While I have a larger flat box to keep my 8.5x11 background papers in, I needed a handy arrangement for my smaller scraps. What’s my system? It’s a no-frills idea involving a generously-sized decorated photo box from ACMoore and a collection of large-ish (7”x12”) glassine bags saved from previous purchases of clear stamp sets. I’ve sorted everything by individual colors, and have a “Multi-Color” bag to hold scraps having several colors. The bags are stiff which allows the labels to be upright and easily visible. I kept the flap at the top so that it would be easy to insert scraps as they accrued. When it’s playtime, it’s a simple matter to pull out a bag or two and take them to my worktable as needed.
I have some die cuts and specialty scrap papers stored at the front for visibility. Along the right side, there are a handful of sandwich bags, each with a varied collection of scraps whose colors work well together. Every so often, I take out one of these bags and put everything in it on a card. There isn’t much room for these sandwich bags which is exactly the point: it’s a fail-safe method for keeping the stash easy to USE! Hope you find these ideas useful . . .
Cardstock: Marcos Jute, Beckett Iceberg
Stamps: Hero Arts Zig Zag Background
Inks: Distress Barn Door, Broken China, Dusty Concord,Frayed Burlap
Dies/Punches: Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco B, Small Exotic Butterflies #1,
Die-Versions Hint of Lime Alpha, Die-Namics
Accent It Labels & Tags
Impression Plate: Cheery Lynn Cement
Doo Dads: Distress Stickles Antique Linen