Category Archives: Scrapbooking Supply Organization

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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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

Fantastic Five Basic Storage Page

This page was actually designed by a ScrapRack user almost 10 years ago.  The combination of 5×7 and 7X5 pockets works extremely well.  The original idea was for 5×7 photo storage and organization, but you’ll be amazed at how many craft supplies fit these dimensions. There is also that adorable little 2×2 pocket in the… Continue Reading

Vertical Four Basic Storage Page

Post Series: Basic ScrapRack Storage Pages Long and Lean, Tall and Thin, Lanky, String-Beanish…all of these terms describe the 4 perfect pockets of the Vertical Four Basic Storage Page. If you love to work with anything that is long and narrow this is a pocket design you’ll love.  Each of the pockets is 3″ wide… Continue Reading

Trader’s Twelve Storage Page

Post Series: ScrapRack Basic Storage Pages With pockets that are a little deeper than the Sweet Sixteen and a little shorter than the Straight Eight, this page is amazingly functional. Organize your embellishments Originally designed with Artist Trading Card (ATC) dimensions in mind, these pockets are a perfect fit for all of your ATC blanks… Continue Reading

Perfect Six Storage Page

Post Series: ScrapRack Basic Storage Pages This page has been around since the very beginning – almost 15 years ago. My favorite way to use the Perfect Six Storage page is as a page planner. I think of each row of pockets as a double page spread.  I’ll put up to six 4×6 photos in… Continue Reading

Fabulous Four Basic Storage Page

Post Series: All about storage pages Fabulous pretty much sums it up when it comes to this page design.  Each of the pockets on the Fabulous Four page are  just a bit larger than 6×6 which makes these pockets ideal for storing all kinds of craft supplies. Stickers and stencils are obvious choices for the… Continue Reading

SuperSized Single Basic Storage Page

Post Series: All about storage pages. The SuperSized Single has always been our most popular page.  I’m certain this is due to the versatility of its size. The one large pocket in the SuperSized Single page measures 12.5″ x 12.5″ – ideal for almost anything you would use in a 12×12 scrapbook. The obvious items;… Continue Reading

Our Double-Sided Duos do double duty.

One of my regular mantras – “Combine and Conquer” – is exemplified in our Double-Sided Duo  pages.  We’ve got 2 different DSDs – the 2×1 and the 4×1.  Both have a large 12×12″ pocket on the backside (that’s the “1” in 2×1 and 4×1).  The front sides, as you might expect, have 2 pockets (2×1) and… Continue Reading