Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Craft Room Organization - Card Making and Machines

Cardmaking is the reason I got back into my scrapbook obsession.  When I joined the Big Buddy Program about a year ago, I was having trouble reaching my little buddy by phone.  So I started sending weekly cards with just upbeat "hello" messages of encouragement.  Then as our activities picked up with the program, the layouts started flowing.  The obsession picked back up.

Enough ranting.....

My basic cardmaking supplies, ie: pre-folded cards and envelopes, are stored in the 4 drawer cube.  Broken down by manufactor.  The first drawer on the top left is all American Crafts.  The second drawer on the top right is basic Paper Studio kraft cards and evenlopes, for when i want a vintage feel or black canvas.  The bottom left drawer is a mixture of Martha Stewart card packs and misc stationary.  And finally the bottom right drawer holds embossing heat gun and rubber mounted stamps.
One of the issues I had before with the way the room was set up is my machines were either out of reach or too much of pain to take in and out of storage.  So the main goal of the re-org was to get my machines in clear view and have them permantly set up.  Now all I have to do is simply turn my stool and either die cut using the slice, sew using the sewing machine or cut using my fiskars rotary cutter.  Everything is out, plugged if in needed and ready to go.  Needed accesories are stored on the pegboard above the machine.  So far the system is working out really well.


milkcan said...

Having my sewing machine out on my desk has revolutionized my use of it! Great idea to have your machines out!

And I'm delighted that you're going to be a part of Art Journal Every Day!

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