Stampin' AND Scrappin' Do You Have Separate Stations?

Two Peas is Closing
Click here to visit our final product sale. Click here to visit our FAQ page regarding the closing of Two Peas.

Posted 3/3/2013 by BedsandBorders in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 326,513
July 2007
Posts: 651
Layouts: 7
Loc: New England

Posted: 3/3/2013 6:17:17 PM
Hi Peas! Wonder if those of you who stamp on your scrap pages have two desks or two work areas, one for each activity?

I'm trying to keep my scrap area clean but if I'm stamping, the inks and smudgy stuff makes things complicated. Might have to get me another table just for stamping.

How do you do it?

Leader of the Banned

PeaNut 52,171
October 2002
Posts: 17,687
Layouts: 105
Loc: Froogville

Posted: 3/3/2013 6:21:19 PM
Nope. I just have a small corner so everything has to happen on my one desk.


PeaNut 14,286
April 2001
Posts: 15,422
Layouts: 245
Loc: the 80's

Posted: 3/3/2013 6:23:44 PM
I use the same workspace, for everything scrapbooking & stamping. If I am doing a ton of stamping, I cover my mat with kraft paper from a big roll I got from home depot.


PeaNut 561,756
July 2012
Posts: 477
Layouts: 7
Loc: Iowa

Posted: 3/3/2013 6:29:55 PM
I have two separate areas because I had an extra computer desk but previously had one. It's nice because the scrapping area can be free of all the ink and mists but the desks are not right next to each other. I have to walk to another area of the room to get to the other. It's just how it worked out with the existing furniture and layout that we had.

If you have a large craft mat, you can use one desk and have easy clean up.



PeaNut 556,456
June 2012
Posts: 1,015
Layouts: 2

Posted: 3/3/2013 6:30:37 PM
One spot for me too. I have a big pad of newsprint type "sketch" paper, a TH craft sheet and my cutting mat in a pile. If I am doing messy things I flip my cutting mat up and lean it against my marker storage which sits behind it. If I need to scribble a quick note or dimensions or something I slide stuff over and jot it on the paper underneath.
Uploaded with iPhone client

In The Shadow

PeaNut 180,553
December 2004
Posts: 1,715
Layouts: 26
Loc: Columbus, Ohio (Southwest of)

Posted: 3/3/2013 7:27:51 PM
When I had a large room I had
Main work station
Cutting station
Stamping station
Sewing station

Somewhat in a disconnected rectangle with a chair on wheels!

Canon XTi, Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro,Tamron 17-50mm f2.8,Canon 28x105mm USMII f3.5-4.5, Canon 85mm 1.8, Canon 75-300mm f4.-5.6
Seeing...Through My Eyes


PeaNut 229,823
November 2005
Posts: 1,718
Layouts: 32
Loc: In the Middle

Posted: 3/3/2013 7:30:23 PM
I use to have a separate stamping area, but I found that I kept carrying my stamps and inks over to my main desk. My stamping area is now my Project Life area, but guess what keeps getting carried over to my main desk?

You Wanna Peas of Me?

PeaNut 413,587
February 2009
Posts: 5,966
Layouts: 51
Loc: Western NY

Posted: 3/3/2013 7:47:29 PM
I use to but prefer to have everything at arms length so to speak. My stamp table now houses my Cameo and Cricut machines.

Chocolate......who needs a reason?!

50 page freeze challenge:
Started Jan. 3, 2014
15 12 x 12 pages completed.

Garden Girl

PeaNut 106,721
September 2003
Posts: 3,899
Layouts: 481
Loc: Canada

Posted: 3/3/2013 7:50:47 PM
I do everything in one place. I just put away my stamps right away to prevent any color accidents.

heart and soul,

Garden Girl

PeaNut 232,474
November 2005
Posts: 6,578
Layouts: 797
Loc: Canada

Posted: 3/3/2013 8:30:51 PM
All in one place, one very very messy place.

Come visit me at

Perfectionist Pea

PeaNut 23,809
October 2001
Posts: 17,028
Layouts: 386
Loc: Just a short drive from Nashville, TN! (Yee-Haw Ya'll!)

Posted: 3/3/2013 9:50:28 PM
I only really work at one area. I do hate getting ink everywhere but I use bleach to clean my desk off.

luv my son

PeaNut 95,467
July 2003
Posts: 1,421
Layouts: 0
Loc: N. Cal

Posted: 3/4/2013 1:21:52 AM
I scrapbook and stamp in the same space. I do have a separate die cutting area. It works great for me.


PeaNut 3,602
April 2000
Posts: 14,291
Layouts: 376
Loc: Massachusetts

Posted: 3/4/2013 6:47:23 AM
I use the same table. I have a large desk calendar on my surface so it keeps the desk clean. I buy them cheap this time of year.

Christi in MA
Uploaded with iPhone client

Just me in MI
Jeepers PEApers

PeaNut 178,994
November 2004
Posts: 2,468
Layouts: 0

Posted: 3/4/2013 7:01:30 AM
I have a separate area but lately it has been done in my scrapping area so I just made a drawer for my ink pads right under my table. I keep cardboard beside me to put on my table when stamping. I'd really like to get one of those resist mats/oven mats people have.


PeaNut 36,144
April 2002
Posts: 649
Layouts: 53
Loc: Louisiana

Posted: 3/4/2013 7:36:44 AM
I keep a large splat mat (15"x18" Inkssentials Non-Stick Craft Sheet) on my work surface. As I distress edges on almost every layout, I keep my ink pad and blending tool in the upper right-hand corner of my mat so they're there when I need them. If I ink my mat for any purpose, I make sure to wipe it off with paper towels before putting my layout back on it.


2014 Stash-Busting Goals:
72 Layouts (21 down/51 to go)
34 Cards (17 down/17 to go)


PeaNut 374,702
May 2008
Posts: 656
Layouts: 16
Loc: NYC

Posted: 3/4/2013 8:20:44 AM
No. I do keep my inkpads separate, just for easy access but everything else is together.


PeaNut 326,513
July 2007
Posts: 651
Layouts: 7
Loc: New England

Posted: 3/4/2013 5:56:21 PM
Thanks for the responses everyone!

I usually do everything together on one table but as I age my fine motor skills are going kafluey. So I'm messier.

Think another table/desk for stamping is in order...even something L shaped.
Show/Hide Icons . Show/Hide Signatures
{{ title }}
{{ icon }}
{{ body }}
{{ footer }}