Thursday, May 1, 2008

Organizational {Friday} Scrap Paper Storage

Okay, the crazy organizer has redone her scrap paper file! Yes, I love my old system. Yes, it works great for me but I wanted something pretty and more sturdy. Aren't I pitiful? Anyway, the old storage file I used can be seen here along with how I actually organize my scraps. It truly works great, and I am still using the same filing system inside. I am just using a different storage box. I went to Office Depot and bought this great file box and some hanging file folders. Then I used the amazing kit from Inspire Me Card Kits to alter the file box. Here is how it turned out:
Here is how I altered the box:
1. Use scrap paper to trace around the plastic pieces that you will cover in patterned paper. Trim the paper and refit as needed until it is just perfect. Then trace the scrap paper onto your patterned paper and cut out.
2. Lay your paper, embellies, die cuts, etc., on the file to make sure it will fit properly and it looks like you want. Change anything you don't like. I ended up changing the upper-left and right-hand corners in my final version.
3. Use sandpaper to "scuff up" the plastic.
4. Use a Pioneer Embellishment Glue Stick to completely cover the back of your patterned paper. I also used the same glue stick on the plastic itself. This glue can be used for plastics.

5. Put your patterned paper on the box, and use your brayer to get a good bond between the paper and the plastic.

6. Put any flat embellishments (die cuts, stickers, rub-ons, etc.) on your patterned paper. Cover lightly with Modge Podge and let dry.

7. Add your lumpy embellishments and ribbons.

8. Now organize your scraps, and set this adorable box next to your scrappy desk for easy access! Enjoy!

And Here are My Hanging File Categories:
Black CS
Black PP
Dk. Blue CS
Dk. Blue PP
Light Blue CS
Light Blue CS
Green CS
Green PP
Pink CS
Pink PP
Red CS
Red PP
Etc., Etc., Etc.

So, I hope you can use this week to get those paper scraps in order and actually use them! Have fun, and have a great weekend!


Samantha said...

Very Very cute!! Love it!!

Suz said...

Loved your old way of storing the scraps and after your suggestion have used it faithfully. But this is so pretty and not something I would hide away but display proudly.... Great Idea As Always! TFS

Norma Kennedy said...

Patter this turned out just Beautiful ! Thanks for sharing with us !!!

Daniela said...

Awesome, love it!

Susie said...

This is something that I will have to do. I love this it is beautiful, TFS!!! Love it!!!

Anonymous said...

Too cute!!!
Sarah M

Monika said...

OMG this is soooo cute. I have boxes almost exactly like that for my scraps. I never thought to decorate them.. Thanks for the idea!!

Anonymous said...

Very cool! I love how you altered it! :)

Staci said...

This is SO awesome! I am loving it! Thanks so much for sharing how you made that!

Stephanie said...

Soooo cute!! It will look so pretty in your scrap space.!

Brandy said...

Hey Patter! I love your new box for scraps! Very cute! I definately would use something like that. I'll have to start getting myself more organized soon! I have said it before and I'll say it again.... Wanna come help me get organized???? :D hehe

Georgina said...

oh that looks pretty ! i may share this with my mum for her scraps of wool

Lisa Carroll said...

what a great project! and it turned out beautifully!!

nap time stamper said...

So pretty! Love those papers and those letters!

Kajikit said...

What a clever way to organise your scraps... your container is just beautiful!

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