My Favorite Crafty Things 2017 — Organization

Today I am finally sharing the last episode of My Favorite Crafty Things 2017. I apologize for the delay (and that I am actually sharing this in 2018!) but I took time to be with my family the last few weeks.

I want to start by thanking you all for visiting my little corner of the internet in 2017… and I pray your 2018 is full of blessings. And lots of crafty time! 🙂

I am excited because today I share my favorite topic – organization!

If you haven’t watched THIS video about the series, please do so – it is helpful!

Most of my the discounts for this series have ended, but there is still on great one worth checking out!

  • Gina K. Designs is offering a FREE stamp set to my viewers!! Shop HERE.
    (Good for orders over $50 – just add “JENNIFER” into the instruction box at checkout.)

Here is my video explaining my favorites in organization…

[Warning: This video is long. All products are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails. Affiliate links may be used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

If you are interested in any products, click on one of the store icons under the product images.

Avery Elle Regular Stamp Pockets
[ SSS | ELH | AVR ]
My Favorite Things Tall Stamp Pockets
[ MFT ]
Avery Elle Extra Large Stamp Pockets
[ SSS | ELH | AVR ]
Small Container for Stamp Storage
Large Container for Stamp Storage
Container for Large Stamp Storage
Simon Says Stamp Die Pockets
[ SSS ]
Long Container Die Storage
Short Container Die Storage
Laminating Pouches
Brother Label Maker
Label Maker Refills
Job Ticket Holders
Clear Card Bags
[ SSS ]
Gina K Storage Box
[ GNK ]
Clear 5-Drawer Organizer
Clear 5-Drawer Organizer Option 2
Clear Tiered Stand
[ SSS ]
Sequin Storage
Boon Organizer
[ WF ]
Organize More Card Stand
[ ORG ]
Organize More Storage Units
[ ORG ]
Organize More Mini Ink Cube Trays
[ ORG ]
Card Stands
Handvac Option 2
Thirty One Gifts Bag
[ MTH ]
[ SSS ]
Illustrated Faith Organization Bag
[ DSP ]

This wraps up My Favorite Crafty Things 2017. You can see all the topics HERE… and for my lists from 2016, click HERE.


Today I have THREE prizes!

  • THREE $25 gift certificates to Organize More

For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 1/17/17 telling me what your favorite organization product/tip is. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post on my blog and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! Prizes are personally donated.)

See you soon!


[Please note that I purchased all of products in this post personally with exception of the MISTI bag. Also, the decision to include them in this list was my own. I truly like these products and companies. For more info, visit HERE. If you have questions, please email me.]

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644 thoughts on “My Favorite Crafty Things 2017 — Organization”

  1. Jennifer, I enjoy and look forward to your videos all year long. I especially love when you do your favorite crafty videos and have enjoyed watching and re-watching them this year. I’ve purchased many items you’ve recommended over the year, and have a “large” wish list of more items I would love to incorporate into my crafting space. Thanks for doing this for us…year after year….I love your videos….and appreciate your advice.

  2. I always love these videos; they’re so helpful. You’ve given me a number of ideas to consider when I move later this year. In the meantime, I’m using & loving Avery Elle stamp pockets. They’re reasonably priced, hold up well, & are so convenient. Thanks for sharing so much with us. I’ve followed your recommendations often (like when I finally got the MISTI) & I’ve never been disappointed.

  3. For on the go crafting, I use clear BLICK pouches because you can see through them and they come in various sizes. They are great and I love them.

  4. My favorite for this has to be getting all my rubber & cling stamps organized into the AvEl pockets.
    I started unmounting my wooden stamps about 5 years ago but stalled cuz the storage i was using wasn’t
    working for me. I’m back in the craft room & sharing kindness with the customers at the bakery where I work.
    I love that I can make people smile with the simple cards I make. Thanks for a great year!!!

  5. I currently have a Brother label maker that I love. The newer model that you showed here has some great, updated features so it’ll go on my to-get list. I’m inspired your 6×6 background stamp storage. I never thought to store them in a stamp pocket that has been cut to size. I plan to use my Fuse tool to seal the bottom. Thank you for that handy tip!

