DT Organizer

Over the years, we have heard many people mention a shared struggle in regards to organizing their Designer Templates. The struggle? How do I store my designer templates so they are at my fingertips when I’m crafting at home, but are also easy to take with me to Crop Nights! We can honestly say that we have felt your struggle as well! We are, after all, Scrapbookers and Card Makers ourselves. We have been seeking a system that would be the solution to this shared desire…and we are happy to announce that we have come up with a solution that we are truly excited about.

Introducing the NEW Designer Template Organizer.

This simple solution is the perfect way to store your templates at home or for easy travel. We are especially excited to be teaming up with Totally Tiffany to offer you this ALL NEW way to store your Kiwi Lane Designer Templates.

To introduce this new option, here is a video of Susan and Tiffany walking you through the ALL NEW DT Organizer Box and Storage Cards!

Where to start:

The DT Organizer Includes:
1 Storage Box with handle (2.5″ x 13.25″)
8 Storage Cards:

  • 2 Border Storage Cards with pocket sizes (1: 2.25” x 12.5”) (1: 3.5” x 12.5”)
  • 2 Accessory Storage Cards with pocket sizes (2: 6” x 6”)
  • 2 Triple Storage Cards with pocket sizes (3:4.25” x 4”)
  • 2 Mix-n-Match Storage Cards with pocket sizes (1: 8” x 6”) (1: 4.5” x 6”)

The Storage Box can fit up to 8 additional Add-On Storage Cards, making it easy to expand your storage system as your collection of Designer Templates grows.

I own every Kiwi Lane Template…how many do I need?

If you own every Kiwi Lane Template that we offer currently, we’ve put together a list of how many storage cards you will need. There are a handful of templates that we’ve discontinued that are not included in this list. So if you have Mini borders or some of the accessories or limited releases we’ve offered, you might need to add a few more! This lists includes one DT Box and assumes you will keep the majority of the storage cards in a basket.

1 Designer Template Box
5 packs of Border Cards
1 pack of Triple Storage Cards
3 packs of Mix-n-Match Storage Cards
1 packs of Accessory Storage Cards

It’s easy to add more and take some off depending on how many templates you own!

If you intend to keep all your storage cards in DT Organizer Boxes, keep reading with slightly different numbers.

Storage Inspiration

I had fun exploring all the different places in my scrapbooking room where I could keep my Organizer Box and Storage Cards! I still haven’t decided on the final spot, but here are a few of the top contenders!

IKEA CART

I have an Ikea cart where I keep my main scrapbooking tools. It is easy to put in a closet away from baby hands and easy to pull out for crafting later! It fit every template neatly placed in their storage cards as well as my DT Box, keeping them all in the same place.

MAGNOLIA BOX

I picked up this adorable black basket from Heart and Hands with Magnolia from Target. It was the perfect size and I loved the handles. It was super easy to grab and take with me to the Kiwi Offices.

There are a few sets that are slightly too big to fit in the closed DT Organizer Box, such as the Rings and Lacey Trims Accessory Sets. These sets do fit nicely in the Mix and Match Storage Cards, however, so you can still keep them together with your other sets and can pull them out onto the table so they are in easy reach but won’t be scattered or lost.

DT ORGANIZER BOX

I fit the entire set in 3 boxes. (16 storage cards in each box- 48 storage cards total). It is harder to flip through when they are stored in the box. But they are nice and clean and put away…and ready to grab and go!

If you intend to store your storage cards this way, with all the cards in the DT Organizer Boxes, you will want to switch up your order a bit.

3 Designer Template Box
4 packs of Border Cards
0 pack of Triple Storage Cards
2 packs of Mix-n-Match Storage Cards
0 packs of Accessory Storage Cards

OTHER BOXES

The possibilities are endless. Whatever cute little storage box you choose to keep them in at home, it does need to be at least 13” wide on the inside. Find a basket that fits your style!

Some things that I found out while trying all the baskets:

  1. Shallow baskets are easier for flipping through the storage cards.
  2. Taller baskets protect them more. I think the perfect height is just at the top of the storage cards – around 6”
  3. Handles are very helpful for moving the basket around.
  4. Add some felt cushions to the bottom of the baskets to protect your scrapbook table.

Other storage baskets I tried:

Going from Home to Travel

When you are ready to pack up and go out for a crop, it took me under a minute to grab a few Borders, Fun Borders, Accessories, and Tiny Accessories which were already in their storage cards. 16 packs fit into one DT Organizer Box. There was no transferring into different packages.

I simply had to grab the storage cards, add them to my DT Organizer Box and go!

For more great organizing tips and tools follow Tiffany here!

We hope you love this all new Storage System as much as we do!

We’d love to see how you decide to store your templates.

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Responses

  1. I love this product! I have three storage boxes with 16 cards each (I have all the templates except for the pocket card borders and current hostess templates). They fit beautifully. The rings and lacey trims are a bit tall, but you can close the box and have them just bent over a bit. I used my label maker and the large Shut Your Flap tabs that Totally Tiffany sells on her site so I can easily find the templates I am looking for. I cut some cardstock to fit each pocket since I didn’t keep the product packaging. I created a 1″ fold at the bottom of each one so I can use the paper to pull the templates out of each pocket. And they are color-coordinated with my craft supplies! Thanks for such a terrific product! I love this company!

  2. Love this idea. I. Going to place an order today. I’m hoping I can get it by the time I leave for my big weekend crop in Ocean City New Jersey in 2 weeks.

  3. That look really neat. I am personally one that has every single template that you have ever made. I love this idea, however I am thinking that I am going to need WAY more border pockets that what is recommended. Maybe I am not visualizing it correctly, but with the size dimensions given it looks like a full border set can fit into the bottom pocket, but it does not look like a full set can fit into the top pocket. Am I wrong? If I am correct then I will need one sheet for each border set that I have. Oh how I wish that I could see these in person.

    1. Hi Valerie, so I believe we have 19 borders + Jason Lane if you have that one. So if you have every DT Set we have you will need 5 additional Border Card Packs (which each include 4 Border Cards) with the DT Organizer to store them all. That is including your Fun Borders. 🙂 Each Border Card holds 1 border (The 2 smaller/thin border pieces will go in the top thin pocket and the 4 thicker border pieces will go in the bottom pocket) Some people have mentioned they could fit 2 complete DT Border sets in one Border Pocket however others have said that makes things a little tight so it’s personal preference. Please don’t hesitate to call us at the office if you have any more questions Valerie 208-649-4955

    1. No Dawn, but there are lots of options for labelling. We just kept the inserts in there. But we are working on a blog post of label ideas we will share with you all when it’s done here on the blog.