earn tulip loyalty rewards with every $50 purchase! - host code (click to add): 4GW3VSJV

My Stamping Studio:  My Cutting Center

Getting Organized -Cutting Center

Let’s continue our journey toward better craft organization by stopping by My Stamping Studio. Last week, we discussed simple methods for organizing embellishments. This week, I’m sharing my cutting center as well as “scrap management!”

see all my organization essentials button

HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT MY CRAFT ORGANIZATION OR THESE PRODUCTS? Please leave me a comment HERE.

dies & embossing folders button
neat and tidy ribbon and twine button
embellishments button
cards and envelopes button
perfecting your paper storage button
my cutting center button
ink pads, refills, markers & blends button
on my desk
see all my organization essentials button
cutting center Header
My Cutting Center in My Stamping Studio - Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty - Numbered Left to Right

My little guy and partner in paper crafting, Freddie, is welcoming you to my cutting center. Like my “command center” in previous posts, these shelves were repurposed from the basement and I adapted them to my studio (the small bedroom in our home).

Fred in My Stamping Studio - Right Next to My Cutting Center - Always by my side - Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

Fred enjoys a special spot near his mom when she’s crafting in her Stamping Studio. He likes to think he is overseeing the creativity process but mostly naps.

#1 Command Bins

Command Bin from Amazon. three - one to hold scraps, one to hold garbage and one to hold cutting plates. My Stamping Studio - Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

Three 3M large command bins (#1) are attached to the wall (no damage, no nails) and can hold up to 10 pounds. Each has a different purpose. The first (above) is located in the middle of the three bins and holds my reusable scraps after I trim or crop with punches or my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

My Stamping Studio Card stock Storagewith Paper Sleeves by Stamp-n-Storage - Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty
My Stamping Studio Cardstock Storage by Stamp-n-Storage - Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

When I’m done crafting, card stock scraps go back in the 8 1/2 x 11 paper sleeves with each Stampin’ Up! Color. TIP:  When I pull card stock, I leave the sleeve pulled out slightly for quicker color identification and clean up.

My Stamping Studio How I Label my 6 x 6 Paper Sleeves - Stamp-n-Storage with Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty
My Stamping Studio Paper Sleeves for 6 x 6 Paper Stamp-n-Storage with Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

Designer Series Paper scraps tuck into these 6 x 6 paper sleeves.  I love easy clean up and labeled (P-Touch Cube Plus) products!

Stampin Pretty My Stamping Space - Cardstock, Stamps, Inks, Designer Series Paper, and Embellishments

You can see how it all fits together for simple paper organization in this photo.  Learn more about Perfect Paper Storage here.  

#2 Paper Trimmer, #3 Punch Holder, #4 Tonic Cutter

My Stamping Studio - Lock Down Punch Storage, Paper Trimmer Storage - Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

All my punches are labeled (P-Touch Cube Plus) and stored neatly in the Stampin’ Storage Lock Down Punch Holder (#3) .  My Stampin’ Trimmer (#2) sits on top (ready to roll) of the shelves and I have my retired Stampin’ Up! Tonic Cutter (#4) below.  I have hung on to my cutter since I love its guillotine style for thin cuts.

Labeled Punch - My Stamping Studio Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

#5 Plates, #6 Standard Machine, #7 Dies & Embossing Folders,
#8 Mini Machine, #9 Printer

My Stamping Studio - Creative Crates for Die Storage, Printer and Cut & Emboss Machine - Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

My Creative Crates (#7) for die storage, extra die cutting plates and embossing folders (learn more here) are stored on a shelf next to my mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss (#8).  I keep the standard Stampin’ Cut and Emboss (#6) on top of the shelves so it’s always ready to go.  The bottom shelf has access to an outlet for my printer (#9).

The Command Bin (#1)on the right holds scraps that are too small to keep.  The Command Bin (#1) on the left holds my standard cutting and embossing plates.

How I label my storage pockets with magnet cards for Stampin' Up! Die Storage - Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty
Stampin' Up! Dies Stored in Stamp-n-Storage Pockets and on Magnet Cards 0 Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

#10 Touchless Trash Bin

My Stamping Studio - Sensor garbage can from Amazon - Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

Once I finish a project, I scoop up the unusable scraps from the left Command Bin.  This garbage bin (#10) keeps trash hidden and pops up automatically when I get close (touchless) and have my hands full!  You can purchase a similar model on Amazon here.

see all my organization essentials button

Everyone has a different craft space set up (large or small) and Stamp-n-Storage has many options and sizes that will work for you.  Measure and plan carefully and I’m confident you’ll be happy with their quality organization products!

