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Crate Paper – Supplies Organization

Hello, crafty friends! I’m back today to share a few organizational tips with you all. I don’t have a craft room โ€“ all my crafting is done at the kitchen table, so I’ve had to find the best storage solutions that allowed me to get my supplies in and out in a fast and easy way.

First, let me show you my tiny piece of heaven, a small corner that makes me smile every time I look at it and where I store/display my most recent projects. This is the closest it gets to a craft room for me!

As you can see, I have a wire basket holding mostly gift boxes and other off-the-page projects, and another one with mini albums. Here I’m also using the baskets to hold rings of washi tape. Anything helps in a small space, right?

Bins, boxes and baskets are definitely the way to go, especially if you don’t have a designated area where you can just sit and craft. I try to find pretty, but also functional items that can be easily transported from the storage room, where all my supplies are, to my scrappy space. They are affordable and definitely help keep your stash super organized – I usually categorize everything per type, collection, or manufacturer to make it easier to find what I’m looking for.

Another must-have is a rolling cart. All my basic supplies, such as scissors, adhesives, trimmers, but also mixed media supplies and other tools that I use on a daily basis are sitting in the cart and easily accessible at any time. Here is also where I store all the bits and pieces from collections I’m working with. They sit in separate pretty little plates or bowls and get rearranged based on my needs.

Sometimes I find that storage units meant to be used for a specific item are perfect for crafting supplies. This nail polish organizer keeps ink sprays, paint bottles and embossing powders neat and tidy. It is sturdy but light, so easy to carry around.

One last thing I wanted to show you is how I organize my ink pads. My husband just finished this unit for me. It holds so many of them! A great way to keep it functional is by color โ€“ The little adhesive dots I inked and adhered to the outside of each case are a great help when it comes to find color combinations.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my ways of organizing craft supplies. I’m open to suggestions if you have any tips and tricks you would like to share with me ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you for stopping by!

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Altenew – Build-A-Flower: Morning Glory Release

Hello friends! I am back today to share a project created with the new Altenew Build-A-Flower: Morning Glory set.

This set, which includes 1 6×8 stamp set (21 stamp images) and 1 coordinating die set (3 dies), contains two beautiful multi-layered morning glories along with leaves and vines. Morning glories produce typical funnel-shaped blossoms in white, red, blue, purple, and yellow. You may stamp these flowers in any Altenew ink colors to get great results!

You also have the option to get the Secret Garden Mini Cube set with it as a bundle:

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I went with a home dรฉcor project this time.

Home Decor project by @enzamg for @Altenew using BAF:Morning Glory. #stamping #homedecor

The diagonal design was the starting point. I used a floral border cut file (ID #249910) as my guide. I cut it out of white cardstock and gave it some color by blending Frayed Leaf Crisp Ink all over it and Evergreen just on the edges. I then started stamping my flowers. Here are the colors of Crisp Ink I used:

  • blue flowers: Caribbean Sky, Turquoise, Persian Blue, Sapphire
  • orange flowers: Pink Pearl, Peach Perfect, Heart Beat
  • leaves: Sweet Leaf, Hunter Green

Home Decor project by @enzamg for @Altenew using BAF:Morning Glory. #stamping #homedecor

To make the diagonal design stand out more and give some color to the background, I used a dotted patterned paper from the Reflection Collection in the top portion of the page. I then placed the cut file along the edge between the two papers.

Home Decor project by @enzamg for @Altenew using BAF:Morning Glory. #stamping #homedecor

Once I had everything in place, I arranged flowers and leaves on top of the cut file, foam mounting them to achieve lots of dimension.

Home Decor project by @enzamg for @Altenew using BAF:Morning Glory. #stamping #homedecor

To finish the project, I stamped vine swirls around the whole design and added light green enamel dots, as well as green splatters with the Frayed Leaf Shimmer Ink Spray.

Home Decor project by @enzamg for @Altenew using BAF:Morning Glory. #stamping #homedecor

I really love how it turned out . Don’t you think it would be the perfect present for Mother’s Day? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Now the fun part!To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 5/6/2018.

Thank you for stopping by!


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Altenew – Gift Boxes with Washi Tapes

Gift boxes by @enzamg with @Altenew washi tapes. #washitape #giftboxes #giftwrapping #diy #handmadegiftsEnza here and today I am sharing a fun project featuring the gorgeous Altenew Washi Tapes.

The versatility of this product is amazing; cards, scrapbook layouts, home dรฉcor โ€“ the possibilities are endless.

Today, I want to show you how I used the Floral Flurries, Dotted, and Monochrome Washi Tapes to decorate handmade gift boxes.

Gift boxes by @enzamg with @Altenew washi tapes. #washitape #giftboxes #giftwrapping #diy #handmadegifts

I started by adhering the washi tapes onto plain cardstock. I picked a pink textured cardstock for the Floral Flurries Washi Tape and a smooth lavender one for the Monochrome design. I then used a cut file to create the boxes.

Next, the flowers for the lids. Again, I used a cut file, but any type of flower would work for this as long as you can create multiple layers to give it dimension.

Here you can see the same plain colored cardstock, the cardstock with washi tape on it and some fussy-cut leaves.

Gift boxes by @enzamg with @Altenew washi tapes. #washitape #giftboxes #giftwrapping #diy #handmadegifts

I created the labels with the Dot Labels Stamp Set and cut them with the coordinating dies. The Crisp Dye Inks I used are Razzleberry for the pink label and Soft Lilac for the lavender one. The sentiments come in the Layered Cupcake Stamp Set.

Gift boxes by @enzamg with @Altenew washi tapes. #washitape #giftboxes #giftwrapping #diy #handmadegifts

The smaller box is almost exactly the same as the bigger one. The only difference is that I used the Dotted Washi Tape for the center of the flower, instead of the same washi tape that I had used for the lid.

Gift boxes by @enzamg with @Altenew washi tapes. #washitape #giftboxes #giftwrapping #diy #handmadegiftsI really enjoy personalizing my gifts. What do you think? Is it something you do or would love to try?

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Have a lovely day!