Author Archives: Tiffany Spaulding

4 Ways to use our Kiwi Lane Template Organizers

If you've tried Kiwi Lane Templates, you've probably bought Kiwi Lane Templates.  These cool little tracing templates make creating wonderful cards and pages, fast and easy.  The only trouble with these fun tools, they're small, flat and white, so they're easy to misplace.  I worked with Susan Budge, the founder of Kiwi Lane to design a storage system that was as easy to use as the templates.  We introduced these organizers last year, and of course, since their introduction we've discovered they can be used for all kinds of things.  (As with most of my blog posts,  you can click on the images to view them larger - click on the linked text to learn more about products or shop.)

1 Kiwi Lane Templates

I know I'm stating the obvious here, but I thought I should show you a few pictures of each of the storage cards in use with KL Templates. The pockets are designed around the sizes and shapes of the templates, which also happens to be the sizes and shapes of other things in our paper crafting world.

There are 5 pocket designs (the single pocket was just released last week).

All of the storage cards tuck nicely into the lightweight box that is included with the starter set - last picture above.

2 Stickers & Embellishments

As I mentioned above, the sizes of the pockets on each card are compatible with many paper crafting supplies. 12x6, 6x6, etc., - perfect for stickers and other embellishments. Organize them following the 4 section system - Alphabets & Numbers, Themes & Sentiments, The Rainbow. Store them together in the included template storage box.

3 Stamps, Dies & Stencils

Looking for a simple, compact storage solution for small flat tools, like stamps, dies, and stencils.  The box and storage cards that are included in the starter kit are a great way to organize flat tools. Additional storage cards can be purchased separately.

I used the Kiwi Lane Big Square Storage Card (2 - 6x6 pockets) to hold all the "butterfly" tools in my collection.

  • 6x6 stencils
  • Dies
  • Stamp
  • Embossing Folder

Die Options

If you want to add a little more organization to your dies, try adding a magnet strip and/or putting your dies into one of our die, stamp & stencil pockets before you put it into the Kiwi Lane storage card pocket. Magnet strips are heavy, they don't need to be as big as the dies, just big enough to hold the dies.  I like to leave the dies hanging over the edge of the magnet, so they are easy to grab.

4 Scraps, Scraps, and more Scraps

We all have tons of scraps.  While I prefer to keep mine in The ScrapMaster, there are other good options, like the Kiwi Lane Storage cards.  There are other options as well - read my blog post about scrap storage options. 

These examples are all "colors" but you should store all of your scraps using the 4 section system, regardless of the tool you are using to store them.

You probably noticed, some of the images show a label tab sticking off the top of the card.  I used our Shut Your Flap tabs to label these cards.  There is enough space in the Kiwi Lane Storage Box for these labels to "stick up" over the top of each card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today to learn more about our Kiwi Lane Organizer.  Do you already own this product? If so, are you using it to store Kiwi Lane templates, scraps, tools or embellishments?  Maybe you've come up with another idea, if so, I hope you'll leave a comment and share your idea(s) with us.

Happy Crafting!

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2 Seriously organized – Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators

One of the really great things about this industry is meeting other people who have turned their passion into their career.  Although we haven’t met in person, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Mary Fish and I have exchanged several emails.  Mary uses our Stamp Pockets to organize embellishments and dies.  When I asked if I could include… Continue Reading

What is a perpetual calendar & how to use it when organizing photos.

A perpetual calendar, sometimes called a birthday calendar, is a calendar that includes all 12 months of the year, and all the days of the month, but there are no weekdays. Because there are no weekdays, the calendar can be used forever – perpetually.  The idea is to use each numbered line to record the… Continue Reading

Best Buddy Bags for glitter glue and reinkers

Glitter glues like Stickles brand and re-inkers in a variety of brands, are mostly packaged in a small bottle – generally .75″ around and 2.75″ tall. Storing these small bottles in a Buddy Bag is a great option especially if you travel with your supplies – either across town or across your home. There are… Continue Reading

How to create a family timeline notebook for photo sorting.

