January 19, 2015

5 Days To An Organized Crafty Stash!

Hi there! I'm so excited to be joining in on MFT's 5 Days to an Organized Crafty Stash! Over the next five days the MFT Design Team will be sharing the different ways we organize our stamps, stencils, Die-namics, card stock, and inks/ink refills. There are awesome prizes, too! Make sure you head on over to the MFT Blog for all of today's details and for direct links to each participating designer.

Today's focus is stamp organization.

I live in a small house and about a year ago gave up my craft space so that my two teenage girls could have some more space away from each other. I have found it very challenging to organize my crafty stash, but have finally found a system that works for me. I craft at my kitchen table and use two of these rolling carts from Ikea for my most used items. This is just one of my carts. You can see all of my BELOVED background stamps on the second shelf.


Here they are in a close up. Aren't they beautiful ;)


I use this system from Jennifer McGuire for storing all of my stamps. I LOVE this system. I feel so organized. I store the stamps in these pocket storage envelopes from MFT. 


Here they are in the bin. The dividers were cut from Lush Lagoon card stock. I rounded the corners with a corner chomper. 


My labels are from MFT and are available as a free download! All you have to do is print and stick. Easy Peasy :)


I store the stamps (and many other crafty items) in a cabinet in the corner of my kitchen. You'll see more of the cabinet as the week goes on. It's also where I store my card stock.



MFT is also offering up a prize to two lucky crafters each day. The graphic above is today's prize! You can find out all of the prize info and how you can win by heading over to the MFT Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Jackie


23 comments:

Doudou said...

Love!!me too i love the rolling carts very easy storage☺☺

Sharon Harnist said...

I love that cart, Jackie -- you have it organized so well! Love the hanging bins of Copics, too!

Amanda said...

It was very generous of you to give your girls some space, I also have a small crafty space so I'm looking forward to seeing how you organise your other supplies. Hugs, Amanda x

Julene VanKleeck said...

Love that rolling cart... On my wish list and love how you organized yours! Great ideas!

F said...

Don't you love those carts! I have 2 also- so perfect for bringing your supplies to wherever you are!

Joan V said...

Jackie, wow, you are one special Mom to give up your craft room for the darling daughters. Small price to pay for two happy girls. But, I love those carts from IKEA. Curious as to what insert (dividers) you are using. Are they from IKEA too? Can't wait to get started on my reorganization. Thanks for sharing.

Nathalie Paquette said...

I love your rolling cart !

SabineV said...

awesome!!!! love how the copics are there!

Brenda Lee said...

Oh my gosh! I love what you did with the IKEA cart. I have the Aqua colored one. I need to get some of those hanging buckets though. What a great idea! Thank you!

Denise Evans said...

You are such a doll! But....... I cannot believe you have teenagers! I thought you were too too young to have kids yet! You must have started very very young girlie! Hope to see you at M F T retreat in May or June! You are a blast! Hugs!

Parker said...

I love this IKEA cart, esp since I, too, have limited space. Thanks for sharing these storage tips.

Jennie said...

Love the rolling cart with those buckets!!

cathy lee said...

I love your blog the best today. I think showing that crafting in a small space is possible. Its not about a big room full of lots of stuff (that you forgot you bought and therefore don't use) storing what we have and using it to be creative is what the focus should be. Thank you for the inspiration.Cathy

Frozenstamper said...

I love how you downsized to the super cute and organized rolling carts!

Kim A. said...

I LOVE your little rolling cart....I SO want one!!!!

Tracie Pond said...

I really enjoyed you shared what you can do in a small space. Great use of the cart too!

DoofyJEss2 said...

Those rolling carts look great!! Especially if you have to store them away from where you typically craft! Thanks for the tip!

Gretchen Wilson said...

I love my cart, but I use it for all of my Sizzix plates and stuff that I need for cutting, now maybe I need to get another for stamps, love the buckets hanging from the side TFS

Marcia Taylor said...

Awesome organizing ideas...thanks for sharing. Love that MFT chose to do this series now!

Jill Norwood said...

Great ideas for small spaces!

Celeste Goff said...

Great tips Jackie! I just adore that pretty rolling cart!

Dana Joy said...

I have a rolling cart too and love it. Totally wish it was more organized like yours. LOL

Wendy said...

Pedro, I hear you with space. Since we moved, I went from a whole craft room to a corner of our basement so quite a transition. So I really need to master the space and get organized. I hope all your great ideas help me!