This best Ikea Kallax hack with helpful cardstock storage is the second video in my craft room tour series. If you missed the first video you can watch it HERE.
Today I’m focusing specifically on cardstock storage using the Ikea Kallax units. I’ve used a variety of Kallax units to create a custom storage space. You’ll hear me refer to them as 4×4, 1×4 and 2×2, simply meaning 4 cubes across and 4 down, etc. Don’t miss all the shopping links I’ve included below for the products in this video. I’ve also linked the Stamp N Storage cardstock/paper inserts that fit perfectly in the Ikea Kallax unit.
Be sure to scroll down to see the pictures and my tips about the cardstock placement in relation to a window.
Ikea Kallax Cardstock Storage Video
Ikea Kallax Cardstock Details
Pictured below is a 4×4 unit and a 1 x4 unit added to the top. As explained in the video, Bob the Builder, bolted the two sections together for stability and bolted the entire until to the wall. (I nicknamed him security Sam!)
I used Stamp N Storage inserts specifically designed for 12″ x 12″ in the Ikea Kallax units. Don’t miss the amazing tip in today’s video on how the 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock fits in these 12″. I must admit, Bob the Builder is brilliant! The video also includes tips about designer paper both in 12″ x 12″ and 6″ x 6″ sizes. And if you’re skeptical, like I was, about storing your cardstock and designer paper vertically, I’ll address that too.
My craft room has a large window that faces west so I was careful to avoid the direct sunlight. We situated the Ikea Kallax unit so it faces north to avoid any sun damage to the cardstock. I live in Florida and the afternoon sun is always warm so I close the blinds to help keep the room cool, especially in the summer months. Plan your layout carefully using the Ikea Planning Tools. The Planning Tools allows you to choose the products you like and situate them to get a great 3D visual layout.
The ceiling in my craft room is vaulted and after the installation of this Ikea Kallax unit, there was an awkward amount of ‘dead space’ above it. Knowing it would be visible in videos, I opted to decorate it. Who doesn’t love a functional and pretty craft room?!
Rainbow Cardstock Order
Do you store your cardstock in alphabetical order, by color family or in rainbow order, as I’ve done here? Leave me a comment below. If you like to arrange in this rainbow order, click HERE to download the list.
I also have an “all time” Stampin’ Up! rainbow color order, click HERE to download the list.
Ikea Kallax Cardstock Scrap Storage
Wondering where I keep my cardstock scraps? The white Ikea bins shown below hold accordion file folders to hold scraps of each color individually. I created a separate video, going into more detail about this storage system, which can be found HERE.
- White Ikea Kallax Shelf Unit 30 3/8″ x 30 3/8″ (referred to as 2×2 in my video)
- White Ikea Kallax Shelf Unit 16 1/2″ x 57 7/8″ (referred to as 1×4 in my video)
- White Ikea Kallax Shelf Unit 57 7/8″ x 57 7/8″ (referred to as 4×4 in my video)
- White Ikea Fjalla Storage Box with Lid
- Avery Heavyweight 8 1/2″ x 11″ Sheet Protectors
- Ikea Natural Branas Storage Basket
- Ikea White Lekman Storage Box
- Ikea White Kvissle Letter Tray Insert
- Stamp N Storage 12 x 12 Paper Holders for Ikea Kallax, 12 slot
- PVC pipe – schedule 40, 3/4″ wide cut to 3 1/2″ long
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Retiring Product Lists
There’s a new annual catalog on the horizon (June 4) and that means we’ll be bidding a fond farewell to a myriad of products in the current annual and Occasions catalogs. CLICK HERE to get 5 shopping tips for the retired list!
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- List of Carried Over Stamp Sets CLICK HERE (Carry over stamps will not be available in wood mount and ALL stamp sets will have a new item number in the new catalog.)
How to Get Your New Catalog
Mark June 4 on your calendar! That’s the day Stampin’ Up! is releasing their new annual catalog and it will be filled with new stamp sets, designer papers, new In Colors, accessories and much more! You might be wondering how you can get your own personal copy? Everyone who has placed a minimum $50 product order (before shipping and tax) with me between October 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019 will automatically receive one. If you haven’t placed an order yet, it’s not too late. Click HERE. After all, there’s nothing better than having your own copy to dog ear the pages!
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