Category Archives: Scrapbooking Supply Organization

3 ways to use the Perfect Paper Crafting Organizer Bundle

12×12 Craft Binder

24 Storage Page Variety Pack

5 Tabbed Dividers

This bundle of goodies is a powerhouse of organizing.  If you’re new to this product line, after you read this post, scroll back up here and click on the links above to learn more about each product in the bundle. (We’ll put more links at the end too.)

1. Organize a project

What are you working on now?  Do you have all the bits and pieces for your current project spread around your craftroom, dining room, or family room?  Whether you’re working out your Christmas Card plan for later this year or trying to finish up the last pages of a scrapbooking project, this handy bundle can help you get everything sorted.  I used this bundle to organize a trip to Panama. When I’m ready to work on it, I can simply pull it off the shelf and get started.

Be sure to always zip your binder closed before you store it.  This will help maintain the shape of the binder and insure everything stays where it belongs when you’re moving the binder around.

2. Organize and store products by theme or holiday.

You know I’m the #1 Fan of organizing your supplies where you’ll use them – on your ScrapRack, but this is the next best thing. Some themes don’t get used that often – travel or holidays for example.  So, organizing them in something that is easy to store and easy to retrieve can be a huge benefit in your craftroom.  If you are using a ScrapRack and you think it might be overloaded, consider moving a theme or holiday into a binder and only bringing them out when you need them.

This bundle includes a variety of pocket sizes and styles – and even a couple (2 of each) of our Double-Sided Duo pages – these pages have smaller pockets on the front (either 2 or 4) and a large 12×12 pocket on the back. They’re crystal clear, so look closely or you’ll miss that they’re double-sided.  These are ideal for keeping collections of paper and embellishments together.

When you’re adding things to the pockets, try to place items in each pocket that are tall enough to come above the pocket top and behind the “flap”.   Remember the pages are crystal clear, so face some items forward and some backward – you’ll have the best visibility of the most products that way.

3. Get your stencils and templates organized

This bundle is ideal for stencil or template organization.  Stencils are difficult to store because they are so thin AND they have a tendency to get caught or hung up on each other.  Simplify your stencil storage by inserting a piece of paper behind the stencil before you slip it into the pocket. It will be easier to put into the pocket and easier to see the design of stencil with the paper behind it.

When your binder is laying flat on the table, always turn your pages from the upper right-hand corner, rather than from the bottom of the page.  This will ensure that the items in your pockets slide down into the pocket as you turn the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today to learn a bit about the Perfect Paper Crafting Organizer Bundle

I’m sure you’ll think of a few more uses for this handy collection of products! When you do, I hope you’ll come back to this post and share your ideas with us.

Shop for your Perfect Paper Cafting Bundle now.

Happy Crafting,

Week 3 – Stamps, Dies, Embossing Folders…

Tons of challenges Paper crafting tools, like dies, stamps, embossing folders, punches, stencils…offer a unique set of challenges.  They are a weird variety of sizes, shapes, and weights.  Some of them like dies, require other tools in order to be able to use them. Some things work together only and specifically – like outline dies… Continue Reading

Week 2 – Embellishments

Welcome to week 2 of Plan To Be Organized month. (If you missed week one scroll to the bottom of this post and click on the Week 1 box – you’ll want to review my 4 Section System method before you jump in with embellishment organization.) This week our focus is embellishments.  You can lump… Continue Reading

3 ways to organize and store stencils

ScrapRack or Binder System Both the ScrapRack and our 12×12 Craft Binders can be used to organize your stencils and templates. Pocket pages are available in a variety of sizes that coordinate easily with standard stencil/template sizes.  One of the best things about binder style storage, you can customize your binder pages/pockets to perfectly fit your… Continue Reading

Thickers Sticker Organizer

If you love working with Thickers Stickers, but struggle to keep them organized we’ve got two simple solutions. Organize Thickers Stickers with our 12×6 supply box or in your ScrapRack – it’s sooo easy. You’ll want to organize them within your 4 Section System regardless of the type of storage tool you’re using.  Generic alphabet… Continue Reading

Theme Organizer ScrapMaster

Babies, Beach, Birthday, Travel…these are all common scrapbooking and card making themes.  If you’re using a ScrapRack you’ve got all of these things organized together by theme.  If you’re not using a ScrapRack, you may need a little help getting your themes together.  For smaller themes, The ScrapMaster is a good solution. With 6 pockets,… Continue Reading

3 Ways to get organized with The ScrapMaster

As many of you know, I resisted designing the ScrapMaster for YEARS!  I was always a huge advocate of storing scraps right in the Scraprack within the 4 section system.  Last year at one of the conventions, someone asked me about scrap storage and I suggested she keep her scraps with her paper in her… Continue Reading

Step by Step Sticker Organization

Follow me through the step by step process of organizing your stickers. In this video I used our Paper Storage Box Dividers and a Desk Maid Die, Stamp & Supply Organizer to sort and organize my stickers.  After sorting and organizing I talk briefly about the different types of tools you can use to store… Continue Reading

How to create a catalog for your paper crafting tools

Paper crafting tools like stamps, dies and embossing folders can have a beautiful effect on your pages, cards and other projects, but keeping track of them can be difficult and overwhelming. The best way to maximize tool use and minimize frustration is to create a catalog. I strongly recommend cataloging (7 reasons to catalog) all… Continue Reading

4 Ways to use our Kiwi Lane Template Organizers

If you’ve tried Kiwi Lane Templates, you’ve probably bought Kiwi Lane Templates.  These cool little tracing templates make creating wonderful cards and pages, fast and easy.  The only trouble with these fun tools, they’re small, flat and white, so they’re easy to misplace.  I worked with Susan Budge, the founder of Kiwi Lane to design… Continue Reading

Best Buddy Bags for glitter glue and reinkers

Glitter glues like Stickles brand and re-inkers in a variety of brands, are mostly packaged in a small bottle – generally .75″ around and 2.75″ tall. Storing these small bottles in a Buddy Bag is a great option especially if you travel with your supplies – either across town or across your home. There are… Continue Reading

How to create a family timeline notebook for photo sorting.

