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Posted 5/7/2013 by Islandscrapper1 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 581,519
February 2013
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Posted: 5/7/2013 10:20:20 AM
your journaling cards? I don't do project life, but I have quite a few journaling cards and such and just wondering how you store them? In a big basket you hunt through? Keep them in the package? I would love to know what works for you.

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PeaNut 108,542
September 2003
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Loc: ND

Posted: 5/7/2013 10:24:20 AM
I have the Raskog Cart from Ikea with the Antoinus inserts.


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PeaNut 292,616
January 2007
Posts: 804
Layouts: 3
Loc: Connecticut

Posted: 5/7/2013 10:35:20 AM
Just in baskets. I do project life too so I have the 3X4 and smaller in a couple baskets and 4x6 in a few different baskets. No other rhyme or reason. They aren't divided by theme or anything. Which is strange because the rest of my stuff is. Maybe one day.

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PeaNut 243,916
January 2006
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Layouts: 37
Loc: Texas!

Posted: 5/7/2013 10:40:40 AM
Some of them, come in a pack that can be hung from a pegboard. Others I keep standing up in a small box so I can flip through them quickly.


PeaNut 280,931
October 2006
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Posted: 5/7/2013 10:48:32 AM
I take them out of the packaging and mix them all up - well I separate by size because the 4x6 is harder for me to use on 8.5 x 11 pages.

Still trying to find a way to keep them close at hand but not take up space on the scrap table. Right now they are just in a pile loose on the table, not even in a container of any kind. Not good - ha!

Nancy Jo

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PeaNut 31,617
March 2002
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Loc: southern new mexico

Posted: 5/7/2013 11:07:03 AM
I keep mine in a file box, separated by size.

When they come as a full sheet of paper (for example, Simple Stories) I keep them with the other items I purchased from the same line until such time as I don't have enough product left to justify keeping them together as a kit. Then, they go into "general circulation" in the file box.

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PeaNut 570,629
October 2012
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Loc: Sweet Home Alabama

Posted: 5/7/2013 11:11:32 AM
I am not a PLer but love all the cards for LOs. I have an old Cropper Hopper photo storage container. That does not hold true 4x6 photos, if that tells you how old it is. I have finally found a use for it! I have all of my cards in it and the flip side holds 12x12 paper so if I have some that aren't cut apart yet, I can still keep them with my other cards.

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PeaNut 400,602
November 2008
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Loc: So Cal

Posted: 5/7/2013 12:06:30 PM
Before I started using pocket pages I had cards in my color drawers with my other embellishments. Now they have their own storage area. If you are using them on 12x12 pages then I would treat them like another embellishment. If you are using pocket pages I would prob. Store them on their own (depending how much you have).
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PeaNut 248,970
February 2006
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Loc: Enterprise, AL

Posted: 5/7/2013 12:07:23 PM
I keep mine in a pretty colandar from Target, and I do keep them in their original package. I don't do PL either, but like to use them in my Smash book/Snap books and on layouts. 12 x 12 cards I keep with their matching paper line- I only cut those as I need them.


PeaNut 547,622
March 2012
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Layouts: 28

Posted: 5/7/2013 12:14:11 PM
I keep mine in a photo box. It fits 4x6 or two clusters of 3x4s so it works for me. I do project life though so its easy for me to just take out the box while I'm PLing


PeaNut 247,874
February 2006
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Loc: San Diego

Posted: 5/7/2013 12:17:40 PM
I use Close to My heart medium Box... it works wonderful!!

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PeaNut 164,636
August 2004
Posts: 13,774
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Loc: Lewes, DE

Posted: 5/7/2013 12:24:24 PM
i have a small set of sterilite drawers that sits on my desk. it's 3 drawers and stands about 12 inches tall. and it's about 12 inches wide.

it is STUFFED with cards. one drawer for off white backgrounds and one for white backgrounds. the other drawers is for books or colored spots.

and i just weed through. it's not the best but for now it works.


