Hello We R Fans! Kimberly Crawford here for some storage and organization ideas to share. There are so many amazing We R Memory Keepers tools available, we definitely need great storage solutions, because we have to have all the tools!
Hands down, my favorite new storage unit is the We R Memory Keepers Bloom! Not only is it adorable, but it also holds all those small doo-dads that never seem to have a good home. Ephemera fits in the bottom trays. Small flowers, buttons, 3D embellishments, and erasers fit in the middle trays. I even found that my Craft Knife and Swivel Craft Knife refill blades fit perfectly in a tray. Simply twist the top of the unit closed and this storage fits nicely on any desk top.
I did want to mention the mat underneath the Bloom. It is the mat from the We R Memory Keepers Template Studio. The Template Studio is fantastic, but so is this cutting mat! It is a wonderful surface that I leave on my desktop all the time. I often get asked what mat I use when filming my video tutorials-the grey color is perfect and keeps my color balance in check while filming. Form, function, and looking good!
For a majority of my tools, I love baskets. You can find cute baskets just about anywhere, which makes it easy to keep your tools in one place. In this basket, I keep my punches, but if you look closer, you can also see that I store the directions with the tools. Keeping the instruction booklets in one place makes my life so much easier. We R Memory Keepers instructions are well-written and contain so many helpful tips and measurements, I do not want to misplace even one.
On the top, I keep my punch boards. Again, keeping the tools that work together in one place makes creating easier.
More basket storage. This is especially useful when the tool comes with so many wonderful accessories, like the Happy Jig! Look at all the wonderful colors of wire, including wire that looks like baker’s twine! When I want to use my tools, having them all in one place allows me to get creating, not digging through boxes and piles.
Finally, having my tools close at hand is important. I keep a couple of coffee mugs right next to me on my desk. All the new Crafter’s Essentials tools fit nicely. Plus, having this mug from someone special, always makes me smile.
What is your favorite organizational piece in your crafting space?
Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today sharing a few ideas on how to keep all your supplies in order.
One of the the items I use the most on my scraproom is my cart. Inside I keep all my tools and my punches. I love that the color matches exactly all my We R tools! Everything looks organized.
On the top of my cart I keep all my new USB tools, Layer Guides, Ribbon Cutter, Tear Guides and others. I also keep my Happy Jig on hand and use a bin to keep all the wires and twines next to it. I love to put bins inside my cart because it helps me organize my space and have all my supplies together.
On the other two tiers I keep all my punches and my planner tools like my Planner Punch Board, my Hole Reinforcer and my Staple Board.
To organize my embellishments I use wire bins where I store all my die cuts and stickers. In general, I keep the original packaging and when the package was only a few embellishments left, I organize the remaining embellishments by color on plastic bins. I keep all my Design Team embellishments on a hanging unit as I only use those for DT assignments.
On top of my desk I always keep a fruit stand to leave small embellishments I am using on my current project and little things I find while I am tidying up my scraproom. Next to my fruit stand I have my Pink Crafter’s Tote Bag. Where I keep all my scrapbook essentials. You can find out more about my Tote Bag and Punch Boards organization here.
The last addition to my desk is the Bloom Storage. It has 16 compartments and you open and close them all together by simply twisting the top section of the Bloom Storage. You can use this gorgeous storage unit to organize your embellishments, office supplies, beads, etc! I use the bottom units to store all my Stitch Happy threads and bobbins; the middle section to store clips and small tool parts and the smaller tier to store small embellishments. In the top compartment I keep all my loose needles and pins.
I think it is easier to scrap when I have everything organized and on hand. What about you? How you keep your craft supplies organized?
Thanks for joining me today and have a great day!
Hey there, We R readers, Laura here today with some storage solutions for your favorite We R Memory Keepers tools and supplies.
My craft room is not huge plus I share it with my husband for his hobbies. I have a little over half the room to store all my crafting supplies and to work. Since the room itself is somewhat small, my favorite way to organize my tools is to go up! Utilizing vertical space on the walls makes the best use of my small space.
I purchased some inexpensive shelves and brackets from the hardware store. It is amazing how much stuff I can fit on these two shelves. I have both the Cinch and the Evolution Advanced on them. Since they are both a little heavier, I have them on the ends directly over the brackets.
Baskets are a great way to corral all your punch boards and punches. You can find cute metal or woven baskets at just about any store. I have one basket for my alphabet punch boards (the regular and the mini), plus the papers, instruction booklets, and font punches.
I also have a basket for other punch boards, the clear cut punches, and some other smaller We R tools like the ribbon cutter.
