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#G45Tip - Storage Solutions & Contest Announced

Posted by Graphic 45 12/18/2018 100 Comment(s)

Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome to the Graphic 45 blog.  Today we have a great #G45Tip on Paper Storage Solutions by Tanya Cloete.  This tip is simple and will make creating a cinch!  But first we have our Weekly Contest Announced.  Be sure to leave your storage tips in the comments below to be entered to win!  


Weekly Blog Contest


Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or Facebook to be entered to win! Each comment from Monday to Thursday at 11:59 pm PST will count as an entry.


This week’s prize package includes a Club G45 - Vol 12 Kit, a $50+ value.  The winner will be announced on the blog Friday, December 21st.


Club G45 - Vol 12 Kit Includes:

  • Decaded Dye Pad Rustic Orange

  • Antique Brass Metal Door Pulls

  • Flutter 12x12 Collection Pack (includes sticker sheet)

  • Flutter Ephemera Cards

  • Kraft 12x12 Chipboard Sheets (10 pack)

  • Club G45 Vol. 12 Project Sheet

*Each kit will include all Graphic 45 product required for projects.  Basic supplies not included (ex: adhesive, cardstock, ribbon, etc.)

Club G45 Vol 12 - Calendar Easel Box & Sticky Notepad Holder


#G45Tip - Storage Solutions

By Tanya Cloete


#G45Tip Storage: I like to add all my Graphic 45 Collections to 12x12 plastic sleeves. Keeping all the elements (the 12x12 Paper Pad, 8x8 Paper Pad, Chipboard, Stickers, Ephemera , Tags/Pockets) together.


What a great idea!  Thank you Tanya for sharing.  We hope you too share your tips in the comments below.  We are always looking for creative solution on how to improve our craft storage.  Have a wonderful day, and as always...

Happy Papercrafting!

100 Comment(s)

Catherine J Dahl:
12/18/2018, 12:04:29 PM

Love your products and tips!

Eleanor Williams:
12/18/2018, 12:10:17 PM

I love her idea. I do something similar only I use 2.5 gal freezer bags & hang them on a closet rod using hangers that have those clip things on them.

Mendy Bowman:
12/18/2018, 12:12:04 PM

That is a great idea! I use smaller sleeves for all of my dies but I will be getting some 12x12 sleeves now as well!

She Fowl:
12/18/2018, 12:14:32 PM

Love her idea...keep all my papers and ephemera all together in freezer bags by season. Have a trunk I keep them all in.

Bev Drake:
12/18/2018, 12:17:35 PM

Good idea & keeps them clean too. Just love this weeks prize & thank you for the opportunity to enter.

Linda K Fowler Johnston:
12/18/2018, 12:18:07 PM

That's a great way to keep everything together. Going to start doing that too. I have just a few sets, lol.

Sylvia Rivera:
12/18/2018, 12:18:39 PM

I love this idea and because I'm a "newbie" at collecting G45 papers, I really only have two: Botanical Tea and Little Women. I pretty much do the same, keep it all in the original package but as I cut into the papers I will separate the cuttings in small plastic bags (I hate throwing anything away from these collections!). Thanks for sharing your tips.

Nancy Johnson:
12/18/2018, 12:21:01 PM

I use a hanging 8 pocket file folder for pieces. When I no longer have 12x12 sheets, I use $1 store mailing envelopes to keep smaller pieces organized.

12/18/2018, 12:24:57 PM

I've only just started using Graphic 45 so need some ideas on storage. One of my 12 x 12 collections came in a very sturdy 12 x12 box and it's perfect for storing more in, I am actually thinking of decorating it and using it all the time! I think I may get some 12 x 12 plastic sleeves to keep them all separate in the box. Thank you for all the tips. and thank you for the chance to win more of your beautiful papers.

Sandra Rice:
12/18/2018, 12:29:04 PM

Love the idea of the 12 x 12 plastic sleeves for storing scraps and collection components! ...allows you to easily see what you have! Great tip!

L Hart:
12/18/2018, 12:29:35 PM

Your products are great. Love the inspiration.

Sue D:
12/18/2018, 12:39:10 PM

Great tip. I like to sort/store my embellishments by color.

Jan Ross:
12/18/2018, 12:45:55 PM

I also use the plastic sleeves for each collection, and I keep every single little scrap piece of paper because I LOVE my Graphic 45 papers. I highly concur with the clear plastic sleeve method of storing your papers and it keeps them nice and flat without wrinkles etc.

