Once upon a time I organized by color/theme… and I could never find the coordinating pieces in a line. For example- basic grey “sultry” would be in 5 different areas. P-A-I-N! So I changed it (back in 2005 or so) to being by mfg. I’ve always stored vertical- I love the paper files (like magazine but for 12×12) and they keep my paper nice and pretty for me.
So again I organize paper by manufacturer. EXCEPT- the mfg’s that I have only a few sheets of- those I just have lumped all together. Now, I hadn’t organized my paper since 2007, so it’s quite the mess. It took a few hours, but I got things back where they belong. Because I love lists, because I like to share here are the companies I have files for:
- American Crafts
- Autumn Leaves
- Anna Griffin
- Basic Grey
- Creative Imaginations (1 file for all)
- Love, Elsie (with any wee bit of KI thrown in)
- Jenni Bowlin
- Making Memories
- My Minds Eye
- Melissa Frances
- October Afternoon
- Scenic Route
- (and Heidi Grace, Cloud 9, Lil Davis, Kimberly Poloson… OF COURSE! They have a separate file…)
Companies that I’ve been adding enough paper from to justify their own files now:
- Cosmo Cricket
- Little Yellow Bicycle
Of course I’m not going to share who once had a file and was removed, because that wouldn’t be nice. Also, just because somebody isn’t listed here doesn’t mean I don’t love them… it just means that I don’t have enough of their paper to justify a whole separate section. for now.
How do you organize paper? What works good for you? I’m always curious.
Oh- and if you wonder about cardstock- here’s a current photo of my desk. I do by color in this great paper storage wood box/shelf thing I got at target. This is currently my desk. Trying to do some decor for the BBQ this weekend (early Rebecca b-day party)+ working on using some other stuff in current projects… more on all that later!