I think my favorite new organizational tool that We R has come out with is the Bloom Storage. It doesn’t take up a lot of space on my desk, but once it is open it is perfect for corralling lots of little odds and ends.
I love my planner but keeping all the clips and little ephemera I tuck into my planner organized can be a challenge. The Bloom storage is perfect for this. I also have my special DCWV letterboard icons and the clips for the Ruler Studio in there as well.
Thanks for stopping by, and happy organizing friends!
Hello and Happy Friday We R friends! We hope you’ve enjoyed the past week full of craft storage and organization tips, and that you’ve found some inspiring ideas. We thought we’d finish off the week with a roundup of craft room storage ideas featuring We R products that we’ve found around the interwebs. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
DIY Ephemera File Folders
We’ve all got them lying around–ticket stubs, receipts, pamphlets, programs–but how do we keep them stored and organized in an effective and safe way? CLICK HERE to visit our blog and learn how to make your own file folders with the Template Studio to store your memorabilia in a safe and pretty way.
5 Washi Tape Storage Ideas
Menu Planner with the Organization Gallery
Die Storage Binder and Magnetic Pouches
Metal dies are fabulous for customizing paper craft projects and stretching your paper stash. Keeping them stored and organized is easy with our Die Storage Binder and Pouches. CLICK HERE for more photos and details on Aly’s blog.
Washi Tape Shutter Storage
If you like to keep your washi tape stored visibly and stylishly, here’s the solution for you! Use our Shutter Memo Holder, along with some simple paper clips, to keep your washi rolls stored and organized in a beautiful way! You can find more details on our blog HERE.
Clear Stackable Paper Trays
Keep the craft supplies that you use most often in a container that’s pretty and easy to move around for on-the-go crafting. Whether you’re at a crop with friends, or just crafting at the kitchen table, you can’t go wrong with this handy Crater’s Tote Bag. CLICK HERE for more photos and details on Aly Dosdall’s blog.
Well, that’s all for today friends. Thanks for joining us. We hope you’ve found some helpful inspiration, and we wish you a crafty and well-organized weekend!
Hello We R friends, and thanks for joining us again today for some more storage and organization tips from our design team. Today you’ll hear from Soraya Maes and Tessa Buys who have both have some fabulous ways to keep their favorite We R goodies organized and easy to find. Here’s what Soraya has to say:
“First, this “shelf” is actually a tea bag storage box that I hung on the wall (it should normally be placed on a table like a tray). Look at all these perfect little storage boxes!”
“Then, I sorted all the threads by color to make it easier and all the thinnest threads are placed in cute transparent containers. Using transparent boxes to display small pieces is the best!”
“My Stitch Happy sewing machine stands on the top of a storage tower so that I can organize more supplies in the drawers below!”
“What about you, how do you store your sewing supplies? I hope those tips will help you to get organized in your creative space!”
Design team member, Tessa, has some great storage ideas to share with us as well. Check it out below:
“My craft space is a work in progress, but I adore the look and usefulness of We R Memory Keepers’ Organization Gallery products!”
“If you’re going to decorate your space, you may as well make it functional. I fill my Hanging Clips Frame with bits and pieces that color coordinate with my space, as well as the occasional photo to scrap or craft store coupon.”
“The Magnetic Chalkboard Frame is great for checklists and holding notes with magnets.”
“The Hinged Display Frame is great for safely showing off recent layouts (even ones covered in dimensional embellishments like buttons!)”
We hope you’ve enjoyed the craft room storage tips today, and that you’ve been inspired by some of these fabulous ideas. Be sure to join us tomorrow for a special storage + organization roundup. Happy Crafting!
If you’re looking for some tips to keep your craft supplies in check, we’ve got you covered this week! Today’s tips are brought to you by Chantalle McDaniel and Eva Pizarro. Check out what Chantalle has to share below:
“My favorite way to organize my We R Memory Keepers supplies is to use baskets. I find baskets at Target, Michael’s, and just about anywhere.”
“What I love about baskets is they can hold items of several different sizes, and keep all those small, loose pieces together. Baskets also allow me to keep my instruction booklets right with my tools. Which is valuable for me, because I have a tendency to misplace things. Keeping everything together in one basket, makes my life neater and smoother!”
And here are Laura’s thoughts on storing and organizing her craft supplies:
“I don’t know about you, but even though I have a dedicated crafting space, I tend to craft all over my house. I got tired of always having to run back to my craft room for my most used supplies.”
“Now, I keep everything I use for almost every project in my crafter’s tote bag. I have many different kinds of adhesives and glues, scissors, Sharpies, the paper trimmer and score board, a ruler, glue gun, heat proof mat, Crop-A-Dile, and more in there. It has tons of pockets, so it keeps everything organized and within easy reach.”
