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Username Post: Storage for projects in progress        (Topic#1589349)
New Kid On the Block
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Hi! I'm still fairly new to scrapbooking and haven't really sorted out the best way to do things. I have been trying to figure out how to store (and carry) projects that I'm working on. I am planning on going to crops in my neighborhood, so I'm staging pages but I don't know what to put them in. I've looked at a few of the products being sold for this like Crop In Style Paper Taker Organizer Tote, Smead Retrospect Expanding File, 26 Pockets with Handle, 12 X 12 Inches, and
Darice 60124 Spectrafile 12-by-12-Inch 13-Pocket Expanding File to name a few. I would appreciate and input and suggestions!!! Thank you!

~Jennifer


 
MisasMom
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In response to jenjuneh

Welcome! When I first started scrapping I tried several different ways of storing projects in progress until I found what worked for me.

Now, my favorite way is using 12x12 Iris boxes. They hold a lot and are not too expensive. I also keep an extra one just to put pages in for drying of paint or Stickles. Everything I do must be cat proof, so these are perfect.

I can make up kits (pre-plan pages) and store them in page protectors and stack them in the boxes for crops. If I am flying with supplies I also put a note on top for TSA that says: Original Art Work, Please Open Carefully! I have not had any problems with that.

I just searched the store and apparently, they are not sold here but I found a similar box by Art Bin. I have some of these too in smaller sizes and store other items in them, but have never traveled with one.




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KatieJo
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In response to jenjuneh

I second the plastic suitcase style. I do use the Art Bin Super Satchels for both storing them at home (when I don't want the stuff out) and transporting them to crops.


 
bonprof
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In response to KatieJo

I also use the iris boxes. They are very sturdy and air tight. Also, they are easy to store.


 
Henri Jean
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In response to bonprof

My Little Red Craft Wagon By Henri Jean

I take this to every crop. The big container has my ATG and misc. supplies, extra adhesive for the ATG, my Slice and a thing that sits on the table for scissors, glue eraser and that sort of thing.

The tall container has 12 x 12 file folders in it and my "in progress" projects go in them in regular office manila file folders. The file folders aren't big enough but that is not a problem. I put 8 or 10 folders in each hanging file so everything stays separated out.

One of the 12 x 12 containers with the handles is all sticker letters.

The other 12 x 12 container has my Crop-O-dile and all my brads and eyelets.

I take the wagon to the car, fully loaded like this, take a second to take the 4 container out of the wagon and put them into the car. The wagon has a knob thing in the bottom, When you pull it - the wagon pulls up like an umbrella and goes in the car.

Then I set the wagon up and haul my stuff into the crop. There are 4 of us at the table where we usually sit and all 4 of us have our wagons behind our chair because we can keep our stuff there and not take up so much table space - we just reach behind us to get our stuff.

Also, at home the wagon stays set up in my scraproom so I can easily get to my Slice and I can pack projects away when I get to the point where I can just glue and do finishing touches at the crop.

I have a duplicate ATG and scissors and trimmer - anything I use a lot I have one for home and one for my crop wagon. Anytime friends call and say, "Lets get together to crop" - my wagon is always ready to go. Right now there are about 15 pages to be completed at the next crop.


 
leslief
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In response to bonprof

Another one for Iris cases!


 
New Kid On the Block
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In response to leslief

I guess I need an iris case! LOL Thank you for the responses, and thank you to Henri Jean for the comprehensive list! I have that wagon in grey


 
mrsrogers52513
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In response to jenjuneh

I also use the Iris boxes. I have one for each project and keep all the papers and everything together. Then I just have a tote where I keep all my tools and such in.


 
Megan - ForumTech
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In response to mrsrogers52513

Iris boxes here, too - embellishments and stuff that I know I want to use, in baggies with the main paper.


 
mrsrogers52513
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In response to Megan - ForumTech

Looks like Iris boxes are the way to go!


 
anda11
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In response to jenjuneh

I also use the pink artbin plastic boxes with handles.. Of all the different ways I have used over the last 15 yrs, these work the best.
Sometimes, I only take one of those & a tool tote..Sometimes I take my pink mimi rolling tote with that inside. depends on how much I am taking.


 
Juansmom
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In response to anda11

I use the artbin or iris boxes too...love the handles on the artbin, but I think the iris are sturdier (ie more "bounceable" plastic!!) because my artbin cracked when dropped, but iris have not...they get carried in to the crop in a simple tote bag.

I have my tools in a dorm style shower caddy with a handle..it will hold pens, scissors, a coupla punches, paper trimmers, etc...and all easily carried in to the crop! the key is to not take too much to a crop...why lug more than u need?


 
Sunnydi
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In response to mrsrogers52513

I like the Art Bin cases best and like so many use the cases for projects, pages in progress and I have one titled "2013" and in it goes any embellishments, brochures, etc. I have picked up to put on layouts.

The Iris ones pop open a little too easy to me.


 
mrsrogers52513
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In response to Sunnydi

I've also dropped my Iris boxes a lot and never had them crack!


 
meezerpleaser
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In response to jenjuneh

I use an Iris box to store in-progress projects at home, but that's for big projects - like the baby album I just made. I put all the paper and embellies in there.

But going to neighborhood crops, if you want to go inexpensive, try the 2-gallon zip-top storage bags at the store ... I get mine from WM. A few papers and a few embellies fit in there nicely, and they're handy for making up your own "kit" for a page. And did I mention inexpensive?!


 
mrsrogers52513
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In response to meezerpleaser

That's a good idea. I have some of the plastic sleeves that snap on the top from Michaels that I will put kits together for future projects of things I buy that go together. I think the Ziploc baggies would work just fine though, thanks for the idea!


 
48SixTime
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In response to mrsrogers52513

I don't go anywhere to scrap but I LOVE the Cropper Hopper Page Arrangers!

I love to grab all kinds of things I think will work together and stuff it all in the page arranger! I then store them vertically and out in the open so I don't forget about them!

http://store.scrapbook.com/ch-ch92603.html?w=Cropper+ho...


 
anda11
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In response to mrsrogers52513

I told you what I used for the planned pages at the crops but I did not tell you that I store them in those 3 drawer white/clear drawers sets unttil the crop.


 
PhotobearSam
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In response to anda11

love the handles on the Artbin boxes more than the Iris containers.


 
mrsrogers52513
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In response to PhotobearSam

Wouldn't it be great if Iris would put handles on theirs?


 
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