I’m often asked “How do you store your… (insert card making supply here)”. So here’s a video where I show you how I store my card making supplies (paper, paper scraps, stamps, punches, ribbon, embellishments, framelit dies, etc) and talk about how I organize my craft space.
(Tip: If you don’t have sound, click on the little volume icon in the bottom right corner of the video.)
If you’d like to read through the comments for this video just click on the little Facebook icon in the bottom right corner of the video. I answer a few more of your organizing questions there!
Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. That means they’ll give me a little something for sending you their way with no additional cost to you. I love Stamp-n-Storage products & as you can see in the video, I really do use them!!
The paper, ink pad & punch storage organizers plus the Magnet Cards shown in the video are from Stamp-n-Storage. They have a variety of storage solutions that may fit your space better, but here are links to the exact ones that I use:
60 Standard Ink Pad Holder plus I use these Spacers for the new Stampin’ Up! ink pads and other smaller ink pads.
Standard Lock Down Punch Holder
Three-Tier Paper Holder (I have two of these for 8.5×11 paper)
Standard Paper Holder for 12×12 paper (I store this under my desk)
Magnet Cards (I mostly use the 5×7 size)
Since the video I also added a Marker Holder for Stampin’ Blends that I use on my desk to store both my Stampin’ Blends and my most used Stampin’ Write markers and a 6×6 Paper Holder that is also on my desk.
Do you have other tips for storing card making supplies? We’d love to hear them! Leave a comment and share your best tips with us.
I love your stamp space! It certainly is well organized. Are those all of your stamp sets??? Do you have old wooden block sets that you still love and use? How do you determine which sets to keep and what sets to get rid of. Do you sell or donate sets you are no longer using? I need to thin out my stash but don’t know how to do it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Donna, Thank you! Yes, those are the majority of my stamp sets. I have a few more stamp sets (maybe 20?) in our basement craft area that I use when crafting with my kids but I do sell or donate many of them. I’ve found that the fewer supplies I have the more creative I am. I’ve kept some I really love like the very old Have a Ball stamp set but otherwise when I get new stamps I get rid of some old ones. If I haven’t used it in a year or have something similar it goes. You can donate them to schools and different groups or sell them at a garage sale or online. The first step is deciding to do it!!
Jessica!!! I’m amazed by your ability to downsize your supplies! I’ve been adding stamps and paper every chance I get and I’ve yet to get rid of any sets!!! You’ve inspired me to at least look for duplicates and separate them from the fold! Lol. I’ll keep you in the loop. Cheers.
Jessica, Thank you for sharing your craft space tour with us. Gosh I can’t hardly get into mine at all! I have stamping product ALL over in there it’s actually overwhelming (?) to me, but I have this problem seems if I like something it all of a sudden appears in my house. HAVEN’T figured how it seems to find me. but it does….lol.
Hi Linda, I moved into this craft space about 5 months ago and I love it!! My old craft room was bigger and messier and full of stuff I never used. I was overwhelmed walking into it and never wanted to go craft. Now I walk in, I smile & I get right to making!! You really have to decide if you want to be someone who crafts or someone who collects craft supplies. Thin it out, organize it and you’ll be less overwhelmed and more inspired to make things. 🙂
Wondering how you store your DSP
Thanks so much for asking. I meant to show you in the video and I forgot. I have a 12×12 Standard Paper Holder from Stamp-n-Storage that I store my 12×12 designer series paper on. I keep it in the packs it comes in and just slit one end of the plastic.
Thank you so much for this video! First, great job! And your space is excellent!? I am just now in the midst of setting my space up.. again…bcuz it never comes out cohesive. Your video is so beneficial I will return several times going step by step. Really, such a relief; a system I can actually out in place rather than just window shop and wish… I feel like I am overall most inspired by the simplicity; I don’t have to buy an additional 27 boxes, cubbies, stands or folders for my scrap paper ? who knew? Thank you!!!!!
You’re welcome Kim, I’m so glad it helped you! I’ve really found it helpful to sort the supplies I have first and group all like things together. Then you can put them together in drawers, boxes or whatever you have. I’ve always had one spot/bin for my scrap paper that if started overflowing I had to get rid of it. I’ve donated it to neighbor kids, a preschool, other card makers and some I’ve just thrown away. If it stresses you out then you are never going to use it to be creative!
Hi Jessica! I love your desk. Can you tell me what the measurements are? My desk I am using is pretty small and I feel like I am moving clutter from one side to the other. I would love to have a desk that I could actually work off of! Thanks so much!
My desk top is 26″ deep by just under 7′ long.