Thanks so much for sharing your favorite storage and organization tips with us today ladies! What tips would you share about keeping your craft supplies organized?
Welcome to Storage & Organization Week here on the blog friends! We know that keeping that craft stash in check can be a challenge, so we’ve asked our design team to share their best tips and ideas for storing and organizing craft supplies this week. To start us off, Aly Dosdall and Becki Adams will share their favorite ways to keep their craft spaces organized.
“Hi there We R fans! It’s Aly here to share how I keep some of my favorite craft supplies organized and stored. The first tip I’d like to share is that storage doesn’t have to be boring–it can be beautiful and stylish! That’s why I love keeping some of my supplies out and on display with the Crate Paper Craft + Office Storage Collection.”
“Not only can you find pretty storage containers for your goodies, but many of your favorite supplies are filled with pretty colors and patterns. Why not kill two birds with one stone and use them to decorate your office while they’re being stored as well?”
“I love organizing my ribbon and washi tape by color. I think it adds such a pretty touch to my craft space. I’ve had some of these We R washi tape rolls for years and they’re still a go-to supply for me!”
“Here’s my second tip for you today: we all occasionally forget what we have in our craft stash, so consider keeping some of your favorite embellishments that you can’t wait to use out on your work surface in a visible container.”
“If you can see them you’re more likely to remember to use them on your next project, plus they sure look cute sitting out there, don’t they? P.S. I know those Oh Goodie Shaped Paper Clips are supposed to be for goodie bags, but I can’t help using them on almost every project!”
Here’s what Becki Adams has to say about craft supply storage:
“When it comes to storage and organization, my best and most useful tip is to keep a Crafter’s Shoulder Bag packed with basic supplies at all times.”
“Yes, I always have a bag of scrappy supplies packed and ready to go. I’ve duplicated a few supplies (scissors, paper trimmer, adhesive, and a few sheets of basic colored cardstock). But keeping those supplies in the bag, I never have to do a lot of packing/unpacking which is a huge time saver.”
“By keeping my bag packed, I’ve found that I accomplish so much more when I’m on the go. I create wherever I go; in the park, in the carpool lane, while visiting family, on road trips, and when I go to crops. My Crafter’s Shoulder Bag is one of my most used tools inside and outside of my craft space.”
Thanks for the great tips Aly and Becki! Be sure to come back tomorrow for more storage and organization ideas from Kimberly and Laura. See you then!
Hello We R friends! It’s Aly Dosdall with you again today. Often when we think of memory keeping as crafters, we think of photos and albums. But memories aren’t just preserved through photos. Memorabilia helps preserve our memories as well. Including ticket stubs, pamphlets, receipts, notes, etc tells our stories just as well as including photos does. I love to keep bits and pieces from travels, school, etc and I keep them in a large archival safe box. But they’re really not well organized and I often struggle with remembering to include them in my album. Enter the Template Studio File Folder Guide!
I sorted through my ephemera and determined what size folders I needed. The largest size paper in my ephemera box is 8 1/2 x 11 inches, so I made my folders that size. I divided my ephemera into three basic groups–School, Church, and Travels. You can adjust your categories according to the type of ephemera you have.
To make the file folders I used three different colors of Bazzill Dotted Swiss Poster Board, the Template Studio Starter Kit, and the Template Studio File Folder Guide. I started by trimming the poster board down to the size specified in the instruction booklet.
Then, as described in the included instructions, I used the File Folder Guide to cut the tabs and indents into my folders. The File Folder Guide allows you to make traditional and round tabs either on the side or the middle. You can visit our YouTube channel to watch an instructional video HERE.
Then, instead of following the directions for scoring, I double scored the middle line to allow room for all the bulk from LOTS of ephemera.
That way I don’t have to worry about an over-bulky folder since I have so much ephemera to include in this one.
I made the other two folders following the scoring instructions since I didn’t have as much ephemera to include in those. I staggered the tabs on all three folders for easier viewing.
To finish off I added the category to each folder using my Typecast typewriter and the labels included in the paper collection.
The Typecast labels were the perfect size for these folders, plus the black and grey colors fit perfectly with my color scheme.
I love that the collection includes multiple colors of typewriter ribbon! I changed the ribbon to the Teal/Black color and then moved the switch on the typewriter to “CLR” so that the teal color showed instead of the black. (For an instructional video on how to do this CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube channel.)
I’m so excited that I’ve finally got all my ephemera sorted and organized so it’s easier to find when I want to include it in my scrapbook album. And I love that I can create custom file folders in whatever color and size I want using the Template Studio.