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Posted: 3/5/2013 9:55:15 AM
Well, mostly apart. I went through all of my 6x6 pads and took out the pieces of patterned paper that I really love, so now I have a stack of about an inch of my favourite wee sheets on my desk.

I think if I don't like it, I can easily sort them back out and tuck the loose sheets back into the pads. That was my way of dealing with extras I pulled for a project and didn't end up using.

Thought I'd try this after a visit to my LSS, where they have a huge file of individual sheets of 6x6 papers for sale at their cash desk. It looks very appealing, and was a lot of fun to sort through!

Have you separated your little paper pads, or do you keep them together?







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Posted: 3/5/2013 10:13:54 AM
I keep them together for now, but I only have 3, so it isn't hard for me to keep track of what is in them. I hope it works for you!

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Posted: 3/5/2013 10:20:10 AM
I did that with my ledger and notebook type papers...they serve as journaling cards, ephemera etc when I need them!! I love it!!! glad I did it!!

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Posted: 3/5/2013 10:23:28 AM
I know that a lot of people are doing this, and it makes complete sense to me, but I just can't bring myself to break them apart!! I think I should but I seem to want to keep the collection together. I just put my 6x6 pads in one of those shoe box things from Ms ... it's about 2/3 full. If I tore the pads apart, I could sort them by colour which would probably make life so much easier, but I can't... please convince me that this is a good idea...


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Posted: 3/5/2013 10:25:59 AM
I know I'll use my small papers more often if they are out and easy to flip through. I have about 17 pads, but I do know which papers go with which collections. So I think even if I need "that nice paper from Dear Lizzy Neapolitan" I'll still be able to find it, even if it isn't in the pad.

One of the main reasons I did this was because I NEED a 6x6 piece of paper with SMALL yellow and white triangle print on it, I think it was a piece of paper from Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic. And that paper isn't in the pad?! Or in any of my pads...








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Posted: 3/5/2013 10:32:16 AM
I haven't been able to break up my pads. I think about it and wonder if it would help me to use them more, but when I pull it out to break-up, I can't. I think some of the papers coordinate well and I wouldn't be able to find them.

Did you sort your sheets by color/pattern/manufacturer?


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Posted: 3/5/2013 10:34:48 AM
Nope, just a random mess!

The little pieces fit so well in my hand though, so it is easy to grab the whole stack and flip/fan through it.







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Posted: 3/5/2013 10:46:36 AM
I buy them to match collection packs I already have. When I am done using the collection pack, anything in there or the 6x6 pad gets taken apart.

I am not organized enough to do it ahead of time!


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Posted: 3/5/2013 11:08:42 AM
That's actually what I did last night. I was taking over the drawer with those and my mat stacks with punches. So I was thinking I could scrap this size and now I will use them more. So off those pieces went in my paper boxes. I also store 8.5 X 11 in there too. They are big enough pieces I don't feel like they'll get lost.


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Posted: 3/5/2013 11:09:53 AM
I like them as little pads, until maybe I have used half then I may break them up

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Posted: 3/5/2013 11:19:36 AM
I just thought of doing this last night! I never use them- they're just whiling away the days in a drawer waiting for me.


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Posted: 3/5/2013 11:21:28 AM
I keep mine together so far. I just counted and I have 12, which is less than I thought I had, but let's be honest here--I've only cut into three of them! I don't think I'll be taking them apart any time soon, though. I have limited storage space so they're all in a little box and the fact that they're in pads keeps the papers from getting bent, I think.

I do have a big plastic bag for some of the papers I have pulled out of pads so far, and right now I'm using one pad exclusively for my 30 Days of Lists projects, so all of those loose papers are sitting on top of the box at the moment, too.


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Posted: 3/5/2013 11:34:07 AM
Hmmm... I like that idea! I need to rethink how I store my pads because I don't use them nearly as much as I love buying them. I think I'd need some sort of filing system, though, to keep the other half of my brain happy.


