After mentioning that I was on a mission yesterday to find a better way of storing my paper scraps ... that is, than the one I've used up to now ... it seems I piqued the interest of more than a few of you. Did I succeed, and, what did I come up with were the most asked questions yesterday.
Well, it wasn't easy. I did have quite a trail around town, in this shop and in the next. Oh, and just to prove that I'm the original can't shop, won't shop if I can possibly avoid it lady, I only trotted over to Ayr Central to discover that our branch of Au Naturale shut some months ago. Gone bankrupt!!! Such a shame because it was my go to shop for storage.
So ... it was back into the car and off to B&Q where I found these really useful type boxes that fitted the bill perfectly.
What you see is a shirt box with a shoe box acting as both storage for small scraps and a divider to keep the larger pieces separate from the strips.
I've not bothered to separate/file by colour as I can see what's there more or less at a glance, and it takes a matter of moments to rummage through the scraps pulling out what I want. The box is stored at my feet under the desk making it easy to chuck any scraps in at the end of a scrapping session and equally easy to pull out to find some to add to a project.
I figure that if it gets in a mess, and it might well over time, sorting it out again is something I can do whilst watching TV. It's maybe not the perfect system but I think it is going to work an awful lot better than anything I've tried up to now. What do you think?
Off to think about the next Rudolph Day make ... it's almost the 25th of November already :)
Take care and happy crafting,