Hey everybody! It's Steph here, giving you a little peek into how I store my scrapbook supplies. One thing you need to know before we get started is that I share a rented house with 4 friends. This means two things. Firstly, there is limited space, which means I have to scrap in my bedroom. Secondly, I can't decorate my room how I want it. I am dreaming of my own studio one day, however!
Anyway...here's a look at how I store the majority of my goodies...
I am SO thankful for my Ikea Raskog cart as I can store a lot of stuff in it without taking up much floor space! It sits next to my small(ish) desk that houses my computer and Silhouette machine.(I flit between scrapping here and on a tray on my bed!) In the top layer, I store all my Project Life cards from my Studio Calico kits along with my blank Becky Higgins PL cards. In a loaf tin, I keep all my clear stamps so I can thumb through them and look for what I want easily. (I used to keep them in a Handbook until I commandeered it for a project and have recently been thinking I would like to go back to that method of storage to keep them dust-free!). I also keep my most-used tools (scisscors, hole punch, crop-a-dile), mists and acrylic paints in this top section.
The middle section is devoted to my Becky Higgins Project Life cards, which I store in an Antonius box. I love being able to see what I've got at a glance.
At the bottom is all of my Studio Calico embellishments that are still in the packaging.
Over on the other side of the room, I have a small expedit where I store all my paper and cardstock in a pull-out box that sits in one of the cubbies. In one of the other cubbies, I have a wooden set of drawers that hold packages of embellishments (stickers, rub-ons, etc.). My collection of Thickers sits on top. Other cubbies house my albums, my page protectors and my typewriter.
On top of my Expedit I have two more sets of wooden drawers. The larger one holds more tools (date stamps, washi tape, metal dies & ink pads). The smaller one holds lots of loose embellishments, organised by type. I love being able to pull out a couple of drawers at a time and take them over to where I am working.
On top of the smaller wooden set of drawers are some spice jars that hold my favourite sets of wood veneer pieces. Keeping those ones out encourages me to actually use them rather than just hoard them away!
When my Project Life kits come each month, I like to put all the goodies in a little basket so that I can easily take everything to where I'm working (usually on my bed as my PL album is too big to put out on my desk!). It allows me to quickly thumb through all the packages to see what I want to use.
Here's a closer look at how I organise my Studio Calico PL cards. I keep them in an empty box that the PL kit use to come in. My 4x6 cards sit at the back, with my 3x4 cards in front split into square-cornered ones and rounded ones, each set organised by colour.
I hope you've enjoyed looking at some of my storage. It's definitely not my ideal set-up but I've managed to find some storage options that work for me in the current space I've got. Here's to that dream studio one day!