Welcome to Week #36 of my 52 Paper Crafting Organization Tips and StampinBuds Studio tour. Did you miss last week’s topic? I talked about More than Photos! Be sure to check it out.
This week I want to revisit Paper Organization with a brand new CTMH Product…
Week 36: The Paper Strip Saver
Need a solution for keeping ‘working’ Patterned Papers under control? The Paper Strip Saver from Close To My Heart may be the perfect solution. Let’s take a look…
First off, what I mean by ‘working’ scraps are scraps from Paper Collections that have more than a 3-month Seasonal Book lifespan. i.e. The Core Book Collections.
So, to illustrate this new solution, I’m going to reference Close To My Heart’s new 2022/23 Four Seasons Spring Collection as my example. Sound good?
For this Collection I grabbed 3 of the 10 Paper Strip Saver Page Protectors to see how I could make them work for me. I assigned each Patterned Paper to its own protector. Then, in the first compartment, I decided to store my 12″ x 12″ Zip strips.
A Zip Strip is the 1/2″ piece of Patterned Paper along the top of a Close To My Heart 12″ x 12″ sheet of patterned paper.
In the next two compartments I plan on storing 1/2″ to 1″ pieces and then 1″ to 2″ pieces. The rest of the scraps will be stored in the big compartment along with any Zip Strips that have been previously cut. The reason I’m doing it this way is so that I don’t have to try to fish my way down those narrow compartments for smaller pieces.
As of right now, I’m not sure how long I will exercise this solution. I do, however, have another pack of the Paper Strip Savers on order, though, so I’ll let you know how it goes.
Do you have Paper Crafting Organization questions?
Please be sure to leave your questions in the comment section below. I’d be more than happy to share a solution with you in an upcoming blog post.