Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Stamp Out Chaos- tools and a video!


I am back today with another installment of Stamp Out Chaos.  Henceforth to be known as the #neverendingcraftroomcleanup.  If you'd like to catch up on our progress to date, you can check out all Stamp Out Chaos posts here.

This week Lindsay and I are talking tool storage, AND I have something a bit different for you today- a video. What?! Yep!  I made my very first crafty video and I didn't die- no pun intended.  (While no craft supplies were harmed in the making of this video, I was slightly mortified at all the "umm's" and "actually's" that snuck into my rambling... seriously, it's bad, but could make for a fun drinking game someday.)  So without further ado, watch and enjoy!

Some of the sources I mentioned in the video:
  • Magnetic vent covers- I picked these up at Home Depot for around $5.00 for a set of 3.  The measure 8"x15".  I have both nailed them to the wall AND cut them and put them in vinyl pockets to store nesting and coordinating dies.
  • Simon Says Stamp- Clear Storage Pockets- These pockets measure 5"x5" and I use them to store lots of my nesting dies. 
  • Adhesive pouch from I adhere these pockets to cardboard and use them to hold dies that are larger than 5" x 5" 
And before I go, a card I made with my very favorite type of tool... dies!

For this card, I inked up a few Avery Elle sets including Weather It and dies, Texture Tiles: Be Cool and Woodgrain and More.

First, I stamped the thatched background from Woodgrain and More in Pink on some light pink cardstock.  Next, I die cut the umbrella and clouds from Weather It from a bright pink and light blue cardstock. I stamped the outlines, then added some more interest by stamping polka dots on the clouds and tiny triangles on the umbrella. 

I adhered the clouds to the card and stamped the raindrops in blue pigment ink- I love how bright and vibrant this ink looks!  It's Bahama Blue by Memento Luxe. Finally, I stamped the sentiment in navy ink.  

Be sure to stop by Lindsay's blog to check out how she stores her tools-I LOVE that she found a way to get them off her desk... I am going to have to borrow that idea! 

Well, that's all for me- thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fantastic video my friend! Your room is so lovely, I just love it, and your smart organizing!

  2. Loved your "umm's" and all...great video! ;) And such a sweet card! Love!

  3. Great video! Love your space and your card is darling!

  4. You did a great job on your video. I used the shoe holder storage system for my punches but it didn't hold enough. I think that I am going to try the rail system. The rails should take up less space and make the punches easier to grab. However, I don't think that all of my punches will hang on a rail.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing all of these great ideas!! Your card is so sweet too!

  6. cute! Love the pop of colors and the patterns. Cute!

  7. Your hard work has really paid off - your crafty room looks great! My crafty space is now officially jealous.

  8. Love your die storage...great idea to use the vent covers.


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