Category Archives: Paper

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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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

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

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

3 ways to use the Spinder Binder.

This lightweight plastic “cover” is designed to hold 1 Spinder on its hook & loop spine. The zipper keeps everything contained. The Spinder Binder is oversized to easily accommodate scrapbooking supplies. Exterior measurements are: 16.25L” x  15″T x 2.5″D or  41.5cm x 38.2cm x 6.2cm The Spinder Binder was what we call a “popular demand” creation.… Continue Reading

Take a look around my studio #6 – 12×12 Paper Organization, and other sizes too!

It seems that I’m constantly pulling paper out of my “stash” to use for some type of demonstration. That, in and of itself, is not the problem.  The problem is I get in a hurry putting it away, soI just stuff it in an empty slot, thinking – “I’ll get back to that later.” You… Continue Reading

Paper Organization – Challenge #2

Paper Organization – Challenge #2

Today in the Get Organized Challenge broadcast we talked about Paper Storage and Organization. You may already know that I recommend the 4 Section System for general organization. With paper you only need to use 3 of the sections – Themes/Sentiments, Calendar Year and The Rainbow.  Sorting and organizing your paper is easier than it sounds.  You just need… Continue Reading

Purge Patrol – Love it more when you have less!

If the very idea of eliminating something that is still useful induces nausea or gives you hives, rest assured you’re not alone.  There are many reasons we have trouble getting rid of “stuff”: We’ve attached to that stuff/thing “emotionally”. We don’t want to be wasteful –  financially, ecologically, or just generally. We have a huge… Continue Reading

More about The Expedit System

 Several questions popped up after my post yesterday.   Yes, you can store your ScrapRack Spinders in the Expedit, they can be stored standing up or laying flat.  I have a couple of Spinders with extra pages on them that are in one of the cubes. The Dividers are a little too large and will curl… Continue Reading

Purge Patrol – Love it more when you have less!

 If the very idea of eliminating something that is still useful induces nausea or gives you hives, rest assured you’re not alone.  There are many reasons we have trouble getting rid of “stuff”: 1.       We’ve attached to that stuff/thing “emotionally”. 2.       We don’t want to be wasteful –  financially, ecologically, or just generally . 3.      … Continue Reading

Tiny Tasks, Big Results – Day 15

 2 EASY steps to keeping your home looking great.   Whether you have guests that come for a week or that come for a couple of hours, more people translates to more mess.  Set aside a few minutes each day to power through a whole house pick up and then “Put on a Windex shine.    Step 1: Get… Continue Reading

Tiny Tasks, Big Results – 30 Days of stress-less organizing tips for the holidays

     So much of holiday stress comes from the feeling like you’re constantly overwhelmed and behind the “eight ball” or should I say “cheese ball.”    Starting today I’ll post one EASY thing you can do to help ease the holiday overwhelm a little at a time. I’ve focused on tasks that can be accomplished in a… Continue Reading

Project Organization: Lesson 5 – Paper Sorting, Organizing and Storage. Posted Today

Project Organization is well on it’s way. We spent the first 4 lessons “getting ready to get organized.” Now, in lesson 5 we are putting what we’ve discussed in the first 4 lessons to work with Paper Sorting, Organizing and Storing. I’ve included the video here, but there is also an article posted on the… Continue Reading

Paper Storage and Organization

Howdy Crafters – This week’s Get Organized Challenge Webinar was Paper Storage and organization.  Teaching the webinar inspired me to write a brief article, record a short “how-to” video and to put the Paper Storage Combo Kit on SALE (you’ll save 20% – that’s $15.00) on the website.  If you’re struggling with Paper Storage, I hope you’ll take a… Continue Reading

Christmas Card Organization

What do you do with all those Christmas Cards and Photo Cards that you’ve been receiving this holiday season?  Keeping them, Sorting them, Storing them,….can present a little challenge. Here are a few suggestions for keeping your Christmas Cards under control. Single Sided Photo Cards are getting  more and more popular.  Many of us display these… Continue Reading

Scrapbook Paper Storage and Organization

Are you a Scrapbook “Paper Junkie”? If you are, then you could probably use a set up “Paper Junkie” Straight Up Paper Storage Boxes. (See more pictures below.) The best way to sort, store and organize your paper is by following a basic system. If you’re familiar with the 4 Section System for Supply Organization,… Continue Reading