8.5x11_Paper_Holder_15_Slot_B___48309
stamp-n-storage
8.5 x 11
paper holders
shop now button
12x12_Paper_Holder_15_SlotB__06896
stamp-n-storage
12 x 12
paper holders
shop now button
6X6_Standard_w_paper__72116
stamp-n-storage
6 x 6
paper holders
shop now button
Paper_Sleeve_8.5x11__14383 (1)
stamp-n-storage
paper sleeves
3 sizes
shop now button
Drawer_Cabinet_1_Double_1_Triple__69290
stamp-n-storage
drawer cabinets multiple variations
shop now button
6_Slot_Tool_Tray__23877
stamp-n-storage
accessory trays
multiple variations
shop now button
clear_tray_1__30269 (1)
stamp-n-storage
half trays
multiple variations
shop now button
SNS_Labels__83186
stamp-n-storage
label holders
(works with ptouch)
shop now button
stamp-n-storage
super combo ink holders – 3 Sizes
shop now button
Spacer_cover_2__04139
stamp-n-storage spacers for thin SU! ink pads
shop now button
stamp-n-storage
magnet cards multiple sizes
shop now button
Storage_Pocket__22560
stamp-n-storage
storage pockets
multiple sizes
shop now button
stamp-n-storage
creative crates
multiple sizes
shop now button
Crate-Dividers-4__83653
stamp-n-storage
crate dividers
teal only
shop now button
Lock-Down_Punch_Holder_Large__94011
stamp-n-storage
punch holders
3 sizes
shop now button
spacer-lock-down__59951
stamp-n-storage
punch holder spacers
shop now button
Slimline_ShelfB__77767
stamp-n-storage
storage shelves multiple variations
shop now button
Card_Holder_Larger__11006 (1)
stamp-n-storage
multi-level card holder – 3 sizes
shop now button
Card-Dividers-3__33868
stamp-n-storage
card & photo dividers
shop now button
Desk_Caddy_Small_Full__96069
stamp-n-storage
desk caddy
2 sizes
shop now button
Self Healing Desk Mat
amazon
24 x 36 self-healing cutting mat
shop now button
P Touch Cube Plus
amazon
p-touch cube plus labeler
shop now button
Black Line

Mary

 
 

3 thoughts on “My Stamping Studio:  My Cutting Center”

  1. Hello Mary,

    Your space looks small for someone who has been doing this for many years. Do you keep retired items: colors (card stock, ink pads, ribbon, etc), punches, folders, etc? From your photos, it appears not.

    If not, what do you do with these?

    I love your tips and willingness to share.

    Keep stamping!

    Reply
  2. Two questions today: 1) What is #9 on the bottom right of your cutting center? 2) How do you keep your studio so clean and tidy?
    And a comment: Freddie is adorable! How long has he owned you?

    Reply
    • 1) #9 is my color printer.

      2) Since everything has a place, I can keep my studio clean and tidy and clean up is quick. Too much product is hard to manage. Keep it to products you love and will use.

      3) Freddie has owned me for about 4 years. 🙂

      Reply

Leave a Comment

Receive a FREE PDF Tutorial when you subscribe to my daily email.
BE FIRST to receive my simple card ideas, FREE tutorials, sweet Stampin’ Up! deals and new product drops!

I’m proud to be known as the “Fearless Leader” to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals community, an enthusiastic, friendly group of 700+ hobby and business demonstrators from across the U.S. that are part of my team.  I offer a resourceful, virtual environment where members can participate in the stamping conversation at any level they choose.  Learn more about my Pals Community Perks here.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Mary Fish, Stampin’ Pretty, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

The content in this blog is the sole responsibility of Mary Fish as an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin' Up!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have an “affiliate link” with Stamp-n-Storage, craft storage solutions.  This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

BE FIRST!

Receive a FREE Step-by-Step Card Tutorial when you subscribe to my daily blog emails and be first to receive:

✓ My simple card ideas
✓ FREE step-by-step tutorials
✓ Sweet Stampin’ Up! deals!
✓ New product drops!

No, thanks! (click to close)