I recently reorganized my scrap corner a little, and I am wanting to
organize my paper a little better so I kind of know what I have. (yeah
I have the 12x12 Cropper Hopper vertical storage units that I have
my cardstock and patterned paper in. I have my cardstock sorted by
colors, of course. I have sports themes, holidays, boys, baby,
stripes, checks, some florals..etc...I have some papers that I bought
with coordinating cardstock,and I dont really want to split them up,
and then I have some of the paper stacks, with all sorts of designs
and stuff in them.
I was wondering what methods do you all use to sort your patterned
paper? I am interested in everyones ideas!
Linda ** BTW I did take pics of my *clean* scrap corner! its in my
scrapbooking folder, last page
That's a very good question and one I'm really interested in. I have the
vertical croper units and use those for my cardstock and like you they are
by color. Next to them are my slabs. As for my other patterened paper, my
TLC ones are in a 3-ring scrapbook by family and color. Then I have my other
papers sort of and I do mean sort of, by type. Wedding, travel, and also by
the project I purchased it for. Basically it's sort of organized, LOL!
My limited cardstock is by color and in a hanging file folder system.
My 8 1/2 x11 paper is sorted by theme and/or color. My 12x12 paper
are sorted by color and theme in a vertical tower thingy I got at AC
Moore. If I'm working on a layout or such I keep the paper in a 12x12
cropper keeper folder.
On 8 Mar 2007 14:06:33 -0800, "Linda C"
My cardstock is kept in two vertical containers - one is for 'bulk'
cardstock (anything I have five or more sheets of) that I can use for
doing swaps, and the other is for everything else... I use the small
cropper hopper containers for double-sided paper/cardstock and 'fancy'
papers (vellum, metallics etc.)
I have a couple of verticle files for my 8 1/2x11. They're sorted by
color (of course) in order of shade, lighter to darker. I also have
each colors patterned paper filed w/ the cardstock. Blue cs, blue
pattern, red cs, red pattern etc. I have a couple of 12x12 verticle
files too. One is sorted the same way as above. The other has all of
my coordinating papers together. I was so happy when I finally figured
out how to store these. I made kits, sorta, by putting all of them
together and slipping a paper clip on them. If I use some I still slip
the scraps under the clip w/ the rest of the papers. I have one clip
for all the papers I've bought for collaging/atcs. In this same file I
have my only two slabs and some smaller books of paper. Now I'll tell
you what I do w/ my scraps. I have a folding file that I keep large/
medium scraps in according to color. I have envelopes, each labeled,
for my small scraps. I believe that covers it all. Good question, by
Katrina in KS
> I recently reorganized my scrap corner a little, and I am wanting to
> organize my paper a little better so I kind of know what I have. (yeah > right! lol)
> I have the 12x12 Cropper Hopper vertical storage units that I have
> my cardstock and patterned paper in. I have my cardstock sorted by
> colors, of course. I have sports themes, holidays, boys, baby,
> stripes, checks, some florals..etc...I have some papers that I bought
> with coordinating cardstock,and I dont really want to split them up,
> and then I have some of the paper stacks, with all sorts of designs
> and stuff in them.
> I was wondering what methods do you all use to sort your patterned
> paper? I am interested in everyones ideas!
> ** BTW I did take pics of my *clean* scrap corner! its in my
> scrapbooking folder, last page
Karen AKA Kajikit: **** I only own one paper stack and I kept it all together until I'd
more than half of it, then I broke it up into colours and put it with
the rest of my paper.****
I have been thinking about breaking up my stacks (I only have 4) and
sorting them out into colors, but so many of the papers are
coordinated patterns, and one set I have came with tags, and borders
strips and diecuts to match. The tablets fall over if I remove
something off of the shelf to search for paper, and it can get
I like Katrina's idea of using a paper clip to keep matching sets of
paper and CS together.
Kate, I do that too with the cropper hopper keeper. When I am working
with a set of papers or a theme for several pages, I keep them in one
of those while I am working on them.
M-C do you keep your slabs all stuck together until you use them up?I
like your ideas too!
Everyone has good ideas!
