Organizing craft supplies.


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I recently reorganized my scrap-booking supplies. You can click here to see what it looked like before. I love the table down the middle, where I can spread out the layouts that I’m working on. I cover them with glass sheets to protect them when I’m not working from “you know who“. Please click here for an example The green toolbox underneath is from Bass Pro. I use it when we go camping. Nikon D70 © Please click on photos for larger images.

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My craft-room is in the basement. I don’t have a room with a view anymore, but hubby hung shop-lights from the ceiling for me, which works well. Although I don’t have large windows, it did give me more space to put up my Magnetic boards. Nikon D70 ©

One of my Magnetic boards which I use for planning my scrapbooking lay-outs, here I had two different layouts on the board, Timeless ” and Baby in the Garden” You might also like Katy the Scrapbook Lady’s Magnetic boards.

I also attach my finished scrapbook layouts on my magnetic board with magnets, when I photograph them. I use a flash diffuser, to prevent the camera’s flash  from reflecting on the photos. I remove the magnets in Adobe Photoshop with the clone stamp tool. Please click here for a  Tutorial. Corel Paint ShopPro has a Clone Brush. I also correct the perspective with Adobe Photoshop. Nikon D 70. Here is a great Tutorial on how to do Perspective Distortion Correction. The example above is called “East Indian.”

The backgrounds and headers for my blog are made the same way. Here is the photo before. Nikon D70 ©.

Graphic after.
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Around the room from left to right. The book-case is from Ikea, most of the craft books and magazines were bought second-hand from thrift-stores. An adjustable metal shelf with my completed scrapbooks, more books and planning files. I removed the radio, storage jars, etc. from the windowsill, which you can see here, as they blocked the window in case of a fire. Nikon D70 ©.
Please note that my scrapbook and photo albums aren’t in the bottom shelf, in case of flooding, as my craft-room is in the basement.

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Embellishments in Plastic Storage Boxes.

Filed magazine articles.My files are alphabetical, I do however have many categories like babies, children, Christmas, Fall, Vintage, styles, seasons, holidays, travel, etc.

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On the wall are printer’s tray with rubber-stamps and one of my Magnetic boards which you can read more about here. On top of the butcher’s block is from Ikea are wooden boxes,  which was  a Thrift-store find, but they are available from Ikea. Nikon D70 © Please see next photos.

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Inside the wooden drawers, I have tried to label as much as possible.

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Foam and alphabet stamps.

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Ink-pads, chalks, embossing powder, etc.

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Tools.

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I got this container from Walmart.

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See through containers, Cropper Hopper photo cases, etc.on the shelves of the butcher’s block from Ikea. Please see next photos.

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I like filing my embelies in Zip-lock bags, I have labeled some with name badges.

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Alphabets in Zip-locks bags.

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These are Cropper Hopper containers which I had for a while, I had them stacked before, which you can see here, but they work better open for me on the shelves.

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Fibers.

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Some of my foam stamps.

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A shelf that I got at the goodwill store, which I use for my bigger rubber stamps.
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Small stacks of solid card-stocks, patterned paper, paper napkins, etc.

My kits in 12″ x 12″ clear Expandable Paper Organizers and a plastic file holder. Please see next photo. Nikon D70 ©

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Some of my kits see above.

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Photographing a layout on my table.

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The table in the corner is from Ikea, with my paper trimmers, a box filled with adhesives, photo mounting squares, photo corners, etc. Nikon D70 © Please see the next photo.

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Adhesives, filing, my paper trimmers, etc.

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Most of my printer’s trays were Thrifts-tore finds.

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The table where I work is also from Ikea. My Lazy Susan with most used supplies. (I got this idea from Heidi Swapp.) There is another Magnetic board on the wall. Nikon D70

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My most used supplies are close to me.

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I keep some of the price stickers on the bargains.

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Another adjustable wire shelf with large totes for card-stock, patterned papers, stencils, wool, lace, ribbons, page protectors, etc. I use the step to reach the top shelf. Please see next photos.

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The top shelf, holds photos, negatives,  toolbox with glue gun, hot glue, heat gun ( a paint stripper which we had) and tote with painting supplies.

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Tote with 12″ x 12″ Patterned  Paper as seen from above.

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Tote with 12″ x 12″ solid card-stock as seen from above.

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Another adjustable metal shelf with photo albums, scrapbooks, filing, etc. Nikon D70
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The spinning paint rack from Provo Craft, designed to stow up to 160 two ounces bottles, was another thrift-store find.

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Small bottles, inks, etc.

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Clear acrylic stamps.

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I cut these photo, title, borders, embelishments, etc. templates from opaque flexible plastic cutting board sheets as used for cooking. I got them at a Dollar-store wink emoticon I then punched a hole in them and hung them from a shower curtain ring.

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A chest of drawers with my My Light-Box and latest thrift-store find on top is for fabric, wool, etc. Nikon D70. Please see next photo.

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My Light-Box and latest thrift-store find. Please see next photo.

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My latest thrift-store find, which holds paint, pastels, paintbrushes, rulers, my favorite wood mounted rubber-stamps, etc

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My Light-Box. Please click for here more information.

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My RÅSKOG, Utility cart from Ikea, which I use when I want to scrapbook upstairs and is very popular with scrap-bookers.Nikon D70 © Please click here for more information

I hope you found this post helpful, please let me know.

My Craft Space.
Before.

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Starting Scrapbooking
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Scrap-booking Hints.
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My Scrapbook Layouts.
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Scrapbooking while camping.
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Some of my Blue Embellishments, tools and supplies which I used to make my Blog graphics.
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About Tokeloshe

Welcome and thank you for visiting. I have been happily married (sic) for 40 years, have one son, a loving daughter in law and three adorable grandsons. We have been in Canada for 20 years and are originally from South-Africa. My first language is Afrikaans. (Ek kan nog Afrikaans praat, lees en skryf.) I love scrap-booking, blogging and playing on the computer, also interested in photography, genealogy, reading, hiking, camping, arts and crafts.
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9 Responses to Organizing craft supplies.

  1. ddupl3ss1s says:

    Hemel op aarde !! ********

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  2. Sjoe!! Duisende klein goedjies. Doen jy dit net vir plesier, of maak jy darm goed geldjie ook?

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  3. Colleen says:

    Wow Sisi that is organised! If I was you I would be scared to start a project incase I messed everything up. 😜😜😜 Well done – lots of work.

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    • Tokeloshe says:

      I have to, once I start scrappin’,there’s no time for searchin’ and only more messin’. I only wish I was that motivated with our house ;-( Stocktakin’

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  4. Sjoe… ek is skoon jaloers. Sal dae lank soet na al die goedjies kan kyk

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