How to Organize Solid Cardstock

Organize solid cardstock quickly and easily with these tips and tricks. If you’re a paper crafter, this post will help you get your cardstock collection organized once and for all. You’re definitely not going to want to miss it! 

collage of scrapbook paper organization with text: How to Organize Solid CardstockWelcome to week eight of the 52 Weeks To An Organized Workspace challenge. This week, we’re organizing our solid cardstock. This should be an easy week for most of us. Solid cardstock isn’t anywhere near as addictive as patterned paper. Or is it? Either way, let’s get to it!

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Solid cardstock is definitely a necessary evil. It’s one of those basic supplies that we just can’t seem to live without. Here’s the thing, though. When it really comes down to it, our options are extremely limited for organizing it. 

The most obvious way to sort solid cardstock is by color. If you have a few different brands, which could mean different textures and/or thicknesses, then you might want to sort your cardstock by color and then brand. Either way, it should be quick and easy to find what you’re looking for when you’re working on a page or project. 

Once you’ve got that much figured out, the only question left to answer is do you store it horizontally or vertically?

wire shelf filled with organized solid cardstock and other scrapbooking suppliesThat’s really just a matter of personal preference and quite possibly how much space you have. If you don’t have a lot of storage space, you might not have a choice but to store it in some sort of stacked unit.

If storage space really isn’t an issue, maybe you’d rather store it horizontally in something like Cropper Hoppers. It really just depends on what makes the most sense for you and your space.

I sort my solid cardstock by color and store it horizontally in Cropper Hopper minis. I’ll share some pictures a little later in the week. I also have a few unopened packs of both white and kraft Bazzill, which are just sort of hanging out on one of my shelves because, at least for the moment, I have more solid cardstock than I do space for it.

Note to self: In the future, don’t stock up on solid cardstock. I actually, for the most part, only use the white at this point, so it looks like the little guy has lots of options to choose from when he starts making stuff. Here’s to hoping that happens sooner rather than later.

Organizing Solid Cardstock

Here are some of the ideas I found for organizing solid cardstock. Maybe, you can find something that inspires you. When you do, don’t forget to share before and after pictures of your solid cardstock storage.

If you’re interested in seeing how I organized my entire creative space, you can check out How I Organized My Entire Craft Room and How I Organize All the Small Things in my Craft Room.

Psst… If you haven’t already, you’re definitely going to want to come hang out with us in our 52 Weeks Facebook group. That’s where we’ll be chatting about the challenges and our creative spaces.

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 solid cardstock.
3. Buy whatever supplies you need 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

Thanks so much for visiting. See you next week!

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