Craft Room Storage
With the arrival of the new year, I’m in the mood to get my craft space in order again. Craft Room Storage has been an issue for stampers and crafters for a while, and many options are available. Over the last year, I have looked into a lot of them.
My storage system needs to be flexible. While these options work for me now, they may not work in the future. With that in mind, here’s what I’ve come up with.
Ink Pad & Marker Storage
Stampin’ Up! offers affordable and durable storage options for our ink pads and Stampin’ Write markers. Because they are designed by Stampin’ Up!, they work perfectly with the markers and ink pads. This is how I store my ink pads and my water-based markers (Stampin’ Write markers).
I really love that I don’t have to break the bank to store these most used tools.
Ink Refill Storage
You really have a couple of options with ink refills. I prefer to use the topper storage. Because it fits on top of all of the storage units, it’s incredibly versatile. Since the refill bottles are short, I don’t need a tall storage container. This one sits on top of my ink pad and marker storage units. That way, the refills are close at hand, yet out of the way.
Blends Marker Storage
I have shown my Stampin’ Write marker storage above. I love these units for my Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers:
Again, these storage units are super affordable. They are also lightweight, so I can reconfigure them to suit my needs.
Each of these trays holds six markers. Since they are sold in sets of five, you can store a lot of markers in a small space. Love that.
I have friends who buy special pouches or sleeves to store their stamps and dies in. Then they label them and store them in a refrigerator bin unit or in a binder.
Because Stampin’ Up!’s stamps come in a DVD case, there’s no need to purchase sleeves or pouches. (Those pouches and sleeves can get pricey.) My craft room gets a lot of sunlight, which will run photopolymer stamps in they are left exposed to the sun. Stampin’ Up!’s clever DVD packaging covers three sides of the DVD case. Therefore, I don’t have to worry about my stamps getting damaged by the sun, even if I accidentally leave the case out.
I also live in a very dry climate, which can dry out photopolymer and red rubber stamps. These DVD cases also protect against our dry climate.
Here, too, I use the Stampin’ Up! packaging, because those envelopes or sleeves that the dies come in are very sturdy and durable. Not to mention functional. I love that I don’t have to buy a separate sleeve or pouch. Let’s face it, dies are expensive. I love that Stampin’ Up! provides us with a great storage option without an additional cost.
I store my dies on magnets, because I find that the tape on the cardstock in the storage sleeve tends to lose its stick. Rather than buy, new storage sleeves and magnet sheets, I use vent covers. You can buy these at Lowes or Home Depot. You might even be able to find them at Walmart.
They are inexpensive, and I can get a minimum of three magnets per vent cover. They come in packs of three. This means, I can store a minimum of nine die sets per pack.
I’ve heard people say these magnetics aren’t strong enough, but I have no issues with them. All they need to do is hold my dies in place in the Stampin’ Up! storage envelope. They do this perfectly. I have never had a problem with dies falling off the magnet.
There you have my storage solutions for 2021. If I need to change the way I store these items, I will follow up with another blog post.
If you wish to shop for these or other Stampin’ Up! products, you may do so here.
See a previous post about Craft Room Storage here.
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