Creating a family timeline will simplify the process of sorting, labeling and storing your family photos.  You can use a family timeline when organizing both digital and printed photos. My goal this year is to get all of the photos in my storage closet organized and labeled.  These photos go back to before my boys… Continue Reading

4 Scrap Storage Options

Organizing your scraps is easy, just follow the 4 Section System. Organize your scraps by color, theme/sentiment, or season/holiday. If you want to get the best use of your scraps, try to store them with other supplies in the same category, i.e., Christmas scraps should be stored with your other Christmas supplies, blue scraps should… Continue Reading

4 Project Life Storage Solutions

This week during the Get Organized Challenge, I was asked about storing Project Life Cards.  If you use Project Life cards, you know the biggest challenges with them are; the number of cards some of the sets include, followed by a somewhat generic design (mostly similar colors, but the large card sets don’t really have… Continue Reading

5 reasons to embrace the embellishment rainbow

One of the toughest concepts for crafters to embrace is organizing their supplies by color. We’ve been programmed to think about organizing by “like items”. Think about your closet, all your socks are probably stored together, in the bathroom towels are stored with towels, in the pantry canned goods are stored with other canned goods.… Continue Reading

4 Digital photo organization tips

The system for organizing digital photos is very similar to organizing printed photos. Sort chronologically, include tags and notes, use and improve your family timeline. The most important thing you can do when it comes to digital photos is to remain consistent!  Searching for photos on your computer can be really simple if you’re consistent… Continue Reading

Tabs, Labels, Pockets & Dividers – fine tune your organization system

5×7, 6×6, 8×8, 8.5×11, A4, 12×12 …- the perfect sizes for organizing your craft supplies. You may own 1 or 2 of our products that come preloaded with tabbed pockets, labels or dividers.  But did you know you can purchase these items separately? Here’s a quick breakdown of the sizes and how, where, and why… Continue Reading

6 Reasons to take the challenge!

You have a goal to get your craft supplies ORGANIZED. You want to be able to craft with friends and family. Right now the condition of your room/space doesn’t allow for that. You’re frustrated with spending most of your crafting time digging and searching for supplies you “know” you have. You’re tired of buying duplicates.… Continue Reading

Label your Buddy Bags to remember their names

I don’t want to offend any of our adorable Buddy Bags by saying they all look alike, but let’s face it, they all look alike, especially when they’re empty. Remembering which are your favorites can be difficult when they’re out of the packaging and in use in your craftroom, bathroom, closet, garage, etc. Here’s a… Continue Reading

The Get Organized Challenge, what you need to know.

What do you need to participate? The only thing you really need is a desire to get your craft supplies organized. There are no requirements for product purchases.  Tiffany makes a point of offering other suggestions for storage products that can be used in place of Totally-Tiffany brand products during each of the classes. We… Continue Reading

Stephanie Barnard mini inks and blending pads.

Full disclosure, as many of you already know, Stephanie B and I are besties!!! With that being said, I also honestly LOVE her juicy ink pads.  Last week I got an email from a Tiffanista named Robin asking about storing her mini ink pads and blending pads.  Robin asked about a new buddy bag, I… Continue Reading

12×12 Tabbed Divider Pockets

The basic information: Name: 12×12 File Pockets SKU: RF-XL5PK Price: $6.99 File Pocket dimensions: 12.5″ x 12.5″ (not including the tab). 5 white label stickers are included. The 12×12 tabbed divider pockets fit in 3 of our most popular products, The XL Fab File, the 12×12 Paper Handler, and our classic Paper Storage Boxes. The… Continue Reading

8.5×11 Tabbed Divider Pockets – 2 ways

Do you love the supplies offered by manufacturers in the UK and other countries outside the USA, but have difficulty storing them because their standard paper is slightly different than USA standard paper? I’m happy to report that 2 of our newest product additions work great for 8.5 x 11 and A4.  We’ve made a… Continue Reading

Embellishment Organization Class

Our next Embellishment Overload class is on Tuesday, October 9th at 10am Pacific – register now. It’s time to stop searching for supplies and start crafting with them.  In this 1 hour class we go through the step-by-step process of getting your crafting embellishments organized.  (Sign up for class information emails.) Glitter, buttons, eyelets, stickers,… Continue Reading

Scrapbook project planning question from Kim K.

Scrapbook project planning can be a great solution for keeping yourself productive and organized, or it can lead to feeling guilty and overwhelmed. Last week I received the following email from Kim K., a participant in the current GOC.  I’m certain that Kim is not alone in her scrapbook project planning challenge, so she agreed… Continue Reading

Over the Door Storage – 3 things you want to know about our COPS system

Over-the-door storage options have been available for years.  There’s nothing new with the idea, but our COPS – Clearly Organized Pocket System is a unique over-the-door storage system in 3 ways. 1 Small individual panels With most over-the-door storage, the storage panel is one long panel with no options for length. Our system is designed… Continue Reading

What type of crafter are you?

We’ve added a few friends to the get organized challenge group and you’ll definitely want to get to know them! In fact,  one of them could be you, with a different name of course. One of the biggest challenges with getting our craft supplies organized and keeping them organized is that there is no “one… Continue Reading