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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!