Creating a family timeline will simplify the process of sorting, labeling and storing your family photos.  You can use a family timeline when organizing both digital and printed photos. My goal this year is to get all of the photos in my storage closet organized and labeled.  These photos go back to before my boys… Continue Reading

4 Project Life Storage Solutions

This week during the Get Organized Challenge, I was asked about storing Project Life Cards.  If you use Project Life cards, you know the biggest challenges with them are; the number of cards some of the sets include, followed by a somewhat generic design (mostly similar colors, but the large card sets don’t really have… Continue Reading

5 reasons to embrace the embellishment rainbow

One of the toughest concepts for crafters to embrace is organizing their supplies by color. We’ve been programmed to think about organizing by “like items”. Think about your closet, all your socks are probably stored together, in the bathroom towels are stored with towels, in the pantry canned goods are stored with other canned goods.… Continue Reading

Scrapbook project planning question from Kim K.

Scrapbook project planning can be a great solution for keeping yourself productive and organized, or it can lead to feeling guilty and overwhelmed. Last week I received the following email from Kim K., a participant in the current GOC.  I’m certain that Kim is not alone in her scrapbook project planning challenge, so she agreed… Continue Reading

What type of crafter are you?

We’ve added a few friends to the get organized challenge group and you’ll definitely want to get to know them! In fact,  one of them could be you, with a different name of course. One of the biggest challenges with getting our craft supplies organized and keeping them organized is that there is no “one… Continue Reading

Where can you put your ScrapRack?

Where can’t you put your ScrapRack is probably a better questions.  Because The ScrapRack is component driven it can be configured to fit into any number of places. On an IKEA Expedit or Kallax Probably one of the most popular pieces of furniture in a craftroom, the IKEA Kallax or Expedit are the perfect width… Continue Reading

What is a ScrapRack

The ScrapRack is the scrapbooking supply organization system that combines the ease of binders with the functionality of filing.  There are 4 components to The ScrapRack System; The ScrapRack Base, Spinders, Storage Pages and Dividers. 1. The base unit The main component is called a ScrapRack Base unit.  This metal base is hinged at the… Continue Reading

Everything you need to know about organizing embossing folders

When you can find what you need, crafting is sooo much more fun!  Getting your embossing folders organized will encourage you to use them more often.  If you can find them easily you’ll enjoy the whole crafting experience more. So, my challenge to you: buckle down this week and make a commitment to getting your… Continue Reading

Project Planning with our 12×12 Binder and Expanding Project Planner Pages

Whether you craft at home or travel with your supplies, project planning can truly maximize your crafting time.  There are several “levels” of scrapbook project planning – from just the basics (photos or mementos), to slightly more advanced (photos and mementos combined), to the full deal (photos, mementos, paper, embellishments, etc.). You may already know… Continue Reading

Why you need a ScrapRack – Sharing papercrafting supplies is simple.

Whether you’re crafting with your kids, your mom, or your girlfriends, we all like to share our supplies.  If you share your supplies, you definitely need a ScrapRack, AND you need it organized in the 4 Section System. Imagine your girlfriend asks you for a Halloween brad, you’re response, “Go to my ScrapRack, look under the… Continue Reading

Why you need a ScrapRack. The ScrapRack organizes the most stuff in the smallest amount of space.

Don’t get buried beneath containers of supplies. Get your products into a ScrapRack and you’ll have more space to craft! It’s simple, really, would you rather dig through a box of stickers, or flip through sections in your ScrapRack. Thanks for stopping by today! Continue Reading

Why do you need a ScrapRack? You’ll use more of your supplies on each project you create.

When it comes to creating projects – scrapbook pages, cards, mixed media or home décor – you generally rely on your memory for product selection. This means, if you didn’t think about it, you’re not looking for it, and therefore you’re probably not using it. When you use a ScrapRack and organize with the 4-Section System, you’ll… Continue Reading

Why do you need a ScrapRack? Cleaning up after creating is a breeze!

When you finish a project is there a pile of supplies at the edge of your work table? Does that pile of supplies get a little bigger each time you craft? One of the best things about using a ScrapRack is that cleaning up is fast and easy. If you’re ready to enjoy your crafting… Continue Reading

Organize your Tim Holtz Distress inks

The Tim Holtz distress inks are a favorite for most of us.  Keeping them organized = using them more often. Our Edna Buddy Bag will hold up to 19 of these ink pads. Add a color chart and you’ve got a visible, accessible, and portable storage system. A couple of tips: If you like to… Continue Reading

What can Edna do for you?

We’ll, she’s not going to deliver packages to your door like “brown,” but once they arrive she’s the girl you need. Edna came into being for the purpose of organizing the hoards of ribbon we sometimes accumulate, but she, like so many of the other EZ2O Buddy Bags, is very versatile. Here’s a quick video… Continue Reading

Organizing your washi tape with Shelly

Shelly was born for washi tape. If you’re a “gottalittle” crafter you may find that 1 Shelly bag will be perfect to contain all of your washi, but if you’ve got a washi addiction like I do, you’ll need 3,4,5… Organizing your washi tape is no different than organizing other craft supplies.  Follow the same steps,… Continue Reading