Since I've been buying Stampin' Up! cardstock (c/s) for so long, I have full sheets, half sheets, textured sheets, pieces of DSP, little pieces of Glimmer Paper, etc.! I had to figure out a way to organize it. I don't have a super stampin' space yet, although it has lots of tables for card classes and Open Stamping. How does one find these scraps without tearing apart the space? Well, I went to Joann's Fabrics and purchased a "cabinet" that holds several plastic see-through bins. I think there are 6 of them in this particular one. Like I said, they're bins -- not drawers (I have that too though!).
Want to know how I organized them? Each drawer has a color family -- I photocopied this from one of the catalogs (the colors are no longer current, but the families are, so it does the job for me!).
Here's a photo of all of my bins.
The drawers are: Neutrals, Subtles, Regals, Brights, InColors, and Metallic/Specialty.
I only put neutral scraps in the neutral bin, In Color scraps in the In Color bin, etc. The Metallic/Specialty bin is my favorite -- did you know that you can use even the very smallest piece of glimmer or foil paper so punch out a mini star, a small heart, etc.? I rarely throw those pieces away unless they're ridiculously tiny! I put my watercolor scraps in there, my Naturals paper scraps, my Shimmer Paper, etc. Anything that's specialty (other than DSP), goes in that bin.
Now, when I have Open Stamping times at my house, my people know that they can go to my bins for scraps. Of course, if the bin is so full with a particular color of c/s in many different sizes, I recycle the small or damaged or already stamped-on-the-other-side pieces.
What works for you! Please share!! Next time I'll tell you how I organize my Designer Paper and pieces!
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