  6. I use your stamp and die organization system and that’s my favorite right now! (Although the sequin storage is a close second)! Thanks for your videos! Hope your back is better!

  7. My favourite storage items needed are for dies and for embossing folders. The pockets posted on your blog look ideal, as well as the storage containers. I have wonderful storage for papers and 3 columns of 4 inch and 1 1/2 inch storage drawers for kinds of bits and pieces in my craft room. I love stamping and coloring plus using digital stamps.

  8. The sequin storage container is my favourite storage item. I purchased one just before Christmas and I just love it. So much storage in one place.

  9. The stamp pocket idea has truly helped me reclaim lots of time AND real estate in my craft room. Add to that, the practice of making those nice, clear durable Brother labels, and suddenly the process of retrieving and replacing supplies after use is no longer a ‘chore’. THAT means I can use what I have without considering how much trouble will it be to find it, use it, and put it back.

  10. I love the idea of the card stand! I have incorporated some of your ideas from previous years and I appreciate you taking the time to do these videos! And, I agree, you are a mama first! I’m happy that you make that a priority!
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year in 2018 for you and your family!

  11. I like to put my stamps in the clear stamp pockets. Trying to get more organised!! Thanks for all your tips and ideas.

  12. I store all my embellishments in clear shoe box sized totes by color. So all my ‘pink’ buttons, ribbons, sequins etc are in one box. I have found this helpful because when I am working on a card or journal and I want to add a certain color I may be thinking about adding a button, but then see that I also have ribbon that would look great on this project also.

  13. As dorky as this is, I use spread sheets. It helps me organize digitally, and then I use the spreadsheet to organize physically into different categories and areas using containers from the container store.

  14. I really enjoyed your videos! I have a couple of those 31 Travelling Cases that I normally use for well, travelling. However, since I only do that a few times a year, I think I am going to repurpose them for my scrapbook crops as well! Thanks for the tip! I also shared it on a 31 Gifts FB page that I am on as a great idea!
    Happy New Year!

  15. My fav organization tip was the new Brother labeler. I have had a p-touch labeler for years and love it. But with the chain printing feature on the new version, I believe it’s time for an upgrade!

  16. I am very intrigued by the organize more card stand. I tend to work horizontally as well and make such a mess…it would be really nice to be able to find my supplies quickly! Love this idea!

  17. Thank you so much for your videos! Great organization tips. I think I liked the Organize more products the best and the mini vac. Thanks again and happy New Year!

  18. My favorite organization is your idea of using stamp pockets and storing them in the interdesign bins. Love this system so much!

  19. I already have a lot of this organization thanks to your previous enabling. There are some Organize More products I really want! Thanks for doing this series! I hope your back is much better.

  20. I love your organization tips! I have incorporated a bunch & after watching this video I see some more! Thank you for doing these videos!

  21. I love all of your tips. I don’t have a favorite but I just know you are happiest and more productive when you are organized plus it’s so wonderful to just look at it.

  22. Card stand stands out like nothing else here! Not only can I be more organize, I can show off my cards while doing it!!😊

  23. I appreciate you doing these videos every year. I have used so many of your organization tips over the of my favorites is your stamp storage…but from this latest video, I have two favs! the ink cube storage and the 5 drawer organizer for your markers! I’m going to start that one immediately. Thanks again for all you contribute to the crafting world and the opportunity to win.God bless and Happy New Year.

  24. Thanks for all your videos Jennifer. I live just north of Brisbane in Australia and your videos are watched by all and sundry here. If someone mentions Jen’s video or suggestion everyone knows it is you we are talking about. Have a calm and enjoyable 2018 from all of us “down under” 🙂

  25. I love the fridge benz, however my craft room is not organized very well, my wish list goes on and on lol! I love these favorite things videos, hoping that you do another tour of your new craft room.

  26. I love ALL things organization! Sometimes I think I spend more time organizing than crafting! I would love to see some good tips on paper organizing … I think I have enough to wallpaper my entire house! Lol!

