I am moving from my tiny craft corner to a little bit larger “craft wall.” The room is small, but I plan to use every inch along that one wall. The room still needs to be available as a guest room with the Murphy bed and a baby room with the Pack and Play and diaper changing for babysitting our granddaughter. All the craft stuff needs to tuck away out of sight for the guests and safely locked up for the baby. And it also needs to be clear and safe for our new Guide Dog Puppy in Training to play while I craft.
There was just no room for my Color Caddy. What to do? I didn’t want to spend lots of money after splurging on the granite counter. I am so happy with what I came up with! I have a great storage solution for the price of one sheet of foam core board, some card stock, and adhesive. It even gave me a place to tuck in my Stampin’ Scrub!
You can make it for just a few stamp pads or for the whole collection like I did. I usually include links for the supplies, but you probably really do have everything you need. I used Fast Fuse to make each stamp pad box, but you could use Tear and Tape. I used Glue Dots to adhere the boxes to the foam core board, but you could use any adhesive.
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Where have you been all my life? I am in love with your oganizational tips and tricks, especially the ink storage! I’ve been stamping for over 20 years and love SU products but can’t afford their storage tools. Your ideas are super for people who want to be organized on a budget. Thank you so much for sharing your great ideas! May God richly bless you.
Well thanks, Mary! God has richly blessed me, but I appreciate more blessings. 🙂 I’m glad you found your way here. You might want to subscribe to be notified when I post. I try to post every Thursday, but I do add an extra post every now and then.
Bev, I just came across your ink storage video, and I cannot wait to make mine. I don’t even have to buy the foam board as I already have some. I have been stamping for some time, and for the past few years, our (now 8) granddaughter, Hayden has enjoyed stamping & crafting with me whenever she comes up to visit or when I go to visit her, I bring a good supply of products so we can also craft at her house. I am on a fixed income due to a disability, so I try to find all kinds of ways to organize on the ‘frugal’ side! Thank you so VERY much for all your organization inspiration! God’s Blessings be with you & your family always. 🙂 P.S. Looking forward to browsing through your other videos for more inspiration! Thank you again, & again!
Welcome! I’m so glad my ink storage has met your needs. I too had foam core board on hand. We’re crafters! We can do this.
I read on Facebook that you a list of the ink colors for the stamps pads that come in the Paper Pumpkin kits. Is that still available? Love all of your ideas!
I have the list of colors that Stampin’ Up! has and those are the colors that are in the Paper Pumpkin kits. But I’m not the best resource for Paper Pumpkin details. You can find all my color tools here.
Hi Bev, thanks so much for this idea. I’m on a tight budget also, and this will help. I have a question – how did you adhere the stamp shelves to the box that was built? Or do the shelves just sit on top of each individual shelf.
Great question and an easy answer. You need to have the box stuck to the shelf in some way so the box doesn’t slide out when you pull out the stamp pad. But it doesn’t take much. The foam core board has a paper layer, so you’re sticking paper to paper, plus you have gravity holding it there. You can really use any adhesive to adhere the boxes to the foam core board/shelf. I used the liquid glue.
I kept each set of 5 stamp pads separate, but if you know you want to keep your arrangement, you could glue each set on top of another. And if you ever want extra support and for it to be a bit fancier, you could glue a piece of foam core to the ends and then across the top. You could even add DSP.