Video: Paper Storage + Creative Spaces Vol. 3 Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Hello! Today I am part of a unique blog hop – the Creative Spaces Vol. 3 Blog Hop. Along the hop you will see peeks into the craft rooms of some amazing women! (And apologies in advance for a very long blog post. But as a “thank you” for reading, I have a big giveaway below!)

I know many of you have been asking for a closer look at my studio. Now is your chance… by checking out the new Creative Spaces Vol. 3 issue for some incredible photos. (The photographer they used is so talented! More on that below.) Today also kicks off the first of many videos I will be doing over the next few months sharing parts of my room… starting with a video on how I store my paper. This includes 8.5″x11″, 12″x12″, 6″x6″ paper pads, notecards… and my secret weapon… pre-cut cardstock.

[All supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Click HERE to watch the video on YouTube.]

I will be honest – organization of paper has always been tricky for me. Stamps? No problem. Inks? I’ve got that. But paper? Always a struggle. After lots of trail and error and loads of time, I finally figured out paper systems that work for me. And I am hoping one of them will work for you, too!

Instead of showing a bunch of pictures here, I decided to do the video above. That will explain it much better than I ever could here! However, here are links to the products I use (and many more links are in the thumbnails at the end of this post):

I hope this video is helpful to those of you also trying to tackle a paper mess! I find I am SO MUCH faster and creative with crafting when I am organized. What a difference it makes.

MY OTHER CRAFT ORGANIZATION VIDEOS

Interested in more craft organization videos? You can click HERE to see my YouTube playlist featuring my craft organization videos. Or you can check out these posts: My Favorite Crafty Organization, Stamp Storage 1, Stamp Storage 2, Ink Storage 1, Ink Storage 2, Die Storage, Stencil Storage and Project Life Organization.

MORE ON MY ROOM

So while the kind folks from Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking were at my house taking photos for the Creative Spaces Vol. 3, I took a few myself! I was amazed at the photographer’s talent. Wow. Here are a few behind the scenes shots, taken with my iPhone…

And finally, when the day was over, I took this one. Wish the sun would have been shining through that window…

I also have a few more random bits of information for you:

  • The Creative Spaces Vol. 3 issue has many great photos of my craft room along with peeks at favorite storage points. I will never be able to capture photos as incredible as what is in there! And the other rooms they feature? Amazing. I would highly recommend checking it out.
  • Many people asked who built my craft room. I designed it with help from Michele Neiter and Neals Redesign… and Neals Redesign did the building. They were amazing. But keep in mind – this is my job and office. Just like a mechanic would have a shop full of big tools, I have a craft room full of crafting tools. When this was my hobby, I was on a simple folding table in the corner of my basement. :)
  • Over the next few months, I will share more videos of my craft room… focusing on different parts with each video. I hope to eventually do an overall video with more photos.

BLOG HOP

As I mentioned, this post is part of the Creative Spaces Vol. 3 Blog Hop

The next stop on the hop is the blog of sweet Jill Yegerlehner of Jillibean Soup. (If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, you can head HERE. You should have arrived here from the Tatertots & Jello blog.)

To see more of the Creative Spaces Vol. 3 issue, head HERE.

GIVEAWAY

How about a giveaway? One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Amazon to get some paper storage units… and a multi-color cardstock pack from Simon Says Stamp! For your chance to win,  please fill out the Rafflecopter area below. (This is new for me but makes it so much easier to do giveaways often. There are many ways to win and you don’t have to do them all. Thanks for trying it!)

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985 CommentsBlog Hop, Giveaways, Organization

  1. Wow….your room is amazing!!!!

    I use both sizes of cardstock…but mostly because I have a ton of 12×12 leftover from when I scrapbooked traditionally (I do it digitally now.) When I purchase cardstock, I purchase it in 8.5×11 because I am primarily a cardmaker now!! :)

  2. Andrea Obando

    I’m in love with your room! I use mostly 8.5 x 11, but have some 12×12 just in case. Thanks for sharing your organization tips.

  3. Amy Miller

    Hello! Your craft room is so amazing, I will be dreaming about it :) I have a small room since it is just a hobby for me, thank you so much for sharing your paper organization techniques, I’m always looking for ways to make my supplies easier for me to use.

    I use 8.5×11 and 12×12, where I live we have a wonderful scrap-booking store but they don’t always carry the color I need in the size I need so I just make it work.

    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

  4. Alyssa F.

    I love when you share how you organize your craft space!! Thank you! I really need to get my space organized :) I mostly use 12×12 papers. Thanks for a chance to win!

  5. Thanks for sharing this information with us! I love seeing what people do to organize their spaces. Thanks again!

    • Sorry, left the comment before I saw the question. I use both sizes since I make cards and scrapbook as well. I used the 8.5 x 11 a lot more for cards though. If I use the 12 x 12 I use patterned paper or card stock.

  6. Anna Orsmond

    I use A4 cardstock, which is the metric size of standard cardstock. I do have 12 x 12″ but I find that I only really use that when making 3D projects such as gift boxes etc. I love your organisation and feel inspired to re-evaluate mine! Thank you

  7. Tina

    Beautiful room!! Love the style & decor. It saddens me that there are people out there who make it necessary to justify such a gorgeous space because it is your job, not just a hobby. I’ve seen many comments on various sites about this very topic. It makes me sad. I have a beautiful custom scrap space, too, but it is only for my “hobby”. I am super happy for all crafters and whatever space they have to enjoy. I wish all were supportive and kind. Again, beautiful! Enjoy your creative time in your awesome “work” space… ❤️

  8. I enjoy your organizational videos too. I got some ideas out of this one as I do most of your videos. I have to ask, what do you do with your scraps? And maybe I should define that as your scraps of patterned paper. I have a system for cardstock scraps but am struggling with patterned scraps.
    How big does a piece of paper have to be for you to keep it as a scrap?
    Or is it something emotional that makes you keep it?
    And how do you find that piece of patterned scrap paper again?

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