PeaNut 370,185
April 2008
Posts: 178
Layouts: 56
Loc: scotts valley, ca

Posted: 5/7/2013 1:19:53 PM
I keep most in the boxes they came in. A few pl card along with ones i've accumulated from other places are in a 6x8 snap container from target. It has two layers and, in theory, i could add more layers. But, as is, i can pack cards for a crop/project life outing at the park with room for an ink pad, my fav pl stamps, scissors and a corner rounder. Its ok....


PeaNut 181,125
December 2004
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Loc: Chicago, IL

Posted: 5/7/2013 1:22:45 PM
I have mine in a basket.



PeaNut 533,735
December 2011
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Loc: Oldenburg, Germany

Posted: 5/7/2013 3:52:13 PM
I store them in Ikea baskets, but still in their original packaging.

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PeaNut 221,552
September 2005
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Loc: Glad to be back in the Carolinas!

Posted: 5/7/2013 3:54:02 PM
You can see my very detailed post here with photos:

Cards for PL, Simple Stories, Etc.

I hope it's helpful.

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PeaNut 294,422
January 2007
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Loc: Bristol, TN

Posted: 5/7/2013 4:09:09 PM
I would also recommend the medium CTMH box - it's perfect!!

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PeaNut 509,609
May 2011
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Loc: SW Ontario

Posted: 5/7/2013 4:10:36 PM
I keep mine in a basket

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PeaNut 163,613
August 2004
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Loc: *Sunny Southern California*

Posted: 5/7/2013 4:37:23 PM
Some if mine are in a start in my card catalog. The rest are in an Antonis thing from ikea I'm my Raskog cart.
I don't like that they don't really for well on the Antonis thing so ordering a medium close to my heart container or two to put in the Raskog cart

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PeaNut 564,344
August 2012
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Loc: Germany

Posted: 5/7/2013 4:55:34 PM
I have mine in a files box, which fits perfectly.

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PeaNut 544,018
February 2012
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Posted: 5/7/2013 4:59:12 PM
I have a small Gladware lidded container. I just go through them when I need one.

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PeaNut 581,519
February 2013
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Posted: 5/7/2013 8:35:27 PM
thank you all so much for the ideas!! I love the journaling cards and 4x4 cards and I use them on my 12 x12 layouts. I just wasn't sure the best way to store them so thank you for the ideas!


PeaNut 1,038
July 1999
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Loc: In the middle of Mississippi, in the middle of the Deep South

Posted: 5/7/2013 9:04:10 PM
I keep mine in a little plastic Sterilite box I got at Target.


PeaNut 560,277
July 2012
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Loc: Charlotte/Concord, NC

Posted: 5/8/2013 4:08:18 PM
I store mine in a 5" high Cropper Hopper expanding file by theme. For the ones with no theme, I have them as either darks or lights based on the designs (vs. the background).

It is always easier to edit than it is to create

PeaNut 161,211
August 2004
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Loc: Land of Mold and Pollen

Posted: 5/8/2013 4:51:35 PM
I love the idea of the CTMH medium storage box but the cost is outrageous to me.


PeaNut 383,577
July 2008
Posts: 4,093
Layouts: 110
Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 5/8/2013 5:55:27 PM
I don't do Project Life, but a friend gave me some of the cards.

My journal cards were a big mess...I mean a big, big mess
So I went to work and organized them all.

In my blog I posted photos and a more detailed video of how they are all organized

Organized Journal Cards



PeaNut 177
March 1999
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Loc: Blue Ridge Mtns

Posted: 5/9/2013 6:10:51 AM
I'll second or third the CTMH medium box.
Worth the $ imho.


PeaNut 276,065
September 2006
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Loc: Vermont

Posted: 5/9/2013 6:36:01 AM
I have started putting mine in the pl page me a great view of all and I can also store the 4x6 cards too..


PeaNut 344,926
October 2007
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Loc: Oxford, England

Posted: 5/9/2013 7:00:45 AM
Mine are just in a box because I find rifling through it helps me to remember what I have so might realise when doing another layout that i have something in the box that will be just right. I recently cut apart loads of 12x12 sheets of journalling cards too (the kind that come with collection kits) and added them to the box.
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