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Friday, June 29, 2018

Stamp and Die Organization

Need a Better Way to Store Your Stamps and Dies?

So, organization at times can be a struggle; especially when you have scraps of paper to save, lots of  12 x 12 paper collections...and ALL of the embellishments you bought to go with it, cardstock you need to sort by color, and we haven't even mentioned ALL THOSE STAMPS...and the dies that match them?  If you are like me, you want to be organized, but you just need a BETTER system...or may just a system because what you are doing right now- DOES. NOT. WORK!  LOL  Have no fear!!  We have some truly great ideas for you!!

But first check out the video that Hannah did showing us how to use a couple of different storage ideas that she found or great customers like you shared with her.  Then, check out the items that we carry below. I will have links to the items she is showing. Just click the tiles above the pictures...

We now have these new plastic sleeves in two different sizes. They are a heavy duty plastic and have lots of space. The larger size holds at least 15-20 sheets of 12x12 paper and the smaller sleeves are PERFECT to store metal die cuts and stamps so you can FINALLY keep the sets together.

                   Stamp/Die Sleeves 5 5/8"x7 3/8"- 10pk
Just $2.99 for a 10pk
Keep your Dies and Stamp together one on one side one on another.Add a sheet of magnet in the middle to keep your dies in place. A glue dot on the other side to keep your stamp in place really such a great way to keep these things organized and keep them from getting damaged. 

Advantus Weave Design Plastic Bin Small

Advantus Weave Design Plastic Bin Small

Just $3.99 for a 10 pk
 We all like to keep projects together. Here is a solution use these sleeves to keep projects together and or sets together. Keep the same colors of paper together or patterns,choose the way you like to organize and these will definitely work for you.  

These magnetic sheets are PERFECT to keep die cut sets together. Put it in the back of the plastic sleeve to keep store it with the matching stamp.

So, maybe the plastic sleeve storage option doesn't work for you or your room set up.  Here is another variation!

Use the larger Stampendous plastic storage solutions to help you to store your wood mounted rubber stamps. 

Stuftainers Storage Solutions- Thicker

And then use the thinest Stuftainers to store your metal dies and your stamps together...in one spot!!
Then, store them in a magazine holder and you are SET!!

Stuftainers Storage Solutions- THIN

Store your projects in these zipable file bags. 

Zip-A-File Bags 14"X13"- Blue

The Clear page sleeves fit in these paper holders below!!!  BONUS!

 (Just a little inside info on the July's Sales flier...the paper holders "just might" be be on sale. 

Darice Paper Holder- White

Darice Paper Holder- White

Darice Paper Holder- Teal

 Maybe you already have some awesome ideas of what you are going to use these for. If so let us know what you came up with. We love hearing your awesome Ideas!!! This can really help you to be the organized scrapbooker, card maker, crafter...or collector you have always wanted to be!! Bahahah!!

 Keep being awesome crafters!!!

The Doodlebug


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Small But MIGHTY- Little tools that make your life Easier!

Tools that EVERY Crafter really Should Have!!

Have you taken a class before to find out about a simple, little, inexpensive tool, and you were SHOCKED that you didn't even KNOW about it!!

This post will cover LOTS of those hidden gems!


Why am I not using that?

At least that is what you will be asking yourself that after you check out how these will benefit you in your crafting endevors! 

Why do you need a metal shim to use with your big shot?

If you use intricate dies....you really need one of these.  Your dies will cut like BUTTER...and you can also cut other mateirals like FOAM too!!

How often have you made a beautiful card...to then get your finger print on it because you had ink on your hand??  I do that ALL THE TIME!!
We sell about one of these a day...that is a big deal for us!!

MONO Sand Eraser. Natural rubber latex and silica grit eraser removes colored pencil and ink marks, including ballpoint, rollerball and some marker. Environmentally friendly, produced with all natural materials, with 100% recycled pulp sleeve.

Did you stick something down, and now you have changed your mind?  DId your sticker have a mind of its own and it just jumjped on the page too soon?  Now what?  Un-Du will do just that...Un-do it!!

This is a go to for adhesive problems and it will remove almost anything adhesive without damaging what you are working on.

This works great on tape runner to get any adhesive off your page that you may have over glued or it it was too big for your smaller project.  As you use the eraser and it gets "gummed up" you just snip off that edge with your scissors!  LOVE IT!  (Now, this does not work with liquid glue)

Tape for your dies and for masking areas
Purple Tape 

 Purple Tape and Post-it Roll are both strong, but low tack enough that they hold your dies in place while you are cutting.  I hate it when my dies shift and I ruin my paper and have to re-cut!!  

 Micro Adhesive

Micro Adhesive....this has to be the most OVER LOOKED glue in the section...but it is one of the best!!  N ow, youdon't use it all the time, but when you have smaller items and embellishments- THIS IS MY GO TO RUNNER!!  It is a refill that will work in any of the Scrapbook Adhesive runners that we carry, so if you have one of those already- YOU NEED to add this to your adhesive collection!

I hope this has helped to solve some of those little crafting dilemmas you may have!!

We have many more things that will work for you and your projects. Come check them out and see what you would like to stock up on for your craft room!!

The Doodlebug 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Take a Turnabout with these Concord & 9th Stamp sets!

These Stamps "turn the tables" on stamping. These stamps have a unique interlocking, or rather inter"stamping" stamp design to help you create amazing patterns.

 I know they blew my mind when Hannah first explained how they worked to me! Truly awesome designs you create and do so much with, with just one stamp set! It is amazing. Thank you cards, to just a hello cards, and cards to send with a lovily message to a Friend. I think that in this day and age cards like that are extra special, especially when you make them yourself.  AND- who doesn't enjoy getting HAPPY MAIL!

So we know there have been a lot- ok a BUNCH- of you that have been asking for another video.  Here you go!!  Enjoy another technique/instructional video brought to you by Hannah!! Check it out as she shows you how to use these stamps. She is also be featuring the Very wonderful Katherine Pooler Inks.  (of course because those are the only ones she is using right now...other than distress and dirstress oxides.  She made sure I added that, because she still loves those too, but for different reasons)

So these stamp sets below are the one that we currently have, but you know us!  We will be getting more AND we can special order any that you may be interested in. 
Flower stamp set

Triangle stamp set

Sunshine Turnabout stamap set

Oh, Hello Stamp set

I thought this was really a cool idea you can use this with the Jillbean soup shaker cards as well!

Dahila Stamp Set

Well that was very fun to share! I hoped you Enjoyed it as well. So for this and all your other crafting needs we will be here crafting away sharing tips,tricks and what is NEW, HOT and interesting.

The Doodlebug Inc.