How do you store your paper?

How do you store your paper?

I hope you had a great weekend!  I had a fabulous time yesterday when we went to the local theater to see Steel Magnolia’s.  The actors did a fabulous job.  I had not seen the movie or read the book so I was not familiar with the story.  They listed their upcoming shows so we may be going back to see some of them.  The next one is Murder on the Orient Express.  Another one I am not familiar with.

So far we have talked about storing our most used tools and ink pads.  Let’s talk paper storage today.  We have 2 types of paper to think about storing – card stock and patterned paper.  Let’s look at card stock first.

When you need to store your card stock there are some things to keep in mind. You need to make sure the card stock is kept out of the sun as much as possible to avoid fading. You also have to think about how to store it so it does not bend. The other thing to keep in mind is how you are going to store the scraps for each color you have.

When thinking about the fading issue, you want to use something that protects the card stock from the sun. The square below is one idea that protects your card stock from the sun. You can find this at Ikea or Stamp-n-Storage. This is a compact way to store it as well as protecting it from the sun and keeping it flat. This is also the size for the 12 x 12 pattern paper.

If you paper supply is limited you can use something like the magazine holder below. Be aware that this does not protect your paper from the sun and if the paper is not pretty tight in the holder it could bow. These can be found at Target or Amazon.

If you are limited in space you might want to think of a plastic storage holder like the one below. I used this idea along with the job holders pictured to hold my card stock by color. It is not flat so I did have some bowing of the paper. This was a temporary storage as once I got in my house I could then store it flat. I now use the job ticket holders to store my scraps of card stock. These can be found at Walmart, Target, and Amazon.

Now it is time to think about the 12 x 12 patterned paper. The packaging that our designer series paper comes in is not designed to be sturdy to hold it. I find mine often falls apart or rips. This causes a problem in that the paper can fall out and get lost or mixed with other patterns. I wanted a way to keep all my pattern paper from one collection together. I asked lots of other people and did some searching and finally found these heavy duty pockets. I now store all my paper from 1 collection in a pocket and then put it in a drawer in a cabinet I have.

I hope these ideas will help you solve the problem as to how you can store your paper. If you have a different way, share it so we can all benefit from the idea. Thanks for visiting me today. Have a Marvelous Monday!

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