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. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • 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,ย  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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( AMZ | SSS )


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

  1. I use both 8 1/2 x 11 and 12 x 12. I also pre-cut a lot of card stock and have a stash of 3×4, 4×6, and 4.25×5.5

  2. Omg, your craft room is amazing. I love how you used the ikea drawers. I wish I had thought of that. I am a paper addict. It use mostly 8 1/2 x11. I have way too much of all sizes.

  3. I use 81/2 x 11 inch cardstock the most. I really like all your paper storage solutions. Wish I had as much neatly organized room as you do.

  4. 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!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 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.

  6. Hello! Your craft room is so amazing, I will be dreaming about it ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!

  7. I love when you share how you organize your craft space!! Thank you! I really need to get my space organized ๐Ÿ™‚ I mostly use 12×12 papers. Thanks for a chance to win!

    1. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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… โค๏ธ

  10. 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?

  11. I’ve been mulling over the precut pieces for a while. But I’m seriously OCD. Do you find that the cuts you get at FedEx Kinkos are pretty good? I’m scared I’m going to take my ream in there and then be disappointed in the results. Thanks for your feedback!

  12. I’m interested in the size of you craftroom, as we’re remodeling our house and a craftroom is part of that remodel. I want it to be big but not too big. It is only for hobbies not a job, at least for now.


    BTW, I do love your room!

  13. I love watching your videos. I have gotten some good ideas. I’m not creative at all. Do you have any suggestions?

  14. love your room and organization ideals, you said you would talk about how to use the laber maker and save on using label tape but can’t find it! thanks Belinda

  15. Enjoyed seeing how you store & organize your craft room!! Thanks for sharing & for the opportunity to win the gift card!

  16. OH MY GOD!!!! IT IS MY DREAM CRAFT ROOM!!!! it’s just perfect!!! Can you please please please do a in depth tour of your craft room?, showing what’s inside your drawers and cabinets? I would love to see how you store everything!! You’re the best Jennifer, I honestly believe that you are the most talented “crafting guru”! God bless you and your family!

  17. Jennifer,
    I just started watching you on YouTube. You are so amazing. I have been making greeting cards for over 20 years. I have a lot of the products you use in your videos. Thanks for all the great work you do. I have been having so much fun trying new techniques, that you have shown in in your videos.
    Thank you,
    Vivian J

  18. Thank you so much for the money saving paper organization ideas! I was originally going to purchase some expensive units for my paper until I came upon your blog. I ended up saving so much money by following your system. I love that my scraps fit nicely in the job ticket holders making it much more likely that they will be used- thus saving me more money! Thanks again for the inspiration, great ideas for organizing, and the kindness you share.

  19. My handwriting stinks. It is so bad that anyone might think I am a physician. I like to type out my comments that appear inside my cards and then print them on a decent weight paper. I do not see where you have addressed printers or paper in a weight other than 65-120 lb. Could you point me in a direction where I could get more information on paper/printers to use? I so enjoy your blog and videos. Thank you for making me a pretty good, and very happy, card maker.


  20. In the 2nd photo you took of your office, there is an arch of swatch pieces(?). Is it of cardstocks or ink pads or what. It looks huge like it would take time to go through them all to find the right one!
    I have similar swatches on a binder ring called Col-o-ring that has swstched of all my fountain pen inks (I love writing and drawing with fountain pens).
    So is your arch of samples cardstock, ink or stamps?
    I’m curious!

  21. Hi, Jennifer. I am cleaning out my craft room and am need of better paper storage. The magazine holders that are linked are no longer available from The Container Store. Do you have an alternative source?

  22. I am just getting back to scrapbooking and card making. How come you use such a small size for card. You can’t back them with another color cardstock unless you make them smaller. It seems like so much work for such a small piece of cardstock
    Just wondering
    Thank you

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