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Video: Embossing Powder Organization

Hi! Today’s video shows my three methods of embossing powder storage. You may have noticed these in my past videos, but I get a lot of questions so I decided to do a video giving a good look at each system…

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

In this video, I show three ways to store embossing powders.

1. Storage of My Favorite Embossing Powders

For the powders I like most and seem to reach for often, I like to use small containers with mini spoons clipped onto the lid. Although you would use any small container, I really like the size, quality and easy-of-opening of the Sistema containers. I get mine HERE on Amazon (they are sold with three in a pack), but I know you can sometimes catch a random deal on them at Home Goods or TJ Maxx. (I actually use these same containers for my kid’s lunches. I LOVE them.)

I use mini spoons (from HERE or HERE) for most of my embossing powders. To clip them onto the lid, I have found three different cord clips that work:

You can see the three options here. Any of them will work…

2. Storage of Clear & White Embossing Powders

I use clear and white embossing powder more than any other. Therefore, I have them stored in larger containers… each containing several jars. The containers are the same Sistema brand as I show above, but a much larger size. I use a regular cable clip to hold a regular size plastic spoon on the lid. (However, I may switch to a mini spoon.) This large container makes is easy to pour powders over a large card background, as I often do with clear and white powders. (This container is quite large. Another option that is smaller than this but bigger than the one above is the Sistema sandwich container. It would work great.)

3. Organization of “Random” Embossing Powders

I have found a few helpful tips for storing and using powders I don’t use as often. I keep these jars upside down (so I can see the powder) in my Ikea Alex drawers. With a mini glue dot, I stick on each jar a 3/4″ punched circle covered with the heated powder. This allows me to find the color I am looking for in one quick glance. This works very well for me!

When working with the powders that are not in containers, I like to use coffee filters. The coffee filters act as a “bowl” that helps to contain the powder as I am working. This is soooo much more effective than a piece of flat scrap paper. Also, static isn’t an issue.

I hope one of these systems works for you, too!

Also…

People also ask what my favorite embossing powder brands are. Here is what I like:

A few other things:

  • I label my embossing containers with the Brother Label Maker. This label maker never leaves my side in my house. In THIS video, I show how to change the setting so you do not waste label tape. I also recommend getting the optional power cord for it so you don’t fly through batteries. Both of these tips will save you a lot of money.
  • If you like my first storage option but want something slightly bigger (but not as big as my second option), I would try the sandwich size Sistema containers. These would be perfect! Kinda wishing I started with those first – lol.
  • Although I use the mini spoons found HERE and HERE, you can also get some from your local ice cream shop after trying samples. 🙂

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49 thoughts on “Video: Embossing Powder Organization”

  1. You are seriously the queen of storage. I have used all your recommendations and never been disappointed. It makes finding supplies and cleaning up easy which increased my productivity. Thank you so very much.

  2. Your organization videos have really helped me to get my studio under control. I used to use the ziploc containers with the snap on lids. You only have to drop them once. Ha! I have been using your system since you first shared it. The small ones are perfect for two to three jars and I use the sandwich size for my clear and white powders. I love it. I have an older Brother labeler but might have to consider switching. I dislike how much tape is wasted on both ends. Thanks again for sharing!

  3. I love the mini spoons for my embossing powders and glitters. SAMs Club is a great place for a cheap lunch on a weekend day (ifyou try the samples) and a great way to collect free spoons for your craft room. Yes, I make the kids give me their spoons even though they think I’m crazy cheap! I keep my powders in their jars but I have not thought of fixing a circle to the bottom for easier identification. I will have to get that project under way! Thanks for the fantabulous tips.

  4. I love your organizational videos. Your tips have helped me a lot. I find that I’m using my stamps and dies a lot more now that I have easy access with your storage methods. And clean up is a breeze when everything has it’s place. I love your coffee filter tip and also the punched samples right on the embossing powder containers. This will be my next project. Thanks!

  5. I put my embossing powders in the same containers – I found them at Marshall’s for $1.99 each, much less than even Amazon. I also found a couple at Home Goods for the same price. Works great! Thanks for the tips.

  6. I’m experiencing embossing powder envy seeing your colorful drawer full. Such a great idea to store upside down and have sticker label of the embossed powder. I’m going to start that project this week. Marvelous 🙂

  7. Love your organization videos! what a great idea to punch a circle and emboss it to show the content of the jar. Love it! Thank you.

  8. Love your organization tips. I keep my small jars of embossing powders in a spice rack that hands on the wall. I don’t have any drawers in my craft room so this method works for me. Thanks so much.

    1. Great idea! I got a spice rack a while back at Bed Bath & Beyond that has drawers that slide out & tilt down. I keep it on a shelf on the bookcase in our craft room. Works great for my small collection of embossing powders.

  9. Merci pour toutes ces ingénieuses idées !!! Tu nous confies également avec précision tes poudres à embosser préférées et c’est très gentil. Je file sur SSS … Gros bisous de France.

  10. Jennifer, you are so generous with your time and ideas – I have learned so much from you and I am very thankful for all that you share.
    But please, oh please tell what you use to stick the spoon clips onto the lids… mine keep falling off no matter what adhesive I use and it’s driving me nuts!
    Thank you so much :o)

  11. Love that you are using containers that are made in New Zealand (- guess where I’m from)! These containers are great for storing almost anything – even food.

