Craft Room Cardstock Organization
Hello everyone! I have been very overwhelmed and elated by all of the comments about my Craft Room Organization from yesterday. I truly am grateful for the privilege of having a craft room as wonderful as I have been blessed with. It wasn’t until my children were almost all gone from the nest that I was able to have a craft room, and it has taken me 6 years to get it were it is today. I love spending time in here and just wish I had more time to play.
Now as promised and many requests later, I want to share how I created my cardstock organizers. I am not going to lie, this was a very time consuming project given the amount of cardstock I have. But, it was and is very worth it in the end.
First, I want to say this was Pinterest inspired and not solely my own idea. I first found the idea here and then tweaked it.
I bought these plastic 12″ x 12″ cardstock holders from Joanns and Hobby Lobby. You will notice there are 2 different styles. I am a Consultant for Close to my Heart and have accumulated a lot of cardstock over the 5 1/2 years that I have been with the company. Some of the cardstock is now retired and some of it is still available. In the past I have kept these separated so I would know the difference. When I found this storage idea, I decided to put all of my cardstock together so I can be frugal and use all of it instead of just the current colors that coordinate with the patterned paper.
The first thing I did was sort my cardstock by color themes and then shades (light to dark).
I used heavy duty page protectors for my dividers.
I cut the white strip off of each page protector using a paper trimmer, making sure not to cut the perforated edge. I did this step for each divider needed.
Next, using the We R Memory Keepers Punch and coordinating stickers that I had purchased from Amazon, I punched a tab from the coordinating cardstock for that particular divider. I added the sticker to the top right side of the divider. Make sure you only stick the sticker to the back side first. I added the punched cardstock tab to the sticker and then folded it over to the top of the page protector. I added all of the tabs to the same spot on the page protecter, you can also stager them, if you like that idea better.
I used a label maker and added the name of the color of the cardstock to the divider on top of the sticker.
Again, since I am a CTMH Consultant and sometimes get confused if a color is still current or retired, I added a “retired” label under the color to keep it easy for me. I also added my scraps of cardstock in each of the sleeves of the page protectors so I can use them later.
I hope you find inspiration for your cardstock and I would love to know if you decide to give it a try.
Thank you for stopping by!