Welcome to Week #3 of my 52 Paper Crafting Organization Tips and the tour around my Stampinbuds Studio! Did you miss last week’s topic? I highlighted my Workspace Wonder Paper Trays and talked about how I work with active papers. Be sure to check it out!
This week I want to stay with the Workspace Wonder Paper Trays and focus on another product I use. It’s something for organizing my coordinating scraps…
Week 3: 12″ x 12″ Paper Sleeves
12″ x 12″ Paper Sleeves have been a perfect solution for me when it comes to Paper Crafting Organization and storing ‘current’ scraps. Let me tell you why…
If you remember from last week, I talked about how I like to store the most current Close To My Heart papers in the Workspace Wonder Paper Trays because it allows me to see what’s current and I can mix and match patterns as needed.
On top of each of those patterns, I also store a 12″ x 12″ Paper Sleeve from Stamp ‘n Storage. This becomes the catch-all for all of the coordinating scraps from a particular pattern. It also keeps them from being all willy-nilly in the tray.
While I know that storing scraps can be done cheaper with the plastic bags each new Paper Pack comes in, I just wanted something that looked a bit nicer and functioned a bit differently. So instead of fishing around for scraps inside a plastic Zip Top Bag, these sleeves are open on 2 sides, have a notch for easy access, and a tab for labeling – if I desire. Super awesome and very sturdy! Plus, putting a system like this in place has really helped me to use up my scraps before cutting into a fresh new sheet of patterned paper. I’ve basically trained myself to be more scrap savvy!
Now, when it comes to retiring paper from my trays so that I can introduce new paper into my workspace, I simply just put the scraps and full sheets back into Zip Top Bags. I’ll go more in depth with this topic in the weeks to come, so no worries. We have lots more to explore and I hope you’re as excited as I am!
Should I invest in some Paper Sleeves?
For now, I would say to just keep them in the back of your mind because we have lots more products from the Stamp ‘n Storage company to talk about.
In the meantime, however, I would love to know: How do you organize your pretty Patterned Paper Scraps? Drop me a note in the comment section below!