Lynn Harrell:
12/18/2018, 12:47:08 PM

Great idea. I keep all my G45 elements/paper together in a zippered artist pouch. I also use my fuze tool and create pockets for all the leftover pieces and ephemera from heavy weight sheet protectors then slide it inside the pouch, zip it up and put in the the G45 drawer. These pouches stand up so it is easy to find the collection I am looking for.

Kim Mcdaniel:
12/18/2018, 12:48:52 PM

Great idea. I use the totally Tiffany file folders and store in the decorated holders. This way I can see them and file by collection.One of my storage solutions I love....I keep a 12x12 rolling drawer station beside my work station. I keep my current project in the top drawer with next projects in following drawers. I keep my tool organizer on top so everything is right there within reach and still organized.LoveG45

Jane Smith:
12/18/2018, 12:50:17 PM

Always great ideas. Thank you

Liz murphy:
12/18/2018, 12:51:41 PM

Great tip. I like to colour coordinate

Diane Fountain:
12/18/2018, 12:54:39 PM

Easy idea for storage, makes good sense!

Martie Rollin:
12/18/2018, 12:55:51 PM

nor, I use the larger freezer weight plastic bags...large enough to hole 12"x 12" paper pads and everything else in the collection. Flutter is such a beautiful paper collection!!

Jeane A:
12/18/2018, 12:56:36 PM

Good ideas all for the 12x12 paper.I get a lot of the full collections and save the chipboards and pocket pieces, together with any small papercuts in photo organizer small cases.Love G45 designs!

Kaylene Noble:
12/18/2018, 12:57:22 PM

Great idea. I get in such a muddle and this should certainly help

Regina Harrison:
12/18/2018, 01:00:45 PM

Thanks for the tip. I like to hang my collection in bags in my closet. The clip hangers are great. Love the prize pack this week.

Carol Bannister-MacDonald:
12/18/2018, 01:09:06 PM

What a great storage idea! I have a bunch of 12x12 sleeves and I don’t use 12x12 photo albums anymore so this is a great use for them! I’m a newbie to Graphic 45 as well, but I do have 4 paper pads now. I just LOVE the papers!!! It takes me a while to cut into them as they’re almost too beautiful to use. Thank you for the opportunity to win a beautiful kit!!! ❤️

Barbara Millar:
12/18/2018, 01:14:45 PM

Great tip love graphic 45 Hope to win this week

Sharon Gullikson:
12/18/2018, 01:22:25 PM

I like reading other people's storage tips. Mine is to store like papers together, and label your shelves. It REALLY helps to be able to find papers.

jennifer hodges:
12/18/2018, 01:34:42 PM

I use these to store anything that I think "goes together." It's a great way to have everything you need for a project all in one place.

Carrie Zimmerman:
12/18/2018, 01:34:43 PM

Well done, but for me I have over 40 collections. I bought 2.5 gallon hefty bags at Walmart. I separated all collection s but a collection per bag. Wrote on the end. I gave 23x23 open plastics 3inch thick.i have numbered ea container and put as many collections that would fit in early. Wrote what as in each. I can find a collection so fast now. It was the only way I could get it all together. Must say I am proud of myself.

12/18/2018, 01:34:49 PM

I love graphic 45. Hope I have some luck this time.

Mathilde S:
12/18/2018, 01:39:14 PM

Great storage tips.I use clear boxes from Michaels 12x12 for the pattern and solids, and made a storage box for all my 8x8.For each collection I have a plastic folder that holds scraps,chipboard and ephemera to keep it all together.Can‘t get enough G 45,love them all!

Brian Poteraj:
12/18/2018, 01:40:28 PM

A good tip that I would like to share: store your papers in a closet, or some other dark place. I learned the hard way. The papers will become sun bleached if you don't keep them covered, or in a dark place.

12/18/2018, 01:42:35 PM

I store my papers and offcuts in 12x12 scrapbook pages in the same album I'm using most of the collection for. This way they keep flat and I can check quickly what I have at hand to make a new page.

12/18/2018, 01:52:10 PM

I use a plastic folder to store themed papers & their related embellishments - e.g. Christmas, baby girl /boy or pet. This is particularly helpful strategy for those papers that are only used from time to time. It makes them easily retrievable & debulks the general scrapbooking supplies. Merry Christmas to all.

Jan D., FL:
12/18/2018, 01:52:15 PM

Love sharing ideas. Definitely makes me a better crafter and my card recipients think I am smarter than I really am..LOL. THANKS!!!

