Studio Sunday – Patterned Paper, Solid Cardstock, and Kits & Collections


collage of paper organization ideas with text: Organizing Paper, Patterned Paper, Solid CardstockIt’s Studio Sunday, y’all! You know what that means, don’t you? We’re going to take an in-depth look at how I organize paper. All of it.

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It feels like we’ve been talking about paper forever. We organized our scraps. We spent two weeks organizing patterned paper. And now we’re organizing our solid cardstock. Check. Check. Check. Aren’t you proud of me? Yep, I’m awesome like that.

I use a wire shelf to store all of my paper and it’s sorted by a combination of color, collection, and category.

wire shelf filled with organized scrapbooking paper and supplies

You can check out links to the supplies I used for organizing my paper in my Organizing Patterned Paper by Color post. 

I toss mini-albums and chipboard in the galvanized steel bins on the top two shelves. I don’t use them all that often, so… That’s what makes sense for me.

Valentine’s, Halloween, and Christmas paper is organized in Iris cases.

page kits and paper collections filed in wicket baskets and solid cardstock organized by colorKits & collections are organized in 13×15 Ziplock bags. I keep them in baskets. I love these brown baskets. They’re the perfect size. I got them from Michael’s quite a while ago.

large clear bags containing kits and collections filed in wicket basketsThere really isn’t any rhyme or reason to the order. I usually just flip through them and find what I’m looking for. I actually just half-jokingly mentioned to my parents that it might be about time to start using some of this stuff. My input always has, and probably always will, far exceed my output. Lol…

paper cutters and solid cardstock arranged on one shelf with patterned paper in Cropper Hoppers on anotherThere are a few packs and stacks of both patterned paper and solid cardstock that are just sort of in a pile. I stocked up at one point before I had the little guy and of course I’m not going through it anywhere near as quickly these days.

Solid cardstock is organized by color in Cropper Hopper Minis.

patterned paper organized by color in Cropper HoppersThe majority of my patterned paper is sorted by color and stored in Cropper Hoppers. Each Cropper Hopper is labelled by color. I organize the overwhelming majority of my patterned paper by color with the exception of the few Cropper Hoppers I tend to keep on my workspace.

Cropper Hopper filled with scrapbooking paperEach Cropper Hopper also has three dividers to keep certain brands separate. K & Co, My Mind’s Eye, and Die Cuts With A View were the brands I had the most of, so I thought it made sense to label them by brand as well. At least that way I’ll always know what I have and what I don’t.

wire shelf filled with organized scrapbooking paper and suppliesYou can check out The Ultimate Patterned Paper Organizing Post. This is a wrap up of all the insight & inspiration posts related to patterned paper for the 52 Weeks challenge. I share lots of info about how I decide what to put where.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment.

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

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.

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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