Category Archives: Craft Room Organization

Button, button – where’s that button.

Organize sewing buttons with Totally-Tiffany

If you're like most crafters who sew, you know you've got the perfect button...somewhere.  If finding that button in an aisle at JoAnn is faster than finding it in your sewing supplies, then it's time to organize your buttons.

One nice thing about this project is that the sorting process is fairly objective, so recruiting someone to help could be easy.

Button sorting is fairly simple, - buttons are most likely going to be sorted by color and size.  If you have novelty buttons, those should be sorted by theme or holiday.

I wouldn't recommend sorting buttons by projects. Unless you have a solid process for organizing all of your sewing supplies/materials by project.

Step 1 - Start Sorting

How to organize buttons, sewing organization

Sort buttons by color first and then by size.  If you're working on a sewing project, there is a definite number of buttons you'll need to complete the project.  Sorting by size will make it fast and easy to know if you've got what you need.

The Button Organizer Set includes button bags, bag insert cards, and divider cards.

When used with the Dawn Buddy Bag, these 3 components work together to create an easy to use button file.

Step 2 - Fill the button bags and add insert cards

Using the white cards in each of the button bags will help to keep the button bags standing up.  You can also label the cards for easy reference.

How to organize sewing buttons, Button organizer from Totally-Tiffany

Step 3 - Label divider cards on both sides

When you're finished putting your sorted buttons into the button bags, use the divider cards to create dividers for each color, holiday or theme of button. The divider cards can be labeled on both sides.

How to organize buttons, sew organized Totally-Tiffany

Step 4 - Create your button file.

Add your filled button bags to the Dawn Buddy Bag, insert your labeled divider cards and voila! Your button organization task is done.

Once you are done organizing your buttons, tuck the remaining bags and cards into the side of your Dawn Buddy Bag. By doing this, they will be easy to find when you need to add more buttons to your button file.

Organize sewing buttons with Dawn Buddy Bag, Totally-Tiffany

Thanks for stopping by today for this quick lesson in button organization.  I hope you love our new Button Organizer set.

Happy Craftig,

T Totally-Tiffany Logo, Pink Block ini

Organize buttons, sewing room organization with Totally-tiffany

A Bazillion uses for Punch & Supply Packs

There are sooooo many ways to use our Punch and Supply Packs.  This post is just a simple scroll through of photos of each of the Punch Packs in use with various craft supplies.   If you click on each picture you can view them larger.  Click on the title of each section to shop for… Continue Reading

Planning with The ScrapMaster

As many of you already know, I’m a planner JUNKIE!  I was recently invited to teach a Planner Class which got me thinking about the different ways to organize planner supplies. For those of us who already work in 12×12, the ScrapMaster can be a good solution for organizing your planner supplies, especially if you’re… Continue Reading

12×12 ScrapMaster Storage Options

Where can you store the ScrapMaster? During the Tuesday Live event, there were several people asking, where to store your filled ScrapMasters.  The ScrapMaster was designed to work with all of our 12×12 standard paper storage solutions. I’ve provided some rough estimates below.  What  you can fit into anyone of the these 12×12 solutions will… Continue Reading

Paper Pockets & Collection Keepers – an organized team

Are you looking for an easy way to keep your paper organized as well as store collections with your paper stash?  This organization team could be just what you’re looking for! The Paper Pocket is a 12×12 pocket with a small labeling tab.  Designed to hold a few sheets of paper, protect die cut paper,… Continue Reading

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

How to organize Chalk Couture products

Have you been bitten by the Chalk Couture bug?  If so, you’ve probably accumulated dozens of silk screens/stencils, pots of paint and bunches of the tools you need to create beautiful silk screened projects. Keeping your Chalk Couture products organized and accessible will ensure you use them regularly. Let’s start with Stencils. The first thing… Continue Reading

12 Ways to use the Die, Stamp & Supply Organizer

Round up your supplies and get ready to organize! The Die, Stamp & Supply Organizer is a multifunction organizer that is a “must have” in your craft room. You’ll love the versatility and function of this crafty organizer. Great on you desk, in the cupboard or on an open shelf, it fits in our Companion… Continue Reading

Step by Step Sticker Organization

Follow me through the step by step process of organizing your stickers. In this video I used our Paper Storage Box Dividers and a Desk Maid Die, Stamp & Supply Organizer to sort and organize my stickers.  After sorting and organizing I talk briefly about the different types of tools you can use to store… Continue Reading

How to create a catalog for your paper crafting tools

Paper crafting tools like stamps, dies and embossing folders can have a beautiful effect on your pages, cards and other projects, but keeping track of them can be difficult and overwhelming. The best way to maximize tool use and minimize frustration is to create a catalog. I strongly recommend cataloging (7 reasons to catalog) all… 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

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

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

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

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

Would You Rather…

Spend 15 minutes digging through a bin, box, or drawer, of jumbled stamps, OR… Take a QUICK look at all of your stamps presented in a visible, accessible and attractive manner on your craft room shelf? Wood-mounted stamps, like any other craft supply, are an investment. Why would you store all of those expensive wood-mounted… Continue Reading

Would You Rather…

Carry a heavy bin, box, or drawer of jumbled wooden stamps to your crafting space OR… Carry a lightweight bag that has all your wooden stamp stored, protected, labeled, and organized? Wood-mounted stamps, like any other craft supply, are an investment. Why would you store all of those expensive wood-mounted stamps in a plastic bin… Continue Reading