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Post by Sara Laurent on Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:41 am

Storing your paper scraps

Things you need:

  • Large zip sealed bags
    smaller baggies
    Sharpie or perm marker



To store my various paper scraps ( and trust me I have created piles over the years )
I use a towered set of drawers that can be purchased at Wal-Mart or any store like it.
The two large bottom drawers are for warm colored scraps and cold colored scraps.
( Warm colors are based on yellows, oranges, browns, yellowish greens, orange reds, and the like. Cool colors are based on blues, greens, pinks, purples, blue-greens, magenta's, and blue-based reds. )
Above those drawers is reserved for my "themed" scrap bags.

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I take any brand of large zip bags and write a category on each one with a sharpie.
Military, Christmas, Halloween etc, baby, girl, boy, vintage, birthday, outdoors, school, sports and so on. The bags are perfect because they are self contained, portable and best of all see through!!!
All of my scraps from the large to the itty bitty fit.

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For those teenie tiny scraps, I just place them in a smaller baggie and into the big bag it goes!

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I can personally say that this has not only made the organization and functionality of my paper scraps a trillion times better but it has cut the time I spend
searching for that perfect little piece of paper that I could have sworn I used some of 3 months ago virtually in half. Always a plus in my book!

For all of you souper girls that need to get your PP scraps in order for the new year, this one is for you! So grab your coffee, dust that new year confetti off of your shoulders, pull out those heaps of PP scraps, take a deep breath, dig in and let these tips make your organization process that much easier!

We will award 10 bonus points to ONE challenge participate based on a random drawing.

Hope you can play along with all of us tonight and thank you for coming to the Creative Soup Launch party!
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Post by KimL141 on Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:40 pm

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Post by Pooky on Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:47 pm

great idea, and so simple
i totally need to do this with my halloween themed stuff!
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Post by fmtinsley on Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:50 pm

I've already got my scraps organized. If I take a photo and post do I still get points?
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Post by Liz on Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:52 pm

great tip Smile
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Post by KimL141 on Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:54 pm

Sure Michelle! And please give us any tips on how you organize!

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Post by fmtinsley on Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:01 pm

KimL141 wrote:Sure Michelle! And please give us any tips on how you organize!

yay, I'll take photos and get them loaded.
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Post by ScrapHappy on Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:53 pm

Shnikees! I have my stuff all organized into kits! I wanted to get ready for this crop. Zoiks!
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Post by KimL141 on Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:06 pm

That is fine! Show us how you organize your paper if you have already found a system that works for you and you can still get points!

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Post by Pooky on Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:08 pm

Sara Laurent wrote:Storing your paper scraps

For all of you souper girls that need to get your PP scraps in order for the new year, this one is for you! So grab your coffee, dust that new year confetti off of your shoulders, pull out those heaps of PP scraps, take a deep breath, dig in and let these tips make your organization process that much easier!

We will award 10 bonus points to ONE challenge participate based on a random drawing.

Hope you can play along with all of us tonight and thank you for coming to the Creative Soup Launch party!

so if we show you our scrap storage, we get in the drawing?
there are no points for posting the photos, right?
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Post by fmtinsley on Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:12 pm

Here is how I store my scrap paper pieces. I took a file cart that goes with a desk I have and converted to storage. It's great because it has wheels and rolls under my craft table. On the lower shelf are two storage cases from Michael's that contain page kits and pages I have received from swaps. The top shelf has my CM cutting system.

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I got some storage envelopes at Micheal's and store my large scraps in them. One for each color.
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They are stored in the hanging file area of the cart.
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I store my smaller pieces of scraps, journal boxes and photo mats in a Creative Memories Power Sort Box. They are sorted by color in the compartment boxes.
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Scrap pieces have always been a thorn in my organization. Since I have a Cricut and Design Studio, I tend to keep every piece of scrap because with the software I can place the paper where I need to on the mat. Right now, this is working for me.

Thanks for letting me share and maybe it will help someone.
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Post by Liz on Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:58 pm

Michele, your scrap area looks great and so organised. Thanks for sharing Smile
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Post by Mara on Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:19 am

Michelle that looks like a great system!

It's all about what works for you!!!

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Post by ScrapHappy on Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:20 pm

Oh goody! I organize my paper and most of my embellies into kits. I like to be able to just grab coordinating papers and supplies quickly when I scrap. Also, I find that I will use up some of my older stuff if it is in with new kits:

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Post by Sara Laurent on Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:23 pm

Hello and good morning ladies ! Sorry I wasnt around for the last little bit of my time slot! We had been having severe tornado warnings all day yesterday and finally our whole town lost power from the wind!!!

I am so glad that some of you got a chance to play along so far!

Tonya- Yes, if you post your pictures you get entered in the drawing for 10 bonus points ! You have until 10pm EST this evening to get any photos of your PP storage methods. ( I am still checking on the exact time but I will update this thread as soon as I found out. But for right this moment we will say 10pm)
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Post by Sara Laurent on Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:24 pm

ScrapHappy wrote:Oh goody! I organize my paper and most of my embellies into kits. I like to be able to just grab coordinating papers and supplies quickly when I scrap. Also, I find that I will use up some of my older stuff if it is in with new kits:

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Awesome job! Look how portable and neat everything is !
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Post by Pooky on Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:33 pm

ok, here is mine
i have an accordian folder thingy (is it a 'generations scrapfolio'?) that i've divided by color. each of the colors has two sections, one for solids and one for prints.
at the very back is just 'prints' that don't have a main color
this was very handy as i was making my perpetual calendar and i needed scraps for the month dividers
(by the way, the first picture shows my other paper storage... priority mail boxes cut like magazine holders, and i painted the front to show which color is in there)
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Post by KimL141 on Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:30 pm

Nice Tonya!

And I use priority mail boxes for storage too!

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Post by Sara Laurent on Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:12 pm

Great Job Tonya!!! Wow Priority mail boxes... Ive never heard of that!
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Post by Pooky on Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:23 pm

KimL141 wrote:Nice Tonya!

And I use priority mail boxes for storage too!
I stole the idea from someone. Maybe it was you Very Happy
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Post by Sara Laurent on Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:36 pm

UPDATE ON AWARDED POINTS !

Kim will pick the winners at random and award the points later. You have until midnight to do all challenges. Kim will add your bonus points to your totals in the thread!
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Post by Pooky on Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:51 pm

thanks Sara, I was just wondering this lol
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Post by Sara Laurent on Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:53 pm

Pooky wrote:thanks Sara, I was just wondering this lol

No problem! Its taken me a bit to find out but I got it all squared away for you guys!
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Post by leslie on Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:56 pm

just be sure you are using used priority mail boxes - otherwise it is considered stealing from the United States Postal Service...
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Post by Pooky on Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:06 pm

leslie wrote:just be sure you are using used priority mail boxes - otherwise it is considered stealing from the United States Postal Service...
yes .. of course. i knew that.
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