Username Post: How do you organize your paper pads?        (Topic#1571191)
SharlaAnn
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How do you organize your 12x12 paper pads? vertical or horizontal? Do you keep them attached?
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kelseymel
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In response to SharlaAnn

Vertically. I keep them attached until they either fall apart or there are only a few sheets left.
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provinca
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I keep mine vertical and attached. If I have scraps left over, I put them in a clear sheet protector and put it in with the rest of the pack to keep the coordinating papers together. Once the packs fall apart or get too small, I put the left over papers in one of the inserts of the Cropper Hopper.
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AniPie
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Yup I keep mine in a plastic paper pouch. Mine tend to fall apart pretty quick. But this way its all together.


 
Sneezy1956
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I have the drawers that stack that are different color I put a pack in each drawer and if I bought coordinating goodies I stick them in there also.


 
scoot297
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I keep mine vertical and unattach them. I keep them all together but I've found that if I don't take them apart, I never use them. I store all my paper in the plastic crates from WM with hanging file folders.


 
Sonsie
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In response to Sneezy1956

Horizontal in 4 huge stacks on the floor under my enormous computer desk. I ran out of room elsewhere! I keep them attached. The only bad part is that I have to sit on the floor to flip through them and then the cats mob me.


 
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  • stick on 02-28-12 11:47 AM
In response to Sonsie

Vertical, and mostly I take them apart and separate them into my organization system, but lately I've been acquiring some Core'dination stacks and for some reason I like keeping them together.


 
ScrappinGirl162
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In response to stick

Well I do it vertical & I need to organize my supplies so I might take them apart.. But for now they r together


 
ASiverson
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In response to ScrappinGirl162

Vertical and together!


 
traceyjean
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In response to ASiverson

Vertical. In 13x13 ziploc baggies I got from CTMH years ago. With whatever coordinating stickers and embellies I own. Everything stays together including scraps. And I can recycle the bags once I've used up a particular line.


 
meezerpleaser
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Vertical and together. But I also store my 6x6 pads in 12x12 zip-lock bags with other coordinating embellies from that particular holiday/occasion.


 
prittb
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vertical and together. When most of the pages are gone, then I tear out the remaining and store with pp.


 
Kitty_wOlf
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In response to SharlaAnn

I keep mine atached intil there's less then 10 pages . i tend to keep my stack's togther on their side- and i write on the binding with a marker - the name. if you don't allready do this- you should. it makes life so much easier....


 
mrsdriver5
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Horizontal in 12x12 cases on a storage rack. I separate everything by color except for some themes like Christmas and Halloween. I keep the front "title page" from each torn-apart pad in a thin box so I can see what I have, but I got too frustrated flipping through all the books to find what I wanted. The separation by colors works better for me.


 
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  • GMFTS on 02-28-12 03:33 PM
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I really don't do pads or stacks..still have some cs from years ago. All my cardstock goes in a rolling tote so that I can put the cover down to prevent fading on the edges.


 
CrimsonMama
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In response to SharlaAnn

I'm a little embarrassed to say that my pads are in a basket and now the basket it so heavy I can hardly lift it off my top shelf. That won't work much longer!

I do have some of the flat storage boxes for really specific stuff.

I want Cropper Hopper and the Hullabaloo.


 
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  • Kitty_wOlf Said:
I keep mine atached intil there's less then 10 pages . i tend to keep my stack's togther on their side- and i write on the binding with a marker - the name. if you don't allready do this- you should. it makes life so much easier....




This is what I do also. It makes it so much easier to find they style of paper you need. Now I just have to keep walking past all the amazing stacks at M's and J's. I LOVE PAPER!


 
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Horizontal, attached, in 4-shelf jetmax cubes. While I think it's a great idea, I personally don't like the look of labelling the spine. I enjoy flipping through them. I didn't always do it this way tho. I believe my first 3 or so stacks are sorted into the rest of vertical loose paper.


 
MyRv4me
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In response to scrapsweet

Mine are vertical, and left in the pad.
I keep my scraps in the front of the pad in plastic bags.


 
LeeLo
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  • LeeLo on 02-28-12 09:29 PM
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Mine are stacked horizontally. It can be such a pain to go through them though...I really need a better system. I've got somewhere between 2-3 feet of pads stacked...that's not including the loose paper! I'd really like to figure out a better way to separate them out a little more so that I don't have to dig through a heavy stack to find something.


 
scrappnmom2il
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Mine arw stacked horizontaly on a shelve. I don't have that many of them, so I know what I have and this works for me. If I had more, I think I would keep them in 12x12 boxes with coordinating cs and embellies.


 
SQ Mandi
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Some of mine are in a drawer in my scrap shelves others stand up in the cubbies that are in my shelves. Paper packs I usually separate by brand.


 
ScrappyMama6
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In response to MyRv4me

Horizontal, and left together in the pad, with the larger scraps tucked inside....I always thought storing paper vertically could crumple the edges.

Mine are in a "Billy" shelf from Ikea....


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The white shelf on the right in the photo is the paper pack shelf.....


 
cindy312
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In response to ScrappyMama6

Horizontal and attached. I stack them about 10 high on a shelf.

Cindy


 
dotfree
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Vertical amd attached


 
Love 2 Learn
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  • LeeLo Said:
Mine are stacked horizontally. It can be such a pain to go through them though...I really need a better system. I've got somewhere between 2-3 feet of pads stacked...that's not including the loose paper! I'd really like to figure out a better way to separate them out a little more so that I don't have to dig through a heavy stack to find something.



Same here....stacked horizontally in a 3 drawer filing cabinet. I also need a better way to stack them, so I don't have to unload each drawer to get to the paper stack I want to use!!! PP that was purchased separately, is in horizontal drawers also. Still hard to find what I am looking for.


 
papermouse
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I have mine vertically in bins in those clear plastic 12x12 envelopes- each stack has its own envelope (you can get them on sale at Ms in ten packs for about five bucks) then I keep scraps and coordinating items (stickers/rub ons/whatever else in the collection that i bought) in the envelope with the stack - makes it easy to flip through and find what I'm looking for! There are pics in my gallery if the description isn't clear


 
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I keep my stacks together and sorted by Manufacturer like MME, Me and My Big Ideas, K&Co., DCWV, etc I have them stored in the Jetmax cubes - the one with the dividers.


 
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