Planner Society Paper Storage

Just a quick post today to share how I’m currently storing my papers from The Planner Society boxes I have collected over the past two years. I really don’t have a huge paper stash from The Planner Society kits, but I do like to keep what I do have and the scraps in the original bags the kits come in. They are so pretty and helps keep my collection organized.

I had been keeping the papers in an 8.5 x 11 paper file holder, but my collection keeps growing and I couldn’t see or access my papers easily anymore. I have a few large paper racks, so it occurred to me to store them on one of my racks. I keep the bags in order of newest on top to oldest towards the bottom.

I love how pretty my paper rack looks now!

The Planner Society Paper Storage

The Planner Society Paper Storage

The Planner Society Paper Storage

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Winter Craft Space

After the holidays, I always get in the mood to rearrange my craft space. I guess it’s because after all the Christmas decor is gone, I suddenly feel like I have tons of room! I also like to give everything a big cleaning. Here’s a look at some of my favorite spots in my room, along with a few new storage pieces.Winter Craft Space | Created by Jen BlogI found this cute eyelash pen holder at TJ Maxx. It’s perfect to display my Planner Society pens.Winter Craft Space | Created by Jen BlogSome Valentine washi peeking out…img_9654I also picked up this acrylic storage unit at TJ Maxx. It has four small drawers and two larger ones. It’s filled with Planner Society goodies, from patches to sticky notes to washi.img_9655img_9656Some rose gold accessories…Winter Craft Space | Created by Jen BlogHope you enjoyed this little tour!heart_jen

Mini Books with the Planner Society Kits + Storage Ideas

Hello! I’ve got a fun idea to share with you today. I have been debating what to do with some of my Planner Society scraps and leftover die cuts and accessories. I think I’ve found a great solution to use up my stash and I get to have some of my memories included!

I made a couple mini books (about 5″ x 4″) using the May & June kits. You could use any sort of scrapbooking paper collection and accessories to make these, but the kits I get all coordinate, which makes these books a snap to put together. I bound these books with a couple binder rings, but in the future I may use some ribbon scraps instead for more texture.Mini Album feat. The Planner Society | Created by Jen BlogIMG_5798I plan on using this mini book for some fun summer photos. The size is perfect for Sprocket sized photos. Mini Album feat. The Planner Society | Created by Jen BlogHere’s a look at the inside of this one…Mini Album feat. The Planner Society | Created by Jen BlogI added some die cuts, but not too many so I have room to add photos and maybe a little journaling.Mini Album feat. The Planner Society | Created by Jen BlogI used the tiny bag that the stickers come in and placed a die cut over the flap. It’ll be perfect for adding momentos, notes, and other little items I collect this summer.Mini Album feat. The Planner Society | Created by Jen BlogThis is the second little book I made, using the May kit.Mini Album feat. The Planner Society | Created by Jen BlogI didn’t have many paper scraps left, so I used these mainly for the covers (which I cut out of light chipboard for sturdiness) and added plain pink cardstock (from Michael’s) for the inside pages.IMG_5804Doilies and flowers- two of my favorite decor items!Mini Album feat. The Planner Society | Created by Jen BlogHere’s a little bonus- a look at how I am currently storing my Planner Society papers. I have them in the original bags (cut down a little), and stored by month on top of my Raskog Cart.

It’s quick & easy to grab the bag I want to use & all the papers and scraps are inside.The Planner Society Kit Storage Ideas | Created by Jen Blog

The Planner Society Kit Storage Ideas | Created by Jen BlogAnd, here’s a look at where I keep the stickers, die cuts, and other goodies that we get in the kits. I love acrylic storage!

I am not keeping the accessories together by month any more. I am sorting them by type, as that seems to be the way I am crafting these days. So, all the stickers are together, the tabs are together, journaling cards are all together, etc.The Planner Society Kit Storage Ideas | Created by Jen BlogThat’s it for today! Thanks for stopping by!heart_jen

Workspace Wednesday Storage Solutions | Part 8 | Desk Tour!

Hello! Today, as the final part of my Workspace Wednesday series, I wanted to share a special place in my craft room where all the magic happens, my desk!

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My desk is very special, as it is an antique piece of furniture that once belonged to my grandparents, and is a place where I played when I was a child! It used to have the standard brown wood finish, but a few years ago my mom refinished it for me with a glossy white paint. It’s a small desk, but I have so many great memories attached to it, so it’s my favorite piece of furniture in my room.

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On my desk is a carousel from Michaels. It’s terrific for holding all my must-have tools at hand.

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I change out the decor on my desk all the time! Right now I have a pen cup holding all my precious pens from The Planner Society and a couple other favorite pens. I also have my Prima Sophie TN on my desk, because, it’s gorgeous to look at!

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Next to those is a small file folder holder from TJ Maxx that I store current favorite Planner Society goodies in.

Workspace Wednesday | Desk Tour | JM Creates Blog

There is always a planner or two on my desk everyday!

Workspace Wednesday | Desk Tour | JM Creates Blog

Inside my desk drawers is a huge mess of things! ๐Ÿ˜‚ But seriously, I keep a my hard drives, washi card, notebooks, paper trimmer, and other tools in here.

