OK, are you ready for a little tour through my card stock storage? Nothing too out of the ordinary here--I already had these two two drawer filing cabinets when I set up my Girl Cave. I set them side by side and put laminate shelving on top. It's the same height as my other tables in the room so it gives me an almost seamless stretch of work space around two sides of the room. These cabinets hold all of my Stampin' Up! card stock (except some retired packs that I have stashed away in a box in a closet).
Here you can see I have each color in a hanging file folder, bought at Office Max. I got the least expensive utilitarian style--I figured I'm the only one that's gonna see them, right? I bought all the color labels online when I first set them up, but recently I've just labeled them myself. This drawer has all of my In Colors...
...except for the last five which wouldn't fit ;-) I've put them in front of my neutrals and specialty papers in this drawer for now.
The other two drawers hold the color families.
Obviously I was almost out of space when I started collecting MFT paper ;-) So, I bought some of these one drawer filing cabinets at Office Max for it. I cut the labels from card stock with my Stampin' UP! Word Window punch and added computer-generated names. I have this in alphabetical order.
I have all of my PTI card stock in identical file drawers. This is labeled the same and is arranged according to release. As you can see, they're all getting full. Fear not, I have another drawer like this standing empty. I knew if I didn't buy it when I got the rest, they'll discontinue them and I wouldn't have a matching line of them under the shelves ;-)
Here's how I store my scraps. I'm using two sets of Sterlite drawers for my Stampin' Up! scraps and it's sorted according to color: whites/black/grays; cream/Kraft,/browns; reds/oranges/yellows; pinks/purples; blues; greens.
I have a similar setup for my MFT scraps, just smaller.
Here's a little file box that I love. I make mostly A2 cards, so when I need a mat and I cut a sheet into quarters, I file all the unused quarters in this photo box that I picked up at Wal*Mart for less than $5. The dividers came from Office Depot and I made the labels for them using card stock and my SU! Round Tab punch. If I don't have a scrap of a color I need, I can dip into this and pull out a quarter to use and I don't have to go into my larger file drawers for a half or quarter sheet--I find it so handy to have. Anything smaller than A2 goes into my scrap drawers. This box holds my SU! and PTI A2 size pieces of card stock.
I have a smaller box for my MFT card stock but it's done exactly the same way.
In the back of my MFT box, I have card bases stored. When I cut a sheet in half for a card base, I go ahead right then and score and fold the other half and stick it in the back of the box. That way I have extras at hand and can just grab what I need. These two boxes are always at hand on my table.
OK, that's it for me today! Hope you've enjoyed your tour of my card stock organization and maybe picked up an idea that might help you in taming your card stock. I can't wait to see what the rest of the design team has to show us--I'm always in the market for a good idea for organizing my stamping supplies.
Thanks so much for stopping by! See you tomorrow for the first October teaser!!