Click here for the cutting plans and detailed directions.

Scraps? What scraps? I don’t have scraps, I have card bases and layers ready and waiting.

The basic card bases are 1/2 sheet of card stock, folded in half, resulting in a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card that fits in our medium envelopes. That gives you four options depending on which way you cut the card stock and which direction you put the fold. The vast majority of cards are one of the four. Add one more fold and you can make z-fold cards (Lots of Lavender, Star of Night, or Sharing Sweet Thoughts) or easel cards (Jar of Love or Bear Hugs). And of course, any of these cards can have any number and arrangements of layers. I think if you scroll my projects, you’ll recognize these basic cards. One of my most popular posts and YouTube videos has been my Basic Card Bases and Layers. I did that 4 years ago and I thought it was time to update it.

The video and detailed directions show how to cut your card stock and have them ready for creating a card in minutes. You can even have your local office supply store cut a stack of card stock for just a few dollars. These resources are perfect for not only card bases and layers, but they’re also just right for cutting pieces with the Big Shot.

I cut all scraps down to the basic layers and store each color in pouches. I didn’t explain in the video where I got the pouches. I cut my heavy duty recloseable bags down to 4 1/2″ high. (I think you could use quart-size freezer bags.) I added a piece of card stock, 6 5/8″ x 4 3/4″ and trimmed that down with the Envelope Punch Board to make file tabs. I have room for all the Stampin’ Up! colors in two photo boxes and there’s even room for envelopes in the boxes. Yes, I do keep full-size sheets on hand as well. Sometimes you just need larger sheets.

More organization means more time for crafting!

Don’t miss out on the July Promotions!

Buy three of these Designer Series Paper packs, you will get a fourth free!

Now is a great time to join my team! A color family assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads sells for $67.50 and you can get one free if you sign up in July!

Sign up now. Get your choice of $125 products for $99. Plus if you include 3 packs of Designer Series Paper, you’ll get a free 4th pack. Plus 10 ink pads in the color family of your choice. What a deal!

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Label your stamps with my Stamp Case Slips. The spine shows the catalog and the categories. The labels shows the page number you’ll find the set in the catalog. It also includes the name and item numbers for all the versions, wood and clear mount, and the French, German, and Dutch translations when available. The recommended blocks and coordinating products are there for your convenience as well.

Do you like to organize your stamp sets by theme? You can easily sort them all by color just as they are in the catalog. Look on page 1 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog for the categories. So all your stamps with Daffodil Delight on the spine will have stamps for Kids and Babies. Personally, I organize my stamps alphabetically and that’s easy too.

And if you keep retired products, it sure is handy having the catalog and page numbers listed, especially if you keep your catalogs. If you haven’t kept the catalogs, you can find nearly all of them online at Michael Funke’s site here.

Click here for the free Stamp Case Slips


July Promotions

Two Great Deals for July!

Buy three of these Designer Series Paper packs, you will get a fourth free!

Now is a great time to join my team! A color family assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads sells for $67.50 and you can get one free if you sign up in July!

Sign up now. Get your choice of $125 products for $99. Plus if you include 3 packs of Designer Series Paper, you’ll get a free 4th pack. Plus 10 ink pads in the color family of your choice. What a deal!

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I make custom boxes all the time. I didn’t even think to talk about them during my craft room tour. When my friend Barbara asked where I got the drawer organizers I realized I should make a video. These boxes are so quick, I’ll make them when I’m making lots of the same cards to hold elements until I’m ready for them. The same style boxes can be made to hold treats or whatever. You can make a top for the boxes using the exact same pattern, just allow an extra 1/16″ for the center section.

Click here for the directions. (I did rework the diagram so it matches the way I snip the tabs as shown in the video.)

Two New Deals!

First, if you buy three of these Designer Series Paper packs, you will get a fourth free!

Second, now is a great time to join my team! A color family assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads sells for $67.50 and you can get one free if you sign up in July!

Sign up now. Get your choice of $125 products for $99. Plus if you include 3 packs of Designer Series Paper, you’ll get a free 4th pack. Plus 10 ink pads in the color family of your choice. What a deal!

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I’ve moved from my Craft Corner to a Craft Wall. I’ve started to call the room my Multi-Purpose Room. I love that the room can convert to a guest room by pulling down the Murphy Bed, comfortable for adults and my older grandkids. With my craft supplies safely locked up and the pack and store open, it converts to a baby room or my younger grandkids. But most of the time I’m in there with my computer and crafts.

My craft supplies are all along one wall, so I call it my Craft Wall. The counter is only 18″ deep to allow for the Murphy bed in this tiny room. But I have quite a bit more counter space than I had in my Craft Corner. My stamps are easier to find on my media shelf, my file drawers open all the way, and I have a better view. But I still make every effort to use ever nook and cranny.

Here are the links to the resources I mentioned:

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You can use my free downloadable catalog tabs to help you find just what you’re looking for in the new catalog. In the video, I share some of my favorite new features that will make paper crafting easier and some ideas to consider when making your shopping list.

Click here for my free printable Catalog Tabs.

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The new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog is Here!!!

All the printable resources are free.

You can find more resources at Getting Organized

Product Labels, etc.

You may also be interested in sharing my Evernote notebook or my Paper Sampler. Click here for more information.

Case Inserts

Case inserts for standard stamp cases are shown in blue, wide (wood-mount) cases are green and 6″ x 6″ are in red. You can order standard cases from Stampin’ Up! here, and the full size wide cases here. You can put the 6″ x 6″ inserts in my heavy duty recloseable bags or in boxes from ClearBags.

Color Resources