Tuesday, July 27, 2010

First edition of Tip Me Tuesday

Storing your paper scraps

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


  1. Wow you have a very organized system! It sounds great1

  2. Love the lesson on rolling paper. Great blog. TFS