Hello friends and happy Saturday to you! I hope you have great things planned for the weekend ahead! Last night was my annual Stampin' B-I-N-G-O event and I gave away over $500 in awesome craft products! It was tons of fun and not nearly as wild and crazy as two years ago when someone ate a B-I-N-G-O ball!
Yup, that really happened! Thankfully, she spit it out upon realizing it wasn't the candy that she thought it was!
Today I'm sharing with you how I store my paper scraps. I'm declaring it a "situation" because now that I've started my 4th shoebox of scraps, I'm realizing something needs to be done about this! In lieu of buying MORE paper that I do not need (and, to help keep within my newly established craft budget) I am now challenging myself to use up this scrap paper BEFORE anything else.
I purchase my shoeboxes at Michael's when they are on sale - usually I can get them for $2.00 each. I don't save small scrap pieces of paper (I know, some of you unnamed stamping friends (ahem, Donna)
save E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G), but, if that were the case, I'd probably be featured on an episode of "Hoarders."
So, I cut my scrap paper down to 6 x 6". Essentially, I keep only pieces that are large enough for me to make a full 5 3/8" x 4 1/"4" card mat from. This size also happens to fit well in these shoeboxes.
My scrap shoeboxes are stored to the left of my solid 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock.
If the scrap is a piece of Stampin' UP! solid cardstock, I store it in a cellophane bag with it's matching color.
I do not cut my solid cardstock to a certain size (like the 6 x 6" pieces I store in shoeboxes).
Now meet my BFF Brother P-Touch Label Maker and oh, this machine makes me so OCD happy! Everything gets sorted and labeled. I love, love, love this thing!
I may or may not have been accused of ridiculously labeling TOO many things in my house with this machine. . . Yes, the guest room sheets in the linen closet needed a label. Don't ask why.
How do YOU store your scrap paper? Do you have any tips or tricks that help you keep your paper organized?
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!