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.


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.


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.


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.


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!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Below are the products featured above. Click on the letters below the picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), My Favorite Things (MFT), The Container Store (CS), Office Depot (OD), Avery Elle (AE), and Amazon (AZ)…

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1,000 thoughts on “Video: Paper Storage + Creative Spaces Vol. 3 Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY”

  1. I love my 8.5 x 11″ paper, it usually what I use. And, thanks for all the organization ideas. It’s such a big help.

  2. I use 8.5 by 11 cardstock most of the time but would like to purchase more 12 by 12 cardstock 🙂

  3. I use 12×12 for scrapbooking and 8 1/2×11 for cards. I have a ton of cropper hoppers for 12×12 but hate to use these for smaller papers. Thanks for sharing your idea. I’ve been slowly collecting the linus containers for stamps and happy to see the idea for 6×6 paper pads. I love to organize, my sister says I like to do that as much as craft!

  4. I mainly use 8-1/2×11″ cardstock but do own some 12×12″ sheets and lots of 12×12 patterned papers. Thinking about cutting those in 4×6 pieces though for easier storage and easier accessibility. One of my 12×12″ storage cases cracked due to the weight of the paper. Great video and love your storage tips. TFS, Jennifer!

  5. Jennifer, I love your organizational inspiration. Your studio looks amazing! I am a card maker and I primarily use 8 1/2 x 11 size paper…but I have a “healthy” supply of 12 x 12 paper that I have collected over time ;-)). Thanks for being so generous with your time and talent!

  6. I really like all paper sizes, but recently have been using mostly 12 x 12.

    Gorgeous and very organized craft room! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  7. Thank you for sharing your great ideas for storage. I use paper in all sizes and colors so it’s great with some good storage options.

  8. I use both, but prefer 8 1/2 x 11 most of the time. Just feel easier to work with! Thanks for the inspiration and the video tour! Blessings to you!

  9. Such great ideas! Thanks for the chance to win. I love my label maker!:) I use both 12×12 and 8.5×11!

  10. Wow! Love seeing your great ideas. I’m brand new to paper scrapping and stamping, I was referred to your blog for the source of information on all things inky. There’s so much to explore, I don’t even know where to start!

  11. Thank you for a chance to win! I use mostly 8.5 x 11 cardstock, but have tons of 12 x 12 as well. I love the bins you have for your 6 x 6 – I’m just starting to grow my collection there 🙂

  12. I tend to use 12×12 paper b/c I also scrapbook so its more versatile. So I buy pre-cut card bases (A2 size) and adhere my finished card front on top.

    1. Forgot to say I use both sizes of paper. I make cards for Operation Write Home, so I use 8.5 x 11 for layering and 12 x 12 when I want to make multiples of the same card using the same DSP.

  13. I always end up bending corners of my cardstock 🙁 The sleeves you have shown should help. Thanks a lot!!!

    And wow, your studio is stunning 😀 and so many papers.. LOVE!

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  15. Your studio is so beautiful and so well organized. Love it! I use both size of paper, depending on what I need to do. Thank you for the chance to win.

  16. Jennifer – I envy your craft room and space … oh how I wish I had that to play in! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  17. Great paper organizing ideas, beautiful craft space. Love the big window for natural lighting and wow all that storage space…thanks for sharing

  18. 8 1/2 x 11 works best for me. Your ideas are so great. Thanks so much for sharing them and showing the pictures of your beautiful workspace. Thanks for the chance also to win.

  19. I mainly use 8.5 x 11 since I make cards and not scrapbook layouts. However – I inherited some lovely 12 x 12 papers from friends and family when they discovered I got hooked by the cardmaking bug.

  20. Thanks for sharing! I’ve been struggling a bit with the Rafflecopter, but I hope it will make it easier for you to manage your wonderful giveaways!

  21. I have lots of 12×12 and prefer using that because I tend to make larger cards.
    Your storage ideas are wonderful, and lately I used your ideas for dies and love it.

  22. I’ve been waiting forever for you to release your paper storage system! Super helpful, thanks! I like how you keep your scraps with your 8.5×11 papers in their respective color folders, but I often see you create your own patterns when you make cards, and you say that you save the negative/leftover paper for future projects – where do you store these scraps?? Or do you make the other projects immediately so you don’t have to store them? Thanks for sharing!

  23. I use mainly 8.5 x 11. But, I do have some 12 x 12 from when I used to scrapbook. I sometimes use that, too. Thank you for a chance to win!

  24. I use both. I have been gravitating more toward 8.5×11, lately, though. Love visiting your site. Thanks for all the inspiration!! 🙂

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