I did it. I finally purchased a Raskog cart from IKEA (in grey) to house all of my Project Life® supplies — 3×4 cards, 4×6 cards, adhesive, embellishments, letter stickers, stamps…you name it, I can fit it in this cart!
Alex helped me get the cart and bring it up our stairs…I did the rest. I read a few blogs from other Raskog owners who insisted that it would take about an hour to put the cart together but after glancing at the instructions, I knew that I could do it in half that time. I cleared a space in our dining area, grabbed a Stone Brewery SSR, and got to work.
Let me tell you: If you have experience putting together IKEA furniture, you can finish this in 20 minutes!
I am keeping this cart next to my small desk (also from IKEA) in the living room so it needs to look tidy at all times…or at least tidy enough that if we have unexpected guests it doesn’t look like a tornado came through our apartment. I purchased the ANTONIUS basket insert after hearing rave reviews of it from Project Lifers.
I put that insert in the top shelf (of 3 shelves) of the cart and filled it with:
- Project Life cards
- adhesive (photo squares, Zig 2-way glue, dimensional adhesive, and tape runner)
- rubber and acrylic stamps & cleaner
- scissors / papercutter (not shown, similar)
The rubber stamps shown above are from Elise Blaha Cripe (no long available – but check out her blog!), rukristin papercrafts, and Kelly Purkey (no longer available, but check out the rest of her shop). The acrylic stamps are from Studio Calico and Lawn Fawn.
My second and third shelves are in…well…shambles. I’m still working on what works best for me and my scraping style, and I’m sure I’ll find some things that work and some things that don’t as I continue to work on my mini-albums and Project Life albums. The second shelf is mostly taken up by the insert that comes with the Project Life® core kits (you can buy one separately here).
I have space for:
- Currently List cards by rukristin papercrafts
- some loose paper embellishments
- my Dymo label maker
- my favorite makers (in fine and ultra-fine)
- the cards I use in trades (sometimes there is such a thing as too many Project Life® cards!).
My third shelf has more embellishments — and now that I think of it, I use some of these items much more often than the items on the second shelf, so they may be moving around sooner rather than later.
How my shelf is organized:
- I am using a holiday tin to house my small embellishments like flair, wood veneer, cork, and clips. It’s not the best system, but it works for now and for the space that I have.
- Some of my washi tape and letter stickers are in the plastic inserts that used to come in the Project Life® Studio Calico boxes.
- I have some travel pieces (ticket stubs, postcards, stickers) in the Studio Calico Project Life® box (I remove the fold-over lid so it is only only an open box) just to have someplace to put them.
I’m working on figuring out the best organization for:
- Plastic page protectors
- Pens & pencils that don’t fit into those marker cases
- 6×6 paper pads
- The other millions of Thickers I have stashed away in my closet
What are your Raskog Cart organization tips?
How do you keep your workspace tidy?