Another Paper Storage Question

Another Paper Storage Question

Post by Kimberly Harito » Sun, 27 Feb 2005 03:47:39



Ok I know this question has been posted time and time again. I recently
switched over to unused pizza boxes for my 12 x 12 paper storage (as this
option is free when you walk into a pizza place. Lol). I got one of the slab
packs for Christmas and just hate to break up the set to divide it into
colors. My question is, do any of you slabbers kep your slabs together or do
you divide them up with the colors. And if you divide your papers up, how
many catagories do you have? I was thinking just the main color groups and
keeping lights and darks together. Like all blues in one box kind of thing.
But then I run into papers that just don't fit any any one color. Any
suggestions would be great! Thanks

Kimberly

 
 
 

Another Paper Storage Question

Post by shanno » Sun, 27 Feb 2005 04:00:00


Great questions.  I've been wondering the same thing. How do I break up my
slabs.  Considering I just bought 3 different ones.

--
Shannon in Indiana
Mother of Logan & Tanner

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Quote:
> Ok I know this question has been posted time and time again. I recently
> switched over to unused pizza boxes for my 12 x 12 paper storage (as this
> option is free when you walk into a pizza place. Lol). I got one of the
> slab
> packs for Christmas and just hate to break up the set to divide it into
> colors. My question is, do any of you slabbers kep your slabs together or
> do
> you divide them up with the colors. And if you divide your papers up, how
> many catagories do you have? I was thinking just the main color groups and
> keeping lights and darks together. Like all blues in one box kind of
> thing.
> But then I run into papers that just don't fit any any one color. Any
> suggestions would be great! Thanks

> Kimberly


 
 
 

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Post by Sand » Sun, 27 Feb 2005 04:39:36


I broke up the first slab I purchased. Then I found a sticker book and a tag
one on clearance at another store that matched the slab. After that I kept
the next slab together in it's own box where I could add the matching stuff
with it.
I also have a hard time making decisions on color combinations and the slabs
are put together in a matching arrangement so keeping it together works best
for me.
Sandy

Quote:
> Great questions.  I've been wondering the same thing. How do I break up my
> slabs.  Considering I just bought 3 different ones.

> --
> Shannon in Indiana
> Mother of Logan & Tanner

> View my pages:
> http://community.webshots.com/user/scassady


>> Ok I know this question has been posted time and time again. I recently
>> switched over to unused pizza boxes for my 12 x 12 paper storage (as this
>> option is free when you walk into a pizza place. Lol). I got one of the
>> slab
>> packs for Christmas and just hate to break up the set to divide it into
>> colors. My question is, do any of you slabbers kep your slabs together or
>> do
>> you divide them up with the colors. And if you divide your papers up, how
>> many catagories do you have? I was thinking just the main color groups
>> and
>> keeping lights and darks together. Like all blues in one box kind of
>> thing.
>> But then I run into papers that just don't fit any any one color. Any
>> suggestions would be great! Thanks

>> Kimberly

 
 
 

Another Paper Storage Question

Post by MissJacqu » Sun, 27 Feb 2005 04:34:12


Wow, I had a similar question last night.  I was trying to orgaize my
patterend papers and couldn't figure out the best way to do it, especially
if you have a slab, then you know that color is not always the best way to
do it.  I started out by organizing the slab by theme, I have the categories
of textiles, stripes, metals, paint effects, nature, and so on.  In each of
those categories, I organized by color.  Then I went through my other papers
and organized them into the slab if they fit the category.  If they did not,
I put them in their own group.  If they came as a set, they are stored
separately.
The Holiday slab pack was organized by season.
I also have my cardstock and paper separated too.
I am pretty happy with the results.

I hope this helps!
Jacqui

Quote:
> Ok I know this question has been posted time and time again. I recently
> switched over to unused pizza boxes for my 12 x 12 paper storage (as this
> option is free when you walk into a pizza place. Lol). I got one of the
> slab
> packs for Christmas and just hate to break up the set to divide it into
> colors. My question is, do any of you slabbers kep your slabs together or
> do
> you divide them up with the colors. And if you divide your papers up, how
> many catagories do you have? I was thinking just the main color groups and
> keeping lights and darks together. Like all blues in one box kind of
> thing.
> But then I run into papers that just don't fit any any one color. Any
> suggestions would be great! Thanks

> Kimberly

 
 
 

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Post by shanno » Sun, 27 Feb 2005 04:48:47


Thanks.  I think I will keep mine together also.  I didn't know that had
stuff to go with the slabs......Well, that was a bad thing to tell me. LOL
Thanks allot.

