Workspace Wednesday | How to Organize Slimline Card Supplies with the Scrapbook.com Tall Sticker Organizer

Hey friends! Today I'm beginning a new series here on my blog called Workspace Wednesday. I was completely inspired to begin this new series by my amazingly talented and crafty friend Jamie Pate. She has shared several posts already and I encourage you to check them out. What is Workspace Wednesday? Well let me tell you about it. Organizing my craft room is something that brings me almost as much joy as actually crafting. I know not everyone feels this way, but I know some of you can totally relate. And even if you don't love to organize things as much as I do, you're still probably always looking for better organization and storage solutions for your supplies. With this in mind I thought it might be fun to share some of the storage and organization ideas I use in my craft room. Beside just pretty ideas, I also want to share with you why these solutions work for me and help you figure out what sort of storage ideas might work for you in your workspace.

Have you ever stumbled across the perfect storage solution and just had to share it with all your crafty friends?! Well the organizational nerd in me felt that way when I got my hands on the Tall Sticker Organizer Scrapbook.com. It's actually intended to be used for organizing those large 6x12 size stickers used by so many scrapbookers. At one point in my life I had tons of them, but now I have very few and they already have a home that works for them, so I decided to figure out a different way to use this Tall Sticker Organizer and I immediately realized it would be perfect for organizing all the new slimline card products I have collected recently. As I mentioned in my recent post, 4 Ways to Use Scrapbook.com Nested Slimline Rectangle Dies, I'm completely in love with this size of card, but I have been struggling with how to keep all my supplies for this size organized. The Tall Sticker Organizer is the perfect solution for storing all my slimline sized products such as paper pads, dies, stencils, card bases and more. I'm going to walk you through how I'm using this organizer in my workspace and hopefully this will give you some ideas on how you might use it in yours.

Scrapbook.com Tall Sticker Organizer used to organize Slimline Card products

The Tall Sticker Organizer is made of 4mm ultra thick greyboard wrapped in sturdy white glossy paper. It is 6.5 inches wide and 12 inches deep. It as a sloped design that makes it easy to organize your stash. The height in front is 6.75 inches and in back is 8.75 inches. Each inner compartment is approximately 3.5 inches deep and 6.1 inches wide. If you want even more detail you can check them out on the Scrapbook.com website.

As I mentioned the size of this storage unit, makes it perfect for keeping all of my slimline goodies together. Here you can see how I've stored my slimline dies, which are perfectly organized in some Scrapbook.com Slimline Storage Envelopes.


Slimline sized paper pads are another great product to store in this unit. Scrapbook.com has a lot of great paper pads, with more options coming soon!


Another favorite product that found a home here are my slimline card and envelope sets. I love being able to grab a premade card base and perfectly sized envelope once my card front is completed.


The Tall Sticker Organizer is also great for storing my Scrapbook.com Foam Adhesive. This is my favorite double sided foam adhesive and it comes in so many great shapes and sizes. I personally love the Large and Small Squares, but they also have Large and Small Rounds as well as 1/8 inch Strips and Sheets.


Because I'm trying to keep all of my slimline products in one place, this is also a great spot to store my Extended size Magic Mat. The size of this magic mat is 6 x 14.5 inches and is perfect to use for die cutting slimline sized dies. If you aren't familiar with the Magic Mat, then I highly recommend you check out my No More Warped Cutting Plates | Why You Need The Magic Mat from Scrapbook.com post to learn more.


Last, but not least, another great thing about the Tall Sticker Organizer is that it fits inside the Ikea Kallax system. You can actually fit two of them side by side in one of the openings. Here I have mine sharing space with a couple of Scrapbook.com 6x8 Albums. One album hold my 6x8 stencils and the other is my ink swatch organizer. If you'd like to learn more about these albums and how I'm using them, check out my 5 Ways to Use a 6x8 Album post.


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you found some useful ideas here to help with organizing your workspace using the Scrapbook.com Tall Sticker Organizer. If this product interests you I recommend checking out some of their other storage solutions or my Craft Room Storage Ideas post where I share ideas on how I'm using their Stadium Organizer and 4 Drawer Organizer in my craft room.

