Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Paper Storage

Hey! Today I want to show you what I was working on last week. I bought a paper holder thing from Hobby Lobby close to a year ago, and it's JUNK! It's held up with plastic clips and metal wire sides and it keeps falling apart! It's already fell once and I just took it down because it was about to fall again. So I have to look into a different avenue for all of my patterned papers. I have started using mostly PTI's cardstock paper and I LOVE it! So I wanted to have somewhere to store all of those papers for easy access. And I am LOVING it so far! :) I like to move into the kitchen or the living room when the kids are home so I can be more involved with them if I decide to craft, so being able to pick up my papers and move around is great for me. I'm sure when I get my new craft room, I will having another place for these papers. But for now my space is limited!

I put the paper pack and a manila folder in each hanging folder.
I used my Fiskars scallop circle punch and punched each color out. And I used my new Martha Stewart scor board that I got a Michael's with my 40% off coupon! Woo Hoo! :) And I scored the middle and folded it in half and stamped the name of the paper on each circle with my Lawn Fawn Harold's ABC set! (I love this set!)
Then I used my Tombo Mono liquid glue to adhere them to each Manila file folder.
In each file folder, I keep the scraps of that color. (Because I don't like to waste at all!)
So behind the manila folder of scraps is the paper pack.
And the hanging folders are in this cute Raspberry Fizz plastic crate from WalMart! :)
Ok that's it for today. I have a really cool project that I will be posting soon and I am so excited about it. I have a few more things to finish on it and then I will show ya'll! Let's just say, that I'm trying to get organized in the chaotic craft room! :)
Have a Blessed day!


Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh wow! That looks great Winter! I love having all of my paper together too! I like just opening my file cabinet and looking at all the pretty colors! :) Can't wait to see your other project! :)

Ayana Posadas said...

Winter, I really love, love, LOVE this idea for paper storage! I think I will definitely have to try it out at my house. Thanks so much for sharing!!! :)

Jinny Newlin said...

This is, almost, exactly, the same way that I organized my scraps of cardstock! I took my inspiration from Melissa Phillips, where I first saw the idea awhile back. Don't you LOVE organization?!

Julie Ranae said...

Totally terrific idea, Winter...really well done : )

DoxieGirl said...

okay... never thought about putting a file folder inside the hanging folder... that would be helpful for scraps! :)
thanks for sharing the brilliant idea!

Heather Innusa said...

VERY COOL!! Thanks for sharing!

Christiana said...

Brilliant storage system! Love how you can just pick it up and go wherever the kids are working too.

Isn't Harold's ABCs the most versatile stamp set ever?

Unknown said...

girl, work that organization!!!! I need to do this, seriously!!!

Janelle said...

Thanks for sharing your paper storage solution, Winter. Looks like it must work well. I've certainly got to make some changes in the way I'm storing my paper because right now it's a mess!
Cut camo baby boy gifts in the previous post, too!