Saturday, February 6, 2010

More Storage Answers

Hi Everyone!

Getting around to answering a few more questions. This one pertains to storage...namely how I store embellishments, ephemera and stamps (um & mounted).

UM Stamps

I store all of my UM stamps (both acrylic and rubber) on stamp storage sheets (from Alluring Impressions) in three ring binders. Unfortunately I can't seem to link to AI at the moment... I will post the link as soon as it's working.

I have them sorted by mfg as it's important (for me) to know which stamps come from where when I submit things to various companies. If I didn't care about mfg's I would store them by themes....plant life, flowers, animals, sentiments, etc.

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Mounted Stamps

I still have some stamps mounted on wood either because I love the stamps for art sake or they are some I use for classes or some I just haven't gotten around to um.

These are stored in boot boxes in my wire shelves again by mfg.

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Embellishments

I have my embellies stored in a variety of containers depending on what they are.

I have most of my ephemeral type embellies stored in Mason Jars or Buckets...

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(The automotive models on the shelf above my mason jars were made by my son given to me for either Mother's Day or Christmas ;) They are on prominent display in my room!)

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Smaller Embellishments like brads, eyelets, label holders, woven words, metal tags, alphabet charms, etc. are all stored in tackle box drawers. I believe these are similar to floss containers but if you buy them in the fishing department they are much cheaper ;)

I have some of the mfg. listed on the drawers but most I know by heart.

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Ribbon - I have all of my ribbon stored in plastic jars (by color) that have neat flip tops and closures.

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This is the shelf on my desk in front of me...it holds my most used items in jelly jars or buckets. It also holds the inks I use most of the time.

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I have a nice metal shelf that I keep my paper ephemera, canvases, larger collections of embellishments and extra supplies all sorted and stored in various boxes.

HTH and answers any questions :)

6 comments:

  1. omg! look at your stash! lol great ideas!

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  2. Wow I just want to get in there and snoop around!!!

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  3. Roni -

    Thank you - that gives me some really good ideas for organizing my studio. It really helps and I appreciate you taking the time to answer.

    Elaine Allen

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  4. Love it Roni! Your craft area looks like an old fashioned candy shop with all the goodies in jars and baskets! I want to just run my fingers through it all!

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Thanks for your thoughts and comments!