--
Shannon in Indiana
Mother of Logan & Tanner

View my pages:
http://community.webshots.com/user/scassady

Quote:
>I broke up the first slab I purchased. Then I found a sticker book and a
>tag one on clearance at another store that matched the slab. After that I
>kept the next slab together in it's own box where I could add the matching
>stuff with it.
> I also have a hard time making decisions on color combinations and the
> slabs are put together in a matching arrangement so keeping it together
> works best for me.
> Sandy


>> Great questions.  I've been wondering the same thing. How do I break up
>> my slabs.  Considering I just bought 3 different ones.

>> --
>> Shannon in Indiana
>> Mother of Logan & Tanner

>> View my pages:
>> http://community.webshots.com/user/scassady


>>> Ok I know this question has been posted time and time again. I recently
>>> switched over to unused pizza boxes for my 12 x 12 paper storage (as
>>> this
>>> option is free when you walk into a pizza place. Lol). I got one of the
>>> slab
>>> packs for Christmas and just hate to break up the set to divide it into
>>> colors. My question is, do any of you slabbers kep your slabs together
>>> or do
>>> you divide them up with the colors. And if you divide your papers up,
>>> how
>>> many catagories do you have? I was thinking just the main color groups
>>> and
>>> keeping lights and darks together. Like all blues in one box kind of
>>> thing.
>>> But then I run into papers that just don't fit any any one color. Any
>>> suggestions would be great! Thanks

>>> Kimberly

 
 
 

Another Paper Storage Question

Post by a-scrapbooking-div » Sun, 27 Feb 2005 04:56:36


HI.

I tend to separate my slabs into color hues.  I tend to find it helps
me organize better and crop faster.

I'm very visual and I like flipping through blues, yellows, pinks etc
to get the right color for a photo.  I also keep the card stock and 8.5
x 11" paper separate too.

Then again, it is what makes you happy that counts.

Kate

 
 
 

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Post by shanno » Sun, 27 Feb 2005 05:36:39


I wonder what the Paper King himself has to say about this.  From reading
the newsgroup.  It sounds like he has the most paper of everyone?  Well,
DAVE!

--
Shannon in Indiana
Mother of Logan & Tanner

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Quote:
> Ok I know this question has been posted time and time again. I recently
> switched over to unused pizza boxes for my 12 x 12 paper storage (as this
> option is free when you walk into a pizza place. Lol). I got one of the
> slab
> packs for Christmas and just hate to break up the set to divide it into
> colors. My question is, do any of you slabbers kep your slabs together or
> do
> you divide them up with the colors. And if you divide your papers up, how
> many catagories do you have? I was thinking just the main color groups and
> keeping lights and darks together. Like all blues in one box kind of
> thing.
> But then I run into papers that just don't fit any any one color. Any
> suggestions would be great! Thanks

> Kimberly

 
 
 

Another Paper Storage Question

Post by Marily » Sun, 27 Feb 2005 07:11:51


Kimberly, although I don't have a huge stash for scrapbooking I do tend to
group card/paper by colour. Pads/slabs however, I tend to keep together, as
they generally feature a picture of each paper on the front cover. This
method may change over the months but it is easy when you only have a small
amount :o(
--
Regards,
Marilyn from Bonnie Scotland

http://community.webshots.com/user/mc_the_2nd

Pages in 2005 = 29


Quote:
> Ok I know this question has been posted time and time again. I recently
> switched over to unused pizza boxes for my 12 x 12 paper storage (as this
> option is free when you walk into a pizza place. Lol). I got one of the
slab
> packs for Christmas and just hate to break up the set to divide it into
> colors. My question is, do any of you slabbers kep your slabs together or
do
> you divide them up with the colors. And if you divide your papers up, how
> many catagories do you have? I was thinking just the main color groups and
> keeping lights and darks together. Like all blues in one box kind of
thing.
> But then I run into papers that just don't fit any any one color. Any
> suggestions would be great! Thanks

> Kimberly

 
 
 

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Post by Kimberly Harito » Sun, 27 Feb 2005 07:18:29


