When I first started out, like most of you, I bought a few supplies and kept them in a small box. That grew to plastic storage bins and before you knew it I had taken over the dining room. I really wanted my own creative space but with four children space was at a premium in my house. I had a large walk-in storage closet that I made into a cozy little crafting space. It worked out fine but as my collection of stamps, inks and papers grew my little room wasn’t cutting it any more, but I had no place to expand.
We moved that summer to another house, this one with an attached garage plus a huge two car detached garage in the back. Since my husband claimed the back garage he converted the attached garage to my current space. It has been fifteen years and this is my happy place. It’s here I can relax, binge watch Netflix and just let my creative self go.
My space isn’t super extravagant with all the latest cabinets or organizers, but it works for me. Maybe you can get some ideas to use in your space and remember you don’t need a fancy craft room for stamping the most important thing is to just get your supplies out and stamp something to share with your friends and family even if it is in a cozy little closet.
I keep my ink pads and reinkers on the wall in holders my dad built for me and various supplies and tools are in the plastic bins. My Big Shot station is on the counter the perfect height for me to stand and work. The big cabinet to the left holds all my non-stamping crafting supplies. I have a six foot table in the middle where I work. To keep it clean I have a plastic tablecloth on it, that way when I have an inky mess I can just wipe it clean
I like my supplies in baskets so I can see everything at a glance. My 12 x 12 DSP are in holders I found on clearance in OfficeMax
I do keep my room this neat when I’m not creating but when I am working it will take on a life of its own!
And this is what my table looks like when I’m stamping..