Thursday, 5 June 2014

Tarting up my crafting storage...

... shouldn't really be a priority, but we crafters all understand that part of the joy of crafting is ORGANISING our stuff, right?  And we are due a brand new Stampin' Up annual catalogue on July 1st, so I have been making some space in my little crafting island from

While I was doing this, I decided it looked way too functional for our traditional Victorian home.  So I decided to go vintage and spent a joyful few hours cutting grungy collage style papers to fit all the little drawers.  I used my Stampin Up envelope punch board to cut out the spaces for the little handles, and round the edges, it made what could have looked quite messy into a very neat job.  Then I edged the papers all round with Stampin Up crumb cake ink to finish it off.

Then I was looking for a cool way to label the drawers, aiming for a sort of apothecary drawer effect.
Believe it or not,  I made it by cutting stampin up's gold card into 2.5cm x 10cm strips, and used the scalloped square punch like this:


Here's how it turned out

(I got this great idea from Mary-Ellen Stites' website

I am so pleased with the final result; here's before:

...and after:

How do you store your crafting stuff?  I'd love to see a piccy, just put a link into the comments section...

When I bought this unit my aim was to reduce my craft materials so that they all fit inside this unit. Ha! What was I thinking?  I have a whole wardrobe and large drawer upstairs still stuffed to the gills!  So much for good intentions...