Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Magazines?? and copic storage??

I've been crafting, just it seems that things are taking me a bit more time than they use to so no creation yet to show you today but....wanted to ask a few questions~
  • What are your favorite crafty (stamping/scrapping) magazines?
  • and if you use copics, how do you store them??
Have a happy day!!
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18 comments:

jan farnworth said...

for copic storage i use copic wallets and i set them on my table. They make it very easy for me to take my markers with me when i go to friends houses.

Linda said...

Hi Danni, I used a plastic card keeper by IRIS. I hot glued the dividers in and I made some paper wallets to insert to keep them standing up. Next I drilled a hole in the side and tide a ribbon handle. I really like it so far. The copic wallets would be wonderful but I have a lot of markers and they cost a lot.

KellyRae said...

Hi Danni, I wanted one solution for both storage in-house and toting to crops or classes. I use a kid's art supplies tote I purchased from Office Max last May. I posted the picture of the empty tote on my blog (and pictures of it from several angles filled with 171 markers ... that was back in May 2010). I have just shy of 300 now (296 or 297) and it STILL works for me. I liked the canvas because it twirls on my plastic tablecloth, my desktop, and the tables at my local stamp store. It's GREAT!

Alex said...

Copic storage, isn't the answer- all over the house? Where I set them down last time I used them :)

Kathy Bradley said...

Hi Danni,
I use the plastic, stackable Copics bins that iCopics sells. Each bin holds 72 markers in their own slots. I have four of them and lay them on their side (with the lids on or off) and they stack very well and are very accessible. Have a good day.

Pattie said...

Hi Danni - for Copics, I use these cubbies...
http://www.studio3solutions.com/

and here is Copic's own Sharon Harnist's post to show you lots of other great storage... and at the bottom are the pics of her Copics...in these cubbies!

http://paperfections.typepad.com/paperfections/2011/01/my-studio.html

Hope this helps,
Pattie

Ruthie said...

Hiya Danni

I use some little bin things I found at B&Q (UK) for my promarkers. They are stackable and have a slidy lid thingy....black with a grey slidy lid. Very cheap and they work great. Whenever I get the promarkers out to colour, I get them all out and lay them in their colours - then when I put them back in I put them all in in batches (there is nothing to separate them and keep them in their batches) but, when I get them out again, they are more or less still in their batches! The storage thingies were in a set of 3 - not the most beautiful to look at, but works well for me (and my budget!)

Rx

Lorie said...

Hey, girl...I don't really care for crafting magazines...I get almost all of my major inspiration from the 'net.

I use the same bins as Pattie and LOVE 'em!

Cat Spicer said...

Hi Danni! I've perused most of the crafting magazines out there and have convinced my library to subscribe to most of them so I can save some $$. The only one I keep subscribing to is Paper Crafts. They have mostly cards and for a wide variety of levels. Maybe one day I'll dare submit!

Regarding Copic storage, I've outgrown just about everything. I'm currently using the Creative Memories Daisy Tools Caddy. It has adjustable dividers, but I've created my own by recycling Wheat Thin boxes. I cut them in half, tape up the ends and tuck them inside the tote. This helps keep the markers sorted and upright. I can also fit in the refills I have too. I keep my colored pencils and chalks in the top part of the caddy. This works perfect for crops and such.

Dawn B. said...

I think my favorite magazine is CardMaker.. I love Paper Crafts but CardMaker has a little bit more variety and some articles. I am not one to ask about storage.. My copics are a mess..lol..

Michelle said...

I use the color cubbies for my copics. If I travel and need to take some I use the snapware containers I got at JoAnn's. My favorite magazines are Scrapbooks Etc. (first and foremost) then CK, Papercrafts - those three I read/receive religously :D Hope that helps!

Shelly said...

I don't have Copics, but do have several other brands of alcohol markers. Right now mine reside in a silverware caddy that has a handle to carry it around. It has sections, so I can divide the colors. I hope my collection outgrows this eventually. :)

Justine said...

I really enjoy CARDS and Handmade Creations both by Northridge media. I waiver back and forth on Paper Crafts because I get so tired of seeing the same designers featured page after page when there is just way too much talent out there to focus on a handful.
My copics are still the the bottom parts of their plastic containers but they fit nicely into cd storage type box, I just leave the lid off

Pat (mspfd) said...

I love my Color Cubbies! I use them for my Copics and all my other markers and pencils. They are the best storage investment I have ever made.
I guess some of my favorite magazines are Cards and the issues of Paper Crafts that are focused on sketches and folds and give directions.

debbies said...

I put my Copics/Prismacolor pens in a cubbie. I subscribe to Papercrafts and have started buying the magazine featuring Magnolia stamps. Not sure if you like those stamps or not.

Annie said...

my Copics live in 3 empty laundry tablet buckets! they are clear plastic so I'm doing my bit for recycling. Mind you, my friend keeps hers in rectangular plastic laundry containers, which I think is better so I might have to change brands! No favourite magazines though, it depends on what's in each issue as to whether, or not, I buy it. Some of the European ones are interesting, especially the Dutch ones - but I can't read them so just look at the pictures!
hugs, annie x

Sparkle said...

If you want tins like mine, we can go to A Muse. :)

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

http://craft-princess.blogspot.com/2011/02/woyww.html

Here you will find my Copic Storage Idea. Also, if you visit my blog can you please check out my important post. It is a sticky at the top of my blog. Would appreciate if you could participate or spread the word!
Thank you!!
-Stacie

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