Supplies

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4 Ways to Use Scrapbook.com Nested Slimline Rectangle Dies

I don't know about you, but I'm loving the whole slimline card craze! I'm on board with this new size and larger space to create and play. Today, I'm sharing some slimline card inspiration with 4 Ways to Use Scrapbook.com Nested Slimline Rectangle Dies. I've combined these dies with the beautiful Pinkfresh Studio Heartfelt Thanks Stamp and Stencils to give you lots of fun options and inspiration. I will warn you though, this is a bit of a long post, with lots of images, but I hope you find all the details helpful.

4 Ways to Use Scrapbook.com Nested Slimline Rectangle Dies by Juliana Michaels

1. Layered Dimensional Frame



For this first idea, I began by creating a card front using the Heartfelt Thanks Layering Stencils and Distress Ink.

Flowers: Dried Marigold, Carved Pumpkin and Crackling Campfire
Leaves: Lucky Clover and Pine Needles

On all of these cards, I cut a piece of cardstock to the exact size of the stencil (4x9 inches) to make lining up each layer of the stencil easier for me. The stencils do have guides etched into them to make this easier, but my old lady eyes I have a hard time seeing them well, so this technique makes it so much easier for me.

Once the stenciling was completed, I took the largest Nested Slimline Rectangle Die and cut out the design to create my card front which is 3.5 x 8.5 inches.


I then took the third largest rectangle, centered it on the panel, used Mint Tape to hold it in place and die cut the panel.


I repeated this process using the fifth largest die.


Once the die cutting was completed, I had three separate pieces.


Next, I cut a piece of typing paper to 3.5 x 8.5 inches to use as a base for adhering all of the layers together. You could skip this step and adhere the layers directly to your card base if so desired.

I began by adhering the outside frame to my base. I used Scrapbook.com 1/4 Inch Double Sided Foam Adhesive to adhere the middle piece to the card base to add some dimension.


Finally, I adhered the center layer to the card base. Here you can see the dimension created by using the foam adhesive.


With all of the layers adhered, it was time to embellish the card. I added some die cut leaves using the Pinkfresh Studio Leafy Branch Die, which I cut from white cardstock, gold metallic Kraftstock and vellum. To finish the card I die cut a label shape from white cardstock and added the sentiment from the Heartfelt Thanks Stamp Set.


2. Alternating Dimensional Layers

I explain how I created this card and the third card in more detail below.


3. Reverse Alternating Dimensional Layers



For the second and third card, I first stenciled a card front using the Heartfelt Thanks Layering Stencil using Distress Ink. I used the same technique for positioning the stencil on this panel as I did the first one and die cut it using the largest Nested Rectangle Die.

Flowers: Tumbled Glass, Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers
Leaves: Lucky Clover and Pine Needles


I then created another card front just stamping the image from the Heartfelt Thanks Stamp Set in black ink. Since I knew I was going to cut and alternate layering these pieces I wanted to make sure the stenciled image and the stamped image were in the same places on the paper. To ensure that this happened, I placed the stenciled panel in my MISTI, lined up the stamp with the image and closed the MISTI to pick it up for stamping.


With everything all lined up, I placed a piece of white cardstock cut to 3.5 x 8.5 inches in the MISTI and stamped the image.


Here are the two panels...one stenciled and one stamped.


Next I took the third, fifth and seventh largest dies and evenly spaced them on the stamped panel. I used Mint Tape to hold them in place as I ran them through my die cutting machine.


I repeated the die cutting on the stenciled panel. If you carefully lift up the dies from the first cutting, the tape will hold them together and you can position them to get the same cut on the second panel.


Here are all of the layers ready to mix and match to create the alternating layers.


From here I selected alternating layers to create each card and adhered them to a piece of typing paper as I did on the first card. I also used Double Sided Foam Adhesive to pop up the second frame and center piece to a bit of dimension.


Once all the layers were adhered, it was time to add the sentiment and embellishments.


To embellish each card, I die cut the word thanks from either gold metallic Kraftstock or black cardstock using the Scrapbook.com Classic Type Alphabet Dies. I then added the word "you" in either black or gold from the Pinkfresh Studio Exclusive Thin Words Everyday Dies. (You could also use the Pinkfresh Studio Exclusive Thank You Die as well.)


To finish off each card, I added some more of the beautiful die cut leaves I used on the the first card.


4. Shaker Card



To begin this card I created the stenciled panel using Distress Ink as I did for the previous cards.

