Organize Your Scrapbook Paper Scraps

How do your organize your scrapbook paper scraps?  Me?  Well, all mine are just thrown in a box.  I will be the first to admit it that my system is not working out too well.

However, for every problem, there’s a solution!  Thanks to Rachel at Cooks ~ Cleans ~ Plays With Paper, I found my solution just the other day.  Check it out…

Rachel does not give many written specifics about her scrap paper storage, but her picture is worth a thousand words!  

I think she may be using corrugated cardboard magazine files.  I did a quick search on Google and found some at Wal-Mart.  A 12-pack of these were selling for $18.31 (works out to about $1.50 each – not bad!).

However, I’m cheap.  I think I might just use empty cereal boxes.  In fact, I have a few laying around already that I was going to use as chipboard and cut into shapes with my Cricut (see, I told you I was cheap – I won’t even spring for store bought chipboard!).  I have some plastic magazine files around here that I can use as a template to cut the cereal boxes to size.  Then I plan to cover them with contact paper.  I considered gift wrap, but I’m concerned it will tear too easily.

It looks like Rachel also used some of her scrapbook paper stash to make color coded labels for her files.  Good idea!

So, what do you think?  Do you have a good way of organizing your scrapbook paper (and yes, even the scraps)?  If so, please leave a comment!  We love to hear from you…

SCRAPLIFTER’S SOURCE: Cooks Cleans Plays with Paper: Rachel’s Art Room


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