Debbie Baez:
12/18/2018, 01:58:19 PM

I love any and all tips. Thanks for your tip Tanya. I too use this method and I store my collections in 12” x 12” clear bins, along with all the bits and pieces in plastic sleeves or storage bags in the same coordinating bin. I’ll admit I’m a paper hoarder and have a hugh paper addiction, especially Graphic 45! It would be a great Christmas present if I were to win this collection. Happy Holidays everyone and wishing all a brighter New Year!

Pirjo Callies:
12/18/2018, 02:14:32 PM

I like the tip of Tanya. I use a three part plastic drawer next to my crafting area to keep Graphic 45 paper kits safe (before they are ready to end up on my desk). Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a crafty New Year 2019!

Lynda Miller:
12/18/2018, 02:23:16 PM

IKEA and the dollar stores are two great places for getting storage solutions. I have three small cabinets from IKEA that have 5 drawers each and are on rollers so I can move them around my studio. They hold my inks, punches, embossing supplies, etc. The dollar stores have lots of small storage items like utensil holders, boxes, jars, etc. Office Supply stores are great for plastic sheet protectors, envelopes, etc. I'm always on the look out for great storage ideas. Thanks.

Julie Snow:
12/18/2018, 02:25:40 PM

I use storage cubes from Michael’s. I keep all my 12x12 Graphic 45 paper in Totally Tiffany file folders. I use the drawers to store my ephemera cards, chipboard and tags and pockets together. Then I have 2 baskets for my 6x6 patterns and solids, and 8x8 paper.

Diane Carlson:
12/18/2018, 02:35:48 PM

I use the two gallon baggies and then store the bags in 12 x 12 totes along with the coordinating embellishments. All of the totes have labels with the collection names I also have a spreadsheet with all the Graphic 45 papers and embellishments. Yea, I have a lot of paper!!!! Love it all!!

Jan Kennedy:
12/18/2018, 02:46:13 PM

Thank you for ALL the ideas!

Tracy Strahle:
12/18/2018, 02:54:21 PM

I love all the ideas that the ladies provide daily. I wish I could retire so I could complete all of them!!

Dianne Hart:
12/18/2018, 02:59:15 PM

Great idea!!!

Joanne McDougall:
12/18/2018, 03:17:35 PM

I use clear craft paper containers that snap close. I use one for each theme then the containers can be stacked on one another. Soon may reach the ceiling! This helps keep my different projects in order until I open one and then anything goes!

Kelly Kennedy:
12/18/2018, 03:27:05 PM

I use 12x12 inexpensive, coloured plastic sleeves and keep themes in them. For “larger” themes, such as Christmas, I use the hard 12x12 plastic, coloured cases to keep everything together.

Laurie Bradshaw:
12/18/2018, 03:29:39 PM

Super suggestions! Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Laurie Bradshaw:
12/18/2018, 03:30:54 PM

I sort by season and or color.

Julie Draewell:
12/18/2018, 03:50:26 PM

Great ideas i use 2.5 gallon freezer bags neat altoghther dust free

Jamie Schallon:
12/18/2018, 03:56:59 PM

I too store my Graphic45 kits this way and by holidays or themes, it really makes things so much easier to find and reminds me of what I have! Thanks for sharing your tip and wishing everyone Happy Holidays!

Linda Stenzel:
12/18/2018, 04:00:18 PM

I love to keep my G45 collections for projects in Art Bin 12 x 12 storage containers so there is enough room for for all the G45 goodies, dies, stamps, charms and other items I am planning use for that particular project. Graphic 45 papers are the best and I look forward to each new collection!

Kathleen E Capachione:
12/18/2018, 04:20:13 PM

Great new prize package.... I keep all my collections in a plastic storage 12/12 box.

Sherrill Willis:
12/18/2018, 04:25:27 PM

This is great! I sell my cards at a local shop, and made my display out of black foam board & then covered it in Christmas Magic paper. It's sorta like storage, right?

hana harpaz:
12/18/2018, 04:33:21 PM

i love to store my Gr45 collection pad on plastic container and put shipping tags on them. I write what i have in the container. if i want to combine two collections it is super easy for me to find them. the cuts out and the ephemera i keeep in a ziplock in the same plastic container. when i have an idea what i want to do with a collection i write it down and put it in the write container.

