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Lunareclipse
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For some reason I can't stop buying paper that I will never use...I have a stack of paper a foot tall now and I started scrapping a few months ago. How can paper stack up that fast? And I know there is no way I am ever going to use it all, so why do I feel impelled to buy it? Are all scrapbookers like this?


 
justmaxine55
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Most scrapbookers can't resist pretty paper, so you're in good company!


 
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  • GMFTS on 11-30-12 05:46 PM
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Oh that is what it's all about...there will never be too much paper.

Ok - I know that isn't true in the rest of the world but in Scrapland that's what it's all about.

What do you call a foot high stack of scrap book paper?

A good start.



Just chill and enjoy and scrap.

Cause then you can get more paper.


 
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you are so right, Mary! i love to see my stack grow, but i love even more seeing the things i can create with all those beautiful papers


 
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If they are papers that you do not want to use in your scrapping, you can always make cards. Very easy & uses up that extra paper you have.


 
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I scrap a lot (goal - 8 pages today, 5 done) and I do not like to stop to go for more paper or supplies so I keep a huge stack of paper on hand - if I stacked it up it would probably be close to 5' of patterned and 3' of cardstock.

I love having that much becuase I scrap every day I'm not out of town - sometimes all day every day for weeks at a time and I always have the perfect paper in my stash. I like that a lot. It is so convenient.

I shop on line a lot between 3 places but only for things I like. What I need to scrap most of the rest of my life is right here!


 
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Henri, I only just made it to my M's and they were sold out of the atg refills, but they were $9.99 for 2 rolls!!! Not sure how my hubby got them so cheap the last time, even with the coupons they would be close to what you pay with that other site...


 
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I always go with the motto the more paper the better!!! You can never have to much paper. I love it all, patterned paper, cardstock different sizes. Yes paper makes me very happy!!! Enjoy your paper!


 
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And, it just keeps piling up, and up, and up! I FINALLY went through all my papers-have stuff from the 1990's I made an effort (hard thought it was) to ask myself "will I ever use this" Needless to say, I have a mound of paper, embellishments, etc that I KNOW I will never use. Now, what to do with it???? I gave it to a local grade school! They were over joyed! With budgets being cut in the arts it was a great gift. I loved seeing the teachers that were in the office when I deliverd it going through it!


 
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  • GMFTS Said:
Oh that is what it's all about...there will never be too much paper.

Ok - I know that isn't true in the rest of the world but in Scrapland that's what it's all about.

What do you call a foot high stack of scrap book paper?

A good start.







I completely agree... its not easy to get rid of the need to buy the pretty paper... lol I probably have 6-7 feet of patterned paper and that is without touching my cardstock both 8 1/2 by 11 and 12 by 12... shoot I have 4 1/2 crates of paper pads... then there is all the individual sheets... oh and i am waiting for an order lol



 
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How do you file way that much paper? Getting my paper out to look through it is now a backbreaking task.


 
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That's the price for the ATG refills for my Michaels too. I have to find out if the frame shop is now one or two rolls per box and that will make the difference of whether I order from there again. If the price is comparable I'd rather order 24 boxes or 48 rolls at once.

I have mine sorted into themes and then 3 huge bins of misc. patterned paper. I just take out the right pack if I want theme like flowers or holidays.

If I just want a nice paper that looks good I can grab any of the misc. bins and take 5 minutes to find one I like with it. Once I find one I really like with it I quit looking and move on to something else so its not much of a task matching papers to the layout.


 
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i have this really cool expander thing that my mother in law bought me in 09, so i'm converting it back to paper, i was using it for pics, but now that i'm getting a bigger stash again, i'll be using it for my paper again. that will make it so much easier for me. I'll probably try to find a few more of those and do them by collections, colors, then other patterns will go by color and in a print only expanding file. in fact, i think i might even do one just for holiday theme papers LOL here i go gettign crazy.... then i have smaller ones that i will do my 8.5 by 11 papers, and another one for 8 by 8 and 6 by 6.


 
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I have 4 of the 12x12 plastic 3 drawer storage things from walmart... then I have 3 portable paper carriers and 2 paper racks from a scrapbooking store that closed for 12x12 then I have one rack for 8 1/2 x 11


 
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  • Lunareclipse Said:
How do you file way that much paper? Getting my paper out to look through it is now a backbreaking task.



You'll want to break it into categories that make sense to you--by theme, pattern, color, whatever. Base it on how you think when you're looking for something; do you say, "I need some blue here," or do you say, "I need a stripe here"? and go that route.

And, as scrappy addictions, go, at least paper isn't the most expensive one you could have!


 
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True Story Gem Girl... my most pricey scrappy addictions is die cutter... I have a cameo, a vagabond, and a grand mark and no shortage of cutting files or dies... it would be the most pricey part of my habbit... i mean hobby


 
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I don`t have nearly as much paper as others on here, I don`t think....although, maybe it would be a foot tall if I stacked it all up.
But I NEED that much....some is halloween, some Christmas, some birthday, some kids stuff, some summer themed, winter themed etc...and then there`s all the pretty cs....

