It’s time for the Baker’s Dozen Studio Challenge! This is a monthly opportunity for us to share what makes our stamping studios hum. Each month we will have a fun, crafty question so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more. Are you ready?

The question for September is:
Within Arm’s Reach – What do you keep within arm’s reach at your stamp table? Show us what you have access to without leaving your seat. What organization methods do you use? Tell us which ones you love and which ones you’d like to change.

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I don’t have a lot of room or space to stamp in and this is where I spend my time working. I do have 2 armoires that are stuffed and need to be cleaned out…but we’ll save that for another day! πŸ™‚

I have an L-shaped desk and bought this table/drawer unit from Ikea. I love the space and the drawer unit really holds more than you’d think. Here are some of my drawers.

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Individual wood stamps.

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Ribbon!

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Yummy TE embellishments!

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I keep the TE stamps and 6×6 paper pads I use most in these boxes I bought from Joanns. They fit perfectly and make it easy to flip through when I’m looking for something specific. For stamps that are seasonal I keep them in the TE Mini Binder boxes. I love that they can hold 4 full sized sets and are easily labeled.

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THIS post explains how I made the 12×12 magnetic storage for my dies. I quickly realized that I needed my dies out where I could flip through them, so I transferred them to a basket. I have about 20 sheets of dies in here with plenty of room for more. One of these days I will get the rest of my dies onto sheets and put in with the rest, but for now, any new dies I get are stored this way. I’m a die addict, don’t all my TE dies look yummy? πŸ™‚

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This is where I keep my full sized Tonic cutter and Scor-Pal. I keep my mini Tonic cutter under my table and Scor-Buddy on the CD shelf on my table. I love looking at the pictures my kids drew for me…and the picture of my hubby when he was little.

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I keep my Copics in two of these bins. I’ve seen the bins at Joanns (in the summer) but I bought mine at Target. They are convenient and portable!

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I use this spinner all the time! It keeps the tools I use most at my fingertips and holds so much! My daughter loves mine so much that she has one on her birthday wish list.

I generally like to keep my area neat and organized, but to be honest, most times it looks like a tornado had a hay day with it. It’s not unusual to have 5 or more projects going on at one time and sometimes I have to clear out one area to start/continue/finish a project. When I use my Silhouette Cameo or KNK Maxx, everything gets moved around to accommodate my laptop and whatever else I need for the project. I’d love to have a studio to work in, but for now, I’m happy with what I have. Crafting keeps me sane in a world that’s otherwise crazy…good, but crazy!

Curious what the rest of the Baker’s Dozen stamping areas look like? Β Check it out!

Hope you had fun today! Thanks for stopping by!