Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Last week when I was cleaning up my craft area, Laurie asked what I did with my paper scraps. I thought that I'd just show how I store my paper, my paper "scraps" and my little cardstock color sampler I take when I go shopping. The pictures are pretty self-explanatory, but I like to explain things, so here I go. I love the desk I have for stamping / scrapbooking. It can fit hanging file folders in it and that is definitely one of my favorite functions. Also, it has one of those bars ( I have no idea what it's called) you can put in the drawer, so my folders are technically in there sideways. So that view is what I get when I'm setting in my chair. I like the paper turned sideways so that I can see all of the colors at once. And it's much easier for me to get paper out this way. I have a funny thing about alphabetizing, so that is how I ordered my paper, rather than by color families or some other method. And in the front of each file folder, is the sheet protector with any 8 1/2 x 11 sheet that has been cut into. So rather than grab a full paper, each time I grab the sheet protector to see what is in there first. Lastly, is my cardstock color sampler. I cut a 2 inch square piece of every color cardstock that I have, punched a hole in it, and added some twine to tie them all together. When I first started I added an eyelet, but this made the sampler too thick. This color sampler stays in my wallet so anytime I am shopping I can slip it out and find patterned papers, brads, etc. to match my cardstock collection. This way I don't get home with accessories that end up not matching anything I have. And, no, I didn't alphabetize the color sampler. I did want it grouped by colors so that it's easier to compare to any accessory I might be looking at.
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