Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Organizing Craft Supplies ~Card Stock~

If you know me, or have been following for awhile, you know that it has always been my dream to have a space in my home to dedicated to crafting and sewing. Our new place has a great little loft that Rob and I have set up as a shared office. My half of the office (maybe spreading a little into his domain) has plenty of room for sewing and craft supplies and I am really excited to get it all set up! First up on the craft supply list... cardstock!

I found this great paper organizer at Home Goods and loved the colour right away. It was a pretty  great deal at $19.99 and goes really well with the fun wall hanging that I had already picked up!

Each paper tray has a small slot for a label that I knew they would look great with a chalkboard finish.

To make the labels, I simply cut the out a rectangle, added a Martha Stewart Chalkboard label and then trimmed the edges. 

It was easy to divide my cardstock collection into three categories (white/ivory, colour, and pattern). I wanted to make sure that the paper would sit nicely in the tray so I covered three pieces of cardboard with a patterned paper and placed each board at the front of the three trays. The cardstock is easy to access and will no longer get creased and damaged in the bin I used to keep it in. 

This little project makes me so happy! I absolutely love the way it looks! I know I'm not the only one who gets this giddy over organizing craft supplies... how do you get organized in the craft department?

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  1. Love it and love that you love it! You will always be a giddy girl when it comes to crafts and organizing...Love Mom.

  2. love! i'm getting inspiration for my craft nook i've been thinking about when we finish the basement

  3. What a great idea! I have found it so difficult to keep any decorative papers or cardstock organized in a way I really like...

  4. SUPER cute! you have totally inspired me to paint my metal rack in my kitchen! love it!

  5. so cute!!! what a great way to organize and have it look adorable!

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  7. This is such an awesome way to organize all of that cardstock I have ((shoved - YIKES!)) in my craft closet... I get so frustrated when I can't find what I need - it usually falls out on my head! haha! Thanks so much for linking it up!

  8. Super cute! I especially love the chalkboard labels you added :) Pinning this! Enjoy getting settled into your own space!
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  9. Adorable!! =) Happy weekend, Leanne!

  10. Very cute! And the color is great. Martha Stewart and Homegoods... sounds like an ideal project to me!

    -Emily @ www.myloveforwords.com

  11. Such a pretty way to organise paper and keep it from getting damaged!