  27. I learned so much! I think the mini cube ink pad holders are awesome …. But on a smaller scale, the sticker dots that you color with the actual ink is something I will do right away – I’m always guessing with my new Zig pens but to do a swatch and have to keep checking the name of the color etc. is inefficient. The dots will be perfect! Thanks –

  28. Hi Jennifer,
    Love your favorite craft things videos especially the organization one. I think I need to upgrade to the new brother label maker you showed. I love how you figured out how to reduce the waste of all that tape. I have started using the job ticket holders and love them for storing my cardstock. I need to get some more.

  29. For your 6×6 stamp pockets, have you considered using the fuse tool to bind the bottom as opposed to using a tape? If so, how were the results?

  30. I just love the idea of the mini stamps! I have soooo many different mini stamps. I like you have a variety of brands of them for to me they are the easiest to use. I even like the prima chalk edgers and have a hard time finding a way to store them. Love this idea. Love the thought of trying these even for them. Thank you for the chance.

  31. Love the stamp storage. I have so many stamps in cases, but haven’t thought much of changing out! Thanks for the video!

  32. I want to wish you and your loved ones, the blessed New Year, and create your best,
    I love to organize, I have all stamp and die sets together in the Avery Elle bags, plus I have the 12×12 boxes to keep my paperin. So much to tell. I love your videos, and I also like your voice, so that makes it easy to listen too.
    Thanks very much,

  33. I just recently started doing this and I am hopeful it works well as time goes on. Ribbon. How many of us have lengths of ribbon that did not come on a spool and are in a tangled knot in a plastic bag? I am using empty cardboard paper towel cylinders (or toilet paper tubes) and wrapping the ribbon around it. To start, use a small piece of tape to fasten the ribbon to the tube, wind the ribbon, and finish either with another piece of tape or a common pin if it is a bulky type of ribbon. Stand the tubes up in a box, or better would be on dowel pegs on a wood base….mine are in a box so far. I can easily see what I have, choose and cut the length I want, and tape it off again. No tangled mess, no wrinkled and creased ribbon that needs ironing to straighten. I think this will be a keeper idea.

  34. Love to watch your videos they are great. The ideas and storage solutions. Love it. Thank you for your time and sharing.

  35. Wonderful organizing video! I’m so happy to learn of the Organize More Mini Ink Cube storage trays! It will be very convenient to have so many colors available in one container instead of the 12 only hinged-lid boxes. Now how can I use those boxes? Jennifer, you are a genius organizer and a gifted & talented stamper!!! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

  36. Just received the job ticket folders. I was excited to get started and thought it would keep me busy through the month of January. Ummmm…… I went through 5 packages in one evening!! Loving how it turned out! The stamp pockets are on there way…..maybe they will keep me busy for the rest of the month! 😉

  37. My favorite thing? Everything! But, I’m really drawn to the five-drawer piece for psns. I have a ton of those, and it would be nice to have them all in the same place. But, I also like the the tiered stands. I have one, and it serves its purpose, but it doesn’t have the extra lip on the front of each shelf to keep things from sliding off. Oh, and the mini ink trays – awesome idea.
    As you can tell, I’m impressed. I did buy my die storage from Organize More. I have two beautiful wooden boxes that hold the 5″x7″ magnet sheets that hold all the dies. Both boxes are almost full.
    I hold a monthly craft day for several of my crafty friends. One of the things we do is watch your Favorite Things videos during our craft time. And, when we explain why we bought something…”Jennifer said…” LOL!
    Thanks for all you do for us with your awesome videos.

  38. Thank you for sharing your organizing tips. This is something I really struggle with. I love all of your videos, you are so creative!

  39. For my organizing, I use totes. I have all my stamps in one place in the tote, so I know where to go when I get a chance to stamp!

  40. Great video. I really like a couple of your ideas, the SSS die pockets would be a more cost-effective die storage method for me than the Sizzix envelopes I am currently using. Since I am just getting into dies in a big way, this would be a good time for me to switch. Also, since I have deep cabinets, those Organize More card stands would work great in the back of several of my cabinets. You may think this video was belated, but it was perfect timing for me. I’m working on sprucing up my studio this week. Thanks for sharing.

  41. What a great video with lots of organizational ideas–time to get going in my stamp room too. I love my labeler and bins–but now I have some new ideas too!

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