Flowers: Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet and Dusty Concord
Leaves: Lucky Clover and Pine Needles

Next, I followed the same die cutting steps I used on the first card to create a frame. This frame I used to create the shaker box.


Once the frame was die cut, I adhered strips of Scrapbook.com 1/4 inch adhesive tape to the back side. 


I then cut a piece of acetate to size and adhered it to the back side of the frame.


Next, I added strips of Scrapbook.com 1/4 inch Double Sided Foam Adhesive.


With the shaker box completed, I began adhering the layers to a piece of typing paper as I did in the first card.



However, before adding the shaker bits or the shaker box layer, I adhered a couple of the leaves die cut from white cardstock so they would be inside the shaker box.

Next, I added shaker bits from the Lavender Dust Sizzix Sequins and Beads on top of the center panel. I then peeled off the liner from the foam strips and adhered the shaker box in place.


To finish the card, I added some leaves die cut from gold metallic Kraftstock and a sentiment from the Heartfelt Thanks Stamp Set that I heat embossed with white embossing powder on black cardstock.


Well, if you made it through all that I hope you enjoyed all the details I shared. I know this was a long post, but I wanted to make sure that I shared all the the little tips and tricks I used to create each card using the Nested Slimline Rectangle Dies.

Supplies

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Christmas Card Head Start 2021 | Christmas Greetings Slimline Card

Long time no post huh?! Well, let's just say life threw a curve ball at me and life as I know it has changed. I'm not quite sure I'm ready to share the details just yet, but I'll take all the prayers and positive vibes you can spare as I begin this next chapter in my life. Thankfully, I still have my creativity and love of paper crafting to provide me with a distraction and at times the therapy I need to take each day as it comes. With that said, I've actually been creating quite a bit with some soon to be released new products from Tim Holtz for both Sizzix and Stampers Anonymous that I know you all are going to love! 

Today I'm back to share another card I created for my Christmas Card Head Start 2021. This is a slimline card and I was inspired by a multitude of makers including Paula Cheney, Emma Williams and Anita Houston and the cards they created using the Poinsettia Stamp Set for the Stampers Anonymous Christmas 2021 release. If you aren't familiar with the slimline size it's typically 3.5 x 8.5 inches and it fits in a standard size number 10 envelope (also known as a business size envelope, is 4.125 x 9.5 inches.


This card started with the background. I stamped the beautiful poinsettia onto Distress Watercolor Cardstock three times with embossing ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I created a mask to allow me to stamp the images and overlap them to create an illusion of depth. 


This step ended up to not be necessary with how the final design turned out, but it was the first time I had actually created a mask and it was a fun learning process. Plus, I can reuse the mask on a future project.


With the embossing completed, I added some stamping using Vintage Photo Archival Ink and a script stamp. I choose to use this type of ink because I knew I was going to do some watercoloring and I didn't want the stamping to smear.


Next, I did a little controlled ink smooshing using Old Paper Distress Ink. By controlled, I mean that I smooshed the open areas around the flowers into the ink and if any got where I didn't want it, I dabbed it up immediately using a clean paper towel.


Once the ink was dry, I began watercoloring the poinsettia using a water brush and Distress Ink in Festive Berries and Aged Mahogany.


I then added a few splatters of Brushed Corduroy for a bit more of a distressed look. Once dry, I die cut the background it using the Scrapbook.com Nested Tickets Slimline Dies, inked the edged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and layered it onto a piece of cardstock from the Scrapbook.com Boho Slimline Paper Pad.


For the sentiment, I stamped Christmas Greetings onto a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I ink smooshed this piece into some Old Paper Distress Ink and then die cut it using the Stacked Postage Thinlits. I inked the edged with Brushed Corduroy and then layered it onto a piece of scrap pattern paper. I then added some more layers of paper that I die cut using Ticket Booth Framelits. I then finished it off with some coordinating enamel dots.


Thanks for your visit today! Have you started on your Christmas cards yet? If not, maybe this will inspire you to jump in and begin on your Christmas Card Head Start for 2021!

Supplies

Below you can find the products I used to create this project along with compensated affiliate links to Scrapbook.com. These links are at absolutely no extra cost to you. If you want to learn more about what an affiliate link is, you can see my full affiliate and product disclosure statement here.