Several of you have already begun sorting a few of these categories. So we will be going over them quickly.
KITS: Most kits come
packaged in large Ziploc or cellophane baggies. Kits are coordinated and
work best if you can keep them together until you use them. They are
great for crops those times when you want to produce something quickly.
Since most kits will included a color scheme and multiple MGS I would
suggest sorting them by theme or kit club you received them from.
You can create you own kits if you wish out of your stash or you can
purchase them from various companies and kit-clubs online or at your
See last challenge for standard paper storage… for example you can have a vertical cropper hopper just for kits, etc.
A shelf: http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=222679…
Wire tower of drawers categorized by theme: http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=140018…
SCRAPS: Scraps are a
nuisance but since most of scrapbooks are part “collector” then we tend
to save them for a rainy day or we pawn them off on our kids. LOL.
Scraps should be sorted like you sorted your PP and CS… if you did
that by color then sort the scraps by color. If you did it by theme then
… sort your scraps by theme…etc.
BE REALISTIC!!! Only keep the scraps you know you will use… for
example if you cut up 1/2 of a 12×12 piece of paper then you have a 6×12
scrap that can be used on a smaller page, run through a cricut or even
to make cards. Don’t keep (and I am guilty of this) a random shaped
piece of paper big enough for one punch from a decorative punch. What I
have come to decide is, if I want to save every little piece is this
- It must be at least 4.25″x5.5″ to keep in my sorted scraps or I take
my punches and punch flowers or hearts or leaves etc. and sort those
into my die cuts.
Fallowing this rule keeps my scrap storage organized by size and only
usable scraps are saved. My punches and die cut shapes are there for me
and my kids to purge at our leisure.
Storage Photo Box: If your determined to use the scraps as photo mats or cards then this will work for you: http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=245336…
File drawer (vertical storage): http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=228950…
File Container: http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=139643…
Plastic drawers (horizontal storage): http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=222969…
Binders: (one of the most inexpensive ways to go)
Scrap paper storage By Hanging By A Moment inside my scrap paper binders By Hanging By A Moment
DIE CUTS: Extra die cuts and punches are another batch
of little items to sort like chipboard. The majority of the time they
are not too large (especially the extra punches). There are not many
examples of how to store this on this site’s gallery… here is an idea
of a container I would use to store my smaller die cuts and extra
punched papers… (like I said before I do tend to collect extra punched
papers from my smaller scraps before I throw them away).
Plastic divided container: http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=315379…
Baseball card binder: http://www.vanillajoy.com/die-cut-shape-storage -idea.ht…
In this article: http://www.scrapjazz.com/topics/Organization/E mbellishm… they suggest that you do this…
- Storage Solution:
To protect your die cuts and stickers and still keep them visible when
you want flip through and access them, use clear storage pages. I used
baseball card holders, 4 x 6 photo sleeve pages, 5 x 7 photo sleeve
pages, full page protectors or special plastic pages made for accent
storage. All these options were available at my local Wal-Mart and other
discount stores. Any of these pages will fit in standard 3-ring
Storage bins like these work great too: http://www.accucut.com/Die_Cut_Storage_Bins- c309-p2,309…
Does anyone else have a storage solution to share? I am hoping this will
be an easy challenge for you all tonight since we are tackling our
paper storage this week.