Welcome to Part 2 of my craft nook tour. Last week you saw how I stored my cardstock, ink, patterned paper and some of my tools; this week you'll see where I keep my stamps, some of my larger tools and a bunch of embellishments. As you can see in the photo below, there's lot of shelves to cover so most of the photos will be after the jump and I'll show you what's inside them in groups. :)
Moving from right to left (the flow of my posts) I have a white shelf unit that my step-dad found for me (love free finds!). On top I keep an old box to use for misting and spray painting. Every once in a while I change it out with a new box and start fresh. The second shelf houses glitter, paints, Stickles, pearl accents and flocking. I've got all kinds of paints in there: shimmer, acrylic, fabric, spray and chalkboard. The third shelf holds all my date stamps (yikes), chalk ink, momento ink and a SMASH* label maker. I also have some embellishments stored in containers.
The next shelf holds my travel supplies. :) I hate having to pull all my stuff out and then put it all back. With the exception of adhesives, I have just about everything in the plastic container. The Vera Bradley container I toss in glues, inks and anything else I think I might need when I'm going to a class. It's actually a lunch box so the inside is all slick and easy to clean. Perfect for glue or ink messes. The next shelf holds paper for my printer, including photo paper. Finally, the last shelf is where I keep my envelopes. I have a box that's easy to get to (you'll see next week) so I store the rest down here.
Now onto the big bookshelf! You may have noticed on top I keep my printer, typewritter and crafty decorations. The next set of shelves will be the three open shelves on the right. Here is where I keep my ribbon, washi tape and all kinds of embellishments like buttons, pearls, bling, flowers, brads... The list goes on and on. I have them sorted by color group: warm (pink, red, orange, yellow), cool (green, teal, blue, purple) and neutral (brown, black, white, metallics). I wish I had the room to sort everything but just color, but this system works great for now. I bought the turquoise trays at Target on sale! I wanted some nicer ones, but these are prefect and cheaper. It let's me take the tray out and dig to find some embellishments in the color I want.
The next set of shelves are kinda random. The top holds my twine, extra ribbon I haven't opened yet and glitter tape. The second shelf is where I keep my wood veneers and a box of super random embellishments that I didn't know where to put. This includes doilies, large wood veneers, bags and so much more. You get the idea. The third shelf holds containers for storage and other 12 x 12" papers that I wasn't sure where to put yet (some are because my patterened paper box was too full) or Lawn Fawn. Those are always handy. :)
The next 2 sets of shelves are slightly more organized. We have my big shot, circle cutting tools and beads; embossing folders, die cuts, crimping tool and Crop-a-dile; and punches. I like that my punches are in a basket so they're easy to pull out and sort through. Same with my embossing folders and die cuts. Although, I may invest in something magnetic for my slim die cuts soon. I'm aquiring more now that there are Lawn Fawn lawn cuts...
Next to that are my stamps! Up top we have my Stampin' Up! wood mount stamps (which I'm excited to transfer to the new containers); Stampin' Up! clear mount and photopolymer sets as well as other clear sets from other companies like Paper Smooches and Studio Calico; and finally my Lawn Fawn and a box of single wood mount and roller stamps. Too many. I keep going through them to clean up my stash but I find reasons to keep all of them! I need help.
Finally the bottom baskets. These are a bit unorganized but that's why they're in baskets that no one has to look at. Starting from left to right for the sake of the pictures below: large paper and plastic bags, felt and fabric, yarn and sewing tools, and 6 x 6" pads of paper with some extra stuff.
PHEW! I thought last week was a lot to go through. But this was certainly more! It's actually making me want to get crafting! So I'll leave you here and look for the final chapter next week.