Card/Paper Scraps Storage

by Linda
(UK)

At the side of my workdesk I have a small box.


It holds a lot of clear A4 sleeves (like you use in ring binders) all standing upright so the tops are immediately accessible.

In each one I can drop any odd scraps of card/paper by colour.

Then when I want, say, a bit of pink card for a flower, or a small bit of green for punching out leaves for a design, or gold for backing a greeting plaque, I pick up the sleeve containing all the pink bits or green bits,etc. have a quick look through.

And voilla I haven't wasted a whole sheet for one small thing.

It often has the added bonus of reminding me of the less well used stuff I still have in my stash!! (tut tut!!)

Hope somebody finds this useful.



Christina says...

Thanks for the tip Linda, it is a good way to store all your odd scraps of paper.

I do a similar thing with all mine too, and then when I want to make a quick card they are on hand.

Don't forget there are some ideas for using your scraps up on the website...using circle punches, or paper piecing, which is a fun technique to try.

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by: Winifred

I do this with my coloured scraps, but my problem is all the white paper and card pieces after cutting out. They seem to pile up and up and before you know it I am in a right mess. I will have to try and clear EVERYTHING away after each project.

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by: Kathy

GREAT TIP thank you. I never thought of doing that - it's so simple. I'm always scrabbling through all my papers to find what I need. Guess what I will be doing today?

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