.

Sunshine115 said...

Great minds or cluttered ones must think alike, everyone of the things that I have used or do is listed! I love useing the heavy "freezer" zip-lock bags for just about everything. Plentiful, flexible & inexpensive. But not having someone help clean up is important! Hubby helped clean up one day & I still can't find......

Tanik said...

I love the comments. I have made a three ring binder where I have stamped all my stamps. I then numbered them such as W 1 or A 1. Wooden and acrylic. Or for sets TSOL 1 or CTMH 1 - The Stamps of Life and Close to My Heart. I number both the stamped page and the actual stamp. I separate the binder into categories such as sentiments, nature, Christmas etc. I then store them in numerical order. Acrylic in a binder and wooden in a box. I have also cross referenced them if needed in the binder. It has saved me so much time.

Kim A said...

Love all the ideas coming from the comments...my brain is on overload trying to figure which ones I want to "borrow". I have one of the 12 x 12 rolling carts with drawers, I sort all of my sticker by category and put in 12 x 12 folders and store them by like subjects in the drawers of the rolly cart - then I can pull it up next to me while I work.

Allisa said...

My best tip is for everything to have it's place. If you return items to their place after use, it makes clean up and finding the item you need the next time soo much easier. I love IKEA for storage items! Love your cute shaped cards.

Running Turtle said...

I "try" to organize scrap paper... I seem to keep it all...I use a big plastic 12X12 folder and keep my scraps in there. It is see through-so I can find the color I need. From time to time, I decide that I will make a couple of projects using only "scrap paper" so I can get rid of some!
Thanks for the opportunity to win...
TinaB

Carin said...

My favourite tip is really basic. Once every couple of weeks I just use the time I would otherwise use to work on my cards to clear up my crafting room.
I have a tiny room (but it's all mine :-))), and I tend to leave a lot of things on my desk. So, every so often I clear out everything and put it back where it's supposed to go.
A free second tip (LOL LOL): stop buying all those things you really already have!!! It not only saves you tons of money, but also tons of clearing out time!!
Carin

Kristina said...

I organize my stickers in clear see through accordian files with each section labled with different catagories (ie Travel, Celebrate, Decorative)

wpittman said...

Love your blog and the snowman card is awesome. I am just getting my room organized so all these tips are great as well. My best tip right now is to put it away when you are done with it so you can find it when you go to look for it the next time. thanks for sharing

IMAPHI said...

I'm excited to discover your blog. The Snowman is super cute!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the scrap paper pad tip. That's a great idea! I use a cubicle storage system that I bought at Michael's for my stamp and card supplies. Some cubes have shelves, others have drawers. I use shoeboxes for my unmounted stamps. One for sentiment stamps and the other for image stamps. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Julie S.
jstoller@ameritech.net

Bonita said...

Became an Email subscriber. My tip is that I set up a database using Microsoft Word software of all my stamp sets. Have fields for name of set, year, shapes, and sentiments. Then I can print to have a handy reference. Thanks

Penny Peck said...

Hi - I buy plastic drawers and put my scrap paper in them by colors. So easy to store and get to. Enjoy your videos and blog!

Anonymous said...

Hi there. Thanks for sharing. I like to use a long skewer through ribbon reels. I then put them in a box and the skewer keeps them very tight but not too tight that the ribbon cannot be pulled out.

Sue Alger said...

What a great tip. My tip...I have baskets for my paper. Each basket has a color family. I use my 12x12 page protectors and place the scraps in the protectors and put in front of the respective basket. I use a simple ring to join page protectors together with various scraps. When I need a paper I can just grab the ring of protectors and use these first scraps first. My grandkids, who love to scrap with me, know that when they are "creating" that they use the scrapbags first before cutting into a fresh new piece of paper.

I just joined your blog.

Betsy said...

I use an accordian file to save my different colored scraps. It makes them easy to use. I'm not as organized as I'd like to be!

congrats!
Betsy

3boysinrome said...

Great information! I love getting new ideas and can't wait to try some new things with my CRICUT!

Lynn said...

Hi, I am interested in reading about all the different tips people leave here. I stamp all my new stamps onto card stock and store them by company in a 3 ring binder. Each is numbered on the card stock and also on the cd case I store them in. Easy to find one when I need it.

jordanbev5 said...

Love your blog! Am so happy to now be a follower, too! My organizational tip is to "kit" layouts by putting photos, patterned papers, diecuts, sketch and memorabilia, rubons, brads, etc, together in a 2 gallon bag, or the like. Journaling or just notes of your thoughts as well. Making these ahead as I come in from a sb buying trip, makes my crop time much smoother! I tend to overpack my kits so that I will have some choices when I sit down to do it. After I finish the layout, I try to use up the scraps to make quick cards. I come away with a layout and cards from one kit, because I know I won't need the leftover supplies. (I keep ready made cards in my scrapbag for this purpose).

Casey said...

