As a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I have joined a group of other Demonstrators in the area. We like to get together, to help each other, and to have some fun sharing and creating together. We call ourselves Seashore Stampers since we mostly live in Victoria with all of us living close to the seashores around lower Vancouver Island.
We are having so much fun sharing with each other that we decided to have more fun sharing with more people. The best way to do that would be to have a monthly blog hop doing just that. So every last Saturday of the month, look for a blog hop from our Seashore Stampers group!
Today's blog hop theme is to share either our craft room with you, or a great craft room organizational tip! I am doing the latter with regards to cardstock and prepping.
In the photo below, you see my cardstock. All but the upper right unit holds my Stampin' Up! cardstock. Upper left: both In-Colour collections, middle left: neutrals, middle right: regals, bottom left: subtles, & bottom right: brights. To the right of these paper shelving units, I have a bin that I store my scraps in if I don't have the time to cut them up to my most commonly used mat sizes.
I have the mats for the Whisper White and Very Vanilla right in front of me at my desk since I use these the most to stamp on.
The next three photos show each shelf in a closer view. (you'll notice that I still have some boxes to label)
With the exception of the more commonly used colours I mentioned before, I store my three mat sizes in one box using thick clear cardstock (not SU) as a divider between each size, each having a size label on each one.
I love having this system for those times you have to make a card at the last minute, making multiples for card swaps, or as I said earlier, to pull from for my classes. Makes things so much easier and faster! And it makes me feel good to be organized, too.
Now, in case you are wondering when I do this all, well it really is quite simple. When I sit down to Netflix on my iPad, I will do my cutting, scoring, folding or sorting & cutting scraps while enjoying a movie or show. It will amaze you how much you can do during a movie!
Hope you are inspired with this tip. Be sure to check out the inspiration and tips on rest of the Seashore Stampers Blog Hop Posts!
Be sure you catch all six of the Seashore Stampers Blog Hop Posts...
Happy stamping everyone!