So do you keep all the scraps of paper that are left over after completing a project? Do you hate to throw away that 1 x 1 inch square just in case you might need it for something? Are you scraps in such disarray that is takes too much time to sort through them so you just grab a new piece of paper instead. Well then listen up because this is one thing in my craft room that is totally organized and I am totally happy with!
I have shared with you my methods for storing scraps before but I am going to cover it again here just in case you are new to my blog or "gasp" you have forgotten! LOL!
First up let's talk about solid card stock scraps. I love saving card stock scraps. I do a lot of paper peicing. In fact a card I made yesterday involved using that 1 x 1 inch square of red. So it is very practicle for me to save even little pieces of card stock. But...how to store such small pieces without them getting lost and still make them accessible....
Next up is the patterned paper. This has got to be the hardest type of scrap to store. Many papers are multi-colored making it hard to sort. So...when I came across Jennifer's brilliant idea I knew it was for me!
Here is what you need for my scraps storage:
Labels for drawer colors (optional...drawers are clear so labels aren't really necessary)
Patterned Paper Scaps:
Paper Trimmer (optional.... makes cutting paper to the nearest inch easier)
I do have a few other methods for storing scaps I will share with you but I did not find a lot. Hopefully something will strike your fancy though.
Scrapfreak.com uses an over the door shoe rack to store scraps of paper. This would work hanging on a wall too I would think.
Rachel uses labeled magazine holders to store both patterned paper and solid scraps. Her sons have access to this too. This would be a great way for my kids to store their scrap papers. It would even help my daughter prep for Kindergarten. Right now we have all their papers in a big bin. Check out more of Rachel's wonderful scrap room on her blog here.
Denise made her own as she puts it "El Cheapo Clip It Up" using badge ID clips, page protectors, a dowel rod and cup hooks. It costs her less than $2.00! Amazing! Check out more info on her blog here.
makes new paper by gluing the paper strips onto a sheet of 8.5 x 11" of card stock. Don't these look great..who knew soo many patterns could be mixed like that! Check out the wonderful cards Betsy made using her "new" sheets of paper here.
Okay that's scrap paper storage in a nutshell. I hope you find something that inspires you to get a handle on your scraps and helps you make use of all that paper you invested in. Be sure to come back again!