Congrats on the hits! My organizational tip is that i like to keep my most used tools and supplies in a black and decker rolling cart. It has two separate boxes that each have a removable tray in them. This way when im working at home i can just open them up and get what i need out to use. I keep my ribbons, twine, etc. in the trays to keep them organized. And the other great thing about the rolling cart is that it is so easy to take when i go to crops! All of my favorites are already loaded in. Plus on the top it has small containers to keep all of my sponges, blenders and inks in! When not in use, i just roll it in the corner! Thank you for giving us the chance to win!

bwaloha said...

My tip is for organizing ribbon. Attach two wall mounts used for hanging drape rods to the wall. These should be a design that sticks out from the wall by several inches. Buy 1/4" wooden dowel rod at Michaels and run rolls of ribbon through. Hang dowel rod onto drapery rod mount and secure by tying each end of dowel with pipe cleaner onto the wall mount. Use any easily manipulated tying material.

Mary said...

Your card on Everyday Cricut is adorable! I love shaped cards. You have inspired me to make a few this weekend.

Lots of great tips have been submitted. Looking forward to trying a few for myself.

My tip is to print the cricut book and file them in a 3 ring binder. When I am looking for a specific cut, I take the binder and flip through the pages. Great thing to do on the bus to/from work. I print them dounble sided and 2 cricut pages per page. They do not take up much space.

rhonda said...

Thank you for that great tip for paper scrap storage. I would never have thought of that. I am definitely going to put it to use! My tip is for rubber/clear stamp storage. I stamp the images on pieces of paper, listing maker of stamp, name of stamp or series and storage location of stamp. Then put the pages in a binder. That way I just go through the binder when looking for a stamp and all the info is on the page.

teachdanz said...

I store my paper scraps in an old Creative Memories 12x12 hanging file folder case. Each color has its own hanging file folder and inside each of those is a folder that holds the smaller scraps. Now I only use this for cardstock and basic patterned paper. The fancier patterned paper scraps go in a plastic 12x12 holder you can pick up from the craft store:-)

congrats on being so popular!!
ikennic at q dot com

Raspberri said...

Your tips are really great. Thanks for the video.

Carol said...

Linda - thank you for the scrap organizational tip/video. Never would have thought of it. My tip: I use a Thirty-one (http://www.thirtyonegifts.com/) Mini-Organizer for my pen/cutters/rulers/adhesives/etc... so I can grab and go.

Carol
http://caroleesscrappinspot.blogspot.com
clworkman4 at gamil dot com

Nancy said...

Over from Everyday...Glad to find your blog! My only tip is that if you can't see it, it doesn't get used. I keep a low sided box next to my Cricut for scraps. It's amazing how much I find in there, I would love to win anything!

Teri said...

Love your blog and projects! My tip is for organizing ribbon. I use the Ribbon Rings storage system for storing all my ribbon. I keep a ring of each color and I can see exactly what ribbon I have. It took awhile to organize all the ribbon on the cards and rings at first, but it was so worth it!
Thanks for all the great tips.

Bobby said...

I love reading other people's organizational ideas and hope to finish the list but wanted to post mine before I got blogged down. :)

I have a small craft room and need my desk space so put everything I can on the wall. Years ago I bought wire picnic silverware holders at JoAnn's. They have 3 small sections on one side and a larger one on the other. I have 7 of them hanging above my table. Each one contains different parts of my crafting supplies. For example, I have one that has scortape and my tape gun in the larger back portion, glue sticks etc in one small part, and tools and/or scissors in the other two. I always know where everything is and it's up off the work surface.

6th Street Sundries said...

Brand new follower here!! What an absolutely FANTASTIC (not to mention space-saving!) way to store your paper scraps! (I can see those making pretty personalized gifts, as well!)

My organizational tip is for Stickles or Dew Drop ink pads: Using a toolbox from Menard's (they look just like the Artbins, but with two layers and about 1/3 of the price) you can easily and neatly store all of your Stickles and/or Dew Drop ink pads. If you are like me, it makes storing them in perfect ROY G BIV color gradient lines super simple!

Thank you, Linda, for the chance to win such a fantastic prize! Somehow, I don't have any of those cartridges!!

Amy said...

Well, organization is not my strong suit but I try. I keep all my "tools" like scissors, tweezers etc in a metal pencil holder on my desk. That way, the little things don't get lost and I at least know where to start looking!
Thanks for sharing your creations!

Anonymous said...

I love tips for storage!
I have a cart with small drawers that I use to store brads, bling, ribbons, etc. I put labels on the front of the drawers so I know which drawer to look in. I also took my dad's gun rack he made years ago and put ribbon rolls on dowels and laid the dowels where the guns would be. The three dowels hold way more ribbons than I have and I also have something of my dad's that he had made.:-)
Teresa
rdrepublican@windstream.net

The Fillhard's said...

