QCSA - Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Craft Room Tour
Hey friends! Today I'm sharing a tour of my creative space!
As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and avid crafter I LOVE to see how other demonstrators and stampers set up their craft spaces and store their products. Today I'm going to share some ideas for both, hoping to inspire you in the organization of your supplies and giving you ideas for a functional space.
So a year ago, I had an opportunity to job-relocate from CT so my husband retired from the USPS and we moved to beautiful NC. When we were house hunting I knew I wanted a house that would have room for my crafting and my Stampin' Up! business. I've been a demonstrator for about 2.5 years, but I've been stamping for close to 30 years. Over the years, I've had as little as a card table in a corner of the unfinished basement, to a bigger table in a corner of the bedroom, to a finished basement space that gave me the room I needed but no natural light, and now I'm finally in a place where I was able to create this beautiful space.
We ended up buying a 1965 brick ranch. These older ranch-style homes are typically three bedroom, two bath with a formal living room, dining room, kitchen and family room. My craft room is the "formal living room" space which makes it super functional for two reasons---1. It's the first room you come to when you enter the house through the front door, so very convenient for class participants, and 2. the dining room is on the far end, so that can double as extra seating for classes.
In the video I take you on a tour of my room which is set up in a station-style format so that each area of the room has a purpose. For example, I have a crafting area where I just shoot videos. My phone/camera stand is positioned over the work area, I have a set of tools and adhesives there and this way it always stays neat and tidy for my videos because it's separate from my REAL crafting space.
In the video I also share some tips for other demonstrators, like having a basket of adhesive available to class participants for purchase, and tips for any stamp enthusiast for storing your collection of products, scraps and tools. I hope that some of these ideas are new to you and inspire your own creativity and organization!
Here are a few links to the products and containers I mentioned in the video in case you'd like a closer look at them:
Lexington Rolling Cart (from Michael's crafts) - for die sets and embossing folders https://www.michaels.com/lexington-3tier-rolling-cart-by-simply-tidy/M20002049.html + the smaller Variera bins that I have my dies and embossing folders contained in are from IKEA https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/variera-box-white-30155019/
From IKEA, the Variera boxes (larger 9x13" size) hold 22 lock-down punches and 18 stamp sets comfortably. Also sturdy enough to transport to creative escape weekends https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/variera-box-white-70177255/
Scrap storage idea-- Sterilite drawer sets from Target: https://www.target.com/p/sterilite-3-drawer-medium-countertop-unit-white-with-drawers-clear/-/A-14779288
From Thirty-One, Your Way Rectangle storage bins for card stock + stamp sets From Thirty-One, Fold n" File for Designer Series Paper (DSP) 12x12 https://www.mythirtyone.com/us/en/
Stamp set storage - Media Tower https://www.wayfair.com/furniture/pdp/rebrilliant-multimedia-revolving-media-tower-w004846810.html?piid=569287799
From IKEA, Alex storage drawer units: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/alex-drawer-unit-with-9-drawers-white-90486139/#content
My favorite tool bin for embellishments, adhesive and tools: https://www.amazon.com/mDesign-Storage-Organizer-Cabinets-Workspaces/dp/B01FXT53TA/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3316LRJOHTK1A&keywords=mdesign%2Blarge%2Boffice%2Bstorage%2Borganizer%2Butility%2Btote%2Bcaddy%2Bholder&qid=1642338720&sprefix=mdesign%2Blarge%2Boffice%2B%2Caps%2C102&sr=8-3&th=1
Stampin' Up! storage for ink pads, markers, ribbon and Stampin' Blends: https://www.stampinup.com/categories/shop-products/other-products/tools-storage#shop
Please feel free to ask questions about anything you see---I'm happy to share! Thanks so much for your interest in my craft room. ~ Kristine