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Username Post: HELP .. NEW SCRAPPER        (Topic#1480913)
cynscrapgirl
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Just Started Scrapping curious what everyone uses as a desk surface when scrap booking I use a small cutting mat but would love more surface space if I use inks I sometimes get all over my small cutting mat and it;s not enough room Where can I purchase a big mat.. how about a quilters mat seems like same material but found in another area in craft section.. Thanks


 
i.love.chris
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In response to cynscrapgirl

I have a small 12" x 18" cutting board and i use it often without being frustrated that i don't have more space. I also when to a thrift store to buy a computer table to use as my "scraproom". It's got great little cubbies to hold all my things and there is enough work surface without taking up a whole bunch of space in my house.


 
SplendidMoments
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In response to i.love.chris

Depends how much room you really have. You could get a folding table bring it out whenyou wanna and need to... put away for later. Use your little space for little things.


 
cynscrapgirl
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In response to SplendidMoments

I'm actually working at a large desk I meant more what do you lay your page on when your stamping glueing etc..The desk surface seems like a uneven surface and I get glue, glitter, ink on desk..


 
RhondaR
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In response to cynscrapgirl

I save the 12x12 pieces of cardboard that come in paper packs or in my pp orders and use that when I'm doing something really messy like modpodging.


 
SplendidMoments
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In response to RhondaR

I have done the same... I have used scrap paper, cardboard. Honestly mostly nothing because my desk is really old, good but old. the owners before us left it in the workshop, so I adopted it for craft table.


 
Manda_K
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In response to SplendidMoments

I have a glasstop table surface, it is 1/4" thick and I love it. I can cut wherever and ink just wipes right off. I also have a wood surface.


 
terrihooper
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In response to Manda_K

I use a quilters self healing mat-- I love the fact that it is gridded-- It protects my wood desk top-- I have used my eyelet setter on it, my x-acto knife etc.. The only problem I have had is that I warped it a little with my embossing gun--I got mine for less than 25.00 at WM. It was definitely a good buy!


 
a_bowen13
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In response to terrihooper

These are good ideas. Right now, I just use whatever. Until I get my room completely remodeled, that is.


 
pearlygadget
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In response to a_bowen13

Here is my scrap space. we live in a RV so we don't have very much space but I have the whole desk file drawer and 3 totaes under the daybed/couch with all my embellishments in there. I really like the fact that I am in the livingroom with my family. my paper shelf is in the bedroom closet. so I have to go in there to get the paper but there is just no place for it out here int he livingroom.



 
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In response to pearlygadget

I have two different small mats. One is the creative memories one and I use that for all my cutting. The second I have is one that came with my perfect layers and I use that for anything messy. (Glitter, embossing, inking) So you might wnt to think about a standard one that stays down all the time and a second smaller one for the messier projects.


 
JustLori
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In response to lisarup

I have a piece of tempered glass on my desktop...it came from an old storm door...I love it, easy clean up, smooth cutting!


 
Just G
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i bought a 4 ft x 2ft folding table and keep it stored under my bed. I only use it for scrapping. I don't care if it gets marks and inks all over it.

Before then when i used my desk/table surface I just covered it with newspaper or towel if I was using paint


 
Swirls R Pretty
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I picked up a small folding table at Big Lots for $29. I just cover it with old (I always buy to much) christmas paper when I'm doing messy projects.


 
1FUNSCRAPPER
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In response to Swirls R Pretty

I just use an old 6ft table in the basement!


 
minxy1
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In response to cynscrapgirl

Love all the ideas ladies! I just started and don't have a whole lot of room. I got a nice organizer with wheels at a yard sale this weekend. Looked like it wasn't even used. They still had the wheels in a bag. Perfect for my supplies. Keep all your great ideas coming. I know I need all the help I can get!


 
scrapchica
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In response to minxy1

They sell really large plastic cutting boards at Walmart. You can chop away on them and it's relatively inexpensive.


 
patchouli2000
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In response to scrapchica

I put an oilcloth/tablecloth over my folding table and I use a self-healing mat for cutting and rubberstamping.


 
pearlygadget
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In response to patchouli2000

I want to get some kind of glass or plexiglass sheet for my desk to protect it.


 
LindaScraps2
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In response to pearlygadget

I have a small table next to my chair and this is where i do everything with the exception of inks/stamping then i use the kitchen table...my dream is having my own craft space like my sil karen

linda


 
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