We crafters keep everything because we know we’ll find a use for it…someday. While I’ve gotten better about my hoarding tendencies, I definitely keep paper scraps. When I begin a project, that’s the first place I go instead of to my new card stock. Unless I know I need a whole piece.
I have some of what I call “drawer towers.” These are from Best Scrapbook Organizer. I have these. I have them stacked three high, so there are six of them. (I got mine about ten years ago when I got a big tax return.)
I’m using the 1″ drawers for scraps. (I have 1″, 2″ and 3″ deep drawers for various items.) I used the Small Oval Punch (120908) to cut a piece of each color card stock, then adhered the pieces to the drawer fronts, along with a label stating the color name. I have mine in color order, but you may prefer alphabetical, or even color families (Brights, Subtles, Regals, Neutrals.)
Another great way to organize your scraps is in a file box/drawer, with a hanging file for each color. When I was thinking about doing it this way, I planned to run a sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 card stock in each color through my printer, printing the color name on each sheet. Then I would cut them out and put them in the clear file folder tabs. For the dark colors, I would probably write the color names with my White Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (105021.)
For DSP, I have a clear bag with each set to hold scraps. The DSP Stacks each have a 1″ drawer in which I keep the stack and the scraps.
When I have useable scraps of ribbon, I put those in the same drawers as the paper scraps.
How do you have your scraps organized?
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