There are two types of stampers: (1) those who work in a clean, sterile environment where supplies are neatly arranged behind cabinet doors and (2) those who want all their goodies in plain site as if the room boldly says “I HAVE LOTS OF STUFF – LOOK AT IT ALL”. I’m in the second category. If something is hidden away in a cabinet, it will never get used, so I want to see everything.
If you read my blog on a regular basis, there are three things you already know about me:
- I make all my projects in the basement of my home (it’s technically a partly-finished crawl space under my house). You have to walk outside and down a set of stairs to get to the door of my stamping space, so it’s not the most appealing place on Earth. That’s why Allie, a member of my team, re-branded it a couple of years ago as “The Fungeon” – it’s a dungeon-like space where fun happens. 🙂
- I really enjoy inks and stamps and accessories, but I love paper.
- I’m absolutely adorable.
Today, I want to share with you some pictures from The Fungeon to show you how I store my Stampin’ Up! cardstock. I have a lot of it because I never want to run out. One time last year, I used my last scrap of Whisper White paper – it was a low point that left me with shivers for weeks, so I’ll never return to that misery again. Never.
I store my unopened cardstock in an old mail sorter that was given to me by my upline and dear friend, Pam. The metal case weighs about 7,000 pounds, and I store it on a metal shelving unit I purchased from Container Store years ago. Here’s my shelf of unopened paper:
How do you organize your paper? There are several schools of thought about how paper should be organized. Some sort it by color (green, blue, red…) and then shade (light to dark). While I respect their right to sort their paper in a way that works for them, I think those people are absolutely crazy (except you – I think you’re wonderful). Since this shelf has four columns, I sort my paper by color family, in alphabetical order. Brights, Subtles, Regals, Neutrals. There aren’t enough places for every color of paper, so I combine the ones I don’t have a lot of (Perfect Plum and Rose Red are happy to share a slot).
Here’s how I’ve organized the side of the metal case that faces my stamping area. There’s a magnetic, wooden “hello” that was on my room door for the Caribbean cruise last year, a magnetized basket that holds my Heat Tool and my case for sponge daubers and sponges.
I blogged about my daubers and sponges case some time ago (you can see that post here). Since then, I use the same method for organizing them but have upgraded to a case that opens from two sides (vs. keeping them in two containers) – all in the name of space-saving.
So, there you have it – my quick summary of how I store my Stampin’ Up! cardstock. I’ll be sharing more posts about Fungeon storage in several posts over the next couple of weeks.
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