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#Craftroom Video Tour & Tips with Joanne Bain

Posted by Graphic 45 10/12/2018 29 Comment(s) Videos,Craft Studio Tour,

Hello, G45ers!

Happy Friday!  Today, we have an extra special Craft Studio Tour with Brand Ambassador from Australia, Joanne Bain.  Not only is Joanne's artwork phenomenal her studio is just as stunning.  So grab a notepad and take some notes on how to update your craft storage solutions to make your space not only functional but beautiful as well.  Following this tour of tips and tricks, we have our weekly blog contest winner to announce!  


#Craftroom Studio Tour

By Joanne Bain


Hello, Graphic 45er’s! Joanne here with you today. This month it is my turn to share my little slice of crafty heaven. It’s not big, but it is mine and I love it! that is all that really matters at the end of the day.


The biggest tip I can give you all is to please remember it doesn't matter if your craft space is big or small or even just a desk with a bookcase and a few supplies which is what mine used to be, as long as it makes you happy and inspired that is all that matters. My space is a craft corner and not a craft room, which honestly I think I prefer myself as I don't like the feeling of being segregated from the rest of the house.



I share my space with our little rattie friends Peanut and Vader.



We have a very large living area in our house and that is where my craft space situated. Because it is in the main part of our house it is white so it blends in with the rest of our decor. It measures about 4.5m x 2.5m.


I know you are going to ask is it always that clean and tidy? My answer is yes, I clean up after I finish every project, although my desk does get quiet untidy when creating. I find I need a clean space to be able to create or I get serious creative block and overwhelmed.



My craft space is made up entirely from Ikea, this shelving is fabulous because you can stand them and stack them any way you like. The box inserts fit anything 12x12 inside perfectly and are deep which means they have lots of space inside for storage.


Here are some storage tips I use for storing my Graphic 45 products.


Tip 1 - I store my 8x8 paper pads standing up all together with the spines facing out for quick and easy access. This way I can easily see each collection and don't need to go through all of them to find the paper pad I am looking for.



Tip 2 - I store all of the 12x12 patterns and solids paper pads together with spines facing out because all collections mix and match so well together and all the colours in the pads are easily seen.


Tip 3 - I store all sticker sheets in a 12x12 paper plastic folder for easy access. Plus they are protected from being damaged.



Tip 4 - I store all of my chipboard and tags and pockets standing up in a small storage box. This entire box generally ends up on my desk when creating as they all mix and match so well.


I have a pretty paper tower, well that is what I call it. This holds my most used and new Graphic 45 12x12 paper pads. I change these around quite often especially when I receive new collections to work with.



I store all of my bulkier Graphic 45 products inside my storage boxes. These storage boxes are great because they are very deep so I can fit a lot into them when nicely stacked.


In baskets beside my desk I have my most used Graphic 45 staples, these include tags, washi tape, metals and dies. I also have the newer Journaling and Ephemera card sets in them as well.




As you can see I store some of my flowers in glass jars, this way it is easy to pick the colour I want easily.


I like to have my favourite projects out on display and I have a lot of them. It does make for more dusting but I don't mind. I give my craft space a deep clean once a month just to keep on top of it all.


I have a little video slideshow showing my craft space more in depth, it's not as big as some but it is my happy space and I love it!


Joanne Bain's Craft Space Tour 2018


Well, that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my crafty space and tips on how I store my Graphic 45 products.


Happy creating!!”





Floral Shoppe Card BundleWeekly Contest Winner

This week’s prize package includes a Floral Shoppe Card Bundle, a $55 value.  The winner is… Patti Henschen!


Patti had this to say on our Tip Blog this week: Patti Henschen: “Genius tip!!! I can't believe I hadn't thought of something as simple as that!”


We are flattered by all the kind and amazing feedback and comments left on our blog and social sites this week.  Thank you all kindly for being such a wonderful part of the G45 community. Patti, please email to claim your prize.  


What an incredible craft dream studio!  Joanne, thank you kindly for opening your doors to us and sharing your organization tips and tricks!  We hope we have inspired you to get in your crafty space this weekend and have fun either tearing it up or organizing your way to a crafters paradise.  


Happy Papercrafting!  

29 Comment(s)

Maryann Laursen:
10/12/2018, 07:03:54 AM

WOUW what a beautiful room and a really great video too. And all your projects are really amazing.

Regina Harrison:
10/12/2018, 07:30:01 AM

This is a really beautiful space. It was hard to focus on the actual craft room as I was distracted by all of your amazing projects. The little minion by your flower bowls-Love, Love, Love. You are so talented. I look forward to seeing more of your work:)

Debbie Siddle:
10/12/2018, 07:41:54 AM

Wow, that's beautiful. What a room x

Sue MacFall:
10/12/2018, 08:11:41 AM

Thanks for sharing your craft area with us, Joanne - some good ideas for me !!!

