Embossing Paste Organiser Tutorial

When I showed my Embossing Paste Organiser last Sunday several people asked for a tutorial.  If you missed last weeks post click here.

I didn’t think about a tutorial when I made this so I only scribbled down some of the measurements. It’s taken me a while to work out all of the measurements and I remade the tray, post-it-notes holder and mask holder because it’s better to see a photo than explain how to make it.

This tutorial is the property of Diane Copus-Read and is for Personal Use only.  If you CASE this please include my name and a link to this blog post where necessary.

At the bottom of this post there is a gallery of all the photo’s, click on an image to enlarge it.

* I have dyscalculia and there are so many cutting and scoring measurements in this tutorial I would suggest making one with cheap cardstock first before using your best cardstock.*

This organiser was sized specifically for Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste, Masks and Palette Knives.

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Some of the retired Stampin’ Up! masks are 6-1/8″ x 6-1/8″ which is slightly larger than the new Pattern Party Decorative Masks.  The finished dimensions of the holder are 6-1/4″ wide, 6-1/4″ high at the back, 3-1/2″ high at the front and 1″ deep.



Cardstock: 10-3/4″ x 8-1/4″.

Score the long side at 3-1/2″ and 4-1/2″.  Score the short side at 1″ rotate 180 degrees and score at 1″.

Cut and mitre the tabs.  I rounded the corners on the top of the holder and then added strong double sided tape, as shown in the photo.  The small tabs need adhesive on both sides.




To make sure the masks didn’t catch on the small tabs every time I put them in the holder I sandwiched the 2 small tabs in between the side panels.





For the tray I used 2 pieces of cardstock because the 12″ x 12″ was too small.  The finished dimensions of the tray are 6-1/4″ wide, 3″ deep, 3-1/2″ high at the back and 1-1/2″ high at the front.


Cardstock: 1 piece 8″ x 9-3/4″ and 1 piece 3-1/2″ x 4″

On the 8″ x 9-3/4″ piece score the long side at 3″ and 9-1/4″.  Score the short side at 1-1/2″ and 4-1/2″.

With the 9-3/4″ at the top and the 3″ scoreline on the left-hand side you need to add a partial score line.  I found it easier to cut, mitre and remove unwanted sections then place the cardstock back into my score board.  I folded the top tab out of the way, scored the 2nd tab at 1-1/2″ and cut away the unwanted piece of cardstock.


The two pictures below show which panels to add the adhesive to.



On the 3-1/2″ x 4″ piece of cardstock score the long side at 1/2″ and score the short side at 3″.

Cut and mitre the tab and add adhesive to the small tab and the panel beside it.







When I put the tray together I adhered tab 2 to the back of tab 1 and then adhered tab 1 to the bottom of tab 3.






For the other side panel I started by adhering the bottom tab first.

I attached the panel to the tab on the left-hand side and then to the one on the right.






I added some liquid glue to the back of the tray and attached this to the mask holder.  Liquid glue gives you a bit of time to get them both lined up.







Before adding the holders for the palette knives and post-it-notes I added a piece of Berry Burst cardstock.





The finished dimensions of the holder are 3″ wide, 3-1/2″ high at the back,  2-1/2″ high at the front and 1/2″ deep.


Cardstock: 4″ x 6-1/2″

Score the long side at 3-1/2″ and 4″.  Score the short side at 1/2″ rotate 180 degrees and score at 1/2″. Cut,mitre and add adhesive – you need to add adhesive to both sides of the small tabs. Before putting the holder together I rounded the top corner on the side that would be at the front of the tray.



To prevent the post-it-notes catching on the small tab I sandwiched them between the side panels.

For a neater finish I attached the 2 remaining panels on the outside.







The finished dimensions of the holder are 3″ (w) x 3-1/2″ (h) x 1/2″ (d)

Cardstock: 4″ x 7-1/2″

Score the long side at 3-1/2″ and 4″.  Score the short side at 1/2″ rotate 180 degrees and score at 1/2″.

This holder goes together the same as the post-it-notes holder above.  The only difference between the 2 holders is this holder is the same height front and back.



The bottom of the handles on the Palette Knives are different widths which I have taken into account when scoring the insert.  I have also left a 3/8″ gap between each knife.


Cardstock: 5-3/4″ x 3-3/8″

Score the long side at 1/2″, 1-1/4″, 1-3/4″, 2-1/8″, 2-5/8″, 3-1/4″, 3-3/4″, 4-1/8″, 4-5/8″ and 5-1/4″

I added double sided tape on both sides of the insert and at each end.  Before adhering it to the inside of the holder I put some liquid glue on top of the double sided tape to give me a bit of time to line it up properly.




The finished dimensions of the box are 1-1/2″ (h) x 2-7/8″ (w) x 3″(d).  I wasn’t sure whether a 3″ x 3″ box would be too big for the width of the tray so I made it 3″ x 2-7/8″ .


Cardstock: 5-7/8″ x 6″

Score on all 4 sides at 1-1/2″

Cut and mitre the tabs, add adhesive and assemble the box.  Before adhering the box inside the tray I tried the 3″ and the 2-7/8″ to find out which one had the better fit.  I added double sided tape to 3 sides of the box and the base of the box before adhering it inside the tray.



I  hope this step-by-step tutorial has been helpful.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

I would love to have your feedback on this tutorial, please leave a comment below.

If you do make one of these organisers please add a photo on my Facebook page – Lady Dee’s Craft Forum.

Have yourself some crafting fun.

Dee x


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The products used to make todays project are listed below.

*When designing a project or when I CASE a project I always use my cheap cardstock to make a prototype before making it with my Stampin’ Up! cardstock.   I do check the measurements I add to my blog posts but when typing lots of measurements mistakes can be made.  When making any project I recommend making it first with cheap cardstock before using your best cardstock.*

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