I love Stampin' Up! DSP (Designer Series Paper). I'm pretty picky, however, when it comes to buying it. I don't want to be too overwhelmed with choices (kind of like my embellishments I shared last week), but there are often days I say "I wish I had that paper!" I have a certain taste in the patterns of my paper, and often I don't go outside the box. I'm trying to work on that, but I also want to have paper in my supply that I KNOW I will use!
I love these 12x12 paper holders. Stampin' Up! sells them for $7.95 and you can purchase 4 dividers separately at $5.95, (the ones you see below in the pictures are a little bit bigger than the ones SU! sells, but I purchased these before I became a demonstrator). These are the perfect holders for storing 12x12 DSP and saving yourself from all those bent corners! I personally would love to own a rack where I could lay my 12x12 paper and have it all displayed on the walls, but that's only in my dreams! For now, I'm content on this method to help save on a little room...and it works for me. I'm already noticing that I will be needing another one soon!
Of course, labels are a must so that you are able to find the right paper just that much quicker!
Another tip I have just discovered is to keep the DSP in its clear plastic packaging that it comes in. Not only will it help save you on those bent corners, but then you are able to put the scraps right inside and it will help contain them...because we know how we keep every little scrap!
Also...because I love to coordinate, I make sure I have the names of the cardstock colors that coordinate with the DSP in the package written on the back of the thin cardboard piece that comes behind the sheets of paper. This will help you quickly find the coordinating color without having to thumb through the catalog to see what's listed there, especially if the DSP has retired. Then you won't have to go finding the correct catalog it can be found in.
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