Paper Organization

There are many ways to organize your paper, and I’ve tried many of them! My main advice is this — you want to store the paper vertically so that you can easily flip through it to find what you are looking for.

We collect so much PAPER for scrapbooking and card making. How to store it all? In this video I show some ways creative ways to store 12×12, 8.5×11, 6×6, and 4×6 paper.

  • Solid colors — I purchase Stampin’ up solid cardstock. I also like Bazzil and American Crafts. I do not purchase the thinner paper, since it does not cut well in my Cricut machine. I store this in plastic vertical bins by color. I keep one with a rainbow of colors for travelling to crops. Storing standing up makes is easy to pull out the color you need.
  • Paper pads — I purchase these less now, but when I started, and had a coupon, I bought these like crazy. I like that the paper coordinates, but I rarely use the whole pack. I store these on their sides, and someone gave me the idea to WRITE on the binding to remember the theme for that pad. My 6×6 paper packs are sorted by colors, along with my other scrapbooking products such as buttons, brads, ribbon, and washi tape.
  • By Brand — I seem to have an abundance of Jillibean Soup paper, so that gets it’s own section! Some people like to organize by company and I understand how this would help you find coordinating sets of paper too.
  • By Theme — For other loose paper that I purchase by brand, I have grouped by sections that I can easily find for my themed layouts. Notice in the photo above that I have many categories such as baby, boy, girl, school, puppy, wedding, birthday, house, vacation, Easter/spring, summer, fall, and Christmas. I use labeled tabbed dividers for each section.
  • Card making — I’ve recently decided to use the photo storage box to hold my 4×6 paper for card making. This is portable, and holds a lot of colors in a small space.  I have my 8.5×11 paper in magazine holders, sorted by color.

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