Love ur space lucky you
My space is small n gets cluttered
I need one huge room for me
Thanks Lorraine! I do have a pretty wonderful space right now, but I started with a bookshelf and a card table in the “dining room” of a small apartment I shared. My tip for smaller spaces is keep only the craft supplies you love and keep them organized so it’s fun and easy to pull them out and craft.
Thank you for sharing your work space Jessica. You have shown me that I don’t have to keep everything! I probably have over 100 stamps sets(actually I have a bedroom full of card making supplies, and so many embellishments), I couldn’t use them up in 100 years! How did you decide what to keep? I do give quite a bit away, but it is hard to tell that much is gone. I also have boxes of embossing folders.
After seeing your neat work space, I know it can be done.
I have the same problem and now I have so much it is overwhelming me and I find I don’t craft as often. I am going to take some of the tips from the video for organizing and PURGE MY SUPPLIES. LOL
What a lovely room Jessica. It’s not overwhelming cause you are surely very well organized. I’m in a mobile home so my space “is” very limited & I actually do not have a ton of stamps, ink pads or such. I’m using a solid door as a desktop with small cabinets under it along with a space for a chair. It works well for my area. Just having a difficult time in finding space f0r the trimmer, envelope maker, stamping platform, big shot, embellishments, and the list goes on. Thank you for sharing your beautiful room. Gives me a couple of ideas I can adapt.
Thanks for sharing your great craft space! I love it.And I love the way it looks so neat & clean! Mine however, is another story.
I watched your video just posted now but shows it was from Oct. 2017. I played it twice trying to catch the name of that eraser you said was so good, but couldn’t make it out. It was something like pentec or pentack. Could you please tell me what you use? I always need a good eraser and where do you buy them? Thank you. Wished my craft room looked like yours….Kay
Hi Kay, Yes I’ve used the Pentel Clic Erasers for years and love them. You can usually find them with the school supplies or on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2JTt8od
Pentel, and they make refills for it too!
Hi Jessica, Thanks for the great video. I am always lookling for organizational types for my scrap area. I was wondering if you could tell me where you purchase the magnetic cards to hold your metal dies? I could really use this for my dies.
Thank you so much,
Hi Evelyn, I purchase my Magnetic Cards from Stamp n Storage here: https://www.stampnstorage.com/magnet-cards/#a_aid=inkitup I really like them!
Are you able to cut the magnetic cards? I am tryin g to decide on which size I should purchase. If you are too busy to answer, I totally understand. Thank you for supplying me with the link. All help is appreciated.
I mostly use the 5×7 Magnet cards as they fit most of my die sets & they fit in a stamp case when the dies have a coordinating stamp set. I do have some of the larger ones as well but don’t use them as much.
Jessica, Did you happen to supply us with a discount code for the purchase of the metal cards? Thank you.
Hi Evelyn, No I do not have any discount codes at this time. Thanks for asking!
Can you tell me what size your drawers are and what company made these again? I know you said 2” 6” 9”.
I appreciate the info.
My drawers & counter top were from California Closets. They helped me design the perfect set up for my space. I believe the drawers are 36″ wide? I’m not at home to measure but I know they are a standard base cabinet measurement.
A bit late in the day, I am sure you have moved on to other storage solutions, but I would love to know where to get or what they are called the stamp storage boxes/folders, they look a bit like the old DVD video cases and cd cases?
Thanks for your time
Hi Brigitte, I actually do still use all of the storage solutions I mentioned here. You can purchase the stamp storage boxes from my online store here: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=119105&dbwsdemoid=20086 Thanks for asking!
I’m looking for a Medallion stamp that I saw on Pinterest. I think the post was quite old. Let me know if you can help. Thank you.
Hi Nancy, If it was a larger background style stamp, I believe it was called Medallion as you said. I don’t have it but you could search eBay or Google to find a used one for sale. Thanks for asking!
Jessica, I just ran across your video and enjoyed your tour. I am so like you, out of sight, out of mind. Yes, I have a surplus of everything, so I feel overwhelmed when I go to craft. I think it is time to slim down the craft room and I feel inspired to do so now. Also, I have such a hard time mailing the cards I make. That comment really spoke to me. Why is that so hard?!
Judy, I’m so glad you ran across my video and that it got you thinking. Best wishes on slimming down your craft supplies! And yes, get those cards you are making in the mail. Just think of all the smiles you could put on people’s faces with them!!!
Thank u for sending me I enjoy your website. I’m looking forward to to do my Stampin Up.
I hold on to too many scraps . Will now try and sort what I really need.
Lots of old card too.