I have two tips to share. The first one also takes care of those pesky scraps of paper. I have 3 sets of the 3 drawer (I think they are Sterlite brand from Walmart) white organizers. The drawers inside dimensions are about 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 and I have them divided by color family and then one drawer for prints. It works great, keeps them right there by my cricut and that way I can just grab the colors that I need quickly.
The other is for my ribbon. I made tags with 2 rectangles cut out of them to hang my ribbon on. I then hang the tags in binder rings and hang them on hooks in my craft room. Now I can see all the different ribbons that I have. I still keep my rolls of solid colored ribbon in a bin though as the lengths of them would be too much for hanging on tags.
Hope these tips help someone out!
Christi
fillhardfarm at ymail dot com

Anonymous said...

great tip I am going to try
it out tonight.

thanks
fergie

cropmom66 said...

I am always looking for cheap, efficient ways to store my supplies. My desk was slowly being consumed by scrap paper of all shapes and sizes. I happened to have some 2gal, 1gal, and 1qt size Ziploc bags in my room, so I took a deep breath, and dove in!! I use the 2 gallon bags to hold full size sheets of paper, arranged by color group. The 2gal size easily holds 12x12 paper! Then I have a 1gal bag that I have bigger scraps in. I use the 1qt bag for smaller scraps. I keep my patterned paper in Ziplocs by the pad. That way all of the scraps stay with their original coordinating papers. I keep these in a box right now, but am hoping to get a rolling file, big enough to hold 12x12. It is not very high tech, but I feel so much more organized now!

moknowsall said...

my best tip is to put your project away after finishing it. i am a person who just keeps on piling one project on top of the next on my desk. pretty soon i have pieces and cuts everywhere and can't find a thing

ginmarie said...

I am a visual person. If I do not see it, it does not exist. I use clear containers to store most supplies on book shelves.

Donna S. said...

First time to your site! I have a plastic storage unit with about 20 mini drawers (that your find in the hardware dept.) for keeping small items like brads, buttons, stamps, etc. The other tip is I use a recipe box with dividers for storing small scraps of paper, by color. Thanks!

Sahily said...

Wow!! So many great tips! I organized my stamps in a binder inside clear sheet protectors. I also organize all the sentiments, quotes and titles I like in a file on my computer. This way they are ready to be printed when needed :-).

Alicia said...

Linda,
My favorite tip is to store my scrap paper in a filing cabinet by color. It's super easy to find each folder.

tndj said...

My husband bought and installed two 15 wodden slot shoe storage and put them on the wall over my work area. I store my cricut tools, staplers, 4 x 6 paper packs , paper cutters, envelopes etc. up there. Easy to see and easy to just reach up and grab. Makes for a clear work area but have everything handy.

Dawn C. said...

You have a fantastic site. Your cards are beautiful! My tip is for organizing embellishments. I purchased one of those containers.from Home Depot that has all the little drawers to separate nuts and bolts. I have all my brads, my tags, my chipboard pieces and my bling in there. It works great and doesn't take a lot of space.

DEBBIE ORR said...

I have really enjoyed reading everyone's tips and loved your idea for storing scrap paper my tip is I have a 3 ring binder with clear baseball/hockey card pages that I store my small $1.50 bin stamps in they are seperated into categories like Christmas, Halloween, floral etc.
debbie.58@live.ca

sl58jl said...

I love zippered pencil pouches! They can be added to your binder and I put colored pencils in one and gel pens in another.

Carrie K said...

Wow! There are some great tips on here!! I already use alot of them but my tip is to label everything! The clear shoeboxes, photo boxes and I use the plastic pencil boxes alot too. Label it so you know what is in it.

linda161 said...

Just found your blog and love all your inspiration. I crop away from home more than at home. I put items in clear labeled stackable containers that snap together. This way you can easily carry them with you. I also put together my own page kits in plastic sleeves with everything including photos needed to make the pages.

BunnyC's paper crafting said...

Linda, I enjoy your blog and videos. I store my cardstock in clear plastic cases (purchased on sale) and store them vertically. I can see the colors and my paper remains dust free.

carmen said...

Came over from Everyday Cricut, and I am enjoying your blog..loved your shaped cards too ;) I recently needed a place to put all my embellishments because they were originally stored in a box where I had to dig for just the right embellishment...I purchased an over the door clear shoe organizer and put all my embellishments in the pockets & because its clear..I can see all of them hanging behind my craft room door. I even labeled each pocket so I know exactly where to place all my goodies!!

Anonymous said...

I love your idea for the paper pads made out of left over scraps, very clever. I store my paper and scraps in file folders and same with my stickers they are filed by theme and colors.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

MizMaryAnn said...

Wow Linda, so many hits! Congrats to you. Whenever I get a new stamp set I scan it then file that paper in plastic in a 3 ring binder by category. Like Flowers, Sentiments, Holidays, etc. Also I put the boxed stamps in alpha order on my shelf. This works out so well for me especially when I can flip through my binder to find what stamp I need then can find it easily on the shelf. You're wonderful Linda......Hugz Mary Ann

Beth Devitt said...

