MFT | 5 Days to an Organized Crafty Stash: Cardstock

Hello! This week, My Favorite Things is sharing all kinds of fun organizational tips and tricks for organizing your crafty stash including stamps, stencil, dies, cardstock and ink! Each day will feature a different product and will include ideas for storage, organization and keeping everything in a system that works for you!

The MFT Creative team will be taking part all week long, sharing what we use to organize and what works for us. Hopefully once the week is done, you'll have a lot of different ideas to help you get organized and ready to create!

Today's post is all about cardstock storage! I love cardstock and use it a ton in my card designs. I generally use white cardstock for all of my stamping, but I love adding pops of colour as well. I currently store my cardstock in 12x12 Cropper Hopper paper holders that I've had since my scrapbooking days. I have recently started to switch over to letter size plastic holders from Ikea that I love... it's currently a work in progress. ;)

The shelves that hold my paper are under my desk, so I like to have my paper stand straight up and have all the dividers at the top so I can easily see them when looking down. This makes it quick and easy for me to find the colours that I'm looking for.

All of my coloured cardstock gets stored together and as I update the storage containers, I've also been updating the order of the colours to make it work better for me. I used to just add in new colours at the ends or wherever it would fit, but I'm really trying to keep the colours in order now. ;)

Since I need to know the actual colour names, I always add labels to my paper before I put it away with the colour name. I don't worry about adding the manufacturer name - since I don't use a lot of different manufacturer's cardstock, I don't really have a problem knowing who makes it lol! ;)

To label my cardstock, I use these awesome Post-it Filing Tabs. I like them because they are re-positionable, so you can move them whenever you add in more cardstock. The top area on them is white, and you can either write directly on them or add a printed label to them.

I label all of mine with my Brother label maker and 6mm label tape. This size of tape fits perfectly along the top of the tabs. Once I have them labeled, I stick them to the top of the coordinating cardstock and then put the rest of that colour immediately behind. I just add a new label with each new colour.

So that's a little peek into how I store my cardstock. Make sure to head over to the My Favorite Things blog today (and all week long) for a lot of ideas, links to the other MFT Creative Teams blogs where they're sharing their storage ideas, and awesome amazing giveaways!! ;)

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16 comments:

  1. I use those post it tabs all the time in my craft room but never thought of using them on my CS!!??? GREAT IDEA! So glad I followed along. TFS!

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  2. I like these paper holders, they all look so neat.

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  3. Wow, gotta love Post Its. LOL. What an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Thanks for sharing your system and ideas.

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  5. Those post it labels are new to me -- tres cool! Thanks!

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  6. Ooh...the post-it tabs are really cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Hopefully can implement some of these ideas

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  8. Great idea to use those tabs to label your cardstock!

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  9. Liking those post-it tabs. Thank you for sharing!

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  10. never even saw these post it tabs before but how wonderful!!!! AWESOME SAUCE!

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  11. Thanks for sharing theses neat little post it labels, haven't seen those yet. The colors are so pretty.

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  12. I just love the cardstock when it is displaced like that, such happiness!

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  13. Awesome idea on labeling your paper. This looks great. Thanks for sharing.
    hugs,jen

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  14. Awesome idea on labeling your paper. This looks great. Thanks for sharing.
    hugs,jen

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