My Favorite Crafty Things 2015: ORGANIZATION + Giveaway

Hello, stampers. Welcome back to My Favorite Crafty Things 2015! This wraps up the series.

Remember – I have big giveaways (see below) and even store discounts – they end soon!

  • Simon Says Stamps is offering my readers 10% off site-wide using the code “JenCrafty” from 12/1/15 until 11:59pmEST on 12/15/15.
  • Ellen Hutson is offering my readers 10% off site-wide using the code “jensfaves” from 12/1/15 until 11:59pmEST on 12/15/15.
  • NEW —–> Organize More is offering my readers a 10% discount with the code “JENFAVE15” from now until 11:59pmEST on 12/25/15.
  • As you are shopping, please keep in mind that these stores and many of the stamp manufacturers had HUGE sales last week so inventory may be low. Please know that they have already placed re-orders!

Today focuses on my favorite – organization!

My Favorite Crafty Things Videos by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This is a quick overview of some organizational products, etc. I will provide links to videos with more details.

[All products are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

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, etc.


This is the last post in my list of Favorite Crafty Things. It would make an easy gift guide! Feel free to give this link to a loved one.

You can see all the topics HERE… and for my lists from 2014, click HERE.


Here are some other ink videos that may be helpful:


I have another giveaway for a lucky winner. Someone will get a Brother Label Maker!

For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/15/15 telling me your favorite organization tip. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed, and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! Prize personally donated.)

See you soon with “normal” crafting videos. I may take a few days off… but it won’t be long…

[Please note that I purchased most of the products in this post personally. All are featured because I truly like them.]

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574 thoughts on “My Favorite Crafty Things 2015: ORGANIZATION + Giveaway”

  1. Organization AND crafting?? Be still my heart! Jennifer, thank you so much for doing this series. It is super helpful! I created a “project” list at Simon Says Stamp at the beginning of the series and added to it everything I saw on each of the videos that I want so I can spread out my purchases over the next few months. This way I can enjoy each new thing and really use it as I get it. It also keeps my husband from getting too suspicious….; – ). Now that I think about it, I’ll have to find out if your affiliate links still work if I don’t purchase the item straight away. I want to make sure that you get paid for all your hard work!! I’m looking forward to getting back to your regularly scheduled crafting videos, but I have just loved these favorite things videos. Thank you!!

  2. My favorite organisation tip is the Brother Label Maker! It’s really usefull and I would looooove to have one!
    Loved the Interdesign Containers and Tim’s Mini Distress Ink Tins that I’ve been collecting!
    Thanks for your videos. They’re really a big help.

  3. My favorite organizational tip is yours: using the Avery Elle stamp and die storage pockets. Your suggestion to try those was very helpful. As you have shown, I use my label printer to print labels on the pockets. I have a long way to go, but I am getting there!! I think I can…I think I can…I think I can… 🙂

  4. I use my fuse tool and turn page protectors into customized sizes for my dies, folders and stamps. I store them in three ring binders. Thanks for your tips!

  5. I use the fridge bins for my clear stamps and for embossing folders. I love the spice rack tip for rubber stamps. you are an inspiration.

  6. I’m not sure if this is my favorite, but its a tip I learned recently thats helped during the holidays!! My friend suggested using empty toilet paper/paper towel tubes to keep wrapping paper rolls together. Who knew!? 😉

  7. I can’t remember if I entered this already (NZ is a day ahead so its tricky working out dates?)
    My favourite organisation is for my stamps. I put them in groups according to topics, themes, types of project I would use them for. For example: Word Stamps, Journaling stamps, Decorative Element stamps , Travel stamps, etc All the theme stamps that dont fit any other description get put in one group.

  8. My favorite organizational items are what you’ve shared. I have the clear acrylic boxes for my stamps….I just purchased the ink storage from organize more. Haven’t got that up yet as Christmas is happening!!! Lol. Thanks for all your tips!!!!!!

  9. I use most of your organizing tips and everyone comments how organized my craft room is. I always give you the credit! For home organization, the best things I have are 1)an apothecary table in my entry (everyone gets their own junk drawer for chargers, etc. 2) hanging wire basket in the entryway (everyone has their own basket) for papers that need to be returned to school or kept short term before being thrown. I purge regularly, while supper is cooking, before bed, etc.

  10. I love using coffee filter for embossing powders. You gave a really good idea even I just store each filter with an embossing powder in the drawer. Thank you!

  11. I keep all my aqua painters, brushes + pens in plastic containnersthat held multiple ervings used to make Crystal Light mix……………also to hold my scissors, wink of stella pens, etc. just the right size to group them together , keep them upright + stand together in a bin or basket

  12. My best organizing tip came from you- the Avery Elle storage pockets. I love using these; they’re not all labeled yet but at least they have a home. Thanks for all your terrific ideas & for a chance to win.

