Hello! It’s Theresa here and today I am sharing my creative space with you. I always love seeing other crafters’ studios and picking up ideas and inspiration. I am very lucky to have a spare bedroom all to myself to use for my craft room.
I used to pull all my stamping supplies out onto the dining room table each time I made a card and what a difference it made when I finally carved out a permanent space! Originally, I only used a small portion of this room for my crafting, but over the years, I’ve taken it over completely.
In this first photo, you can see my main workspace. In the interest of full disclosure, my room is rarely this tidy. I spend most of my time crafting sitting in the chair and have all the supplies I use most often at arms reach.
This ink pad/storage unit hangs on the wall on the right side of my workspace. Due to limited space between my counter and upper cabinets, I was unable to find something to purchase that would fit, so I had to make it myself. It holds 72 ink pads on the right side and the left side has shelves handy for adhesives, embellishments and odds and ends.
To the left of the ink pad storage are two Studio 3 Solutions storage cubbies for my Copic® markers. Next to those are an Ott Lite and a small plastic drawer bin for more odds and ends.
I always keep this small plastic tray just to the left of my work surface, to place tools and other objects that I have used recently. There are usually a few stamp sets, scissors, Xyron Mega Runner and die templates in there. It’s a bit like a staging area for objects I need to put away, but think I might use again soon.
In the drawer next to me I keep a few plastic storage bins with my Jumbo Sponge Daubers. I use these very often, so I like to have them in reach.
In the leg space below is where I have my cute little air compressor and my Copic® Airbrush system. It’s very handy and I can even turn on the air compressor with my foot.
On the wall to my left hangs my old ink pad holder. That was another one I had built myself. You can tell I hadn’t been stamping long because I never imagined I would need more than 16 spaces for ink pads. I think I outgrew that within about two months of making it. Below that storage is a thread holder I found at Jo-Ann’s, but instead of holding spools of thread, I use it for hanging odd pieces of ribbon. Most of my ribbon is stuffed in bins, but this is a handy place to hang the pieces that I cut and try out on a project, but then discard in favor of another color.
Next to the ribbon are two storage cubes from Michaels that hold 12 x 12-inch sheets of patterned paper and cardstock.
Around the corner, opposite of my main workspace is more storage and a big counter where I do my cutting, die-cutting and heat-embossing. I do die-cutting on the right, embossing in the middle and on the left is my beloved Tonic Paper Trimmer. There is a plastic bin next to the paper cutter where I keep my paper scraps. Normally, the scraps are strewn all over the counter, but when I pick them up, that bin is where I put them.
I keep all my Gina K. stamp sets in these bins, along with smaller patterned paper packs, glimmer mists, die-cutting plates, etc.
On the counter sits my Grand Calibur® die-cutting machine with its Junior Plates tucked in behind. And behind that are some of my more frequently used die templates and embossing folders. I always keep a pillar candle next to my Grand Calibur to roll across my intricate dies to help release the die cuts.
Under the counter I have one of those milk crate-type plastic storage containers from an office store. I use hanging file folders in it to store my 8 1/2 x 11-inch cardstock.
That pretty much sums it up. I hope my little craft room tour gives you some ideas for your creative space. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!