Thank you for joining me today for the 2nd part of my Craftroom Organisation series.
Stampin’ Up! have DSP stacks that coordinate with their new Memories and More cards and the best way for me to remember to use them is to store them together and have them where I can see them.
I had recently watched 2 video tutorials made by 2 of my Stampin’ Sisters Caroline Helwigh Wright (craftycarolinecreates.com) and Amanda Charlesworth (scrimpingmommy.co.uk). Caroline had made a holder for her 6″x6″ DSP and Amanda made a holder for her Memories & More cards. I took both their ideas and put them together, literally.
Because this will be holding a lot of weight I used 300gsm cardstock to make it. The finished dimensions of the magazine style holder for the DSP stacks is 6-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (16 x 16 x 6.4 cms) and will hold 5 DSP Stacks.
The holder for the Memories & More cards measures 6-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (16 x 7 x 7 cms) and I have 4 packs of Memories & More cards in it and there is still some room.
I used Scor-Tape and some Tombow glue to adhere the 2 holders together.
I used the Berry Burst papers in the Fresh Florals DSP stack to decorate the holder so that it coordinated with my Heat Tool/Hot Glue Gun holder. If you missed last weeks post on the Heat Tool/Hot Glue Gun holder I made click here to view it.
On the front of the holder I have added a 1/2″ x 6-1/4″ strip of white cardstock, a 3/8″ x 6-1/4″ strip of Berry Burst cardstock that was scored at 1/8″ & 1/4″ and a bow made with the Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon.
I used Thick Whisper White cardstock to make 6-1/8″ x 6-1/8″ dividers for the DSP, I punched a piece of coordinating DSP using the Pretty Label Punch, folded it in half and glued it to the divider.
I also made little index cards for the Memories & More packs. The index cards measure 6-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (15.5 x 11.5 cms) and I used the Envelope Punch Board to make the tabs.
I decorated all the holder, including the back, because I wasn’t 100% sure whether it was going on my worktop or on the shelf above it.
My craftroom is a large conservatory which is great for natural daylight because it gets the sun from 1st thing in the morning until mid afternoon but if I leave cardstock/DSP on the worktop at this time of year the sunlight bleaches it. To prevent this I added one of the dividers to the back of the holder.
I have kept the thin plastic bags that the DSP stacks come in at the front of each pack and when I have cut into a sheet of DSP I put it in the plastic bag. Before cutting into a full sheet I check in there first. The bags also have the colours on them so no more guessing what colour it is.
The holder doesn’t take up much room, it’s only 5-1/4″ (D) x 6-1/4″ (W) x 6-1/4″ (H).
I hope you like todays project, having this beside me has made sure I use it. I haven’t added the new Merry Little Christmas Memories and More card pack yet but I will do on 1st September when the Autumn/Winter catalogue starts. The new pack of cards are really lovely and they coordinate with the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set.
I would like to say a huge Thank You to Caroline and Amanda. Click here to see the blog post and video tutorial for the Magazine Style 6″x6″ DSP holder Caroline made. Click here to see the blog post and video tutorial for the Memories & More file box and dividers Amanda made.
If you have any questions please leave them in a comment below. I would love to have some feedback on today’s project. Would you find it helpful in your craftroom?
Next Sunday I will have another storage solution I have come up with and some photo’s of my craftroom. If you would like to receive my posts by email add your address to the Subscribe to Blog via Email link which is at the top of the right-hand column.
Have yourself some crafting fun.