Workspace Wednesday: Geralyn Sy

Hi everyone! It’s Geralyn here with a little peek into how I store my scrapbook supplies. I don’t have a dedicated workspace and most of my things are organized in areas around my bedroom, but I have found some storage solutions that are working for me. (Apologies for the poor lighting; it’s been gloomy these past couple of days!)

One of my favorite things I use to organize my supplies is this six drawer rolling cart unit. The drawers are large enough to fit 12x12 sheets of paper, and I use them to organize my washi tape, cardstock, and patterned paper.

On the top of the rolling cart, I have some additional washi tape, my bowls of flair, wood veneer, and a box full of my go-to embellishments. These include chipboard shapes, word strips, die-cuts, and puffy stickers from various Studio Calico kits.

I bought these little plastic organizers from the Dollar Store for my wood veneer. The bowls that hold my flair badge collection are from Anthropologie.

Here’s a look at some of my washi tape collection and how they’re stored in the drawers. The right drawer is organized by color and the left one…well, I haven’t quite gotten around to organizing these tapes yet! This drawer holds the newest tapes I’ve purchased in Asia (primarily in Japan). I love having my washi tape organized in the drawers so I can easily see what’s in my collection.

Another storage unit I have in a corner of my room are these plastic shelf units. I use the top two shelves to organize my stationery collection (a lot of which find their way into my mini albums and projects), while the bottom shelves hold a mishmash of supplies. I have recent Studio Calico kits in one shelf, and wood/roller stamps stored in boxes in another shelf.

Finally, here’s a look at how I organize my stamps. I have a wooden box where I arrange my favorite 4x6 (and larger) stamp sets, so that I can easily rifle through them when looking for stamps to use on my projects. For my favorite smaller stamps (3x4 and smaller), I organize them in a Studio Calico handbook. The divided page protectors make it easy to keep things organized.

Thanks for taking a look at my workspace! It’s not ideal, but I’m happy to find things that work for my current set up. I’m dreaming of a larger workspace one day!

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  1. terriblygreat says…

    Love the set up, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Brinkleyboy says…

    I tried to store my small stamps like that but they always are sliding out the top. Do you have that problem? Also the Handbook gets pretty thick with them stored in there also. How many pages do you keep in your Handbook, and do you put stamps in front and back per page? Thanks! Loved seeing your storage tips!

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  3. qingmei says…

    @Brinkleyboy I haven't had many problems with my handbook, though I haven't flipped them upside down - they'll probably fall out! What I like about the handbook is that the spine is quite thick so I can fill quite a few stamps/pages in one. Not sure how many I have, but I do put stamps in the front & back of the page protectors. Hope that helps!

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  4. littletoki says…

    I find your workspace super inspiring! We see lots of gorgeous, huge, craft rooms packed with supplies but not everyone is able to have dedicated craft spaces. It's encouraging and refreshing to know that you can create beautiful things even if you don't have a suped up craft room and mountains of supplies. Thank you for sharing!

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