So my tip today is more about organizing really. Over the years of being a crafter, sewer, stamper – general crafty person – it has always been *fun* to just be able to *create* without any hassles.
As time goes on, whatever your hobby – obsession – is, it tends to grow in supplies. I mean to say, you accumulate stuff to proceed with that hobby.
Well, if you do not begin to organize or create *homes* for your *stuff*, you will spend your time searching for stuff or wasting money re-buying what you already have and not using that creative energy to create!
So, new to stampin’? Start now with making a place, a home for your supplies.
Old stamper? Start now. Pick an item, paper, ink pads, whatever, and organize it. Start slow. It *can* be overwhelming.
I have spent countless creative hours just *looking* for that stamp set or ink pad. Only to then, loss that spark I had…….
I keep mentioning ink pads, so, I will show you how I organize mine –
Yes, it’s the Stampin’ Up Color Caddy. It was, I guess, functional when I got it. But, I still could never find the right ink pad color. So, I organized mine by color families. That was not enough for me because I still had trouble *finding* colors within the family. Since I labeled mine according to families, B (Brights), S (Subtles), N (Nuetrals) and R (Regals), I also made a master order of all the colors and numbered them from 1 to 10. This way, they go right back in a specific *home*. Here are few pictures to hopefully, describe what I mean –
Now, they go right back where they belong. No guess-work. No misplaced pads (well, usually).
And, as you can see, I have old and new pads. As long as you have the refills – THEY LAST FOREVER! Well, almost!
I had printed these out on sticker paper. Used my Word Window Punch to punch them out! Worked like a charm!