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Posted: 3/5/2013 11:47:32 AM
I just started getting these. I've had like 2 in my stash forever and never used them. then my friend sent me one from the CB merry and bright collection at christmas. and I loved using it in my DD album. I am doing project life this year and bought like 3 more and have been using those babies up so much so that I have 6 more on order right now ... don't think I'll be braking them up because I don't think I'll have much left over from using them. they're so much fun with everything on the smaller scale I'm loving.


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Posted: 3/5/2013 11:55:51 AM
I've never thought to do that.

Thought I'd try this after a visit to my LSS, where they have a huge file of individual sheets of 6x6 papers for sale at their cash desk. It looks very appealing, and was a lot of fun to sort through!

But I can see how that would be fun. Right now I have mine store together in a plastic box. They fit perfectly.


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Posted: 3/5/2013 12:02:41 PM
Glad you found something you like!

I wish I could, but I just can't do it. I have 75 (at last count...so prob 77 or 78 now) 6x6 pads. All except a few duplicates and themed pads (Christmas pads) are in a tub and sorted by company. At the front of the tub I have a section with all my loose papers - ones I pulled for projects and had left over, ones that came loose, whatever. I look through those when starting a new project, so they do get seen and used. BUT I find it much easier to flip through a pad for some reason. No idea why; it just takes me less time and is easier for me.

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Posted: 3/5/2013 12:04:09 PM
I haven't, but I should. And then i could buy one of those mini drawer units at "Archery" to hold them.

Because now, I pull out a sheet, use part of it, and stick the remainder back in. Of course, it sticks out a bit, and if I cut away a lot of it, then it keeps falling out, etc.

Sometimes more sheets rip out than I mean to use, too. So those are stuffed back in as well.

All in all it's quite an ugly mess. One of those units has interior measurements of 7 x 8.5, so the 6x6 papers will fit fine in there. (Then I just need to avoid buying 8x8 pads!)

I can even keep the front cover from each pad and attach it to a larger sheet of cardstock to serve as a divider between the papers to easily find ones from a particular pad.

Yep, I think you just gave me a new project!



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Posted: 3/5/2013 12:07:41 PM
I have all my 6 by 6 pads in ziploc bags. Some of the Pink Paislee pads don't have a binding and are just loose sheets (they came that way) so I needed a way to contain everything. All the extra scraps go in the bag and I keep the cover of the pad visible. All the bags go in a shoe box next to my desk. It works for me...

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Posted: 3/5/2013 12:56:03 PM
I have about 30 of the 6x6 pads. When I tear a sheet out for a layout it goes into a pile, so I have a pile of torn out sheets and the rest of the book is kept intact. It's too hard to keep the torn out sheets in the bound pads. I do tent to use up the torn out sheets quicker than those left in the pads. Out of sight, out of mind.

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Posted: 3/5/2013 1:01:03 PM
I don't think so.

I'd seriously be too much of a scardy pants to do something like that. I can't separate collections at all.




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I've used a lot of sheets but have not taken the pads apart. I don't have too many yet, so far only enough to fill about 2 of the mini fabric cubeicals from the arrow and bullseye place. However, I like all of the new Doodlebug Designs new pads too.

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Posted: 3/5/2013 1:20:38 PM
Can't do it......they store nice in my photo box and the thought of having another area that I have to sort and label kind of make me ill.... I am sooooo not great at organizing little pieces!!! LOL!!


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Posted: 3/5/2013 1:27:12 PM
Never thought about doing that! I know I have probably around 10 pads. The patterns I don't care too much for, I use as test sheets in my die cutters...lol. I would rather ruin a paper I don't like than a one of a kind paper from my favorite collection!


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Posted: 3/5/2013 1:46:52 PM
I keep them together because they mostly go with collections I've bought.


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Posted: 3/5/2013 1:47:35 PM
Did it...did it...did it hurt?? I just don't think I could.


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Posted: 3/5/2013 1:51:24 PM
Not one bit, Sharl! It was a lot of fun, actually.







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Posted: 3/5/2013 4:29:54 PM
I could never do this. I have about 3 plastic shoe boxes full of 6x6 pads. I use them all them all the time. But I just could never take them apart. Don't know why. It would probably be better than what I do now, getting each box out and looking thru them as I need something. But no, just can't.


