Monday 30 September 2019

Stencilled stamp storage and card

Hello fellow Crafters, 

how have you been?

As you know I have moved house and am still trying to unpack the last boxes of nic nacs, which is my declared goal for this week, while I am on holiday.

Also in line with the move, I am trying to re-organise a few things in my new craft room. The new room is very different from my old craft corner in the living room, which is why a lot of the old shelves ended up somewhere else in the house. So I have to find new storage solutions. 

I found these adorable boxes the other day at a dollar store. I loved the design so much, I absolutely wanted to use it in my craft room, especially since the colours really pop against the complimentary wall colour.

First I thought of stamp storage, because I really didn't like my old containers anymore, but the shape is not very well suited for that.

Now I am using one of them for my embossing folders, which just fit in. Remind me not to buy any more embossing folders.
The others is currently still occupied with random stuff, but I will find a good use for them eventually. There is still a lot to re-organise.

That left me still with the problem of my ugly stamp containers and I spent a few weeks looking for a solution. In the end, I took my inspiration from these boxes and got some very cheap Ikea Tjena boxes and customised by sponging on ink through a stencil. Here is the finished result. 

I now keep my stamps and dies in these four boxes and they exactly fit the shelf. I am also planning to stock up on these boxes, in case I have to enhance my storage and also to replace the ones on the shelf below. I am still figuring out how I want them labelled, now that the boxes are so pretty, the label maker is no longer good enough.

Inspired by the success of my ink blending, I created a card to go with it. To keep the focus on the ink blending, I just added a simple die cut shaker element. I love how it turned out. I think I might make a set of it in different colours.

I actually blended a few more card panels that day and will hopefully make them all into cards eventually.

Have a lovely day

Simon says Stamp: Anything goes
Seize the Birthday: #175 Add a Geometric Shape
The Paper Players: #461 Tic tac Toe (Birthday - Die Cut - CAS)


  1. This is a great way to get the geometric design for this challenge. Love that you made it a shaker too. Thanks for joining in the fun at Seize the Birthday. Good luck with the unpacking.
    Barbara DT

  2. Oh I love how you've adapted the boxes to suit your style and new craft room... they look great Ela. I think the circle die on your card would make sweet labels, maybe backed with vellum :) x

  3. I love your stamped boxes in your craft room! SO pretty! Your shaker card is so FUN! Who doesn't love a shaker! Certain to brighten someone's day! Thank you so much for joining our challenge this week at The Paper Players! XX

  4. Beautiful shaker. Love the colour.
    Cool and trendy organizational boxes too. x

  5. Love your crafty storage ideas, and the colour scheme! Great geometric shaker card, thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

  6. I love how your newly stencilled boxes inspired such a fun birthday card Ela - everyone loves a shaker! Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  7. What a great find at the Dollar Tree! Love the colors too! This is such a great shaker card! Thanks for being with us at Seize the Birthday and best of luck getting settled in from your move.