Welcome to the weeks six and seven bonus post. It occurred to me yesterday that I haven’t really talked about organizing patterned paper by category and it would definitely be a tragedy if we didn’t at least consider it as a possibility, so let’s get to it.
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First things first. If you missed it, here’s how I organize patterned paper.
In the last week or so, we’ve talked about organizing patterned by color, by collection, and now by category. I do all of the above.
Color – This is the catch-all for all of my patterned paper that doesn’t fit into either of the other two categories. More often than not, this is my least expensive paper and it’s also what I tend to grab for layering and trying new techniques.
Collection – If I have all or most of a collection, this is my go-to option. This seems to be the most obvious way of doing things when it’s practically already done for me because it was purchased that way.
Category – It makes the most sense to organize paper you’re only going to use occasionally by category. I have Valentine’s, Halloween, and Christmas in separate containers because I really only use each of them for a month or so of every year.
For the most part, I organize patterned paper by color and collection, but I do have a few categories.
More Ideas for Organizing Patterned Paper
I thought I’d put together a list of possibilities. You know, just in case anyone is looking for some inspiration. So, here are 25+ ideas for categories you could use when organizing your patterned paper stash.
- Baby Boy/Baby Girl
- Pattern (Dots, Chevron, Etc.)
The ideas are practically endless and I’m willing to bet that if you grabbed a piece of paper and a pencil, you could come up with quite a few more on your own.
Don’t forget to leave a comment and add to the list.
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Just to review, here’s your to-do list for this week.
1. Answer the question of the week.
2. Decide how you want to organize your paper.
3. Buy whatever supplies you need to and get started.
4. Share before and after pictures.
Also, if you missed it, here are the links to the Creating Workspaces mini-series for those of us who are starting over or starting from scratch.
Creating Workspaces That Work For You – Part I
Creating Workspaces That Work For You – Part II
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