Category Archives: Cards and Card Making

Why does everyone love Karen?

Karen was our first buddy bag designed with card making in mind.  She was introduced in 2015 as the foundation to the "Crazy for Card Making" organizer kit.  She's still one of our most popular girls.  In fact she's so popular that we recently released her as a stand alone buddy bag - with no Stamp Pockets or Sticky Die Storage Cards.

Yes, she is named for our own Karen - pictured here as Karen Kraftabout, she is in fact a card maker and crafter.

Not only is Karen super crafty (in the good way) she's also one of the major catalysts behind many of our new product releases.

I digress...

Karen Kraftabout crafts at home and away, in different areas of the house.

Crafter's love the Karen bag and all the parts that make up the Crazy for Card Making kit because it's perfect for organizing supplies that are designed for card making.

The liner box for the Karen bag is angled down like a recipe file.  Ideal for cards in variety of sizes everything is very visible and accessible.  Completed cards will also store neatly in a Karen Buddy Bag.

As I mentioned above, the Karen Buddy Bag, the Stamp Pockets, the Sticky Die Storage Cards, and now our 5x7 Magnetic sheets can all be purchased separately so you can build the perfect storage system for your supplies.

Use Karen for Dies and Stamps

Dies & Stamps organized by 4 section system

Use Karen for card blanks and envelopes

Oragnize card blanks for cards to send. Totally-Tiffany

Use Karen for completed cards too.

SNG13 Crazy for Card Making set, Die and Stamp Organizer

Thanks for stopping by today to learn a little bit more about the Karen Buddy Bag and the Crazy for Card Making Organizer Kit.

Are you using Karen Buddy Bags in a different way? If so, we'd love to hear about it.  Please leave your ideas and comments in the comment box below.

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5 ways to use our 5×7 Stamp Pockets

You know they’re ideal for stamp storage, you probably also know they fit perfectly into either our 5×7 Fab File or Karen Buddy Bag. If you follow us on FB, Instagram or Pinterest you’ve probably heard that our 5×7 magnetic sheets fit into these pockets too, but did you know they can be used for… Continue Reading

5×7 Fab File – Accessorize for stamps and dies.

5×7 craft supply organization can be easy with the 5×7 Fab File and a few accessories. If you’ve used our 5×7 Fab File, you already know that this Fab File comes with 6 reusable file folders – ideal for organizing photos.  Since we’ve introduced this Fab File size, it’s evolved to hold a variety of… Continue Reading

What is a Themes & Sentiments List and how do I use it?

The short answer: a Themes & Sentiments list is exactly what it sounds like; a list of themes and sentiments that relate to the things you craft about. The list becomes a handy tool when sorting, organizing, and storing your crafting supplies. Lists will be unique to each individual crafter. Tips for creating your Themes… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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

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

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

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

10 things to organize with the 3″ Flippin’ Storage Binder

Yes, the Flippin’ Storage Binder was designed with card makers in mind, but it has certainly evolved as so many of our products do. While this post lists just 10 things to organize in the Flippin’ Storage Binder, I’m sure you’ll find many more.  When you do, I hope you’ll share your ideas with me/us… Continue Reading

How to choose the right wood stamp organizers for your crafting life

There are dozens of wood stamp organizer choices, but which one is right for you? Before you decide on the best organizers for your wood stamps, think about your crafting life.  Different types of organizers work better for different types of crafters.  Try asking yourself the following questions.  Your answers will help you choose the… Continue Reading

Conquer your cards!

It’s time to organize your handmade cards so you can find them and use them.  Like most things, the key to organizing is having a system that works with your life.  Card blanks are easy because they’re usually going to stay in your craft room or with your craft supplies, but the cards you’ve made… Continue Reading

12 ways to use the 5×7 Fab File

Like so many of our products, the 5×7 (medium) Fab File was designed with 1 thing in mind – photos – but its uses expand almost daily.  The list of uses below goes from basic craft organizers to “out of the craft room” ideas.  (The 5×7 Fab File is featured in the 5×7 Organizer Bundle. It can also… Continue Reading

5 Reasons to add cardstock to your Stamp & Die pockets – tips & tricks

You probably already know that using Stamp & Die Pockets with our Die, Stamp & Supply Organizer is the perfect way to organize your dies and unmounted stamps. But did you know that adding a piece of cardstock to each die pocket is easy to do, and has several benefits? Create a barrier A piece of cardstock can… Continue Reading

Create a craft supply color catalog

Knowing what you’ve got, and where to find it, can make the difference between being joyfully creative and creatively frustrated. One way to avoid being frustrated and maximize the use of what you’ve got is to create a catalog of your supplies. This is obvious for things like dies, stamps, and punches, but you can… Continue Reading

History of our Fab File Organizer product line.

If you’ve listened to me long enough you’ve heard me say – “If it’s easy, it gets done/used – if it’s difficult it doesn’t.”  Our lives are so busy that keeping things easy is mandatory.  That could mean easy to access, easy to see, easy to take with you… One of biggest reasons that Fab… Continue Reading

5 Ways to use the EZ2Organize Karen Buddy Bag

Like so many of our products, the Karen Buddy Bag can be used for a variety of craft storage options. Card Blanks & Envelopes If you’re a card maker, I’m sure you’ll appreciate the KBB for dies and stamps, but you might also want to consider it for storing and organizing your larger card blanks… Continue Reading

8 Places to use your Rotating Design Board

There are so many great ways to use the Rotating Design Board – and there are so many PLACES you can use it too! At the table. In your favorite recliner. Coloring in bed. In the Garage The Rotating Design Board is designed to be used everywhere.  The construction is solid, providing the perfect resistance… Continue Reading

“Rotating Design Board – Where have you been all my life?” Jen Evans

Many of you know Jen Evans @CreateOften.  She’s done several posts on her blog about our product line.  She sent me a link this morning to her most recent post and a cool little video about the Rotating Design Board. Visit Jen’s blog to see more pics and read her full post. Shop for your… Continue Reading

11 ways to use your Rotating Design Board

You can use your Rotating Design Board for so many different projects! Here are just a few ideas. Adult Coloring Dot to Dot Stamping and Card Making Spray Painting – easy! Decoupage Projects Floral Arranging, Cake Decorating Color by Number TH Distress Crayons Coloring Projects Zentangle Small Painting Projects Ditto Bag Holder These are just… Continue Reading

Organize your Tim Holtz Distress inks

The Tim Holtz distress inks are a favorite for most of us.  Keeping them organized = using them more often. Our Edna Buddy Bag will hold up to 19 of these ink pads. Add a color chart and you’ve got a visible, accessible, and portable storage system. A couple of tips: If you like to… Continue Reading

What can Edna do for you?

We’ll, she’s not going to deliver packages to your door like “brown,” but once they arrive she’s the girl you need. Edna came into being for the purpose of organizing the hoards of ribbon we sometimes accumulate, but she, like so many of the other EZ2O Buddy Bags, is very versatile. Here’s a quick video… Continue Reading

Organizing your washi tape with Shelly

Shelly was born for washi tape. If you’re a “gottalittle” crafter you may find that 1 Shelly bag will be perfect to contain all of your washi, but if you’ve got a washi addiction like I do, you’ll need 3,4,5… Organizing your washi tape is no different than organizing other craft supplies.  Follow the same steps,… Continue Reading

Card Savers are perfect for Card Makers and Card Savers alike!

  Do you keep all the greeting cards you’ve received for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, etc.? Are you a card maker who wants to keep your cards at your fingertips and ready to send? If you fit either of these categories, our Card Saver is perfect for you.  This product is currently available exclusively on HSN.… Continue Reading