Finding the right tool when you need it is a key function of an organized scrapbook space. Read on for 12 tips for keeping your tools in check.
• Find a drawer adjacent to your work space and use drawer dividers to keep each tool in its spot.
• Designate specific spots for tools on pegboard. Hang containers for adhesive, writing utensils, and other small tools; suspend scissors and hand punches from metal hooks or brackets.
• “I like my most-used tools to be visible and within reach, so I use a tool tote on my desk.” —Contributing Editor Polly Maly
Stamps and Inks
• Store ink pads in a cassette tape or CD case holder or on a wire organizer.
• Slip stamps in a hanging shoe organizer and store them in a closet.
• Have a lot of wood-mounted stamps? Place them in a single layer in a drawer.
• If your die-cutting tool includes a mat, thread a ribbon through the top and hang it from a decorative hook above the
• Store your die-cutting tool on top of a rolling cabinet or cart and keep the accessories below.
• Stash dies or cartridges in decorative baskets or binders with divided page protectors to hold each die or cartridge.
• Place punches on shallow shelves or in shallow drawers so it’s easy to see all of them at a glance.
• Tuck punches away in sturdy tubs decorated with punched cardstock identifying the tools inside.
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