Saturday, January 8, 2011

Organized Stamping Studio

Wall of stamps for easy viewing, with project samples below.

Tables for classes and workshops, along with card displays and more project samples.

Big Shot Die Cutting Machine work space.

My stamping corner with everything close by.

Room for organized paper, ink, ribbon, and punches.
Room for catalogs, ribbon share packets, awards, flyers, and small tubs with extra punch and die cut pieces.
One of my New Year's resolutions was to get my Stamping Studio organized and in order.  I really wanted wall space to display my stamp sets so I could see everything I had, and I got this idea of a wall of stamps from my Upline Maureen Stivala who has hers arranged this way.  My wonderful husband used some of his days off over the Christmas holiday to put these up for me, and I spent the last few days taking everything I had and rearranging and reorganizing.  I love the results, and now I have everything out to see and it makes it so easy for me and everyone who comes to my classes and workshops to find what we are looking for.  When I do a stamp class I always have everything set up and precut, but I always give my stampers the choice of changing the sentiment, or adding something extra.  Now they can browse my wall of stamps and have fun personalizing their creations. 

So with the addition of the wall of stamps I now had more space to reorganize all of my other stamping supplies.  The cabinet that was used to hold my stamp sets now is a space for my workshop folders, envelopes, block storage, and so much more. I also organized small storage containers for all of my extra punch and die cut extras.  You know those little extra owl or bird pieces you punch out but don't need right away.  Or extra Build-a-Bear pieces that you don't want to throw away but don't know where to store them.  I bought plastic containers at the dollar store and labeled them and now when I punch out an owl and only use some of the pieces, I place the extras in the marked container.   The Dollar Store is such a great place to get baskets, bins, and containers to help you stay organized without spending a lot of money!

I also like to display samples of projects that can be made with the Big Shot, or gifts that can be made for different holidays, and I have them spread out on little tables that I covered in black tablecloths.  Most of the cabinets and tables I use are mismatched pieces, extras that we no longer needed when my children moved out, or old office supplies my husband now has no use for.  I wanted a nice spacious work area, but didn't want to break the bank on furnishing it, so I just rounded up some old furniture and put it to good use. 

It is such a good feeling to now be really organized, and I think my stamping friends will find it a relaxing place to come and stamp away.  I look forward to sharing it with them at my next Stamp-a-Stack in January.






12 comments:

Erica Kimball said...

OMG! Your studio is amazing! I'm jealous hahaha! Great job, I'm following you from Stampin' Connection.

Patti said...

What a spacious stamping studio you have! Very well organized.

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Your studio looks great, I love the wall of stamps. I have the same kindd of thing and it is great. thank you for the nice comment on my blog..

Hugs
Shirley

Dale Morin said...

Fabulous! Your studio looks great. You are so fortunate to have that amount of space to work with! Love it!

Penny Hanuszak said...

The wall of stamps blows me away. It's such a simple concept and make such sense. Have to get my hubby to take a look. In the meantime I'm just drooling over your space and organization. Good on you Eileen and TFS!

Brenda said...

Wow! Can I just tell you how lucky you are that you have so much space!?!

Shari Winterstein said...

Absolutely fabulous. I have such a wonderful place to stamp, but only I can stamp in it. Wow - this is every SU demonstrators dream! You have been blessed. And thank you for blessing my day. :)
www.southerncaliforniastamper.blogspot.com

Patty Mickle said...

I love your stamp room and am jealous! I wish my room was as large as yours. You did a great job of organizing it. I love the stamp wall!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Fabulous space Eileen. From New Years Resolution to completion and its only the 8th of January...amazing!! Your stampers are going to be excited to stamp in your "new" space.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Your crafting space is awesome!! Great job organizing! I followed over from the Stampin Connection Thread.

Yolanda said...

I am your newest follower from SC. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, what you have done with your space. Like someone said, that is every stampers dream space. Thanks for sharing, and motivating me to get my space organized!

Joyce said...

Love your stamp studio...so jealous..Great ideas for everything...my dream is to have room simular to this again.(we moved my space got sacrificed)...LOVE IT