Raskog Cart Organization

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Raskog IKEA Cart for Project Life Organization - Campfire Chic

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!

Raskog Cart Top Shelf - Campfire Chic

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:

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.

Raskog Cart Organization for Project Life - Campfire Chic

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
  • Thickers
  • 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!).

Raskog Cart Organization for Scrapbooking - Campfire Chic


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?

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  • Megan (Best of Fates) May 12, 2014, 5:54 am

    I LOVE my Raskog cart – though I use it in my kitchen, not with my scrapbook supplies!

  • Emily Dismukes May 12, 2014, 8:14 am

    I would love a Raskog but it’s not in the cards right now! Maybe one day! In the meantime, I have a rolling cart with 6 13×13 drawers that I store most of my PL stuff in – my Citrus Twist kits, punches, stamps and stamping supplies, and miscellaneous stationery stuff I use in PL. My core kit is in its box and so are my extra page protectors (I only have one big pack). The rest of my PL/general scrapbooking stuff is scattered around, some on a bookshelf near where I work, some in bins under the bed. My workspace is the dining table so I have to keep it clean and pick up between projects!

  • rukristin May 12, 2014, 11:26 am

    I need to re-do my Raskog, but it’s going to have to wait until after the move.

    Right now I have tiny embellishments on the top shelf in egg containers from anthro, along with a plastic storage container for PL stuff from the Container store. Cards/paper scraps/envelopes on the second shelf. And mostly storage crap on the third shelf (its where I keep my instax, extra film, etc). It’s annoying the life out of me, but I’m not going to sit there and reorganize all of it right before I have to pack it all up and move halfway across the country :) So I’ll come back and let you know what I decide to do with it then.

  • Kristin | My Life as a Teacup May 12, 2014, 1:56 pm

    I’ve been eyeing up that cart since it seems like the perfect size for crafting supplies! Seems like that holds true for you too :)

  • Mika May 13, 2014, 7:16 am

    This is awesome! I love organization posts and things of that nature, and since I’m just getting into PL, this is a great idea of how to organize my resources. I was just putting together a week 1 layout (which will be featured on my blog soon!) and all my craft supplies are everywhere so it was more difficult than necessary to find everything or come up with ideas of what I could do when I couldn’t see everything in one space. After I move in 2 months, I’m definitely going to get this cart- I love how you organized everything. (:

  • Trina Curran May 14, 2014, 8:43 am

    I love mine! It is my bathroom organization, but I think I am going to steal it from there and use it for my craft stuff. :) They are awesome to have!

    • Kam May 15, 2014, 12:10 am

      I’m thinking that it would be an excellent addition to our kitchen and bedroom! They’re so inexpensive (relatively speaking) that buying a second wouldn’t be such a bad idea…it’s just that living in 820 sq feet means I need to be smart with my purchases.

  • Hannah May 14, 2014, 9:28 am

    I don’t have a work space. I either park at my husband’s desk while he’s out or work with my laptop balanced on my knee. I guess if I got round to it I could tidy out the summerhouse and get a desk in there but it would be freezing in there during the winter lol.

    • Kam May 15, 2014, 12:07 am

      I wish I had this cart when I didn’t have a proper workstation…the wheels make it so easy for me to move it around my apartment! I can work at our dining room table (it’s a bar-height table so I can stand and work), on the couch, in the bedroom, or at my desk and my tools and supplies come with me! It’s seriously improved how I work so so much.

      Don’t freeze! Maybe there’s another alternative :)


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