Chic n Scratch Stamp Studio 

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I’m happy to be sharing with you my re-organized stamp studio!!

But before I go into all the details ……  I have to say that this process has taking me a long time.  I have gone back & forth on do I want my room pretty … or do I want it functional?  And this time I think I got both!!

Here’s the story …….. 

I was using Ikea shelves to store my DSP.  (Click here to view my old Stampin Studio photo gallery.)  But … it was on the other side of the room.  Don’t laugh .. walking 8 feet is not that far … but when you’re in the zone to create … 8 feet is all it takes to see a squirrel and go chasing after it!  So, I ordered two paper units from Stamp n Storage (they fit in the Ikea shelves).

Let’s just say that was the straw that broke the camels back!  What I mean is … when they arrived …the quality was so amazing I knew I was on to something.  But I had to pace myself (two kids in college…etc) it took a while to gather all the pieces.

Several months later I can finally show you …..

Here’s a quick video tour .. ..I did my best to not move the camera around a bunch!

I ping pong back and forth on where I create … the picture below shows both stations.

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Next up Ink Pad, Ink Refill and Marker Storage … along with the Ribbon Shelf.

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What I love is that everything is in one place… and all the Ribbon we carry .. is on one shelf!!

The Stamp Case Shelf on the right will look different in a month … I like having my Dimensionals and Rhinestones at my fingertips .. but those drawers go else where … I just borrowed them until I can find something else.

The next picture is how I organize my Embossing Folders and Framelits.  I have used three different systems for the Framelits and I have to say .. this is it!  The Framelit container sits on the corner of my Big Shot Station and having them in alphabetical order is just the ticket!

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Update August 7th:  My Big Shot Station is from Home Decorators and it’s the MARTHA STEWART LIVING™ CRAFT SPACE CART WITH PULL-OUT TRAYS, click here to view it.

Here’s a picture of my Big Shot Station ….

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You don’t want to know how long it took me to get the Card Stock Units to look pretty!!

I’m not sure about what I have on top … but I decided that I need some pretties to make me feel at home.  I’m thinking ….. I need to head to Olathe Glass to find something new!

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The picture below is of my Stamp Sets .. and I did the math wrong when ordering .. I have two more units on the way.

I have all the main Stampin’ Up! catalog stamp sets on the two shelves to the left .. and all the Holiday Catalog stamps on the right.  I like to keep all the Holiday Catalog product at my fingertips!  (Empty shelves will be full before you know it!)

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Here’s a picture of the Blendabilities Shelf before it was painted.

Update August 7th:  Speaking of paint … All my units were spray painted with a color to match my existing furniture (I gave my painter a knob from one of my desks).  I’m not sure of the color name  …. but it’s safe to say it matches my Pottery Barn desk.

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Washi Tape storage is actually a Punch Unit.  I like my current set up for punches so it works perfect for the Washi Tape.

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Project Life Card Collections

The Pocket Storage unit was a last minute purchase and it’s current home is on my Project Life desk…. I will share those pictures soon! 

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The next two pictures are not pretty .. but it’s the system I use and it works very well!

Below my desk is a Drawer Unit that I purchased from Organized Living (before they closed).   I keep all my card stock scraps and punches in those drawers.  Like I said it’s not pretty but it works really well!!

I also have a drawer that holds only whisper white card stock scraps ..  I can’t tell you how many times a day I reach for a piece of card stock from that drawer.

Punches

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What my room lacks right now is a display of cards and 3D projects .. I’m thinking .. the Ikea shelf that held my DSP … might be it’s new home … we shall see!

The other side of my room was shown to you a few years ago and it’s changed a little .. but not much.

Thanks & have a great day!

p.s It’s a lot to look at … in fact every time Dave comes in my office he says “what can you get rid of” … as you can imagine ….. I either laugh or tell him to get out.

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