Your projects are wonderful. Congrats on all those hits.

Cindy said...

I came over from Everyday Cricut. Subscribed to your blog now too. There are some great ideas here! I have a closet dedicated to my crafting and I use baskets (all sizes) to store my supplies. Each basket is marked. I also have a huge paper sorter in my craft room where I am able to store a lot of paper by color.

Cindy
crdhins@ymail.com

sborden said...

Hello Linda, i would like to share my tip for organizing my ribbon & floss, for my ribbon i use the see thru shoes boxes you can get from the dollar store and separate them by color with a color tag on the outside and for my floss i also separate by color using the Ball jars that your granny may had used for preserves..

Ruby said...

Love what I see on your blog. I am going to check back and see some of your older posts. Thanks for the inspiration. Your cards are really cute. I store all my scraps in clear bags by colour. When I get overwhelmed with the scraps then I donate them to a daycare center. I then start all over again.

tblue said...

I use clear fishing tackle boxes that have dividers to store buttons, brads and other small supplies. Love the shaped cards!

Cheryl Winget said...

Very cool idea for paper storage! My tip is to consider using hanging shoe organizer(if your space allows) for those items that you want close at hand. I am able to hang a shoe organizer right at the end of my crafting desk and I keep items in there that I use over and over again while making cards. I love it and it was soooo inexpensive. I got mine for $2.50 at Target.

Debby said...

My idea is about paper storage. I use stacking egg crates for my paper storage the 13 x12 papers and pads fit perfectly.

Styme123 said...

Came over from everyday cricut. I have A LOT of ribbon. I store it on long curtain rods, putting the spools through the centers. Then I hang them on the wall like they are curtains.

Anonymous said...

Love the shaped cards! I just organized all of my paper...again! I have the cardstock organized by color and the patterned paper organized by maker and designer. I placed it all in Cropper Hopper vertical paper holders so I can flip through and easily find what I need! Thank you for the cool ideas and tips!

Have a great week.
kk
cnkkohout@hotmail.com

Evette K. said...

Congrats on all your hits. But from your work I can see you deserve them all. You do such great work. TY for sharing and please keep it up. ekciampo@yahoo.com

EydieG said...

I love the snowman card! I'm kind of new at this so not very organized yet, but I did buy some plastic drawers so i could separate my paper by color and then labeled them so I can get to the color I am looking for easier.

Cheryl Hauber said...

I love your blog...came over from Everyday Cricut. I have a "portable" file drawer that's plastic and holds hanging dividers for my paper...and another that can hold my 12x12 paper.

Anonymous said...

My best tip is to keep lists of my favorite items- esp Cricut Carts. So I do not buy something I already have and update the lists with each purchase. I cary a copy to the craft stores or any crft show where I might need to check them or even on a trip- yo never know when you might find store to shop in! bringler@att.net

Simply Grace said...

Congratulations on 250,000 hits!!!!

My favorite organizational tip is: I printed off all the sample pages from the cartridge library on Cricut.com for the cartridges I own. I then put them in sheet protectors and behind each one I put a baseball card sheet protector. I use that for extra things I cut and might use in the future. Larger cuts I put in the sheet protector behind the sample page. Nothing ever goes to waste!

Anonymous said...

My tip is how I organized all of my cricut carts. I bought 3 video or DVD cabinets with adjustable shelves. They are only 5 1/2 inches deep so I can put them on top of one of my 6 foot tables without them taking up much room. Each one holds 40 carts. I like to have my books available so i really like this way of storing them I store them in alphabetical order within groups of regular carts and imagine carts. This works really well for me. Sarah

Cherie said...

I am a new follower to your blog, and I wish I had known about your blog earlier. Awesome! My favorite organizational tip: I love using old candle jars to store supplies in. I remove the leftover wax (freezing is the best method), and they are a great way to store things! Whether it is beads, brads, pencils, paint brushes, you name it. The ones with the flat lids are the best, and you can even decorate them! We go through candles like crazy, and I have them in all shapes and sizes :)

cherie.goyer at gmail.com
http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

NicholeC said...

I am a new follower...came from Everyday Cricut...very cute cards. I am a big fan of the shaped cards myself. I have a very small craft space in my house so I had to put up some shelves on a wall above my work table. I use clear storage boxes that are labeled for foam stamps, stickers and ribbon. I use standing clear drawers (labeled) for tools, scrap papers, adhesives and paper for each of my kids. I also have turned an armoire that was unused into storage for machines and albums. I gave the bottom drawers to my two girls so they could keep their own scrap supplies there too. Thanks.
Nichole
awc_409@yahoo.com

Vicki said...

Love your tip for storing paper. My tip is for cardstock leftovers. I got a 12x12 album for under $2 at a thrift store. I sorted the cardstock by color family into each page protector.

Vicki
vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Reneeleeak said...

