Paper Scrap Storage

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday!

I’ve got some really happy news. I already had my post for yesterday ready to go so I couldn’t post it then, but I wanted to tell you the happy news. On Friday, I started the process of turning SP from a sole proprietorship to an LLC! This is going to be a huge change when everything is all said and done, but I am so excited to be able to take this big next step!! I am not sure how long this process will take, but when we are an LLC, I will be shouting it from the rooftops 🙂 I will keep you informed. 

Today, let’s talk about organization and storage. My hubby is in grad school and we are living with my mom for the time being. Well, that has meant I am back to my scrap dining room area. While this area is plenty big, it isn’t quite big enough, and so it has been a constant work in progress trying to get everything organized. The main issue right now for me has been paper scraps.

If you are anything like me, you like to save all those paper scraps! Well I have found a wonderful system for my patterned paper scraps. I have shared that with you before. I just put the scraps back into the poly bags that the collection kits come in. I also have another one of those poly bags for loose patterned paper scraps that came from open stock 12X12s. This system as worked very well for me.

On the other hand, my cardstock scraps have gotten OUT OF CONTROL. Well a few weeks ago, I implemented a new cardstock scrap organization and so far I have loved it. So in this video, I am going to share that system with you. I know we are always trying to come up with the best ways to organized and so I wanted to share this idea with you.

I say in the video that this is for Tutorial Tuesday, but I don’t know what I was thinking because this isn’t even a tutorial! HA! That just goes to show that I was working on way too many videos that day lol.  Enjoy!

How do you store your paper scraps? Share your ideas in the comments section below. I look forward to hearing your organization tip!

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10 thoughts on “Paper Scrap Storage

  1. Great ideas! I have a 12 x 12 paper holder from Michaels that has hanging folders. I put all my scraps in there based on color. I just pull out the folder I need and I am set.

    Congrats on the LLC process, Sam! My little girl is growing up! Yeah!! So happy for you!!

  2. I store my cardstock scraps similar to your method, just on a larger scale. I have a larger rubbermaid rolling card with four drawers that I purchased years ago. I have one drawer for neutrals, the other for colors and another for patterned paper. The drawers are very large, so it does let my scraps get out of control, but I do reach in there before ever cutting down a larger sheet of cardstock. I go through from time to time and die cut some of the papers to have on hand for quick embellishments. Always love organizing tips!

  3. I keep all my scraps (big and llttle) in a file cabinet. Each color has a folder and it is easy to pull out the folder and find the right size. That is also how I store my full sheets of 8 1/2 x 11. I am still searching for the perfect system for 12×12!

  4. Right now I have my scraps in gallon size ziploc baggies. Usually one baggie per color group. Then I store the baggies in an accordian type plastic file. The pieces that don’t fit in the baggie go in the accordian slot behind the baggie.

    I’m thinking I might have to put smaller scraps somewhere else (maybe the drawers like Sami did)’cause they are making the baggies kind of bulky at the bottom. I alway try to check my scraps before I go cut a full sheet.

  5. Thanks for the video.
    I recently went through my craft room and tidied a whole lot of things up and organized them. I keep my little scraps in a binder with pockets that open at the top in alphabetical order.
    I think I will change my way of keeping larger scraps now that I have seen your method.

  6. Congratulations, Samantha! Great news from you. I keep each of my 6×6 paper pads in a Ziplok bag. Any scraps go back into the bag with its original pad.
    I keep my solid color paper scraps in a three-drawer container as you described.
    You are right… keep the container close by so you aren’t tempted to cut up more paper!

    1. It means my business is a real company and now my business is completely separate. It really changes how my taxes are taken care of. It’s way more complicated than that but those are the basics. It means we are growing 🙂

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