I had been using a flat file system for all my paper, but after reading lots of posts about how much room a vertical system saved, I decided to give it a try. I had fourteen shelves of 12x12 paper organized by color and pattern and whether it was a holiday or not so I bought THREE of these value packs. It worked. I used all the little storage boxes for my colors, and used the three main holders for all my theme paper, separating it with the dividers. I found paper I'd forgotten I had, and was able to include exotic papers cut to odd sizes (9x11; 10x12; 7x9) in the theme areas so maybe I'll not forget about them when I'm working on a project. I do have these sitting in 13" wide and deep wooden cubbies so they'll stay standing up by themselves: I wouldn't try using them on a shelf without sturdy bookends because they get heavy!
But I now have easy access to all the paper and can pull a whole color or unit out to the table to use without dog-earing everything.
I´m so happy with this product. Now I have the perfect storage for my patterned papers. I store some papers by manufacturer, some by theme and some by style, and these has made it so easy! I´m specially happy about the folders I´ve created for Graphic 45 and Websters pages. I´ve used one of the small folders and diveded them into 12x12, die cuts and stickers and scraps, using the dividing sheets, and then sorted into them. I use these papers mainly for cards, so keeping my scraps with the papers will make it easier to use the scraps! I´m using the same system for ledger papers and such as well. Its a great system!!!
About a year ago I switched over from horizontal paper storage to the Cropper Hopper Vertical system. The change has not only saved me space in my scrap room but also time in searching for just the right sheet of paper. With this system it is very easy to simply pull out a bigger holder or the smaller one and thumb through the papers in it without ever having to remove them from the holder itself. The included dividers help to subdivide the papers further and make the process just that much faster. If you are looking for compact, easy to use, and inexpensive paper storage, I highly recommend this system.
Used in this scraproom: Cardstock Storage
I have 3 sets of these - the number of pieces of paper you can store in these is astounding! I keep all my patterned paper in these. Since I order most all my paper in sets - Daisy D, Basic Gray, and Cosmo Cricket are my favorites - I love that I can scan the tabs for the pattern name or the brand that I am looking for, and then spot pull the whole thing out. LOVE that. I keep 3 of these and 2 black ones filled with card stock only, on the top rack of my Cropper Hopper paper trolley. (Can U tell I love items I can roll into position when I am ready to scrap? LOL!!)
Okay, is it weird to be totally in love with a paper holder? My incessent need for organization has been quenched by this product. I love to find new ways to organize my growning stash, but my Cropper Hopper is my one constant in my studio. I love how much paper that it holds...and it is sturdy enough for all of my cardstock. You can stand it up or even put it on it's back to get a great view of what you have. Finding the right paper has never been so easy. Throw in some sturdy, plastic dividers and some great insert paper holders and you have a system that actually does exacly what it says...stores/organizes/protects your patterned paper, cardstock, rubons, stickers and even templates! Should you buy it? Definitely! Should you get more than one set? Absolutely! You will not be sorry!
I have been trying to decide on a better storage solution for my growing paper stash, and I finally decided on this set because of the value! I purchased a few of these value sets, and I could not be happier with the decision! I use the larger holders to hold my cardstock and the dividers to separate the individual colors so it is easy to find what I need at a glance. I use the smaller holders for my patterned paper--I use a different one for each manufacturer or occasion depending on how much I have of a particular theme. I can't believe how much faster it is now for me to find exactly what I am looking for when I need it! It has also made it easier for me to keep from forgetting what I have. I have loved the switch to these holders so much that I wish I would have done it sooner!
I've been trying to find a way to store all my pages so they won't get torn, crinkled, or sat on by the paper-hogging cat and so far this has been really great! I'm constantly shocked at how much paper this thing holds. At present, I keep the four pull-outs inside the main storage sleeve, but as I build my scrapbooking 'space' I plan to change it more like the picture where I have colored card stock in the main sleeve and printed pages in the pull-outs. Really great tool!
Only thing is that this is definitely not a mobile tool - if you're looking for something to store your pages when you travel or move around, I'd recommend something more like the album and paper tubs or the Cropper Hopper Page Planners.
Otherwise, great product!!
I had been storing my paper for years in the Display Dynamics 12x12 acrylic trays. I liked them overall, but they took up too much space in my scraproom -and- I couldn't see every sheet in each indidual tray. Switching to the CH Vertical storage worked out much better for me because I was able to contain all my cardstock and papers (and kits, too) in a smaller space. I can also flip through all my papers with no problem because they are now divided by color, theme or manufacturer. And because they are not lying down on each other, the papers on top don't get damaged by my ruffling through them!
I have nine and they sit nicely on top of my IKEA bookshelf. Such a space-saver!
I really love this system! I have 2 of them right now, filled to the brim. :) The bigger container can hold up to 200 sheets and the smaller ones can hold up to 50. It fits really well too, without bending any corners or the sides. Since I buy alot of paper pads, I use the smaller ones for paper pads that I've taken apart, so that I can keep the sheets together and also store any of the papers that I've cut but can still use. Then, I use one of my bigger holders for my cardstock, divided by color, and the other for patterned paper sheets, divided by pattern. It's been a wonderful system for me! I highly recomend this product for anyone struggling for a way to organize your paper...
Between the cats and the little boys I have around my house, I don't feel safe setting my supplies up on my desk or a shelf, I keep everything organized in a big plastic tote and and small plastic tote. These paper organizers fit perfectly into my tote and I was able to get the lid on once I was done reorganizing. I wasn't able to do that before. Plus I free'd up half the room in the big tote for my larger tools. I thought I was going to need a new tote! Its so worth that $20 bucks.
Used in this layout: Shades of Christopher
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