Thanks to you for your great site and to everyone that posted here with all their wonderful tips! I also had some tips, but after reading all the tips so far that were posted....mine were already mentioned!
Thanks again to you and everyone.☺
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Karen said...

I am very unorganized, I tried and recycle things I no longer use for my storage of growing craft supplies. I use a mail holder that I turned into a great holder for my adhesives and I use the little dog food cans that come with lids for my brads I decorated them and have each marked and stacked. I am amazed at some of the clever ideas I have read.
Have a happy crafty day
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

Rebecca said...

I sell Longaberger baskets so I use a ton of them to hold my tools, stamps and ink and odds and ends!

Mary said...

Hi Linda,

Loved your snowman image. It inspired me to start creating my Christmas cards. My fav organizational tip, is 'organizing leftovoer paper'. What a great idea & it looks like a pad of papers. Very cool. Right now I have all my leftovers in a drawer, sizes and colors all mixed up. Thanks again for this great tip.

Best,
Mary R.

Paula said...

I don't have a craft room, so I am always looking for good organizational ideas that can help me with all of my crafting goodies! I use clear storage boxes for like-colored paper, clear shoe boxes for stamp pads and stamps, and baskets. I put a small bookshelf in a closet and store everything on the shelves.

I love the Pampered Chef turnabout idea for storing markers, scissors, etc. Great tip!

tina said...

Congrats on your 250,000 hits, Linda. I am new to crafting so don't have much figured out organizational wise but I do store my Cricut cartridges in my bookcase. The titles are very easy to read that way.

Tina

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Congrats on hitting 250,000!! My organizing tip is: I use a weekly pill despenser. The ones that have the days of the week on top. I devide them by size and just put them in each day of the week. I will be heading over to see your project. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway.

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Ro Donner said...

I love how you store your leftover paperstock. I may have to switch my system!! What I do is use one of the pocketed plastic envelopes. Two actually, one for solids, one for patterns. I separate by color and put a small swatch of the basic color (brown, red, green, etc) on the tab so I can easily find the color I need. I cut off all strangling ends of my scraps so they are square which makes them neat and easy to file.

scraplizard said...

Hi, my organizational tip is "how to store clear stamps". I use a transparent page protector with a piece of cardstock (81/2 X 11"). I place a stamp set on each side of the cardstock. Sometimes, depending on the size of the stamp set, I can get 2 on each side of the cardstock. I then label the stamp sets using dividers and put them into a large 3" - 3 ring binder.

Carol Amie said...

I'm currently overhauling my scrappy space so I want tips more than I can offer them, but a few things that will remain the same in my new space are:
*leftover scraps from a layout put into sandwich sized ziplock and filed into sterilite by theme for quick cardmaking coordinates
*stickles attached to a clear acrylic photo frame by velcro dots
*punches, cutting tools, adhesives in an over the door shoe holder
*ribbon wound on wooden spools and stored in glass jars by color

Kiltzy said...

Cute snowman card!
I use a tool box with a clear lid for my stamps and ink pads.

Bunnyfreak said...

To organize my Faber-castell Gelatos and my mini misters I use the box that are vitamin drink comes in. (It is called Zipp-Fizz). The holes are the perfect size. I also store my neddles in an empty zipp-fizz powder container.

~ Lori ~ said...

When I re-did my craft room I bought 2 base kitchen cabinets and used those as the "base" for my work table. I then bought a stock piece of counter top from Lowe's and put the two base cabinets on each end. The middle is space for a stool or just for me to stand. One of the base cabinets I bought was a "pots and pans" cabinet and it works GREAT for storing lots of bigger craft supplies, like cartridges, cuttlebug, punches, etc.

Jill K. said...

I just found your blog via Everyday Cricut and just subscribed to get your posts.
My tip is a simple 3 layer lazy-susan -- 3 wooden circles of 3 different sizes with a hole in the middle of each for a wooden post to go thru to the turntable. Easy to put together and then decorate and I use it to store my Robin's nest bottles and boxes of Dew Drops as well as other smallish items I use a lot. I have this on a shelf above my work table and can access various embellishments at any time.
Thanks for the opportunity to win these 3 awesome cartridges!
OKScrapGal13@yahoo.com

Brenda Moore said...

I store my solid color 12 x 12 papers in a milk crate

Carolyn Irizarry said...

Hi Linda, Thank You for sharing this video. I was recently looking @ the different scrap leftover papers & was thinking how do I organize all this? Now I know! :) Yay! Thank You! & in my language: Muchas Gracias!

I will keep watching your videos to learn a lot more.

Have a blessed day!

~Carolyn Irizarry

Nette said...

WOW... what a great idea! I use rubber cement instead of tape to make note pads this way but never thought organize my scraps. hmmm..

I use a photo box to organize my cuttlebug folders and cutting plates.

Nette

netter at q dot com

Momof4inArlington said...

