I have a super easy valentines idea for you and I'm excited to share pictures with you of my new crafty space! There are A LOT of pictures in this post! So, let's get started!
I love the new Love Tags Dies from Lil' Inker Designs! They are so fun & unique in that they impress hearts into the tag! For this super simple bag, I die cut both sizes of the tags from Echo Park Here & Now patterned paper. Then, I stamped one of the images from the new Love Things stamp set (love this set!) onto the tag in Navy ink. I added a strip of glitter tape to the bottom of the glassine bag and then attached the tag to the bag with a colored clothespin from Michaels. The bag has cute little heart candy in it although you can't see that in the photo.
Now onto my new space! I've needed a redo for a while now. I've pieced things together. A tub here, a tub there, etc. You know how it goes. Well, over Christmas break someone posted on our local Facebook Buy, Share, Trade forum a deal we couldn't pass up for an office furniture set that they were getting rid of. They were asking more than we wanted to pay for it so I put in a price quite a bit lower and she accepted it! Yea for me!
So, here's what I've done with my space. And, one of these days, I'd love to replace that lovely paneling with a pretty color of paint, but that is for another day!
Here's a view of the entire space. That whole desk with the overhead hutch and 2 file cabinets was all included in the set.
This is my die cut area. Those 2 hot pink boxes hold my dies in plastic CD sleeves. The other dies that are too large for the envelopes are in the hutch above.
Here's my dies. I try to organize them all by colors so they are easier to find. I pick up these plastic sleeves at Office Max. The things that grow (flowers, leaves, etc) are in the green envelopes. The pink ones are the frames, tags, etc that I use a lot and they are kept in the front of my box. Each color represents a category.
Here's the hutch open.
My long or large dies are in the black magnetic folders in the hutch. I also have my felt, copics, impression plates/embossing folders and individual stamp sets in here. My solid Twinery twines are stored in sugar containers on the top.
My small set of drawers include a variety of items such as my adhesives, clips to hold my papers together, etc.
The large file cabinet holds my papers. This one has all of my scraps of paper arranged in files by color and brand. I can't tell you how much I've started using my scraps since I started this system a few years ago! It is organized and I can go to exactly what I need quickly! Prior to having this file cabinet, I had these files in a milk carton crate (like this one) that I bought at Walmart. Worked very well for me!
The bottom drawer has paper pads in it. Yes, I know there are a lot of them. I tend to like paper pads. :)
This is where I store my stamps and paper and buttons. The polka dot tub has my buttons in it. My ATG gun, scor-pal and other misc items are stored in the bottom slots.
My stamps that I have in CD/DVD cases are now stored in these drawers/tubs.
I love this little spinner from Harbor Freight! It is only $19.99 and they often have coupons for 20% - 25% off of one item! It does take a lot to put together, so if you quickly get tired of screwing in screws, you might have to ask for help! Here I keep my embossing powders, washi tape, glitter, enamel dots and anything that might be newer or on my list to use soon.
This is my east wall, I kept my punches on the wall because they are out of the way there but rarely do I used them. My daughter uses them more than I do. I have all of my multi-colored twine on my shelf and all of the ink pads on the wall. The ink pads I use are in the white organizer and the ink pads that I don't want to get rid of but don't use as much are in the brown organizer that my husband made me several years ago.
And this is my working space. I have two lights under the cabinets and one lamp that shines down so I can see easier. Stamps I'm using or use a lot are in the turquoise bin. I keep scissors, pens, pencils, rulers, hole punches, etc in the white revolving tool organizer. And several of my daughter's creations are displayed there as well.
Speaking of my daughter. She has her own storage for her crafty items. The tubs you see to the left of my desk and under it on the first picture are hers. :) The cabinets you see behind her hold my reinkers, magazines, coloring mediums, ribbon and misc embellishments.
Here she is in her pj's crafting!
And this is the project she is currently working on. She said the owls are flying. :)
Thanks for hanging in there with me today! I hope you enjoyed the tour! Have a great weekend!