Thank you all for the suggestions. I am still waiting to hear what Dave has
to offer since he IS the king of paper! I decided to keep my slab together
like everyone has suggested as the colors are all complimentary and saves me
from having to try to match them on my own. The rest of my paper, well that
is a whole other ball game. I have some I have had for two years that I
don't know what to do with. Lol Guess I will get it all organized
eventually. Just in time to add more paper to my collection! LOL

Kimberly

On 2/25/05 4:11 PM, in article

Quote:

> Kimberly, although I don't have a huge stash for scrapbooking I do tend to
> group card/paper by colour. Pads/slabs however, I tend to keep together, as
> they generally feature a picture of each paper on the front cover. This
> method may change over the months but it is easy when you only have a small
> amount :o(

 
 
 

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Post by Sand » Sun, 27 Feb 2005 07:24:56


I found things to match the slabs at JoAnn's on clearance after Christmas.
Sandy


Quote:
> Thanks.  I think I will keep mine together also.  I didn't know that had
> stuff to go with the slabs......Well, that was a bad thing to tell me. LOL
> Thanks allot.

> --
> Shannon in Indiana
> Mother of Logan & Tanner

> View my pages:
> http://community.webshots.com/user/scassady


>>I broke up the first slab I purchased. Then I found a sticker book and a
>>tag one on clearance at another store that matched the slab. After that I
>>kept the next slab together in it's own box where I could add the matching
>>stuff with it.
>> I also have a hard time making decisions on color combinations and the
>> slabs are put together in a matching arrangement so keeping it together
>> works best for me.
>> Sandy


>>> Great questions.  I've been wondering the same thing. How do I break up
>>> my slabs.  Considering I just bought 3 different ones.

>>> --
>>> Shannon in Indiana
>>> Mother of Logan & Tanner

>>> View my pages:
>>> http://community.webshots.com/user/scassady


>>>> Ok I know this question has been posted time and time again. I recently
>>>> switched over to unused pizza boxes for my 12 x 12 paper storage (as
>>>> this
>>>> option is free when you walk into a pizza place. Lol). I got one of the
>>>> slab
>>>> packs for Christmas and just hate to break up the set to divide it into
>>>> colors. My question is, do any of you slabbers kep your slabs together
>>>> or do
>>>> you divide them up with the colors. And if you divide your papers up,
>>>> how
>>>> many catagories do you have? I was thinking just the main color groups
>>>> and
>>>> keeping lights and darks together. Like all blues in one box kind of
>>>> thing.
>>>> But then I run into papers that just don't fit any any one color. Any
>>>> suggestions would be great! Thanks

>>>> Kimberly

 
 
 

Another Paper Storage Question

Post by mld.. » Sun, 27 Feb 2005 08:27:49


I haven't gotten into the slabs yet, but as it sounds others were doing
last night, I too was organizing my paper.  I have my themed papers
categorized ie: Christmas, Halloween, babies, school days, children,
weddings & romance, springtime, summertime, heritage, birthdays, et
cetera, and then I also have general color sections where I put solids
or patterned papers of a specific color for example if it were blue
with polka dots it's filed with the blue papers.  Those multicolored
papers, they're the troublemakers. I tend to hold them out in front of
me, blur my vision and whatever color stands out from the page is what
I consider *** and file it that way.  When I do purchase a book of
papers they are broken up and categorized.  It's so much easier to
consider everything together and in an organized fashion rather than
having books and singles without any organization to it.  It helps so
much with the planning. And because my solids are seperate it's easy
for me to find the complementary papers to match my patterned papers.

Melissa in Seattle
Pages in 2005 = 100

 
 
 

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Post by OKC Da » Sun, 27 Feb 2005 10:51:31


Hi Kim,

I shave always sorted my paer and stickers into different themes or
categories. Some of mine are colr blocking, stripes, plaids, geometric
designs, nature, animals, trees aand tree parts and the one that you are
having trouble with, mixed non patterned colors. (which btw are MY
FAVORITES!!) I also have a couple other categories that I use but that
pretty much covers it for me.

Hope this helps

nada for 05

OKC Dave

http://community.webshots.com/user/dspiketoo

 
 
 

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Post by Jessic » Wed, 02 Mar 2005 03:32:35


Kim -

I just had just been keeping stuff together, but just recently thought
I'd try the catagory method.  Of course, since I re-arranged, I haven't
been doing much scrapbooking, but I'll let you know!  :)

Jessica