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Username Post: How do you find your patterned papers?        (Topic#1586767)
crichards1
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In response to kiyawinn

Alison, what are the MS Iris plastic containers that you use for your themed papers? I tried searching for them and didn't find anything. Thanks.


 
Bxr-Linda
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I don't buy much patterned paper, so it's easy to flip through what I have.

All of mine fit in a couple of these:

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fknapoleon
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  • crichards1 Said:
Alison, what are the MS Iris plastic containers that you use for your themed papers? I tried searching for them and didn't find anything. Thanks.


The Iris plastic containers from Michaels. Or M's for short. They don't sell them here.


 
Bxr-Linda
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In response to fknapoleon

I think these are comparable to the Iris container (and available here at sb.com):



 
andrea m
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  • Sneezy1956 Said:
I'm a paper snob and know most of my lines really well. So I sort by company BG, American Craft what ever and then by line. I can tell you within one or tow minutes what line something is scrapped with. So I usually have a pretty good idea of what I have at any one time. I have probably close to 20 inches of patterned paper but can tell you what I'm hunting for So I guess what I'm trying to say is if you know your lines really well sort by lines.



this is me. I sort everything by company and paper lines in 2 gallon ziplocks bags.


 
OlesyaK.
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  • CrimsonMama Said:


All of my pads are standing like books on a shelf. I have two of these Cropper Hopper for single sheet paper and kits.





I do the same - pads on the shelf, loose pattern paper in the cropper hopper by color, separate storage for solids, small basket for 6*6 and smaller scraps. I also like to flip the papers so I can see both the front and back side, if there are two sides and two papers.
I like to keep the collections together, so if I pick up loose papers with the same line or collection, I pack it in a ziplock and store on the shelf with the other collections. once it's down to a couple papers, it goes into the hopper.
I also recently separated loose striped papers into a separate unit - super helpful, since striped papers aren't usually of a particular color, it's hard to sort them. now, whenever I need some stripes, I flip through that section and find the color combo that fits.


 
boysmom
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I have some cues with slots. I do what many of the ladies here said: cardstock by color, and everything else by brand or theme.

Also, I generally buy special papers, one or 2 collections for vacation albums, and I keep them separate until the vacation album is done.

In addition, I go through my papers every couple of years and put things that don't appeal to me in a box in the attic. That gets them out of my way. I can always go get them if I suddenly remember that I want one, or I can go there if I have a donation opportunity.


 
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In response to kiyawinn

Mine is stored by tones. Brights, mutes, neutrals. That's how I scrap so it works well for me. I don't think 'oh I need red' I think 'it needs a bright colour'.


 
Crafting Marfa
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There are apps for your phone that allow you scan your products and keep a digital list of what you have. I know what you're talking about. I have a store room that is packed to the max with with seasonal decorations, tools, clothes and other household supplies. I recently went through it. It took me a couple of WEEKS. I took photos as I organized each area. Now I'm going to create a "book" that will be my map to find everything in that room when I need it...lol Maybe you can do the same thing with your paper :-D


 
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