Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

NOTICE: AlphaStamps has moved to a new website. Unfortunately, I was not aware the product links in my blog posts would not forward to the products on the new website. This has affected both the links in the posts and my Collage Sheet & Digital Image Set Catalogs. I ask for your patience while I work to fix the links. I’ll be fixing the newest posts first working back in time. Lastly, I’ll fix the catalogs. In the meantime, if you encounter broken links and need to finding something you can either use the name of the product to search the new AlphaStamps.net site or you can email me using the “Email Me” button at the top of the left column of the blog and I will do what I can to help. Laura

Friday, January 14, 2011

Organizational Tip - Using Thimble Display Cases as Storage Trays

To store small containers I use thimble display cases.  Laid flat they become a storage tray.  They work great as you can see the color of the container and it’s easy to take the tray where ever your project is.  I purchased my trays on Ebay.  The newer cases are expensive but older inexpensive ones pop-up regularly.  My trays have 100 slots and measure approximately 15 ½” x 14”. 
Some of the products you can store are:
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks
  • Ranger Stickles (large and small containers)
  • Viva Pearl Pens
  • Lumiere Paints
  • Liquid Pearls Paint
  • Neo Opaque Paint
  • Adirondack Paint Dabber
  • Tulip Slick Paint
  • Glimmer Mist
  • Stamp Pad Re-inkers (Staz-On, Color Box, Distress Inc. etc.)
  • Some Glue Containers (Tombo Multi, Glue Sticks, etc.)


    Robin said...

    That's a great idea Laura! Thanks for the organizational tip.


    Sue Young said...

    Wonderful idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ren said...

    Great tip! Here's one for you...how about a flat iron for straightening hair to iron ribbon. I went on freecycle.com and got one and love it.

    Franstuff said...

    I often find display cases where "boxes" are larger in thrift shops for a few dollars. The spaces usually vary from 1-1/2 inches square up to 3 x 4 inches. I use them to store my beads. Since the beads don't stick out over the top, I can stack the boxes. The display cases themselves range in size from 12 x 15 up to 24 x 30 inches. I LOVE them. I will keep my eye out for the thimble cases also now