Category Archives: Scrapbooking Supply 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 or 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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Thickers Sticker Organizer

If you love working with Thickers Stickers, but struggle to keep them organized we’ve got two simple solutions. Organize Thickers Stickers with our 12×6 supply box or in your ScrapRack – it’s sooo easy. You’ll want to organize them within your 4 Section System regardless of the type of storage tool you’re using.  Generic alphabet… Continue Reading

Theme Organizer ScrapMaster

Babies, Beach, Birthday, Travel…these are all common scrapbooking and card making themes.  If you’re using a ScrapRack you’ve got all of these things organized together by theme.  If you’re not using a ScrapRack, you may need a little help getting your themes together.  For smaller themes, The ScrapMaster is a good solution. With 6 pockets,… Continue Reading

3 Ways to get organized with The ScrapMaster

As many of you know, I resisted designing the ScrapMaster for YEARS!  I was always a huge advocate of storing scraps right in the Scraprack within the 4 section system.  Last year at one of the conventions, someone asked me about scrap storage and I suggested she keep her scraps with her paper in her… 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

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

Best Buddy Bags for glitter glue and reinkers

Glitter glues like Stickles brand and re-inkers in a variety of brands, are mostly packaged in a small bottle – generally .75″ around and 2.75″ tall. Storing these small bottles in a Buddy Bag is a great option especially if you travel with your supplies – either across town or across your home. There are… Continue Reading

How to create a family timeline notebook for photo sorting.

Creating a family timeline will simplify the process of sorting, labeling and storing your family photos.  You can use a family timeline when organizing both digital and printed photos. My goal this year is to get all of the photos in my storage closet organized and labeled.  These photos go back to before my boys… 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

Scrapbook project planning question from Kim K.

Scrapbook project planning can be a great solution for keeping yourself productive and organized, or it can lead to feeling guilty and overwhelmed. Last week I received the following email from Kim K., a participant in the current GOC.  I’m certain that Kim is not alone in her scrapbook project planning challenge, so she agreed… Continue Reading

What type of crafter are you?

We’ve added a few friends to the get organized challenge group and you’ll definitely want to get to know them! In fact,  one of them could be you, with a different name of course. One of the biggest challenges with getting our craft supplies organized and keeping them organized is that there is no “one… Continue Reading

Where can you put your ScrapRack?

Where can’t you put your ScrapRack is probably a better questions.  Because The ScrapRack is component driven it can be configured to fit into any number of places. On an IKEA Expedit or Kallax Probably one of the most popular pieces of furniture in a craftroom, the IKEA Kallax or Expedit are the perfect width… Continue Reading

What is a ScrapRack

The ScrapRack is the scrapbooking supply organization system that combines the ease of binders with the functionality of filing.  There are 4 components to The ScrapRack System; The ScrapRack Base, Spinders, Storage Pages and Dividers. 1. The base unit The main component is called a ScrapRack Base unit.  This metal base is hinged at the… 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

Project Planning with our 12×12 Binder and Expanding Project Planner Pages

Whether you craft at home or travel with your supplies, project planning can truly maximize your crafting time.  There are several “levels” of scrapbook project planning – from just the basics (photos or mementos), to slightly more advanced (photos and mementos combined), to the full deal (photos, mementos, paper, embellishments, etc.). You may already know… Continue Reading

Why you need a ScrapRack – Sharing papercrafting supplies is simple.

Whether you’re crafting with your kids, your mom, or your girlfriends, we all like to share our supplies.  If you share your supplies, you definitely need a ScrapRack, AND you need it organized in the 4 Section System. Imagine your girlfriend asks you for a Halloween brad, you’re response, “Go to my ScrapRack, look under the… Continue Reading

Why you need a ScrapRack. The ScrapRack organizes the most stuff in the smallest amount of space.

Don’t get buried beneath containers of supplies. Get your products into a ScrapRack and you’ll have more space to craft! It’s simple, really, would you rather dig through a box of stickers, or flip through sections in your ScrapRack. Thanks for stopping by today! Continue Reading

Why do you need a ScrapRack? You’ll use more of your supplies on each project you create.

When it comes to creating projects – scrapbook pages, cards, mixed media or home décor – you generally rely on your memory for product selection. This means, if you didn’t think about it, you’re not looking for it, and therefore you’re probably not using it. When you use a ScrapRack and organize with the 4-Section System, you’ll… Continue Reading

Why do you need a ScrapRack? Cleaning up after creating is a breeze!

When you finish a project is there a pile of supplies at the edge of your work table? Does that pile of supplies get a little bigger each time you craft? One of the best things about using a ScrapRack is that cleaning up is fast and easy. If you’re ready to enjoy your crafting… 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

Perfect Project Life Card Organizer

Project Life and other “card based” scrapbooking systems can be a fast, fun, and easy way to create amazing scrapbook pages.  With that said, the cards themselves can easily get overwhelming with some sets containing as many as 300 cards. Keep your Project Life collection manageable and fun by organizing the cards into the Monica… Continue Reading

Tip 30 – Arranging your space, less is more

Sometimes we get hung up on the “Bigger is Better” idea when it comes to craft rooms.  Certainly there are benefits to a large room, especially when you do a lot of different things, sewing and quilting need a different type of space than does paper crafting, woodworking requires a huge place where you can… Continue Reading