Where is the world is that paper I purchased last week? I waste time looking, and looking and looking - and getting increasingly frustrated - and making a mess in the process. After a while I no longer feeling creative!
Because paper comes in hundreds of colours, patterns, textures and weight, it's important to have a system for organizing those papers that make sense to you.
Here's how I organize my papers.
Solid coloured cardstock is sorted and grouped using the "ROYGBIV" rainbow order.
Black, gray, white, cream, browns and tans are filed to the front (or the back) end of the filing spectrum.
2. Patterned Paper:
Most of the patterned paper is sorted into the following categories:
.Animals or pets
.Dots and stripes
Specialty papers are sorted into: handmade, metallic, mulberry, suede, vellum.
There are other categories but these are the ones I use. All my papers are in a clear 12 by 12 plastic lidded container and stored off the floor. Five years ago, my basement was flooded and I lost everything. Now nothing is on the floor and everything is in waterproof containers. Embellishments, ribbons,etc are put in these containers as well, so searching for coordinating embellishments is a thing of the past.
LABEL LABEL LABEL LABEL!!!!!!!