A while back, I asked our wonderful Bella designers if they had any fun storage ideas for keeping their Bella Blvd embellishments contained and organized. Today Becki Adams and Jennifer Edwardson are sharing a few of the ways they are keeping things stored in their scrap spaces.
Storage ideas from Becki Adams.
My scrapbook space is in the corner of our living room. I'm always looking for storage solutions that look great, are unique, and aren't expensive. So a lot of my storage comes from thrift stores.
My Bella Blvd Designer tapes are stored on and old toothbrush holder, an old jewelry holder, and a metal basket that used to be a holder for oil and vinegar bottles. To convert the toothbrush holder to a tape holder all you have to do is unscrew the top of the stand and remove the round metal piece that holds the toothbrushes.
I love the oil and vinegar basket because it also has room for some of my most frequently used supplies.
I believe that if you can see your supplies you are more likely to use them. That is why I love using standing photo frames to display my embellishments.
All you have to do is remove the glass and add a binder ring to the top of the frame. Then you can add your embellishments. These frames work perfectly for the Crochet Hearts, Flags, and Buttons from Bella Blvd.
Storage ideas from Jennifer Edwardson.
This is my new way of storing all (okay the majority ;)) of my embellishments! I, like many of you I'm sure, have the most adorable dishes and tins and bins to keep all my pretty bits in but I found that they were taking up TOO MUCH SPACE and I wasn't using them as much as I should. I was teaching a workshop recently and a friend of mine (and CTMH consultant) had these fantastic storage bins with her. I fell in LOVE and had to have them for myself.
The cart is the VERY popular Raskog kitchen cart from IKEA. It truly is the most amazing cart for storing all your most used favorite craft/scrapbooking supplies. The CTMH containers are the perfect fit and come in 3 different sizes. I mixed the sizes and have essentially (almost) cleared the top of my workspace.
All of my Bella Blvd embellishments are now kept all together in one medium sized bin (heaven). I love that I can open the lid and they are all there looking up at me, completely organized just waiting to be used. And seriously, how pretty do they look?
I added a foam insert and mini plastic storage boxes to a small organizer and filled it with the colors of brads and buttons I use most often. These are all loose and as I open my Bella Blvd button packages, the rest get sorted into here by color. This makes it so much easier when I go to use them for a project.
As I said, I haven't had this system for long. BUT. I will absolutely for certain tell you how in love I am so far. I get so excited to sit down beside this pretty cart every time I go to 'work' :))