I am so glad you were a guest designer! I will be following you now. I absolutely love your tip about making paper pads from scraps! I have a ridiculous amount of paper scraps! I can't bring myself to throw them out, but I dread having to search through them.
I use small metal planters and mini buckets, (from the Target dollar spot), to hold markers/pens, assorted tools, and notepads. I also use the compartmented storage boxes for beads to sort any little die cuts I may not have used on a project. Sometimes I'll even cut a few extra images off a cartridge I'm using, just to find use for them later. The boxes are a great resource when I need to make a quick card!

Traci said...

Very good idea. I love stopping by to see what you have come up with. You are always very helpful. Thank you for sharing. One of my favorite ways of storing my scrap papers are in my clear saqaure containers you can get at Michael's for under 5 bucks. Good luck everyone.

Traci Lord
3team3lord3@comcast.net

Trina said...

I used to forget about rub ons and small bagged items that I bought. I purchased inexpensive towel rods from IKEA and attached them to table beside me and used "S" hooks to hang them from the rods. This way I see them and don't to use the items :) Thanks and I lvoe you site!!

Brandy said...

Great video - thanks for sharing your tips!! I keep all my scrap pieces organized by color in the big clear pouches. When they fill up and I can't remember what's in them anymore, I go through them and purge - all my scraps go to the art teachers at the elementary school. I love walking the halls and seeing little scraps here and there from my own projects. I remember what I used each one on and I'm thrilled to be helping the school.

Brandy
bahoot at comcast dot net

KAL said...

Well, my tip is so very simple .. I use to stack my plastic scrapbook containers now I label them below the closer. Sit them on the side edge an tuck them in then roll them up so the label shows. You do not have to take ever storage container off the stack to get to the one you want because they are all accessible filed like library books.

Gail said...

First of all, congratulations on the 250, 000 hits! My favorite organizational tip: I cut all of my scraps in squares and rectangles using my cutting and them place them in clear plastic bags to be used for crafting - it works for me! Thanks, Gail in MI

Nicole said...

I repurposed a spice rack to store my buttons. I cleaned the bottles up and made colored labels for the lids. I also organized my papers scraps and put them into gallon sized storage bags. I can see the colors and have really started using them more!

Danka Doo said...

My favorite organizational tip which works for my crafting style is to put all like items in drawers. I use four of the 3 drawer 12x12 Sterilite units. All embellishments (brads, eyelets, bling, ink pads, stickles, buttons, etc) are stored by color. These are the ones I use: White, Yellow/Orange(b/c I dont have a lot), Pink, Red, Violet, Blue, Turquoise (b/c I have tons), Green, Brown, Black/Grey, Metallics. Very easy for me to go to the color I need.

Nancy said...

I just came over from Everyday Cricut. Your cards are beautiful.My tip...I had my husband put some peg board on the wall . I hang a lot of embellishments extra tape . I made boxes that I could hand for stuff that didn't have anything to hang it with, I made the box so I could see what was in the box.

katygram2009 said...

Love your scrap paper saver pad idea!! I can organize them by color now; I like that.

Anonymous said...

Hello Linda & Congrats on the hits!!! I absol love ur site!! Love all the tips here, cant believe I just read all of them!! :) I also am an "upcycler" so just about anything that can be used for storage I use & I save all cardboard. Tissue box top openings can be used for card fronts (frames). I love to use cardboard instead of chipboard. (Rice, cereal, crackers, cookies boxes) DH calls me a hoarder but I do save on supplies by using things that otherwise would go in the trash!! TFS & for the chance at such a great giftie!! ChelleBee
kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

Cherie said...

I have ribbons stored on a slacks hangar that has multiple rods. They are sorted by color. Easy, peasy and they hang in the closet and really handy for when you need them!

Sue S. said...

My organizational tip is for clear stamps. I store mine inside clear CD storage holders. I try to attach the preprinted stamp images onto the front of the holder so I know what stamp set is in each. Thanks at a chance at such a great giveaway!! I am a subscriber to your blog!

sueot33@yahoo.com

Glora said...

Yay, congratulations on your time at Everyday Cricut. I got to do it last month and it is a lot of work, but SO VERY fun too! My favorite organizational tip is for my brads, eyelets, whatever. I picked up a cheap container that is made for screws, nuts, bolts, whatever and I use that for all my little stuff. It works great :). Hugs- Glora

me(at)glorajean(dot)com

scrappingrandma said...

just found your site coming from Everyday Cricut...Love that snowman card..My tip is for storing cuddlebug folders..I got out my Creative Memories sticker binder and found that the pockets are the right size for all the folders.. Iuse the larger pockets for the spacers and plates..I can zip it up and don't have to worry about losing anything.

cma21317 said...

Love this topic. I have a craftsman tool chest in my craftroom. It is black not the red one that you see in garages. The thin drawers are perfect for stencil,sewing needles, notions. some of the drawers are perfect depth for stickles and paints. I even labled the drawers.

