Category Archives: General Organization

3 ways to organize and store stencils

ScrapRack or Binder System

Both the ScrapRack and our 12x12 Craft Binders can be used to organize your stencils and templates.  Pocket pages are available in a variety of sizes that coordinate easily with standard stencil/template sizes.  One of the best things about binder style storage, you can customize your binder pages/pockets to perfectly fit your stencil collection. (Watch a video to learn how to customize your pages.)

How to organize stencils in a binder with Totally-Tiffany 12x12 pocket pages

You can create a stencil storage binder to store a variety of sizes of stencils - pictured above, or you can create a binder for a single size/manufacturer as seen in the Lea France 12x12 stencils binder below.  In the Lea binder, I've also saved the packaging in the pockets with each stencil.  The packaging gives instructions on how to use the stencil.

The binder or ScrapRack option also works well if you’re organizing stencils within the 4 Section System.

ScrapRack or binder storage will be a good choice for you if:

  • You prefer to keep your stencils stored with your other craft supplies.
  • You want to keep all of your stencils together regardless of size of manufacturer.
  • You want to use a catalog for easy reference to your stencils.

Fab Files or Paper Handlers and Tabbed Divider Pockets (TDP)

As I mentioned above, stencils come in a variety of sizes, many of them “standard” in the paper crafting world – 6x6, 6x8, and 12x12 are each very popular.

It’s simple to store and organize these stencils by size and/or brand.

6x6 stencils will tuck neatly into our 6x6 Tabbed Divider Pockets.

The 6x6 TDPs  can be stored in either the 6x6 Fab File or the 6x6 Paper Handler.

6x6 Stencils Organized with Totally-Tiffany

6x8 stencils are narrower than the 8x8 TDP, the extra space allows you to stagger the stencils in the pocket for greater visibility. The 8x8 TDPs were designed to work with our 8x8 Fab File.  The 8.5x11 Fab File TDPs are large enough to hold 2 6x8 stencils side by side.

12x12 stencils are a very common size in paper crafting, as our 12x12 templates like those made by Lea France.

Of course the 12x12 TDPs are a simple solution for organizing these large stencils and they can be used with either the 12x12 Fab File or the 12x12 Paper Handler.

Fab Files or Paper Handlers with TDPs are a good choice for you if:

  • You prefer to organize and store your stencils by size – either Fab Files or Paper Handlers.
  • You're storing your stencils somewhere that a “box” with a lid is necessary – Fab Files.
  • You're storing your stencils on a shelf or in a cupboard, but you want to be able to easily access them and/or bring them to your workspace – Paper Handlers.

Fab Files will hold up to 25 TDPs – depending on how many stencils you’ve stored in each pocket.

Paper Handlers will accommodate up to 20 pockets, again, depending on how many stencils you have stored in each pocket.

The Desk Maid Die, Stamp & Supply Station (DSST)

We should probably add the word stencil to this product name Die, Stamp, Stencil & Supply Organizer.  The DSST is a perfect solution if your goal is easy access to your stencils.

Because the DSST has 3 sections with varying heights, it can be used for a variety of stencil sizes while still keeping everything organized.  The front section is the lowest of the three sections and can be divided into 4 compartments.  This is ideal for smaller stencils, especially handy if you use small brass stencils.

Each section of the DSST will hold up to 25 TDPs per section, per side.  If you’re using the 6x6 TDPs you’ll be able to fit 50 per section for a total of 150.

The DSST is a good choice for you if:

  • You use, or would like to use, your stencils regularly and want to have them easily accessible.
  • You have space on your desktop or shelf that will accommodate the DSST (15” x 9” – 38cm x 23.5cm).
  • You are using one of our Companion Carts and want to create a mobile “stencil station.”

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy Crafting!

