Category Archives: Cards and Card Making

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

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