12/18/2018, 04:39:06 PM

This and such a wonderful project and I cannot wait to start on it. The paper could not be more beautiful. I love butterflies and the beautiful project is so tasteful as well beautiful. I cannot thank you enough for the labor of love the paper is. There are so many of us that love your paper and again Thank you!

Gayle Dickinson:
12/18/2018, 04:47:47 PM

I have a 6 drawer dresser in my craft room that I use for storing paper pads, cardstock and chipboard. For collections I want to use for a specific project, I use the plastic scrapbook cases. They are roomy enough to hold the Graphic 45 paper pads, stickers and embellishments, as well as any lace or ribbons or other trinkets I may want to use on the project. I LOVE Graphic 45 and it would be fantastic to win this kit!

Patti Franklin Mintz:
12/18/2018, 05:03:45 PM

That is almost the same way i store mine. I use plastic vinyl record sleeves and then store them in the 12x12 paper holders vertically. Where did you purchase the holder with the snap on it?

Sharon Gibbs:
12/18/2018, 05:12:34 PM

I thought I had a system for storing it. I set aside a drawer for the paper. I didn't understand just how much paper I would wind up with. I'm loving some of these suggestions.

Jan G.:
12/18/2018, 06:18:02 PM

I store multiple copies of each collection with the stamps, chipboard, ephemera, stickers and flowers in the plastic 12 x 12 containers that I buy when they are on sale at the craft store. I usually buy 10 to 20 at a time so I have them ready for new collections. I put them sideways on multiple shelves so it's easy to access any collection I need. I use my label maker and put the labels on all four sides so no matter how I put it back on the shelf, I can see the name of the collection and grab what I need, and yes, I have multiple containers of my favorite collections.

12/18/2018, 06:25:43 PM

I recently bought a hanging jewelry organizer … to hold 80 of my smaller rubber stamp sets. This way I can actually see what I have.

Vivian Warner:
12/18/2018, 06:26:48 PM, google

I love this idea and as I have plastic storage bag from another company I used to buy from I will start using them for my graphic 45 collections. They are definitely paper sets I want to keep together. Thanks for so many great suggestions.

Gerry Wolfe:
12/18/2018, 06:47:00 PM

Great idea. I use plastic 12x12 containers for my collections & plastic sleeveless when I’m working on a project for what I need for a project.

Linda Hylton:
12/18/2018, 06:50:30 PM

I also keep each complete collection in separate plastic containers along with embellishments. I can never have enough G45!! I don't have Flourish yet, but would love to win it. Thanks for giving us the opportunity. Merry Christmas to everyone!

Kate LeBlanc:
12/18/2018, 06:50:46 PM

I also use the XXL freezer storage bags. Great to hold a full collection!

Pat Ford:
12/18/2018, 06:53:05 PM

Love your storage tip. I store each Graphic 45 collection in plastic 12x12 envelopes with snap closure. They are in an IKEA bookshelf.

Bonnie L Fontaine:
12/18/2018, 07:20:30 PM

I use the 12 x 12 containers also. I have only begun collecting Graphic 45 papers, and I am having a ball! Learning all about mini albums, cards, tags and altered art pieces. This blog is a goldmine of ideas. Thank you so much for giving us such gorgeous designs to use! I would LOVE to win this contest! This collection is one of my favorites.

12/18/2018, 07:22:13 PM

Love all the storage tips! I store my Graphic 45 collections in 2 Iris 12x12 drawer carts. All of the embellishments go in a plastic bag & scraps in an additional plastic folder.

Glenda Buster:
12/18/2018, 07:35:47 PM

Love Tanya’s tip. I use 2.5 gallon zip lock storage bags to organize my G45 collections. They fit perfectly in 12x12 collapsible, cloth-covered storage bins. The bins are arranged on a shelf so I can easily find, remove and replace entire collections. A really great perk in my system is buying the zip lock bags at Dollar Tree. They come 5 to a box for $1.

Carla Hundley:
12/18/2018, 08:11:01 PM

I have my dies on magnetic sheets stored in a 12x12 plastic holder. Carla from Utah

Sharon Clabaugh:
12/18/2018, 08:23:40 PM

I use 12x12 plastic sleeves and also 12x12 plastic containers I usually get on sale at Michael's. I've been collecting G45 papers for years, like about 10.

Kori Taylor:
12/18/2018, 08:31:57 PM

Great idea!! My favorite papers and ephemera is Graphic 45! It's so beautiful and versatile! I use them in so much of my crafting! Thanks!

