Sunday, December 15, 2013

Scraps, Scraps and more Scraps

Hello Crafty Friends,
I know many of us have this obsession with scraps and we can't seem to throw away even the tiniest piece of paper because we may need it someday.  Well this post is to show how I, a paper hoarder, have taken my scrap obsession to the next level in a good and organized way.
This is only some of my current scraps:

This is my stack of drawers I purchase from Michaels that I normally keep all of my solid scraps in:

This is how they are labeled by colors: 

This is how they look when I open the drawer:

Now with a little help from my Paper Trimmer, Punches, Big Shot, Cuttlebug, and numerous dies this is how they are looking now.

I have cut some down to card front sizes, strips, and use the dies and punches on the other bits and pieces.  I keep the die cut/punched pieces in these zip lock pouches I found at Staples but zip lock baggies would work just fine.  In fact I may have to add a few zip lock baggies to my drawers as I cut more scraps.  I cut them into different shapes and sizes so at a moments notice I can easily reach in the drawer and grab what I need.  Works great so far.
Only a few more drawers to complete and then I move on to my Pattern Paper which are currently in Iris totes.
Die I especially like to use are:
Jaded Blossom
My Creative Time
Crafty Hugs to all,


Donna Lueders said...

Great idea, but how long did it take you just do to the plain colors?

Michelle Fox said...

Amazing Idea. Thank you

Chaunnelle said...

Sorry for the late reply. I does take awhile. I am still working on them. But now if I make something and I have scraps I automatically die cut or punch so my pile does not get any bigger.

Debbie said...

wow this is such a great way to keep them lol before I saw this I actually just started mind last night as I sat on the floor here in my craft room just sorting solid colors lol