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Tuesday Live – Die Organization

We’re so sorry for the technical difficulties with Facebook Live and YouTube Live today.  Here’s the video from Vimeo/Livestream.  It’s much clearer. We started a little early, so the first few minutes, I’m just talking about using the Rotating Design Board and Magnetic Design Tool Set with Kiwi Lane and Stencils – so if you… 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

Everything you need to know about organizing embossing folders

When you can find what you need, crafting is sooo much more fun!  Getting your embossing folders organized will encourage you to use them more often.  If you can find them easily you’ll enjoy the whole crafting experience more. So, my challenge to you: buckle down this week and make a commitment to getting your… Continue Reading

A bazillion ways to use our Shut Your Flap Tabs

Okay, I’ll admit a BAZILLION might be an exaggeration But, it seems that I find a new use for these almost everyday.  The big benefit to our SYF tabs over a regular paper sticky note is their durability.  While paper notes will crease and fold, plastic notes “spring back” so they’re always visible.  With that… Continue Reading

10 ways to use our A4/8.5×11 Fab File

Our Fab File line of products has crossed over from crafting storage to general home and office storage.  If you’ve been following along you’ve seen Fab Files used for everything from craft supplies to cord and cable storage.  This 8.5×11 paper organizer is no exception.  Included with this Fab File are 5 tabbed file/divider pockets… Continue Reading

Our 20 pocket organizer holds everything from stamps to glitter glue

Our Over-the-Door organizers can be configured to perfectly fit your craft stash.  Link panels together and hang them over your door, or use the hanger pocket to hang them in the closet. The pockets on the 20-pocket panel are 3” x 2.5” x 1” Ideal for small bottles, washi tape, and other embellishments. Store up… Continue Reading

Kids Crafts ORGANIZED!!!

Good organization skills are good life skills.  Make getting organized a fun and rewarding experience for you kids and grandkids and they’ll easily translate those skills over into other areas of their lives. Do you have children or grandchildren who craft with you?  If so, giving them their own craft organizers will help them stay organized… Continue Reading

Use your good stuff!

If you’ve taken any of my classes or attended a lecture, you’ve probably heard me say USE YOUR GOOD STUFF!  As crafters we have a tendency to “hoard” our best supplies, waiting for the perfect project. Take a deep breath and repeat after me – “Every project is a perfect project!” Today I’m working on the itinerary… Continue Reading

Take a look around my studio #2 – What’s on my desktop?

Not Much!! My workstation is a simple “L” shaped desk from Office Depot. There are no drawers which makes it easy for me to work on either side. Great for big projects, but usually one side is my computer/“work” side and the other is the creative side. I don’t generally have other people working with me… 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

5×7 Organizer Bundle, let me tell you all about it.

As you probably already know, each week we feature different products. This week we’re featuring the 5×7 Organizer Bundle. In this post I’ll give you the details on the bundle including how all the pieces work together and why we decided this was a good combination of products. What’s included: 2 – 5×7 Fab Files, each… Continue Reading

Stamp & Supply Stadium – Let me tell you all about it!

What little things do you have rolling around the bottom of your craft tote, or buried in a drawer?  There’s a good chance they’ll find a perfect home in our 6 Level Stamp & Supply Stadium (S&SS) The S&SS gives you 6 stadium type levels and makes your stamps or other supplies visible and accessible. The… 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

5 ways to use the Double-Sided Stamp Bag

Maybe I should have titled this post 5 OTHER ways to use the Double Sided Stamp bag.  This bag is a perfect tool for organizing wood-mounted stamps, but it can also be used for so many other things. It’s compact, it’s portable, it’s see-through, it’s lightweight, it’s in-expensive…I could go on, but instead, let me… 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

3 Reasons to LOVE our 1.5″ Punch Pack

Our Stamp and Punch Packs are part of our EZ2Organize Product line. They come in 4 designs.  I’m sure you’ll love all of them, but this week we’re featuring the 1.5″ Punch Pack.   This great little storage tool has many redeeming qualities, but I’m just going to mention 3 of them. #1 They’re CLEAR That… 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