Debbie Behrens:
10/12/2018, 09:23:37 AM

Your craft space is AMAZING! Thanks for tip on the fussy cutting scissors. Just ordered them. Did you make the minion? Coolest thing ever!!

Joanne Bain:
10/12/2018, 02:51:34 PM

Thank you Debbie, I an sure you are going to love those cutters as much as I do. Yes, I did make the little minion he is entirely my creation, he is pretty cool. Xx

Glenda Buster:
10/12/2018, 09:53:59 AM

Beautiful craft room! Congratulations to Patti.

Sharon Gullikson:
10/12/2018, 10:46:16 AM

You have encouraged me to CLEAN UP MY CRAFT ROOM! Yours is just gorgeous!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Thanks for the craft room tour, I just moved and I am organizing my room right now, this come in handy, thanks for sharing!

Barbara Daws:
10/12/2018, 12:38:24 PM

Beautiful craft room. You have inspired me to reorganize my craft room.

10/12/2018, 12:48:11 PM

Thanks so much for sharing your craft room and the tips!

Heather McClelland:
10/12/2018, 12:55:51 PM

Amazing use of a small space. I love your paper tower as I really like to see all of the paper at a glance. Looks like a great place to create! Thanks for sharing.

10/12/2018, 12:56:38 PM

I too use our formal living/dining room. I have so much that I need all the space I can get. I have mine organized but not as beautiful as Joanne's. One day I plan to go to IKEA and purchase all new shelving and such. Love her pretty area.

Tanis Buckton:
10/12/2018, 01:40:48 PM,

Great ideas for storing the Graphic 45 - especially the chipboard - I tend to keep collections together but may be rethinking that. Thank you for the tour of your amazing space.

Barbara Millar:
10/12/2018, 01:47:44 PM

Wow so clean and organized how do you do it? Good job

michele Taylor:
10/12/2018, 02:05:18 PM

Beautiful! I like mine white too.

Ellen Haydon:
10/12/2018, 02:16:20 PM

Loved your Crafty Place and also thank you for the tips too. I can never get enough of the Graphic 45 products. So glad we will be seeing more of you projects. Ellen from Phoenix

10/12/2018, 02:22:09 PM

Joanne, thanks for sharing your craft space and tips for G45 scrapbooking creations. Love how organized it is.

Martie Rollin:
10/12/2018, 02:47:59 PM

It seems that IKEA is the most popular storage on the Planet Earth!!

10/12/2018, 04:07:35 PM

Beautiful craft area! Thank you for sharing and the tips!!

Carol Jones:
10/12/2018, 04:43:33 PM

What a gorgeous craft space! Looks like crafty heaven to me. Love all your storage ideas. Really enjoyed seeing all your beautiful projects. I too prefer to keep my craft space clean, except while working of course! Since my craft space is also my bedroom it’s much more inspirational to wake up to a tidy room. I’m grateful that I have a nice large bedroom. Thank you for sharing your awesomeness with us!

Winnifred Hebb:
10/12/2018, 04:56:54 PM

Beautiful craft area. I’m about to reorganize my “studio”. You have given me some great ideas. Thank you for sharing.

Stephanie Cook:
10/12/2018, 05:12:40 PM

I love your craft space, and the way you organize it. I also like to be where the family is while I'm creating. I have a ballerina teddy bear too!

Sue D:
10/12/2018, 05:27:39 PM

Wonderful craft space and I like all the tips.

Dorothy Radley:
10/12/2018, 05:38:42 PM

Thank you for the tour of your craft space, Joanne. I would love a space like that. Is wonderful. I have a spare bedroom, which i use but it is a total mess right now, but can't afford to kit it out like you have. I adore white units. It makes the whole place look lighter. Good for you. Congratulations on getting your craft space just as you want it.

She Fowl:
10/12/2018, 05:42:43 PM

What a nice craft me some ideas for mine...thanks.

10/12/2018, 06:32:47 PM

Amazing creative space! I am inspired and will borrow ideas shamelessly from you. Thank you for sharing

Vera Feldman:
10/15/2018, 12:19:02 PM

That is my dream craft room. Now if I can get my husband on board to move things around and help with getting the shelves etc. Thanks for some great ideas.

Deborah Cook:
10/15/2018, 04:11:06 PM

Wow!! Joanne, your craft room is super fantastic. :)

Nancy Mac:
10/15/2018, 04:13:29 PM

What a lovely craft area! Your storage ideas are genius and your displayed crafts are stunning; you surely have a creative and tidy personality. Thank you for sharing your "Happiness Corner" with us!

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