Good morning, everyone!
Welcome to Skipping Stones Design's Tips & Tricks Thursday!
Today I'm sharing some cardstock and patterned paper organization tips.
We all have it!
We all hoard it!We all need it organized, so we can USE it!
I started organizing my patterned paper, cardstock and cardstock scraps about a year ago when I found myself digging through a plastic bin trying to find a piece of cardstock that I knew I had in a certain color. I probably spent more time looking for that darned piece of cardstock than I did making my card. I really had to get organized, but I wanted to do it with things I already had in my home and not buy something (so I could spend my $$$ on the fun stuff like.......more patterned paper!!!).
In talking to a lot of other stampers, I came to realize that we usually stick with one company for our cardstock (ie, Papertrey Ink, Stampin' Up, Bazzill, Hero Arts, etc.). That being said, if you use many different companies, this will still work for you as long as you keep your cardstock organized by color groups.
Paper Scraps Storage
|Right above that file folder on my cutting table sits this DVD storage box that I had from Target. It looks like a mess, but I assure you that I can find many shapes of scraps for dies or borders in an instant.|
Patterned Paper Storage
|I created the same kind of pocket as I did for my scrap cardstock box to put the name of the paper pad and house all my little pieces of matching scrap papers.|
I hope this gave you some inexpensive tips and ideas on how to store your papers, so that you can find and use them a little better. I'm betting you have some kind of boxes or plastic bins laying around that you can start organizing your stash. I'd love to see pictures once you get organized.....just leave your post link in the comments box so I can take a peek!
I hope you've enjoyed this week's Tips & Trick's Thursday!!!