if you use ch's - how many does it take to hold your patterned paper collection?

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PeaNut 302,923
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Posted: 11/21/2012 9:26:21 AM
just for fun - if you use ch's - how many does it take to hold your patterned paper "collection?"

i'm getting ready to purge mine - i think i have about 12-14 ch's right now full of patterned paper... silly girl!


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Posted: 11/21/2012 9:28:15 AM
I have about 6, I think - and really could use more. I have several collections and an iris case full of recent purchases I need to sort.

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Posted: 11/21/2012 9:40:02 AM
I have 13 and that also includes card stock. I refuse to buy any more!


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Posted: 11/21/2012 9:48:28 AM
Well, I only have 7 true CH's. Then I recycled old shipping boxes, covered them in pretty paper and made my own version. I have around 6 of those, but they don't hold as much as the CH's.


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Posted: 11/21/2012 9:48:39 AM
Oh, ummm. I have 8 and then some stored in baggies in a couple of big boxes that could easily fill 3 or 4 more cropper hoppers. Hanging my head because I just ordered some more EP collection kits. Where is that 12x12 step sign-up?


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Posted: 11/21/2012 9:53:08 AM
I have 9. I use 6 to store the sticker and page planner cropper to store my collections. Not just the paper. 3 are for card stock. I only buy after using or purging a lot. Except now...this girl can't say no to OA Santa Sack...

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Posted: 11/21/2012 9:53:30 AM
I refuse to count them on the grounds that it may incriminate me

I call this form of denial my "Thickers policy." If I don't count things, I don't have to acknowledge my ... um ... issues.

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Posted: 11/21/2012 10:14:53 AM
18. And this is after purging a huge stack. And there so much nice new stuff that I would like to get.

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Posted: 11/21/2012 10:16:50 AM

I call this form of denial my "Thickers policy." If I don't count things, I don't have to acknowledge my ... um ... issues.

love it! so true!

i have those... um... issues too!


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Posted: 11/21/2012 10:20:32 AM

I refuse to count them on the grounds that it may incriminate me

I call this form of denial my "Thickers policy." If I don't count things, I don't have to acknowledge my ... um ... issues

Yes, exactly.
And I'm adopting journeyfan's "Thickers policy". Absolutely.



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Posted: 11/21/2012 10:32:21 AM
I Will count my thicker and proudly because i haven't bought a single one at regular price
BUT! I do not fell like wasting my precious scrappy time on that

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Posted: 11/21/2012 10:35:01 AM
6 right now (includes cs), I'd like to get it back down to 5. Plus my 2 magazine holders for my 8.5 x 11 cs. (2 cubes in my Expedit, total.)

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Posted: 11/21/2012 10:36:36 AM
6-8? not to mention 3 SIS cubes that hold more pp by theme


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Posted: 11/21/2012 10:49:25 AM
I have 6 I think at this point.
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Posted: 11/21/2012 10:49:40 AM
I just bought my 10th CH because that's how many fit on my shelf, and since the first 9 were the "old style" I wanted to finish the set before the new style ones take over! I think I've got half cardstock and half pp.


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Posted: 11/21/2012 11:31:44 AM
1 CH and there is some room there too.
I do keep my 8.5x11 cs somewhere else and have a few old collection packs stored in a Studio Calico box, so I guess 1.5 would be more accurate.



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Posted: 11/21/2012 11:39:31 AM
I have 3 for patterned paper and 5 for card stock.


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Posted: 11/21/2012 11:58:30 AM
After using just my stash I am down to just 2 CHs for my pattern paper - better load up on Black Friday

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Posted: 11/21/2012 12:22:20 PM
I have 8 but have enough more paper to easily fill up 8 more and that's just patterned paper!

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Posted: 11/21/2012 12:29:13 PM
Ok, I'll ask...what's a CH?

Edited to add: I think I figured it out..Cropper Hopper?

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Posted: 11/21/2012 12:45:06 PM
12. Only patterned paper, no cardstock.

Yes, I have issues.


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Posted: 11/21/2012 12:46:41 PM
"Thickers Policy" here as well .

I do need to do another destash I'm holding onto a bunch of KI and Chatterbox. There's just no way I can use that much. It's just so hard .

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Posted: 11/21/2012 3:04:44 PM
Actually have 12. Would need another 18 if I wasn't also using the 3-drawer Iris plastic, single Iris containers, and a paper rack.

I'm hopeful I can wheedle that count down to 10 max (less? even better).


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Posted: 11/21/2012 3:21:38 PM
Just one. I have an itty bitty collection to fit in my itty bitty storage area.

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Posted: 11/21/2012 3:24:28 PM
5, but two are mostly empty, one is Halloween only, and I store all my paper within those in CH page planner envelopes with their scraps and coordinated (flat) embellishments as well, so that's taking up space that's not 12x12 paper. One of those is full of My Little Shoebox paper that I think it's time to say goodbye to.

I also have 1 more that is just cardstock in page planner envelopes

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Posted: 11/21/2012 7:00:45 PM
One and a half. One for pp and half for CS.
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Posted: 11/21/2012 10:11:34 PM
It's too embarrassing to admit. Yikes! I have 20 total. 10 hold pattern, but I could easily use 5 more for pattern paper. I currently have the excess stored in another container . I refuse to buy more. My goal is to purge some of it.


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Posted: 11/22/2012 12:15:07 AM
I have 37 of them packedand could use about 10 more. I'm bad.

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Posted: 11/22/2012 12:45:31 AM
28 full sized holders and 6 1" holders.
But I could use 4-6 more full sized

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Posted: 11/22/2012 2:01:42 AM
1 for patterned paper including scraps. I also keep my stickers sheets in there. I have 2 CH worth of cardstock (also, including scraps). I sort my papers by colour and use 12x12 plastic bags, so everything goes in its colour bag regardless of size. It is the only way I've found that means I'll actually use my scraps.

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Posted: 11/22/2012 9:04:35 AM
I have 16 but they're not all full.

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Posted: 11/22/2012 9:10:42 AM
one with patterned paper.
one with cardstock.
one with collections and monthly scrapbook kits leftovers.

I have a very small budget and stash.


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Posted: 11/22/2012 2:03:50 PM
I have 9 and they are FULL!I also have 2 24 slot wire racks and those are FULL as well. NO MORE PAPER FOR ME!!!!


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Posted: 11/22/2012 6:15:03 PM
I have 4 with cardstock (white/black, brown/beige/red/orange, yellow/green, blue/purple) plus 1 of those mini divider ones with pink, and 4 with patterned paper (organized the ScrapRack way -- 1 rainbow for non-themed papers, in ROYGBIV order; a 2nd rainbow for neutral coloured patterned paper, plus birthdays and weddings; 1 calendar for seasons and annual events like Valentine's Day, Halloween, etc. and 1 themes box for things like babies/kids, nature, etc.). But my Christmas/winters papers are in another cupboard, and should really be gone through soon, plus I have a handful of kits (maybe 6?). I really need to de-stash again, since my scrapbooking papers are most likely going into storage when we move, and we're going to be gone for 3 or 4 years....


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Posted: 11/22/2012 7:37:45 PM
Ok....I just counted & have 50 filled with paper(pp & cardstock). I also have one with chipboard. What is sad is I need 2-3 more for the newer paper stacked next to my desk. And...this is after purging approx. 4-5 paper boxes full of paper. I think I may have an addiction
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