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An Organized Crafty Stash: Day 4

5Ways_BlogHeaderHello friends!

Today's organization feature from My Favorite Things is card stock!  There are so many ways you can organize your card stock that it can be quite overwhelming to get started.  Here's a look at how I organize mine:

Cardstock-Organize-7---OHSIf you look closely, you'll notice that I have some tidying up to do.  I have been collecting card stock for nearly 18 years, and although I've cleared out a lot, I still have a rather extensive collection. 🙂  I found these great Fellowes Literature Sorters at an office supply store many years ago.  There are three of them lined up on my shelf with a grand total of 72 slots.  …and yet I still have multiple colors in some slots…craziness.  

Here's a closer look at one of the sections.  I labeled each section when I first got them with some seriously stubborn labels, that I've had quite a time removing.  So, as you can see, I still need to properly label these sections.  It drives me bonkers not having them properly labeled.


When my beautiful My Favorite Things card stock arrives, it comes in plastic re-sealable bags that are labeled with the color name.  

I prefer a sturdier pocket for my card stock; so I remove it from the bags, and put it into these vinyl shop ticket holders, which I purchased from HERE.  I cut off the top of each pocket where the pre-punched holes are.

I used my fabulous Brother P-Touch Labeler to create new labels for each vinyl pocket.  I then loaded in the appropriate card stock, and filed it onto my shelves.

Cardstock-Organize-6---OHSNeat as a pin, and so pretty too!


I do still have quite a bit of 12×12 card stock and patterned papers, which I store in these wonderful hanging file drawers.  The drawers are designed specifically for 12×12 files.  These were custom made for me by an amazing cabinet maker that my hubby knows.  However, Michael's sells something similar HERE.

I hope you've been inspired to get your card stock organized.  For more inspiration, hop on over to the MFT Blog for links to the other designers blogs, as well as for your chance to win!  Check out today's prize package:

Thanks again for stopping by today, friends!  Have a beautiful day!


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  1. Love your idea of storing paper, but what a wonderful way to showcase your ribbons. I have a small space and am always looking for good ideas. Thanks.

  2. Wow, I wish that my card stock was that organized. I try and try and just cannot seem to get it the way I want. Thanks for sharing ideas.

  3. WOW!! Cindy, I have some similar cubbies for my paper but I don’t have nearly as much as you, that is an impressive collection of colors!!! my ribbon really needs a place like yours, I store mine in this clear boxes made for ribbon but I like your system better.
    Thank you for the peek at your crafting space and for the chance to win this great package.

  4. Great storage for so much paper. Guess I need to find some of those vinyl shop ticket pockets. What do you do with your scraps? Thanks for sharing.

  5. Such a BEAUTIFUL and functional and well organized craft area!!! Thank you for sharing, especially the links to the products.

  6. I love your literature organizer however, most of my papers are 12X12. I have the michaels paper organizer open cubes and love them. When I want a specfic color, I just pull out the shelf with that color and bring it to my work area to color coordinate whatever project I am working on. Works for me. I also have one of the file drawer cubes with the hanging file folders. Thought it would work for sorting colors of scraps, however, I haven’t been able to find additional 12X12 hanging file folders. What I wish I could find, is a file cabinet for 12X12 paper. You would think that one of the companies would have come up with one by now since there are so many paper crafters out there. Great ideas, thanks for sharing them with us.

  7. That Fellowes Literature Sorter sure has a fine look to it, and has a good amount of space for plenty of paper in each of it’s pigeon holes. I appreciate it, very, very much, for all the information you’ve given to help us with organization. Good job.

  8. Wow girl, you are waaaay more organized than me. I put all of my card stock into one big drawer and then put scraps into another drawer and try and use the scraps up first. But nothing is separated by color.

  9. this IS very neat…I will have to look into those packet/protectors. I think I prefer the idea of keeping it in a drawer/file cabinet for those of us that have one!

  10. Cindy this has been one of the best blog hops I have been on, there is a wealth of information on storage from all of you MFT girls. I have saved so many tips that will help me and tomorrow is another day. Thanks so much for all the information.

  11. Just want to say Thank You for sharing your paper organizing tips with us, I can’t wait for my plastic protectors to arrive so I can labeling and organizing!! I’ve enjoyed all your ideas all week and again thank you for sharing, I can only hope my craft room will look as beautiful as yours!!!

  12. This is awesome! I went out and bought some today at Office Depot and already did my paper. I need to find a place cheaper because it was almost $9 bucks for 10 ticket folders. Ouch…lol
    Thanks again for sharing your awesome ideas!

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