It is sometimes hard for me to know if organizing or crafting is really my hobby! I’ve decided it’s both. I’m always on the lookout for products/tools that make my crafting more organized or easier. If I’m organized, my mind can concentrate on creating and not looking for things! (Unless it’s my scissors which are always playing hide ‘n seek.)
Often people ask me where I find the tools/products I use to keep myself organized. Links to my favorite products are below. All of these are products I personally use and recommend.
This power strip tower is the best at crops and at home! A surge protector with a combination of outlets and USB ports keeps all of my electronics going! I use the larger one and have purchased the smaller one for my three grandchildren and their multiple devices.
This monitor stand is perfect for my Big Shot! It’s sturdy and the drawer is handy for keeping my Big Shot accessories organized. It goes with me whenever I travel to a crop.
This label maker is the best! My favorite feature of this particular model is that it connects to my computer. This allows me to use any font on that computer and I am able to save files for future use. I have files saved for labeling my stamp sets, punches, dies, die pockets, daubers, etc. Pretty much everything is labeled but the label maker! It will create labels up to 1″ in width. Here’s a short video showing how I use the label maker to organize my dies using the products below.
I use magnet cards from Stamp-n-Storage for my dies. I use the dies so much more now that they are visible and organized. These magnet cards are sturdy and very well made with a chipboard backing. I use the 5×7 size as I like my storage to be uniform and will use two cards if the dies don’t fit on one. Once I put my dies on the magnet cards, I put them in stamp pockets I order from Totally TIffany. They have a tab that lets me label them in a more visible way. I’ve included a photo of how I use these products. I file them alphabetically in a basket. (The labels are made with the label maker above.) Here’s a video showing how I use the labels created with the Brother label maker above to store my dies.
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