Susan Ashby:
12/18/2018, 08:47:36 PM

Good idea. I use 12x12 plastic boxes. I separate paper into categories. Ex. Christmas, flowers, etc. works great

Diane F:
12/18/2018, 08:49:44 PM

Great idea! I keep my G45 papers & embellishments together by Collection. Staples are kept together but separate from the collections. Tip: I store my general embellishments by color.

Barbara M:
12/18/2018, 09:04:52 PM

I try and use as much as possible so I decrease the amount of scraps. I save the larger bits with my routine scraps by color. My 12 by 12 leftover pads stay together in a cropper hopper holder. I am always using them up, because I know there is going to be another new pattern just around the corner!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Love the idea!

Paula R:
12/18/2018, 11:31:45 PM

I store my G45 paper sets the same way. It works great. Got the idea from G45 kit sets. Thanks for sharing.

Jill McAuley:
12/19/2018, 12:30:32 AM

I also use the 2.5 gallon Ziploc bags with the slider like Carrie Z. commenting above...then I store them flat in the double deep ArtBins on my shelving...look for those percentage off coupons to help with cost...

Jill McAuley:
12/19/2018, 12:34:53 AM

I forgot to mention that I can usually get 4 collections per ArtBin...usually need two bins per collection year...I enjoy creating a mixed media ATC tag for each collection to tie on the handle of the bin they are stored in so I can quickly locate them.

Dorothy McCarthy:
12/19/2018, 05:55:44 AM,

Great idea! I keep my papers together in one of those 13x13 iris containers. I have 2 stuffed with G45 papers!!

Toni Hinchcliffe:
12/19/2018, 06:11:32 AM

Love the organization tips! But I love Flutter better! Those butterflies:0!!! Those BEETLES!!! Just fabulous!

Janice Adams:
12/19/2018, 06:24:25 AM

Great tips and ideas ! Love love your products!! I think this Flutter collection is my favorite LOVEthe butterflies!!

Robin P:
12/19/2018, 06:26:00 AM

Thank you for the organization tips! The Flutter collection is stunning! Thank you for an opportunity to win.

Susan Vogt:
12/19/2018, 06:28:22 AM

I can always us new organization tips. Just when I think I have a solution...I can't find what I am looking for!

Debbie Siddle:
12/19/2018, 07:18:52 AM

Beautiful prize xx

Diane Shull:
12/19/2018, 08:34:29 AM,

When I first started crafting, I didn't have the funds to buy all the nice storage components, I wanted to spend my money on the pretty papers, so I purchased new white pizza boxes. I labeled the outside with the name of the collection and inside I have the papers, chipboard, sticker sheet and any other items that coordinates with that collection. I also have 4 labeled for Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. They stack nicely on top of each other and I can easily find the collection or season that I would like to work with.

Anne McIntosh:
12/19/2018, 03:42:58 PM

That's a great idea and one I've used for years. I've added another clear envelope to the "big bag" with saved scraps so they don't get lost/scrunched in the bottom.

Lillis Martin:
12/19/2018, 03:43:21 PM

This year after school started I went to one of our office supply stores to checkout the sales. I found pencil bags for $1--- these started my conversion. I put all my fussy cutting, the Journaling & Ephemera Cards, and the cardstock things for one collection in & labeled it. Many of these pencil envelopes will stand up in one of the new boxes (w/the lid removed) that our G45 Club Kit comes in. easy to find what kit you are looking for. (Thanks for the very useful & beautiful boxes!)

Marilyn Anderson:
12/19/2018, 04:06:06 PM

Art bins keep everything together by collection. I use plastic envelopes I bought at The Container Store to hold all the fussy cuts and smaller bits. The colors in your new Flutter collection are so beautiful!

Cate Kager:
12/19/2018, 04:28:12 PM

Organization is not my specialty. Everytime I organize I forget where I put things.

Kathleen Dickson:
12/19/2018, 05:54:19 PM

I store G45 collections in 13x13 zip lock bags (12x12, 8x8, & 6x6 papers & pads/ephemera/chipboard/stickers/etc) with one collection per bag and store them all in ArtBin 2x12 paper storage containers. I keep and re-use store-bought scrapbooking items (especially the small ones) for my scraps which I keep in the bag with the collection. I keep very small scraps to use as flags/banners... nothing wasted

Barbara Ramsey:
12/23/2018, 09:15:44 AM

Where do you get the 13 x 13 zip lock bags? That's what I use but I have lost the information of where I purchased them. Thank you! :<)

Laurie Black:
12/19/2018, 06:26:43 PM

Great tips in the post and comments! I have been storing my G45 paper products in a 12x12 accordion file folder, with each collection in a separate section. The small bits of paper and fussy cut elements are collected in an envelope within each section. Other items like metal pieces and chipboard tags are stored in a photo box that I decorated with G45 paper.

