How to Set Up a Card Making Station with Therm-O-Web
With the release of my new Therm-O-Web craft supply line, I am so excited to share with you How to Set Up a Card Making Station! There are lots of little things that will help you become successful at creating your own cards and paper projects.
DIY Project Mat
This diy project mat is a great little tool to keep your work space organized and clean. It can be made in any size and decorated to fit any style so it totally customizable. To create mine, I used the Kindness on Purpose stamps that I designed for Therm-O-Web.
Start by stamping the confettis in a row along the top and bottom of a piece of heavy card stock. I used an 11×17 piece. They can be lined up any distance apart from each other that you like on a long acrylic stamp block.
Next, add the sentiment of your choice in the top center.
Add a few scattered confetti stars through the center.
Color the confettis with either colored pencils or markers. if you are using markers, be sure that the stamp pad in is permanent so you don’t get smearing and spreading of the black in your colors.
Laminate the card stock to create a DIY work mat that can be wiped off and cleaned between projects.
Basic Card Making Station Tools
Here is a list of the basic tools that you will need to have for making cards with my Therm-O-Web products.
- Clear Stamp Sets (Kindness on Purpose and/or Me and My Peeps)
- Therm-O-Web Adhesives
- Acrylic Stamp Blocks (I LOVE this 10 piece set)
- Stamp Pad (My favorite is the archival black.)
- Card Stock Cards and Envelopes
- Decorative Paper (The Laura Kelly Toner Papers are PERFECT)
- Small Paper Cutter (If Desired)
- Heat Laminator (This is helpful for using the Laura Kelly line of Foil Transfer Sheets)
Additional items that can really make card making fun are as follows:
- Colored Pencils and/or Markers
- Washi Tape
- Twine and Ribbon
- Buttons and Gems
- Envelope Liner Template
- Stencil and Ruler Template
How to Organize a Craft Station for Card Making
Craft organizing is one of my favorite things to do. It makes it so that when I do craft, it is so much more enjoyable. Here are a few of my favorite tips for how to organize a craft station for card making.
- Create a large open work space for when you are making things.
- Store like items together so they are easy to find.
- Use clear storage containers for quickly finding what you need.
- Only keep what you use in your craft station. Put all that “other” stuff somewhere else.
- When something breaks or wears out, replace it.
- Use a work mat that can be easily removed and cleaned after stamping and coloring (or painting)!
- Have good lighting. This is a great investment in your overall space and the health of your eyes!
- Use jars for tall items like pencils, scissors and punches.
- Small plastic drawers are great for storing small pieces of leftover papers and foils.
- If your space is small, keep your laminator in a closet and get it out when you need it.
- Have a trash can ready at all times!
Laura Kelly for Therm-O-Web Craft Line Giveaway
One lucky winner will win the entire set of Laura Kelly for Therm-O-Web line of products. Good Luck!
Cheers to CRAFTING all the Paper Cards and Things!