Organizing My Heidi Swapp Lightbox Accessories

Heidi Swapp Light Box Accessories Storage - Polymer Clay TutorVideo #748: No, this is not your typical polymer clay lesson topic… but Yes… it will affect your future enjoyment of our PcT videos :)

In today’s video, I’m going to show you how to store a TON of Heidi Swapp Lightbox Accessories in one compact, good looking and easy to use storage organizer.

I know this is not polymer clay related, but… you may have noticed that I have recently started using the Heidi Swapp Lightbox in the background of our videos as a quiet way to share special and fun messages to you guys during my videos. I can use the sign to write inspirational quotes, sassy polymer clay sayings, celebrate holidays, share hashtags or whatever. It’s cute and functional… my kind of thing!

Anyway, since I anticipate using this lightbox for many years to come… and for lots of different occasions… I have been making sure to collect as many of the light box accessories as possible, so that I have many options for saying what I need to say. But the packaging was very quickly, becoming a storage and usage issue. I needed something that would take up very little space, and that would also make the task of changing up the sign, easy and quick.

This is my solution… in case you are interested :-)

You will see in the video I used a single, slim, stack-able fridge bin, divider cards and coin envelopes, to store and organize all of my Heidi Swapp Lightbox Alphabets, Mini Alphas, Background Filters, Word Strips, Icons, Numbers, Emoji’s and Symbols… all in one container.

If you have this lightbox, or if you have ever wanted to use one, I’m sure that you will find today’s video very helpful!

Do you have any suggestions for videos on tips, techniques or products you would like to learn more about? Let me know in the comments section below!

My goal is to help you to learn quicker and easier ways to bring up the professionalism in your polymer clay art.

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Looking forward to hearing from you!

Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor
  1. Lesley K, 22 August, 2016

    I too appreciate and use the supply links that you provide! It’s really nice not to go hunting. I was wondering what happens to your possible credit if I ” wish list” your recommended items on Amazon and then go back a few weeks later and order the items. I frequently do this so I can budget and spread out my purchases. Do you still benefit from these orders or does it timeout?

  2. Cindy Lietz, 22 August, 2016

    I think it times out Lesley. But I think if you were to put things in a wishlist but then come back and enter Amazon through our link (any of the amazon links) then buy the stuff on your wishlist, it should credit us. I really appreciate you thinking of us. It is a tiny ammount that gets credited but every little bit helps since it is a lot of work to put together all these free resources and videos for everyone. Thanks for asking!

  3. Elizabeth S, 26 August, 2016

    I too appreciate the links! I’m so glad Lesley commented. I had no idea you received credit when someone made a purchase through one of the links. I love that it’s a little way I can give back to you for all I’ve learned from you.

    I really enjoy your “non-polymer clay” videos. While the light box isn’t my type of thing, I still took away so much useful information from the video. I’m absolutely fascinated with punch board! I had no idea such a tool existed. I can’t wait for you to do a video about it! Yes, I do need to put down the clay and get out into the real world more often.???? Even if I think one of your videos isn’t about a topic I’m really interested in (which doesn’t happen very often!), I still watch because there’s always a tip or trick in the video I can apply to my projects.

  4. Cindy Lietz, 26 August, 2016

    Thank you Elizabeth for saying that! Sometimes I worry a little about whether or not I should share cetain types of non-polymer info, then I think… “Would I like to know about it?” and if the answer is yes, then I share it.

    Living a creative life also includes ‘dealing with’ the supplies, tools and materials that we use to be creative. If we are going to collect all this stuff, we should also know how to store it, maintain it and use it.

    I am very happy to hear that you understand that even if the topic is something that you have not previously thought to be ‘your thing’, that there are still nuggets of knowledge you can get from it.

    I love to watch videos of people making stuff in all kinds of mediums. Not too long ago I watched several videos on painting cars with pearl paints. Then I watched a this lady making purses out of cork and a guy make fishing lures out of silicone. All cool stuff that taught me more about paints, glues, molds and other ways of doing things.

    There are so many neat things to learn from people that know different things than we do. I am amazed when people get mad at me or click the dislike button when I do a video on a subject they don’t like. I did a tutorial awhile back on a cute owl bead and one lady actually got angry with me because she didn’t like owls! I read this email right after another lady wrote in saying how the owl video got her inspired to do clay again.

    If the first lady had just realized how many cool techniques there were in that video (like making a feather cane for the wings and other neat stuff) she could have learned something new instead of being pissed off. Oh well… her loss. Some people don’t get it!

    Sorry for the ramble… just thought I’d chit chat with you this Friday morning and thank you for sharing your comments today. Have a great weekend! :)

  5. Bella Green, 27 August, 2016

    Hi Cindy,, all your videos really interesting, including this one, Don’t think I need a light box but the storage bins great idea. I have adopted quite a few of your suggestions re-storage . You mention it can be difficult to get the protective film off of the front . A little tip that might help is the one I use when using frisket masking paper is to use two bits of sticky tape one on the front one on the back and the protective film comes off really easily . As the material of each letter or icon looks like thicker material, you might just need to use one bit of tape to get the front film off .

  6. Cindy Lietz, 29 August, 2016

    Thanks Bella! You are the second person to suggest using tape. I don’t know why I didn’t think of that! I will try it with any new sets I buy.

  7. Tena McKenzie, 10 April, 2017

    Where did you buy your storage bin for the Heidi Swapp Lightbox letters?

  8. Cindy Lietz, 13 April, 2017

    I bought it at a Canadian grocery store called Superstore but they don’t carry it anymore. Here is an affiliate link to the same product on Amazon.

  9. Tena McKenzie, 13 April, 2017

    The Superstore! I love The Superstore!!! It’s okay I found one at Target and thank you many times over for the idea because those letters were a nightmare to use before I saw your idea on YouTube. BTW so you live in Canada? I’m Canadian living in Utah.

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