Chic n Scratch Stamp Studio

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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Comments

  1. Leslie S.

    Wow, Angie your room is gorgeous. You certainly have done an amazing job with organizing it. And I laughed when I read your comment about Dave saying what can you get rid of! Sounds just like my husband and I also tell him to get out!! They will never understand. Have a great week and thanks for sharing your ideas.

  2. Raquel

    GORGEOUS-BEAUTIFUL-AWESOME–YOU are the greatest–I have so much respect for your amazing talent– can I borrow your pretty brain–Angie you have a special creative side–plus all that you share without a doubt is your giving heart. My sincerest thanks for all you do. Thanks!!! Great JOB!!!!!!

  3. Linda Nielsen

    I love your room! I will go back and watch the other videos on your scrap drawers. How do you store your framelits (dies)? I can’t tell what they are stored in, is it a clear envelope? (next to Big Shot)
    I just love your organization!

  4. Stefanie McKenitt

    A lot!!! if hardwork!! Wonderful. Congrats!!

  5. Robbye

    Your office / craft room is awe inspiring and so impressive. I know working there must be a joy. Thanks so much for the tour and the ideas. One question, what do you have your framelits attached to and where did you purchase it? BTW, did your card arrive yet? We’re making the pen box this weekend, another gift for her new teacher.

  6. Connie G

    Angie-Just love your space! I’m not sure everyone understands about the 8′ being a long way when you are in the zone-but I do!! Thanks for all the great ideas-

  7. Brenda Lawrence

    Your room looks amazing Angie. I love how organized everything is and I love how everything has a home and is in it’s home. I so need to do something with my room. lol Love, love it! Creating has to be a joy now.

  8. Vicki

    Just ordered the Blendabilities holder.
    I’m curious how you painted all your units from stamp n storage??? Spray or brush?
    Especially getting into the horizontal and vertical separators.

    • Angie

      Hey Vicki, They were spray painted . I’ll be honest … they sit in my garage for a few months waiting on my husband to paint them and he never got around to it …. so I called the lady that painted my kitchen cabinets and she did them for me.

  9. Connie R

    Your room looks wonderful! You are too funny …….had to laugh when I read your comment to your husband. I bet there are a lot of us who are right with you there…. We love all of our stuff!! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Carmene Marie

    Wow, Angie….how inspirational!!! I have my stamps in the Ikea cube shelves in a bin but how convenient to have them on display as you do!!! Hoping to complete my space soon…your inspiration on the last set up is what got me on my re-do and now here is another!!!!!! Keep up the good work…..we appreciate you much!!!

  11. Mary Roberson

    Hi Angie,

    Your room looks beautiful:) It is obvious you work very hard to achieve that level of organization (we crafters know how hard it can be to get organized). Dave doesn’t
    understand we NEED all of those supplies! I store my punches that way too. I love
    my punches, but I don’t want them hanging on my wall.

  12. Lesa M

    Hi Angie,
    You have a very nice work area. There is an Ikea coming to St.Louis this fall. I will need to go check it out. I have a question- What are your framelits sticking to and if it’s a special block- where did you get them?

    • Angie

      Hey Lesa, those are the magnet sheets that Stamp n Storage sell .. they are of very solid construction and not like the ones you find at a hardware store!!!

  13. Carol Carriveau

    You definitely have both beauty and function! How fabulous – my dream room! Must be very fun (and a lot of work) to create and be so wonderfully organized in this room – you rocked everything!!!!!!!

  14. Barb Mann

    Angie – FABULOUS! So envious! Love how it all worked out. Thanks for all the pictures and video tour. You have worked hard. I can’t wait to order the magnetic system you have for my framelits!

  15. Wanda M.

    Great room. So cheerful and bright. Husbands (mine included) will never understand our passion for this craft. The next time Dave asks what you can get rid of, just say, “Nothing, I make people happy creating and sharing with all this precious stuff.” Angie, thank you for all you do and for sharing your creativity with us.

  16. Margie

    Angie, what a beautiful room you have to work in. It all looks so
    organized and clean and just beautiful! You have many talents.

  17. Jennifer Candelaria

    Hi Angie, I’m glad you’re doing better. I’ve sent you multiple emails and a text and I have not gotten a response..?

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  19. Tammy

    I love your new set up. Everything looks great. I was wondering also, as someone asked above, how you painted all your units from Stamp N Storage? Spray or brush?
    Especially getting into the horizontal and vertical separators. Thanks for sharing all the great projects.

    • Angie

      hey Tammy,
      they were spray painted …. the lady that painted my kitchen cabinets did them for me.

  20. Peggy Fullbright

    LOVE your new crafting/creation center! It looks gorgeous! Where did you get your clear stamp storage and your white bins, for your embossing folders & frameletes? Seeing your rooms has inspired me to get a bit more organized.

  21. lynne sweeney

    Your room is beautiful. I love it. You are so inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  22. JEANNE LONGDEN-RODGERS

    WOW, WOW, WOW! What a wonderful room, it has given me inspiration. At the moment our house is being remodelled so, as well as power chair access from
    the back, I am also having a small craft room. I am collecting ideas and picking all the brains of the best people, and your brain is one of the best.

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