Tuesday, April 9, 2013


I desperately need to organize my scrap room.  I started this weekend with my crafty book shelf.  I tackled my growing collection of 6x6 pads.  I kept these stacked on the shelf, but every time I got one out the scraps would fall off.  Ugh!  Went searching for some organization videos and found one that worked perfect for me.  You can watch it here.

On the video she used envelopes as pockets attached to the back of 6x6 pad.  I used Designs On Cloud 9's Library Pocket SVG cut file.
I used 8.5 x 11 paper, the back flap of the pocket is off the mat.  You will still have enough to make the pocket.  I circled the measurements to cut a pocket that fits a 6.5x6.5 pad.

This is the measurement for the 6x6 pad.

And here they are nicely organized in their baskets. I originally purchased plastic containers, but they were too wide. I got these baskets at Michael's.  I didn't have enough room for the DCWV Corrugated stack and a 6.5 x 6.5 pad.

Here's a photo of the bookshelf.  I got it at Target this Summer.

I originally hand wrote the names of the 12x12 stacks, but it looked messy.  I still have a few more stacks to re-label.  I need to make room for my rolling cart, it's still in the hallway.  It should be making it's way into the room tomorrow. ;)

My bookshelf holds half of my acrylic stamps.  I have more in binders across the room along with my wooden stamps.

I purchased this cubby today.  Compartment "E" {couldn't remove the assembly sticker} holds my embossing powders and heat gun.

I need a couple of more stacking bins to hold my Latina Crafter and Fresh Brewed Designs stamps.

I am so happy I found this method of storing 6x6 scraps!  Thanks for stopping by!


Georgiana said...

I think all your organizing will pay off! You will be able to craft more freely with everything labeled. I love it! I need to get busy on my area now!

Judy said...

Wow..you're really getting this done right! Thanks for the organizing idea. It'll really help.


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love your space! Great way to store your scraps! Carri~Abusybee

lovemypaper said...

Wow you r doing a great job!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

What a great idea. Thank you so much. My room gets out of controls but I clean it up but each time gets a little harder. This is a wonderful idea...I will certainly try it.

Claire Spielman said...

Thanks...now, you are also the organizing QUEEN not just the FREEBIE QUEEN!!
Creative wishes
Claire S

Cheryl First said...

What a great idea, Yolie! I have that same problem with the scraps falling out! I'm going to have to give this a try! Thanks for tip!

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Yolie! Great organizing!!! Thanks for sharing your idea my friend!

Annette Allen said...

aww what a fun crafty space.. so organized..