Hello SC friends... Nik H. here, sharing a few storage tips with you.
Storage/organization is HUGE for me. Without it, I tend to get lost looking for just the right embellishment... or that stamp I love... or my favorite border punch. You get the idea, right? And when I feel overwhelmed about that stuff, I just don't feel creative. So here are a couple of things that have helped me out:This handy 3-tiered beauty was found at a Pottery Barn Outlet last year on my way to April's house for a visit... and into my trunk it went. (thank you to the sweet gal who offered me her additional 30% off coupon!) It is just to the right of my desk, and holds my Slice cartridges, bottles of brads/buttons/findings, an old pin cushion to store those fun pins that keep popping up, paper tape...basics. Stuff I reach for over and over. I break down my kits as soon as I'm done with them... otherwise, all of these goodies would be lost in bags, never being used for future projects. That's just how I roll!
To the left of my desk, this handy metal napkin holder. With all of my favorite 'go-to' stamps in it. I reach for these over & over... why would I hide them away?! They stand up nicely and look cute, right?
Aaaahhh... border punches. I love them. Let me repeat, I LOVE THEM. But if they're sitting in a jumbled mess, it's a total pain to fish through looking for the one you want. This handy drawer unit + organizer from Ikea simplifies everything for me.
Hopefully I may have sparked an idea or two for you... and I promise that you'll enjoy being crafty that much more just by staying on top of the organizational stuff.