Margaret R:
12/19/2018, 10:42:00 PM

It's great to be organized! I keep all the pieces of a collection in a Totally Tiffany Collection Keeper or Expanding Project Planner. They both have a large pocket for paper and smaller pockets for all the extras, but the EPP has gusseted pockets to hold more stuff! And what a wonderful prize this week - I've been wanted to try a G45 kit!

Patrice Meseck:
12/20/2018, 12:23:10 AM

I keep my Graphic 45 paper separate from my other papers..... they are special. I have divided shelves for the 12x12 and a trunk case for other items. There are times only Graphic 45 will do, and I don't want to have to sort through all my other stuff!

12/20/2018, 01:25:42 AM

I’ve tried to spend the last few months getting better about buying things, so I only buy when I have an actual project in mind. After l decide on the project, I put everything into an Iris tote or something like it. That way... I can have my paper, embellishments, and album all together and I don’t have to worry about anything getting crushed. Plus, I can just grab a tote and head out the door for a crop. Costco sells the cases in sets of 4 a few times a year.

12/20/2018, 05:18:23 AM

I store product by theme in a plastic scrapbook case. I also have a few cases filled with product for a particular project/s I hope to get to before too long. Every little scrap of G45 gets saved because you never know when it will come in handy.

Vivian Warner:
12/20/2018, 08:09:29 AM, google

I agree completely about saving every little scrap of G45 paper. The designs make it all very usable. Thanks you for such creative designs. Love this paper.

Diana Dillon:
12/20/2018, 12:38:42 PM

I love the flutter collection. The colors are cheerful and there is so much to fussy cut, I can't wait to put my scissors to it. I would keep all my collections in a labeled Iris cases. Thank you Tanya for your idea and to Graphic 45 for a chance to win the beautiful flutter collection.

Cynthia L edwards - Pitts:
12/20/2018, 01:58:09 PM

Get tip

Christine M Cuthbert:
12/20/2018, 04:11:28 PM

I am sure I am not the only one who loves the IKEA cart. It is one of my best purchases beside anything G45..:) I really love how one can make a layout that is really customized for their crafting, and then the bonus of being able move it out the way when not needed. However, it always looks its best loaded with G45 goodies

Anne Brown:
12/21/2018, 08:06:20 PM

I use 2 gallon heavy duty Ziploc bags to store each of my G45 collections with all the matching goodies, ribbon, charms, etc. Because the bags are clear, it doesn't require labeling and the bags stack pretty well on my wire shelves in my craft room. I like the idea of using hangers with clips to hang them in the closet and think I'll try that really soon.

Mrs J B Edwards:
12/22/2018, 02:53:18 AM

Super tip! Thank you for the chance to win this super prize!! Happy Christmas everyone!

Cathy Hogue:
12/28/2018, 02:05:07 PM

I love the sturdy boxes that the G45 Club comes in. When I finish each project I use the box to store a specific paper collection in. I decorate the outside of the box on the one side that is showing on my shelf with a piece of the paper from that collection. This way I can grab the collection I want by just looking at the box. Saves me from sorting through the boxes trying to find the collection I want. Inside the box I use different sizes of zip lock bags to store different items. This way I have paper scraps in one size, chipboard in another,etc.

Kimberly Siddons:
12/28/2018, 10:56:23 PM

I purchased 12 x 12 work order envelopes with a metal ring on top to hang. That way I can see inside the envelopes for what I need

Bonnie Durrenberger:
07/18/2019, 01:11:42 PM

I have been using 12x12 plastic folders for a long time. I get them in packages of 10 from my craft store. They have snap closures and will hold at least three Graphic 45 pads. I have my pads divided into related groups - Christmas, garden, etc. At the Dollar Store, I buy 81/2 x 11 plastic folders (3 in a package) for all my leftover paper scraps. On Pinterest, I read a suggestion to use mailing envelopes for scraps that match a paper pad. Glue this envelope to the back of the pad and the scraps will be with the pad. Another favorite storage item is the plastic pencil boxes sold during back to school sales. They are often as cheap as 50 cents. These stack nicely and hold all kinds of tools, etc.

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