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Posted 12/5/2012 by *kaleidoscope* in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 12/5/2012 8:24:30 PM
That is awesome! I might try this but use chipboard instead of the foam core. I've got some 12x12 chipboard that the LSS gave me, this will be a great way to use my stash and gat organized.
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Posted: 12/5/2012 8:53:47 PM
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Posted: 12/5/2012 9:13:36 PM
I asked on your blog, but then thought people might want to know the answer: do you scrapbook by colour? I keep thinking of doing this, but I usually scrap by collection and think I might get frustrated with not having things pre-matched for me

OTOH I always think that I might make better combinations with my smaller papers organized by colour instead. Thoughts?

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Posted: 12/6/2012 7:50:16 AM
Yes, I'm a scrapper by color (and theme). I don't really have collections anyway. The majority of my stuff is older (and oooold ). If you go through paper by color you can often find things that are a good match and made by two totally different companies - even using up some older stuff with newer stuff. Before you take apart your organization system (collections) and change it up, give yourself some 'test' runs. Challenge yourself to take one piece of paper from a collection and find other papers that will work it.

**Kat** I have made a box from thick chipboard to hold my embossing folders. If you want to do it from chipboard, make sure it's a really heavy (thick) one because you need the stiffness to hold product.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:17:32 AM
What a great idea! I've been looking for a way to store my 6x6 paper. I have way too much of that lol.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:45:19 AM
Thanks for the answer, Kaleidoscope, that sounds like a great idea. I've been attempting to do that, but some of my 6x6 are holiday/fall themed so it's more like cheating because those things *should* mix well together.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:50:45 AM
At the risk of sounding dumb, what is foam core & where does one get it?
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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:38:12 AM
Love it. Thanks for sharing!


At the risk of sounding dumb, what is foam core & where does one get it?


Foam core is like a sheet of styrofoam, except it is smooth on the sides. It's a smooth layer on top of the styrofoam, if that makes sense. I bought a sheet either at M's or J's.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:41:59 AM
They also carry sheets of Foam Core at Dollar Tree stores. I need quite a few sheets and the price was much better than anywhere else I could find (Walmart, Target, craft stores, etc). It was in the school supply section at my store.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:16:18 AM
Foam core is styrofoam between sheets of heavy paper. It's $3 a sheet in the craft store (like Michaels) but sometimes they have dollar sales. They do sell it at Dollar Tree as someone mentioned.




I've been attempting to do that, but some of my 6x6 are holiday/fall themed so it's more like cheating because those things *should* mix well together.


I haven't bought any pads so I don't have themes for holidays (yet). If I do, I'll add tabs for themes just like I sort my regular paper. I probably won't go with that many theme categories as I do for my full size. Probably fall, Halloween, Christmas, and winter.
What I did was go through my 12 x 12 paper and cut some down into 6 x 6. Then I had a swap with someone. Unfortunately, I could only do one swap because a lot of my paper was old and not true 12 x 12 so I only got one set of true 6 x 6 out of it. For myself, I don't mind that what I was left from my cut is a bit smaller but I couldn't offer another 6 x 6 swap to someone else if it's like 6 x 5 3/4.
Anyway, I may poke through my seasonal/holiday papers and see if I want to cut some into 6 x 6's.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 3:55:08 PM
awwww...this is too darned adorable!!!

how stable is it though, considering it's foam core and paper can be quite heavy!

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Posted: 12/6/2012 4:07:47 PM
Seems okay so far. I did reinforce my seams on the outside with masking tape. Then on top of that is the paper, which goes around the edges, too. The paper is only 6 x 6 so it's not that heavy. Right now there's over 200 sheets in it, plus the dividers and my big ring of embossing folder samples which are about 4 x 6.
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