Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Leann Chivers, from Crafters Companion, was demonstrating a while back and was using this system to store her dies and unmounted stamps. The cases come in two sizes, mini and full size, and so the magnetic sheets or stamp sheets.
No matter what size you go for, you need to get the magnetic sheets for the dies and the tabbed storage panels for the stamps separately.
I decided to test them I would try to see how they would work with my HeroArts stamps and Sizzix Framelits dies sets. At the time I had them on those clear cases and on an Ikea fridge box which it seems dont make anymore (at least not on sale in the UK).
In the mini one I managed to fit six complete Sizzix dies and Hero Arts stamps sets.
One thing I love about this system is that is a box, ie, no dies or stamps are going to get lost in transit as all four sides are well closed, which is not the case with all systems.
I found that it works best by alternating the stamp inserts with the dies one. One could put the stamps on the reverse so that when the page is open you could see matching dies and stamps together.
I like that it is extremely space efficient. On the shelf it doesn't take much space at all.
Overall, I liked the mini version better as it is easier to house and to look through a busy workstation.
I will be honest, though. I have two minor quibbles. The magnetic sheets require a card backing or they get attached to each other very easily, which speaks of the good strengh of the manet but a bit of a pain while looking through the pages. And second, I know I wil cut the plastic rings, while they would be great for most crafters, for me are a nuisance. But as they are plastic no harm done!
I strongly recommend this system for anyone who wants to keep their dies and/or stamps safe and with space efficiency.
*The samples were received free of charge, but I am not getting paid for this revies and all of the above is my honest opinion.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 06, 2013
Friday, May 03, 2013
PS: I did get rid of an awful load of stuf a couple of years ago when I went through a phase of wanting to change jobs - a part from those fours months in 2011 I have been a full time craft creative designer since 2006 - but as i came back to it I regretted parting with some of it. I learnt my lesson. But then again, it is my full time job and having a plethora of things to choose from is important.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
My dear craft friend Kath Stewart has posted about using Tim Holtz alphabet stickers.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Andrea submitted her studio a few weeks ago and immediately wanted to featured it but I wanted to do it properly so it has taken me a few weeks to find the time to do so.
The room is 11 x 10.
One thing I loved is that Andrea has a lot of tools that are usually hard to store but she has them out and ready to use without being an eye sore.
Like all the die cutting materials.
I love this trolley to store paper by colour.
Friday, April 19, 2013
I love this DIY project by Betty J. It looks pretty and and it is useful.
You can see a full video tutorial on how to make it on Betty's blog. Link here.
The blog is in german but kindly Betty has put the Google translate at the top of the page.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Celine Navarro, scrapbooking extraordinare, shares her craft atelier on her blog.
I find it rather refreshing! I spy a lot of Ikea, and I really like the style and set up.
Click here for the whole post on Celine's blog.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Maximising space is always a priority to me. So when I saw this idea i was in awe!
A pretty bookshelf that hides away an ironing board. Perfect, pretty on the outside and useful on the inside.
Click here for many more photos and tutorials.