Lynnscraps said...

Love this blog.
I organize my ribbon rolls on small diameter curtain rods attached to the back of the door going into my sb studio. I tied a pair of scissors on the rod and then hot glued a magnet to the door for all the small pins I use to fasten the ends of my ribbons. It's out of site behind the door, yet very accessible and looks neat.

The Slaugh Family said...

Found your blog today on Everyday Cricut, LOVING IT!!
My organizational tip is: ArtBin Super Satchels! They are wonderful! I keep my papers organized and they are handy for stamps/inks/embellishments and so much more!

GrannyCharlotte said...

Love your idea on storing left over papers. I have been storing my leftovers in file folders sorted by color scheme for solids and just putting left over pieces with designs in a container. I like your idea much better. Thanks so much for sharing.
c1130cc at bellsouth dot net

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

My favorite organizational tip is that I store all of my adhesive pearls, beads, and gems sorted by color and then by size, and then I place them in an inexpensive photo album I got at Michael's. That way, I can page through them pretty quickly (I'm thinking of putting index tabs on them to identify the colors) when I need them.

Thank you for the opportunity to win your fabulous cartridges!!! Of COURSE I am a follower!!!!!

(Oh, and I've been saving my paper scraps like you have been, for years. It's GREAT!!)

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

donna said...

I like your idea of the scrap paper book -- I have all my scrap paper in plastic 12x12 folders sorted and labeled by color. When I go to crops I use a large book bag to haul my scrap paper in.

Debbie J said...

I recently found your blog through everyday cricut and I have missed a lot!! I have a basket next to me as I am working on a project that I throw scraps into and when I am done I put them into their correct drawer by color. This eliminates having to stop to put scraps away while you are working.

Anonymous said...

My wife likes to use ribbon snap ware boxes with plastic mesh canvas dividers to store Cricut cartridges.

Linda said...

Loved your organizational tip. I'm not that creative. I thought I was doing a great job in keeping my scraps together in a clear plastic container that I got from the Craft store. Your's is one better. Thanks for the tip.

Dreama said...

I haven't read all the tips here yet but will come back to them. I seem to forget where a lot of things are, so for me, if I can see through it...that's what I like to store my things in. If it's in view, I can see exactly what I have and not have to search through drawers and boxes.
dreama 1947 @ yahoo dot com

Roxane F. said...

One of my tips is that I use an over the door shoe storage rack to store my punches, heat embosser, tools, extra tape, etc in. My door is close to my desk so it is handy.

kimba5 said...

My favorite organizing tip is baskets! i use them for the small ribbon spools, I use them to carry my supplies so they are all in one spot and my hands are freer!! Thirty-one has a utility tote that I use for when Im making my cards...carries everything I need to use and it can all be kept in one place til I am finished with my project!

Whitney's Crafty Side said...

I like to organize all my paper in a file cabinet, every variety of one color shares a folder so I can see the different shades at one time. I keep my printed paper together by the packages they come in so I know they match if I'm in a hurry.

Thank you for sharing the shaped cards and the scrap saver idea...SO CUTE!!!

kimba5 said...

I also use a Michaels shelving system for my 12x12 papers....I organize them by color...so all the designs and colors are together!!

bugnbus said...

Hi folks
I have not found a way to store all of my crafting stuff. I am currently sharing bedroom with my Fiances son, who is currently serving in the military. I am still looking from a place for all of my things. Most of which right now are in clear storage boxes stacked on the floor. Not yet real convient. Any ideas?
Tammy

Linda Harris said...

Hi Linda Congrats on being guest designer Yahoo!!!! My favorite tip is putting my ribbon on rings and hanging them on a over the door robe rack. I seperate into color families per ring. Then I just grab the color I need and cut off just what is needed. Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

Michelle D. said...

This is my favorite organized section. I use a small entertainment center to store my epic six, containers that hold my embellishments and clear stamps, my xyron sticker machine, 12x12plastic containers with my vinyl and wood stamps, 8.5x11 solid colored cardstock paper packs, my laminating machine, large paper cutter, martha stewart score board, a basket with ribbon a box that holds my loose 12x12 paper and some shoe boxes with paper embellishments in them. Thanks for all you do

Elaine S. said...

This is my all-time favorite storage idea: www.splatpat.com/archives/627
will give you an ingenious method for storing your Cricut Cartridges and Booklets using SnapWare's Snap 'N Store Ribbon Dispenser (on sale at JoAnn fabrics for 50% off this week - and also on sale fairly often). Check it out!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! So glad to find you from Everyday Cricut! (uhoh!one more blog to follow!) Love-loved your cards! One of my favorites is storing my Spellbinders in the Quick Kuts magnetic books-they hold quite a few sets and very securley! Sherry107

Mimi777 said...

