My Favorite Crafty Things: Organization… Discounts + BIG Giveaways

Welcome to Day 9 of My Favorite Crafty Things 2013! Today we are focusing on crafty organization. (Be sure to visit this feature’s main page to see the other topics.)

I also have great giveaways (see below) and discount codes!

And today I have an extra special discount code:

Time to share some of my favorite organization pieces!

If you are interested in any products, click on one of the abbreviations under the product images… SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZ for Amazon or other.


Here are some of my favorite organization pieces:



























I also wanted to share with you my favorite storage for my markers. Check out the fabulous Color Cubbies from Studio 3 Solutions. You can find out more about them HERE… or maybe win one below!

This list of favorite crafty things could also make a great gift guide. Feel free to pass along this link or print the page and circle what you love.

And remember the special discount: Organize More is offering my readers 10% off (including on the ink storage I feature) using the code “MCGUIREINK” from now until 11:59pmEST on 11/28/13.

See you tomorrow for the last day of My Favorite Crafty Things!


Today I have a fabulous giveaway for THREE lucky winners!

For your chance, just leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 11/27/13 telling me your favorite crafty organization tip. Good luck to all!

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  1. My favorite way to organize is to store like items in clear see-through containers on top of my craft desk. It helps keep my craft area neat and clean.

  2. Hello! I have my metal dies in DVD cases without the center insert. They hold larger dies and several of the small ones. I like that I can leave the case open when working with the nesting dies and keep them at fingers reach when deciding which size to use. I labeled the top of each case so when looking down on them you can see which dies are in them. Jennifer………thank you so much for all of your tips and tricks and technique know how.

  3. I organize my stamps, papers, and accessories into boxes by holidays, birthdays, expressions. Then when I need to make a birthday card I can find the right supplies without having to look through everything I own. It works for me! Thank you for all your tips. Makes crafting easier when things are in order!

  4. I use a wooden spinning tray with a recycled cutlery basket from on old dishwasher as my holder for most used items. Works great for me. I really like the idea of clear pockets to hold dies and extra diecuts

  5. I use tons of clear shoe box containers with my label maker and store them on 2 book shelves. Also use a pampered chef kitchen utensil organizer for all my have to reach quickly tools!

  6. I love my label maker, it helps me stay organized. I use plastic shoe boxes to store things, I also use glass/plastic containers to keep things that are small. I use plastic bags to keep smaller scraps of paper, so much easier and faster to find. Organization is a work in progress, thanks for all of your great ideas!

  7. I would love to switch to the fridge binz, but my storage shelves are all open and with two large dogs and hot air heat they would become dust and hair collectors. =( I do love watching your organizational tips though! I just bought a large acrylic nail polish rack to hang on the wall and put my Stickles, Memento Dew Drops, Distress Stains and Distress Paints in. Colorful and handy all in one!

  8. My favorite bin is an old coke bottle crate. It holds empty Starbucks Frappuccino jars, and I like to keep embellishments in there. I also like to use Tim Holtz Stamp Binder sleeves like you use the Avery Elle sleeves (for stamps). I love their durability and size. I don’t use the binder. But keep them in bins as well.

  9. I love your organizational ideas; especially the ones for dies & stamps. I’ve finished my dies and am almost finished with my stamps. I did find a more affordable source for the die storage pockets – Megadisc CD/DVD Clear Plastic Keepers from Amazon. They are as good if not better than the Memorex brand and are available in quantities of 100 or 500. I bought 500 for about $32 including shipping. Mine arrived quickly and in perfect condition. I’ve used almost 300 and they’ve all been perfect.

    One of my favorite organizing/storage solutions is for Distress Ink foam applicators: I enlarged and printed the Distress Ink Color Swatch Chart from Ranger ( on 4 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock; trimmed, pieced and adhered them to chipboard. I stamped color samples in each space and then added a small piece of Velcro below each one to hold the foam applicators. Next I attached the chart to matte board for rigidity. I labeled the backs of my foam applicators and attached them to the Velcro. My finished chart measures 12.25″ x 15.5″. It can be adhered to the wall or is sturdy enough to leave free standing. It serves as a color chart and organizes my blending tool applicators. I’ve used this system for a while and am quite happy with it. In retrospect, I wish I had sealed or laminated it, as it is starting to get a bit inky.