  13. Thanks to you all of my inks are swatched (a HUGE thank you for creating the Stampin Up! inserts as well!) and all of my dies and stamps are in the clear pockets you suggested. Thank you for sharing ALL of your awesome tips, they have honestly been a life saver.

    My husband thanks you as well 🙂

  14. I want so much to be organized, but I have a terrible time with it! My best advice I guess is to just keep trying. Hopefully you’ll hit eventually on something that works for you.

  15. My best organization tip is start right away before your spending on products starts producing stacks that make it hard to find things and way to easy to by more than of the same thing that you don’t intend to.

  16. I love using the Avery Elle sleeves for my clear stamps and the fridge bins are a perfect fit to use with them.
    Thanks for more great ideas.

  17. My favorite organizational tool is a twelve drawer mobile organizer. I put the things I most use in the drawers.

  18. I have no organization…therein lies the problem. I have just received my Avery Elle clear pockets but have not had a chance to start organizing. Thanks for all your great tips and ideas!

  19. I bought a Ikea cart that I keep my Cuttlebug, plates and cut cardstock in. It works great to keep supplies handy. Plus it is a pretty aqua color!

  20. I organize many of my things in clear pull out drawers labeled “sticky stuff”, “sharp stuff”, “tools”, etc.

  21. I started following your “favorite list” 2 years ago, and I look forward to them every year. I use the fridge bins and many of your other organizing tips, and I can’t thank you enough!! Merry Christmas to you and your family. I admire you so much for always putting your family first and foremost!! Thanks too for all the great giveaways!!

  22. I am in the process of organizing my clear stamps in the Avery Elle Stamp Storage Pockets. I think this is a terrific
    way to story these stamps for easy access. Thanks for this tip.

  23. I hope I am not too late, I am trying to organize my craft room and kept trying new things to only find out it does not work for me. after seeing your video’s I am finally getting somewhere.
    Thank you for all you do.

  24. I finally gave in and bought some stamp/die storage pockets, and I love (emphasize LOVE) them, and am kicking myself for resisting them for so long. My next surrender will be to the Swiffer cloths.

  25. Absolutely love your label maker, and how you show to save tape, and the spice racks. Very clever. ^_^ Thanks so much for this video. It will definitely come in handy. I think I put almost everything on my wishlist.. hehe ♥♥♥

  26. I love to organize and try to keep my craft space tidy…not always successful! Thanks for all the great tips. For my 8.5 x 11 paper I found a four drawer filing cabinet and put the paper in hanging files. One drawer is for scraps in color families and solids versus prints. This works for now. Merry Christmas.

  27. My favorite tip is to bring the large trash can into my room occasionally and just really clean and put everything in its place! It is so nice and inspiring to see everything looking so organized!

  28. My Favorite organization tip for myself, was to put everything relating to the same theme into the same bucket, regardless if it’s a thin die, thick die, clear stamp, wood mounted stamp, embossing folder, etc. So, when I want to create, I pull the Nautical bucket, the Wedding bucket, the Floral bucket, etc. Most holidays have their own bucket. Thanks so much, Jennifer for sharing all of your wonderful and brilliant tips and tricks throughout the year and your favorite things at the end of the year. Merry Christmas! Xo

  29. I try and use the same two sized boxes to store almost everything. It helps streamline the look of my studio. I also store dies on magnet sheets by theme which helps me find them. But my best tip is to use a database program to keep track of everything I own and where I store it. It’s amazingly helpful.

  30. I have just re organised my crafroom – and god som big closets from IKEA with glass – so now I can see everything I have. I love it and feels that I’m much more creativ now.

  31. Thanks for all the great tips! I just converted a bedroom into my craft room, so this video was perfect for me. I just recently purchased ink pad holders and I am in love with them. Before all my inks were stacked in drawers and I had to dig to find the one I needed. Now they are all sorted and labeled and so much easier to find!

  32. I don’t have a craft room and must drag everything out each time I craft. I use a lot of photo boxes. They are labeled on the ends with the contents: adhesives, tools, stickers, ribbon, etc. I can find anything quickly, and looks neat in the closet.

  33. I love organising everything so these tips are really helpful! My favourite is the stamp storage pocket idea with labels as its very practical 🙂

  34. ALL of your organizational tips are fantastic. There are several products you use that I would love to implement into my own crafting space! I would definitely LOVE to have the Brother Label Maker! 🙂

  35. I’m totally with you when it comes to organizing. I love to organize! I have two favorite tips that I have learned from you. First, the way you store your clear and cling stamps. Second, the little containers and spoons that you store your embossing powder in. I am always looking for other organizing tips as well. As always, thanks for sharing.

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