I love your tip on paper scraps and can not wait to try it! I need to organize my supplies and tools. Recently I bought a four tier foldable rack called "Origami" that I am using to try to organize my punches, machines, paper in clear boxes, etc., so my craft table stays clear except for my every day tools. Also, I think with the punches and Spellbinders, and other tools in sight I hope to use them more! Thanks for all your tips.

cema1cema said...

I am a new follower! I love seeing new ideas on organization! I use the pampered chef round about to store my pens and liquid glue sticks and scissors. I saw that you were a guest designer on Cricut every day. Thanks for a chance to win a wonderful prize!! Christina ccapps35@gmail.com

shasta said...

I found a plastic container at M's and store my scraps in it, by color. It's within arms reach. I cut my scraps right away (I learned the hard way and spent 3 hrs once cutting them up)
Thanks for the chance to win all 3, I would, for sure do a happy dance if I won!! Wooohooo!
Carol D.
dasi55 at roadrunner.com

peggy nickelson said...

My craft organization tip is to keep like things together, and to purge my stash quarterly. I like to pass on u wanted supplies to our local senior center.
Thanks for such a great blog and such a generous contest.
Peggy N

Deborah R said...

Love the snowman! Thanks for sharing. My favorite organizational tip is the 3 drawer plastic containers by Steralite. The drawers are 12.5x 12.5 so you can organize anything in them. I have them labeled for each season, punches, etc.

Scraptastic said...

I of course organize my paper card stock by color and I also made a Stickles organizing rack. This was an idea I got from the internet from ronwilhelm.blogspot.com. You can see mine and how I decorated it at scrappinwtihthecricut.blogspot.com

puffinliz said...

Congrats on 250k hits!!! I can't take credit for this, I saw it in a magazine, but I thought this was the coolest organizational tip! I buy the big spools of bakers twine, cone shaped kinda, and if you put one in a sugar dispenser with the end protruding from the little hole at the top, it makes a very nice twine dispenser! I bought mine at Big Lots.

Happyscrapin said...

My organizational tips I would like to share are, to keep embossing folders and small dyes oraganized, I used the colored plastic CD covers. They are color coded and labeled. Frames, Occasions, Dyes, Borders and Full A2 page, then they are stored in a labeled tote with a handle for easy access. Another one is when searching the internet for sayings or poems to put inside my cards, I print them out and store them in page protectors inside a binder. They are separated by occasion. That way when I need a quote or saying I can easily find one.

plese.cathy@yahoo.com

mary mac said...

Congratulations on reaching 250,000 hits Linda! I really enjoy your work. As for organizing tips, i'm always looking for the perfect ideas that i can incorporate to make my unorganized space better. Something i have done for years is to have a blotter calendar on my workspace. I don't have to worry about clean up if my inks or chalks go off the project. I write notes of current projects right on the calendar, transferring it to my notebook if i want to keep it for future projects. When i have a really messy job, i can just rip off the top sheet (or 2), roll it up, and throw it away. I also keep a straight pin stuck in the corner. This helps keep the paper from sliding up and its also a 'cleaner' for my pin when i have to open a stuck Stickles. Thanks for these fabulous 'sharing' contests and prizes! Three cartridges!! What a prize!

Glenda Demorest said...

I love your blog.

My best organizational tip.... Shoeboxes. I am storing everything in empty shoe boxes. They fix nicely on my shelves and I can cover them to match.

Glenda
glendademorest@hotmail.com

Glenda Demorest said...

I meant FIT nicely on my shelves...

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

My organizational tip is for my embossing folders.
I make a sample of each embossing on cardstock the same size as the embossing folder. I then number each sample of the embossing and use a round metal ring (don't know what it is called)to keep them together. I use a clear plastic box that can be purchased at Walmart to store the embossing folders. The folders are placed behind a numbered tab that correspond with the numbered embossed sample.
The idea is to look through the samples (kept in the front of the box)to see the design you want. Look at the number on the sample, and then, look for the embossing folder behind the tab with the same number.
Hope this all makes sense.
Thanks for a change to win.
Hazel
hdhall6002 at sbcglobal dot net

DLC Creations said...

What a great idea. I can't wait to try this.

Debra said...

Hi Linda, I store my cricut cartridges in quart size plastic zip lock bags. The cartridge, book and overlay fit nicely. Labeled each bag and store them in boxes below my Cricut. I have separate the ones that are currently being used from the others making it easier to find.

Scott & Ann said...

To organize all my paper, I have wooden shelves (a co-worker's husband built it for me) to hold all the full sheets of paper, separated by color, of course. It's SO easy to find a specific color of paper & much less to rummage through so it saves time, too. I also have a box with hanging legal-sized folders for all the scraps, one folder for each color. This way, if I only need a scrap of a certain color, I can just go to that folder & look through it for the right size/color I need. All my other supplies (scissors, markers, punches, brads, gems, etc) are each in clear plastic storage containers of various sizes & stacked on shelves. They are labeled, but it's easy to see their contents with a quick glance, too!
anndiehl@centurytel.net

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