Once a year, I purge all my supplies...if I haven`t used it or no longer like it, it gets put in the purge box. Some things I take to our local children`s hospital for crafts, some I give to my friends, some I sell at a LSS garage sale...
I never keep stuff around if it is really old and I haven`t used it or if for some reason, I just don`t like it anymore and don`t think I will use it....
Then, I buy more supplies, yay!

Alison


 
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I always thought that I could never have to much paper....well now I have approx 15 ft of paper in bin stored upright, I think someone side 1" is equal to 100 sheets and maybe half that much at our other place.
I have finally got to a point where I rarely buy paper and I don't mind cutting any of it up and using it. I used to hoard all my awesome paper til I realized that it was all awesome and I wasn't getting anything made.
My new goal is to actually use it and hopefully see some of my stock go down but that is gonna take a while.
I am not neccessarily over the stingy it's all mine stage where I would ever consider sharing a piece with a friend from time to time as I am still attached to each sheet.
What madness!!!!!
I store my pp in like colors and paper collections that I purchased together. Cardstock is store same all blues, greens, etc.
Not to back breaking they are stored in 3 ft latchable totes that slide out fairly easy on the carpet.
Staying away from the Scrappy store for a good part of the year has helped some and because I have way to much it hasn't been to hard. My selection is actually better than the stores. Love shopping my own store.
I would probably do things a little different if I was just starting out now.


 
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your off to a good start, alot of us have loads of paper, its part of the scrapping addiction. I know I have way way too much paper. Me and mom have even purged our piles. I believe we have about 5 to 6 feet of paper 12x12 wise. Then we have a foot or so of 8x11. then there is smaller paper packs, 8x8, 6x6 and 4x6 stacks. We have like 2 feet of those smaller packs....lol.


 
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I totally understand. I periodically go through and stuff I really hate and will never use I give away but I keep most of it. I like shopping here instead of having to go out and buy things. I only like to shop when I want things but don't like running out when I have to have something.



 
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My dh built me a paper shelf using wire cubie thingies and zip ties...approximately 24 shelves each about 2 inches thick.. and each shelf is getting FULL of paper. all 12x12...and then I have about 6 of those clear plastic 12x12 containers full of paper by brands...Bo Bunny, Basic Grey, Graphic 45, cardstock, DCWV pads, and one just of Christmas papers...

and then I have a stack or two of 8x8's and 6x6's...

as the saying goes..
"The more...the merrier-I AM!"


 
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I've only just started scraping and I alread have an insane amount of paper. I Love it! I will say, I think I have done a pretty good job of buying paper I will actually use. Not just because it's beautiful, but because I want it for a specific project.

Sometimes, when go shopping, I am actually happy there is nothing new that I want! Is that crazy?


 
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I like many needs therapy!


 
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I just put some paper on my wishlist. I even put the new farmhouse paper on there too. I know some of them will work great with my heritage albums some are 12x12 and one 6x6 pad of paper. I might buy them but just might wait not sure yet. I saw a layout of heritage page. Using some basic grey pattern paper and really liked it. So looked it up I guess it is a paper pack and put in my wishlist too.
I guess everyone right when you buy paper you can't stop, lol.

Justie


 
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It certainly is addictive...


 
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There are only two things you can't have to much of Paper and ATG refills


 
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Wow...I don't feel so bad about my paper stash anymore!!! My scrapping buddies give me such a hard time...so I am gonna send them a link to this thread...LOL!! I have about six feet of paper on one shelf, four feet of cardstock on another and a couple of crates with paper pads. Mainly I am paranoid about not having the perfect match of cardstock when I need it and we don't have a LSS...so I tend to buy lots when I am in Joanns or there is a good sale online of cardstock pads. And I can never resist beautiful patterned paper!! One good thing...if we are scrapping at my house and someone needs paper..I can almost always find what they need in my stash!! Sometimes I have to hunt for a while to find what I need, but then while I am looking I always discover something I had forgotten about. I am also nuts for flowers and butterflies...so I have a lot of those too. My goal for this next year is to start making my own flowers. After seeing the flowers and tutorials on this blog.."What a Beautiful Mess"...I am determined to use some of her techniques. My pages will never look like hers...but at least I can add some of her ideas.


 
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A foot? Try about 5 feet and you have my stash, AFTER sorting through and getting rid of the ones that I didn't really like. I don't know a scrapbooker not totally addicted to paper...lol


 
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Never too many ATG refills. I go through 3 of them (sometimes 4) at a crop weekend!

I like having tons of colors of cardstock too. Just can't have too much cardstock to get just the right shade.

When I find shades of yellows or teals that I really like I buy 25-50 sheets at a time.


 
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I shopped for paper for many years and developed a great stash! Now I have not bought much paper or cardstock for about 2 years---with the exception of white or off white when needed. I have swapped with other scrappers occasionally. My stash has shrunken but I still have plenty and am scrapping, cardmaking and other paper crafts as well as have giver away a fair amount to people who needed something or local school or daycare. I like to be able to help somebody else like that so they can create cool things too!! It is really fun to not need paper, but if I had $ to spend I would not hesitate to shop for some new and different paper! I also do love to take a sheet of plain paper and make my own patterned paper with rubber stamps or stickers too, just depends on my mood at any time I definitely LOVE paper and cardstock!!!


 
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