I haven't been in my craft room much to actually CRAFT, but I have been in there quite a bit over the last few weeks trying to get things organized! Many of you on my Facebook page (not a "fan" yet, check it out on the left side of my blog) were curious about my craft room organization and so I thought I would share a little bit of what it looks like. I am going to break it up into categories and today I wanted to start with paper storage. **Disclaimer: I am not a huge fan of lots of things that make clutter, so you'll see my space as simplified, which is the best way for me to work. I also haven't had the chance to paint or add decor to the walls yet. One day...
Since starting Stampin' Up! in 2009 I have pretty much gone exclusive to ordering only that kind of Designer Series Paper and 12x12 card stock. Just recently I whittled my non-SU! 12x12 paper collection way down because I wasn't using it enough and a lot of it didn't match, so I decided to let a lot of it go to create a clean slate in my room and not be burdened with too many choices while working, especially if it wasn't Stampin' Up! I did hold onto some paper for scrapbooking, which I will show you further down in the post.
When you walk into my room the first thing you'll see on the left is this 12x12 paper rack. I scored this beauty when Paper Zone was going out of business. I can't remember how much I paid for it, but I knew it was going to be a worthwhile buy, so I splurged. This rack sits to the left of my desk, so it's within easy reach or at least a short walk. Each of the slots holds Stampin' Up! only paper. The blue tags are all the current papers. Notice some of the holes? They are ready to be filled with the new Holiday Mini DSP that is on its way! The orange tags indicate retired card stock. Each of the tags have the name of the DSP on them.
Labels in black may have been a better idea...oops!
Now onto 8-1/2x11 paper... I have a 2-drawer filing cabinet that holds all of my Stampin' Up! cardstock. This sits to the right of my workspace and it is within an arms reach. I have a file folder for each color and they are organized by color collection. As you can see...I love my label maker! This makes it so easy to grab exactly what I need and keep tabs on when I am running low on a color. I laugh when I think back to when I first started Stampin' Up! 3 years ago and just how little Stampin' Up! cardstock I started with! Now, I can't imagine not having a backup pack of paper for when I run out of a color.
(only for personal and even that is not much!). I also have a couple of files on the right that holds my "contraband" non-SU! scrapbook paper. Again, it has been whittled way down to what it was before!