    Jennifer, thank you so much for continuing to inspire me. And thanks to Organize More and Studio 3 Solutions for the opportunity to win some great organizers. =^..^=

  10. I wanted to thank you so much for highlighting organizedmore store before. I ordered two inkpad storage units. Got them couple days ago and absolutely LOVE them! Now my inks are SO organized.
    Speaking of my fave ogranization tip.. Hard to remember something new as i got a lot from your of from kick start online class.
    I love my label maker, but for me more money and time saving is printing my label on sticky back shipping labels. I have to cut them after but still it’s easier for me. And as it’s paper I can swipe inks on them (I prefer name+color coding of my inks).

  11. My fav would be the trolley from Ikea. It stores all the craft tools, stash and inkpads that I use the most. It is movable hence I can just pull it to my workspace and just keep it away easily. (; thanks for sharing your videos, thoughts and techniques. Have always learn something new from u.! (;

  12. I have started switching my stamps over to the Avery Elle envies in the fridge bin. Loving that. Also use the color cubbies too, as well as a spinner thing for stamp pads. One thing I like is using CD cases for small punched pieces or stickers. I will have one labeled hearts, one stars, one clouds, etc. keep in CD case and can quickly grab whatever I need. These hold a lot more pieces than you might think!

  13. Because I don’t have a lot of room I use the Original Scrapbox Workbox. A hefty investment but I absolutely love it! It’s not enough storage for all my supplies (grows by every YouTube video/crafty haul) but it keeps me organized in a small space! And I can close it up when not in use.

  14. My favorite organizational tip is Container Store clear shoe and boot boxes. I use them in my closet and on my bookshelf for holding all sorts of crafty supplies. Because they are clear, I can see what I have, but also keep it organized and corralled. I LOVE all your tips and I thank you for the chance to win some of these great organizational ideas!

  15. I currently use 2 chests of drawers from ikea, but I’m thinking of taking some of my more commonly used stamps and putting them into the stamp storage pockets you use. Might have to invest in one of those fridge bins too…

  16. Storing paper by color in 12 X 12 Recollections plastic envelopes in a 31 bag…they fit perfect and it’s ready if I want to go to a crop or scrap with a friend.

  17. My craft space is small, a six foot closet without the doors and adjacent double stack of Michaels cubes that stack 3 high. My first purchase to help organize stamps were some colorful shoeboxes from Michaels where I keep Christmas in one and other holidays in a couple others. Since I don’t reach for these stamps throughout the year this keeps them together and out of my way on a shelf in my closet.

  18. I shop at Ikea. Since I use my dining room table for scrapbooking I need mobile solutions – Raskog cart and a lot of Antonius clear boxes (all from Ikea) to move stuff around

  19. I have a very small area to store all of my supplies. I like to store all my supplies in clear containers about the size of a shoe box (I picked them up at Canadian Tire and Walmart). I have them all organized on a shelf so that I can clearly see what is in each box and where all of my supplies are. This also helps me to use them regularly.

  20. I have a seriously disorganized crafting table :(. Thank you for all the storage tips. Though I can’t buy all these stuff(I live in India), I do find a few things that I can get shipped.

    I am going to try to make DIY storage of the stuff you’ve shown here though 😀 Thanks for the suggestions.


  21. When I bought my Distress Inks I also bought these wooden towers really made for the Distress Inks. I love them because they store twelve inks in each tower and they are really easy to take with me if I want to go and sit somewhere else.

  22. always try to make what you have work. getting creative with what you have is awesome, stretches you to think out of the box and saves you a little money!

  23. Love all the tips. I’m getting ready to set up my craft room and all the tips are helping me to get it in order.

  24. I love my ink swatches and Avery Elle pockets for my stamp organization.thank you for the chance to win and Happy Thanksgiving!

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