Behind the Scenes for The Cutting Cafe

Regina of The Cutting Cafe has asked us to share our craft spaces with you this month.  I don’t know about you, but I love seeing pictures of people’s’ craft rooms as I’m always looking for new and creative ways to tame the chaos that can so quickly take over.

I did a Behind the Scenes post several years ago.  There have been some changes since then, but I’m also sharing some favorite ideas I doubt I will ever change.

One of my favorite storage solutions is this revolving card stand for my embossing folders.  It’s the perfect size for the folders to slide right in. 

I keep an album nearby with samples of each. 

When I’m looking for the perfect folder to use, I bring the album to my craft table and look through, pulling out the samples and placing them with my project.

The storage solution for my stamp/die sets came from Jennifer McGuire and I love it.  Here is the link for her most up to date information on her system and the products she uses.  I bet stock for the manufacturer of these refrigerator containers has risen since Jennifer made her video.  I really like having my stamps and dies together in one spot and, wow, what a space saver!

One refrigerator container holds close to 90 stamp/die sets.  The containers with just the stamps hold even more.  I don’t generally get rid of stamp sets, but just in case I ever decide to that, I keep a few cases and the inserts.

I have a new storage cabinet by Martha Stewart.  Putting it together almost killed me, but I got it done!  It holds SO much and is directly behind my chair so virtually everything is at my fingertips.



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  1. I love the sample book for your embossing folders. I really need to do this. Finding time is another story, I checked out your tour and LOVED it! Love you and Katy!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      I love it, too. And it wasn’t planned…I just happened to have that photo book laying around, so I decided to use it and it turned out to be a wonderful idea.

  2. regina easter says:

    wow love it Kim….especially love that revolving card stand..i had wanted one of those when i did my space…BUT could never find one…so i went another route…tfs

  3. Jeri says:

    I see we store our stamps the same. I was storing mine in Ikea boxes before seeing Jennifer McGuire’s containers. I love those bins. I store my embossing folders in one, too. Love your rack you put your folders in.

  4. Lynn McAuley says:

    You may just have converted me with that card rack embossing folder-holder! I love this and haven’t made effective use of mine to date! Thanks for this inspiration, Kim!

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