Workspace Wednesday | Desk Tour | JM Creates Blog

Here’s my view…

 

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I hope this post and my other posts in the series have inspired you a little to help with your storage challenges or to just clean up your space a little! I know looking at others’ craft spaces always inspires me to change things up!

Here are links to the other parts of this Workspace Wednesday series:

Week 1: The Planner Society Kits

Week 2: Washi

Week 3: Raskog Cart

Week 4: Bookcases

Week 5: How to Make Your Own Happy Planner Sticker Book

Week 6: Scrapbooking Paper

Week 7: Stamps

Coming soon: a full look at my crafty space!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Workspace Wednesday Storage Solutions | Part 7 | Stamps

Hello! Welcome to another installment of my Storage Solution Series! This week is all about stamps.

Stamps are a very common supply for most crafters, scrapbookers, and even planners. How do you store the many types of stamps out there? Here’s what I do to contain my collection.

My clear acrylic stamps outnumber any other stamps in my collection. A few years ago, I put all these stamps in a large 3-ring binder. It’s easy, and doesn’t take up much room. I still have quite a few just hanging out in the pocket!How I Store My Stamps | JM Creates BlogHere’s a look at the binder…

 

I took all my clear acrylic stamps out of their original packaging because it was getting too difficult to store them and find the stamp I was looking for.

I found these hard plastic sheets (here’s a similar system) to put my stamps on. They just cling to the sheets. It is really hard to them on the sheets, so I put colorful cardstock in between. Plus, it keeps the stamps from sticking to the wrong sheet.

How I Store My Stamps | JM Creates BlogIf I had to do it all again, I would probably buy sleeves or stamp pockets to put all these stamps in, because one of the downsides to this organization is that you can’t really see the stamps when you’re looking for a particular collection, and it’s not as pleasing to look at as the pockets would be. But, this is what I have right now, and it is a convenient way to store a lot of stamps.How I Store My Stamps | JM Creates BlogI have a drawer full of my wooden block stamps, and extra ink pads.How I Store My Stamps | JM Creates BlogThese are my roller stamps. They are so pretty, so I have them in this organizer I found at TJ Maxx a few years ago.How I Store My Stamps | JM Creates BlogA few supplies to go with my stamps…

An acrylic block, ink, stamp cleaner, and a shammy. I just got the Lawn Fawn Shammy, so I can’t really review it yet, but I’ve heard it makes clean-up easier- which makes me want to stamp more!How I Store My Stamps | JM Creates BlogThe tools from above stay in my carousel on my desk.How I Store My Stamps | JM Creates BlogMy extra ink pads are housed in this plastic box. I think most of these ink pads actually came in the box.IMG_3536How I Store My Stamps | JM Creates BlogA couple of my vintage stamps- I should use these more often. They’re perfect for planners.How I Store My Stamps | JM Creates BlogThis is my vintage Heidi Swapp date stamper. I love that the years on it start last century!!IMG_3544I hope this gives you a few ideas!

Here are links to the other parts of this series:

Week 1: TPS Kits

Week 2:Washi

Week 3: Raskog Cart

Week 4: Bookcases

Week 5: Happy Planner Sticker Books

Week 6: Scrapbook Paper & Layoutsheart_jen

Workspace Wednesday Storage Solutions | Part 6 | Scrapbooking Paper

Hello! I’m back today with some more storage ideas for your crafty supplies.

Today is all about paper. Scrapbook paper is the base for so many projects. It’s an easy supply to find and is affordable, so it’s easy to find yourself with a lot of it and it can get unorganized easily.

I have a few ways I organize my paper collection. First, I have paper racks that came from a local store that was not using them any more. I was very lucky to get them at the time, and there are places you can find these racks, or something similar. Another great option are these stackable paper trays and magazine holders.

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I organize most of my paper by designer or collection. This is a close-up of my Dear Lizzy collection.

Workspace Wednesday Storage Solutions | Scrapbook Paper | JM Creates Blog

This paper rack below stores my holiday specialty paper and my cardstock. It’s located in the corner of my room, as I use these papers the least, but I can’t part with them yet. On top is a Felicity Jane box, which houses more papers. I just love the black & white design of the box, so it stays!

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Now onto another storage issue- what to do once you’ve created with those scrapbook papers?

I used to store all my scrapbook layouts in 12×12 three-ring albums. Those things are big & heavy! If you only have a few, not a problem… but once you get into double digits like me, it’s too much.

So after a lot of thought, I started buying Iris boxes to store my layouts in. These boxes are awesome! They hold tons of stuff! I left my pages in page protectors, took them out of my albums and organized the pages by subject, just as they were in my albums. Workspace Wednesday Storage Solutions | Scrapbook Paper | JM Creates BlogThe Iris boxes, even when full, are light and easy to handle. They stack easily too. Workspace Wednesday Storage Solutions | Scrapbook Paper | JM Creates BlogWorkspace Wednesday Storage Solutions | Scrapbook Paper | JM Creates BlogHere are links to the other posts in this series:

Week 1: The Planner Society Kits

Week 2: Washi

Week 3: Raskog Cart

Week 4: Bookcases

Week 5: How to make your own Happy Planner sticker book

Thanks for stopping by today!heart_jen