  12. I think it’s funny you posted this today. I was just talking about this last night, how I like that you put your powders in the boxes as opposed to try to get them back into the jars. I like the idea of the middle size box. I will have to check out the Tj Maxx around here.

  13. Oh girl, you are so good!!! Just a note to add…. Those cute little containers are at the Dollar Tree : 3 for a dollar!!!!! Most ice cream shops will give you all the spoons you want. Oh, the containers at the $ tree are in colors…. They are pretty. Love all you do!!!!

  14. Love the ideas! Quick question however. I see that you are putting the individual jars in a drawer, but it looks like the jars are sitting in a container of some sort within the drawer. Am I seeing things or is there a product that helps keep them from rattling around in the drawer? Thanks in advance for your help.

  15. I love having the spoon clipped up and out of the powder. Thanks for all the organizing tips you give us and also several options.

  16. I do my embossing powders like you do w/ the snap lid containers and I have a little dilemma. My container of clear embossing powder is getting really low, but I am not sure what brand of powder it is. I have a new jar to add to the container, and even though it is clear, I don’t know if I should since it is probably a different brand and may even be a different “grain” (sorry, I don’t know what to call that- ultra fine vs. regular.) Do you think it would be OK to mix them?

  17. I absolutely drool over your craft room. Thanks so much for the link to the Ikea Alex drawers; they would be perfect for me! I live with my sister and her husband, so I have to keep all of my craft stuff in my bedroom (which for now is basically a storage room with a bed in it) and there is not a lot of room for anything. However, I think there would be room for these drawers, and I would finally have somewhere to store my stash of 12×12 papers. I currently have them stored anywhere I can find that will allow them to lay flat, and I’m quickly running out of spots! And since it’s on casters, I would be able to keep all my stuff in there and then roll it into the dining room to work. Yay!

  18. Just a quick question? Is the IKEA Drawer unit in the video the one that is the same size as in the IKEA link you shared? I’m just wondering because I have a few different “Alex” units and was curious which one you used for the EP storage? The powders seem to fit that drawer size perfectly?

    I’m always blown away at how organized you are, considering you have such a busy life. I can hardly keep up with putting my stamps in the pockets…let alone doing all the labels? I think I need an assistant to keep me on my toes!!

    Thanks Jennifer!

  19. Thank you so much for taking the time to make these videos. I know it is probably pretty time consuming, and I really love watching them!

  20. Love your tips! I store most of my Embossing Powders in Salt & pepper shakers or the restaurant cheese shakers. Saves on spoons and is still easy to get them back in the container.
    Also, Please remind people to shake their powders each time before using them so that they are “mixed’ every time so you get the same results.
    For the woman who asked about adding a new bottle to her old container, I wouldn’t recommend it just in case one goes bad, that way you don’t lose all of it.
    Thanks for the great information you are always giving us! I kind of stalk your blog daily waiting for new posts! LOL

  21. I am so glad you love organizing and even more glad you share your tips. You come up with the greatest ways of keeping things organized. I was also thinking you create a lot so you need things organized. I have used many of your ideas. I just recently used the exact idea you are showing here. Another place to get small spoons is party stores. Then the package of them is smaller. I found some nifty long small ones at Party City recently. I like the coffee filter idea too. Thanks so much for all the great ideas and the list of good embossing powders.

  22. Great tips!!! I always forget about the coffee filter idea. I am putting some of them with my craft supplies right now!!
    <3 J

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  23. Thank you so much for the great tip about labeling the containers with a circle of the embossed powder! I can’t tell you how many times I have had to redo things because it looks so different in the bottle and once the heat hits it it is a lot more translucent than I thought it would be!! You ROCK!!!

  24. Hello Jennifer, thank you for sharing all your ideas…My daughter love your work, she is why we intro in the beautiful art of card making, she is 11 yrs old, right now her Dad don’t let her yet to haver her own blog or email account, so she is telling me to asking you, one big question…She admires you so much!! and she said she wanna be like you…and I love the idea…hehehe…so she want to ask you: What does she needs to be like you? What does she has to study? or Where can she study to know all that you know? hehehe….Maybe I can answer, but is better if you answer her…Thank you so much…God bless you!!!… sorry, her name is Ana Paula.

  25. Oh my sweet powders batman you are the Super Hero of powders storage! You have successfully given me the power to use items already in my kitchen to round up all those powders, fun flock and glitters that have experienced loss due to faulty containers!! Thank you so much for this wicked cool post! You are my newest HERO!

  26. Great video!!
    I glean something from every single one of your videos! Thank you!
    I made little example dots for all my embossing powders today! What a great idea!

  27. Jennifer I have the same drawers from Ikea. I noticed in the pictures and video that your embossing jars are in a clear holder. Could you tell me about that holder and where I might find it so my bottle won’t go sliding around my drawer.

    Thanks so much I love all of your videos and have taken a couple of your classes. I enjoy your Ideas and your videos are very easy to follow along. They make me feel like I could make each item. I love your organization and I use a lot of your ideas.

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