BRAND NEW | Storage by Stampin’ Up!

Oh! We have waited a long time for today’s post, and the launch of Storage by Stampin’ Up!

Last year Stampin’ Up! changed the design of their ink pads (which are now even more awesome by the way!) and retired their previous storage system. The new ink pads are fabulous, and stack on top of each other neatly, but that’s not all that helpful when you want the ink pad at the bottom of the pile! However, today sees the launch of the brand new Storage by Stampin’ Up! system; a full customisible, stackable, storage solution for your new style Stampin’ Up! ink pads, re-inkers, markers, Blends, ribbons and more!

Storage by Stampin' Up!

The system is modular, meaning that you can collect pieces as your ink pad collection grows. Each piece is bought separately, so you’re not going to end up with a load of bits that you don’t need! My plan is to grab the Blends trays first, as this is a current storage nightmare in my craft room… and then add some ink pad racks as I go along.

Want to see all the pieces, check out this handy PDF download, and choose your pieces!

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How To: make your own desk bin!

What is the most annoying thing about craft? all those little bits of paper; the backs of dimentionals, the red carrier tape of sticky strip, little bits of off cuts… and they all float around your desk, making a mess, and getting in the way!

That is until now!

Make your own desk bin, from an old jar, but… please make it pretty!

How to make a desk bin

I used an old jar (think it was lemon curd if your that curious!). First, measure around your jar. use this measurement to measure a length of DSP, but add an inch to give an overlap. The best way I have found of attaching your DSP is with sticky strip – I didnt take the label off my jar, instead it make it easier to line up your DSP to ensure its straight around your bin. Then, add some ribbon (measured in the same way) also with sticky strip. I had to add some more bling! before it looked finished – the sentiment is a stamp from Remember This (one of the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! sets), stamped in Pool Party (to match the DSP), and then I’ve added hearts using the Sweetheart and Itty Bitty Accents punches, and some jewels I had laying around!

Its so damn cute, and a great addition to any craft desk



Hannah Wilks

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Project Tray

You know, sometimes, when your working on a longer project (mass producing wedding invitations, Project Life by Stampin Up!, making items for craft fairs or fundraising events) you need somewhere to put all your items together, to stop them taking over!

Well, here is your solution! The Project Tray!

Stampin' Up! UK Project Tray

I use these all the time to hold various items and projects in the works, they hold items ready for making / photographing / selling / sending etc. I love them! and I thought I’d share the design with you.

It is super simple (as always, I cant do complicated!)

Here are the measurements:


Cardstock = 10″ x 8″

and score at 1″ on all sides


Cardstock = 25.5cm x 20.5cm

Score at 2.5cm on all sides

See, told you it was simple!



Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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Storage Sundays

   Hello again folks! its that time of the week again, Storage solutions time!SAM_0319

This week I thought I’d let you know how I store my Washi tape.

SOCKER Plant pot IKEA The plant pot is galvanised to protect against corrosion.I picked up a few of these plant pots from IKEA, they are super cute, and great for storing stuff in (and putting plants in I suppose!), and they only cost 95p

I use this is a couple of places in my craft room, although I bought them specifically for Washi tape, they are also really useful for tools and pens too!


Back again soon


Storage Sundays

Hello and welcome to storage Sundays

This will hopefully be a regular posting focusing on different areas of my craft room.

Yesterday, in preparation for this post (and because it was desperately in need of a tidy up), I reorganised my 12×12 paper stash. I’m hoping this method works for me, I will keep you posted with any changes I have to make. I have tried a number of storage solutions in recent years; drawers, boxes, stashed on a shelf, and I suppose this follows along the same lines, but with the added bonus of being able to find what I’m looking for!


I have the IKEA expidit 4×4 shelving unit. I love it, although I currently have to share it with J for his college work.

My 12×12 has always had its own compartment within the unit, along with my current scrapbook, a box of Becky Higgins page protectors, and my misting box (just because I don’t have quite enough paper to fill the whole shelf). However, it has just been put there, shoved onto the shelf, and then sort of abandoned because I couldn’t see what I had, what were full sheets or just scraps. So I haven’t really used it!SAM_0296

That was until yesterday. First of all, I cut some labels. I would dearly love a tab punch, but I cant find one I like that someone still actually makes! But I do have the Tim Holtz Alterations Tiny Tabs and Tags Bigz Die from Sizzix, so out came the Big Shot, and a piece of 12×12 cardstock in a colour I am unlikely to use for anything else (strange sort of yellow, I’m not all that keen, but it’ll do for this purpose), and I cut myself a whole pile of tabs.

SAM_0304Grabbing my stapler and a pen, I got onto the floor, and sorted through all that paper. I decided to organise by brand. Until a couple of months ago I was a member of the Studio Calico Scrapbook Kit Club, and so have a lot of certain brands; Studio Calico, American Crafts, Crate Paper, etc. but I have also bought collections packs from other companies; Echo Park and Papermania, as well as a pad from K & Company (which, is very thin paper, and only get used for proto-typing) and a stack from core’dinations.

SAM_0310Each section got a tab, stapled to either; the front sheet (if it was a collection pack), or a piece of heavier weight cardstock. I find that I know what sort of papers I own from each company, and so find it easier to organise that way rather than say, by colour. But its about finding what works best for you, and if you find yourself thinking ‘I need a blue paper’ rather than ‘I think something from October Afternoon would work’ organise that way.

So, the final reveal. I’m pleased with the result, I did a bit of crafting after all my organising, and found what I was looking for pretty quickly (and sorting it all out helped me find a heap of stuff I’d forgotten I bought!).

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Back with more crafts, cards, and storage solutions soon