I have the clear three drawer organizers that my 12x12 paper fit into. I
have one for cardstock and one for prints. Then I have two ot the 4 drawer
acid free cardboard drawer organizers that 12x12 fit into also. I keep my
stacks in those drawers even after they fall apart bacause I have the
matching cardstock packs to go with them and sometimes the stickers and mat
When I buy paper and cardstock that go together I use the bags from
clearbags.com that fit 12x12 and keep the set together.
I also use the 8.5x11 clear drawer sets for my embellishments and sort them
Hi everyone, I am one of your resident lurkers. I really need to post more
because I feel like I know many of you! I love looking at your layouts!
I have the Crop-in-Style Paper Taker that I keep all my 12x12 paper -
patterned and solid. It's sorted by color. For 8.5x11 cardstock that I use
for matting and cards, I keep in a cabinet above my desk in plastic stacking
shelves. Once either of those sizes have been trimmed, they then go into an
accordion "scrap" file.
I would love to have my 12x12 paper stacked by color or style in those cool
shelves that sit along a wall or on a desk but I don't like clutter. So I
keep it away, out of sight until needed. This works but sometimes I forget
what I have!
That's a really good question Linda.....I am looking at being able to expand
my crafting area to the entire room (I nearly have it all now exept DH's
things are in the way!! LOL) this summer and will be looking at ways to
organize my paper too.
Currently I have my 12x12 paper in hanging files, as well as most of my
patterned paper. I have more slabs than anything as far as patterned paper
goes so I keep them together. I keep my Stampin' Up cardstock, 81/2x11, in
the clear plastic storage envelopes (from Michaels). I keep them stored on
a shelf on a book case. I use SU CS more for cards as I've decided I love
the quality of it, FAR better than what I can by locally.
I too have the Cropper Hopper vertical files. I broke up my slabs and sorted
them by color and they are in three files. I'm not happy with the way the
patterned paper is sorted, so I'm trying to come up with a solution. My
cardstock is also sorted by color with the Bazzill in one file and the other
cardstock in another file. I have two large Iris boxes that hold my scraps,
one for patterned paper and two for cardstock.
I want to break up my slabs, but still keep the papers together for
easier sorting through. That way I dont have to haul out the whole
slab, and flip through it, I can just keep it in the Cropper Hopper,
to sift through, and still keep the coordinating patterns together.
With everyones input on this, I am hoping for a better solution to
sorting my patterned paper too!
Thanks everyone for your input on this subject. It has been very
Good question Linda! I have 6 Cropper Hopper vertical storage things. I
sort most of my paper by color, as long as it's not a particular
theme.....red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown, black.
Then I have themed paper together....school, tooth fairy, VBS, Easter, etc.
I also keep vellums, double sided paper, and page kits together. Most of my
slabs get broken up and sorted by color, unless the paper in the slab
coordinates together so nicely, or is too pretty to break up. LOL So I
have my "Inspirations", "Everyday Tango", and "Old World" slabs together in
the vertical Hoppers. I did sort through those 3 slabs and put the
duplicates together, though. My scraps are in 3 of the Cropper Hopper
pocket things....cardstock in one, vellum in another, patterned paper in a
I also have one of the 12 x 12 drawer sets, the 3 drawer ones. Two of the
drawers hold paper and items for a couple albums I'm supposed to be working
on. The third hold Christmas paper.
My SU cardstock and paper is all by itself on a shelf. Most of it is in
gallon ziplock bags, but I'm working on moving those over to the 12 x 12
craft keepers that open up to almost an inch thick. 48 colors of cardstock,
plus 3 of the "In Colors", plus several patterned paper sets, plus 2 or 3 of
the scrapping kits....that's a lot of craft keepers! LOL
I may be one of the only ones who organizes according to
themes with the designer papers, and according to colors
with the solid cardstocks. Some of the themes I use are
holidays, baby, boys, girls, heritage, geometric designs (stripes,
circles, squares, hearts, etc.), words, ocean/water, bugs/butterflies,
flowers, leaves--that's all I can think of off hand.
I have two different storage racks I got for a steal from some ladies I
crop with, one for 12x12 papers (30 slots) and 8.5X11 papers (18 slots).
I keep solid cardstock in a metal shelf unit I got at Costco, mostly in
ROYGBPBBW order (Maya's allowed into this stash so sometimes it gets
messy a little bit).
Carolyne in TX