Chances are you read the title and thought… uh-oh, should I read this? All of us are guilty of falling in love with beautiful paper, so beautiful we hold on to it and can’t bare the thought of cutting it or giving it away… I’ve been where you are my friend, and I have to tell you that this year I started the “no more paper hoarding” campaign. I have decided to use up all of my designer series paper and stop “saving” it for the right occasion… Why, you ask? Space an lack thereof. I want to use what I have to make room for new designer series paper. There are lots of different ways to store paper, I’m going to share with you what works for me in my small space.
My 8 1/2 x 11 paper storage is in this letter sized rolling cart. I purchased it from Amazon and it has a ton of room for all the different colors that Stampin’ Up! offers. The cart rolls for easy maneuvering, I love that it has sides so paper does not slide out and the shelf on the bottom fits my Big Shot so that is off my table top. I keep my paper stored alphabetically. Love it!12 x 12 paper storage can be tricky. There aren’t really any rolling carts wide enough to store this size paper. I keep my 12 x 12 paper storage on a shelf in these super awesome folders that are made by Storage Studios. Prior to these heavy duty folders, the corners of my paper always seemed to get bent. I ordered about five packs and have sorted through my paper and now have them all stored by collection. It can hold two designer series packs and the scraps inside as well. The paper doesn’t slide out easily, which I like. The fact that they are clear makes finding what I want fast and easy.
6×6 paper pads can be stored just about anywhere. It’s small enough to fit in a shoe box, a basket or bin. I store all of my 6×6 paper pads in quart size zip lock bags so that I can store the scraps with them. II have found this to be helpful when making cards and needing smaller pieces, everything is all there.
Now go, use your paper. Use all of it up make boxes, decorate gift bags, make something for your kids classes, make a stack of cards for a gift. Enjoy all the beautiful paper while you gently cut it to give away to friends and family. No really – Head to your craft room and make something. Then you can go to the SHOP NOW page and get more paper.