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Posted: 3/5/2013 5:26:29 PM
I like them together, it's the little "pads of paper" thing that I like about them in the first place.

but...I also never touch them or remember to get them out. I may just try taking out some of the prints & putting up on my desk to use.




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Posted: 3/5/2013 6:06:06 PM
Right now I have them all together! And when I use parts of a piece of paper I put the scrap back in with the pad!

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Posted: 3/5/2013 10:36:09 PM
As a card maker I use my 6x6 pads all the time but I just can't bring myself to take them apart until there are only one or two sheets left.



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Posted: 3/6/2013 12:42:29 AM
I'm trying to figure out the point of it because I absolutely love mine being in pads. I also think they store easier. I have about 10. I can't believe someone has 75! Wow!! But I must admit - I'm going to be buying them more to use in Project Life. I love how you just make one cut and slide it in!

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Posted: 3/6/2013 1:09:33 AM
Never! (Even though I'll admit I have around thirty pads and have only used three sheets-ack! Haven't been scrapping much lately-just buyin')

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Posted: 3/6/2013 2:10:43 AM
I like to keep the patterns from the same collection together so it makes sense to keep them as paper pads.
I'm interested to hear how it works out for you


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Posted: 3/6/2013 3:52:42 AM
I keep mine all together but I can sure see the value in taking them apart and having them readily accessible. I may have to give this a try!

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Posted: 3/6/2013 4:40:45 AM
I took all mine apart. I just store the smaller pages in my scraps drawer for that dominant colour. It works well, I actually use them now!


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Posted: 3/6/2013 4:42:05 AM
Great idea but personally, I can't do it. .....yet


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Posted: 3/6/2013 7:11:01 AM
Wow, good for you! I don't think I have enough to warrant breaking them up... yet. lol



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Posted: 3/6/2013 7:44:31 AM
They are meant to coordinate, so I can't see the point in breaking them up? Glad it made you happy though.

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Posted: 3/6/2013 7:55:38 AM

I have all my 6 by 6 pads in ziploc bags. ... All the extra scraps go in the bag and I keep the cover of the pad visible. All the bags go in a shoe box next to my desk. It works for me..


this is what I do. The quart size bags work great. I line them up in a Sterile clear shoebox sized bin. I love having all the coordinating pieces together.


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Posted: 3/6/2013 7:57:25 AM
I can co-ordinate other papers by myself, too!
I mix collections all of the time.

Some people like their nice little collection packs all together, and some of us don't. It's not overly complicated to understand that we all have different ways of thinking and organizing!







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Posted: 3/6/2013 8:50:16 AM
Hmm... I kinda love that idea. Except that I store all my papers by manufacturer. I wonder if it would make a difference then?

How do you store them Ashley?


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Posted: 3/6/2013 10:45:13 AM
Marcy, I've always kept my intact pads all stacked up beside my desk.

Right now I have a pile of new paper stacked up on the side of my desk. My free 6x6 sheets are just piled on top of that. I don't know what I'll do with them next.







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Posted: 3/6/2013 11:21:41 AM

They are meant to coordinate, so I can't see the point in breaking them up?


Personally, I keep my 12x12 papers in drawers and the 6x6 pads take up a ton of room in the drawers and make my pile all wonky. So getting the pads into their own drawer will be awesome.



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Posted: 3/6/2013 11:57:29 AM
I can't stop thinking about my 6x6 pads now. I know having them piled up still in their pad form doesn't get them used in my world -- they only collect dust. So now I'm really thinking about this...and may tweak it to fit my needs. Hmmm....


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Posted: 3/6/2013 4:21:32 PM
I'm planning to do this. I'm also going to cut down file folders to fit them and keep them in a little crate (they are in a crate now but I rarely use them because I'm sick of going through them to find a certain color).


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Posted: 3/6/2013 6:42:27 PM
Generally, the 6x6 pads include at least 2 of each design in a collection. I sort my scraps and smaller papers by color in Sterilite units and use those pieces mostly for cards. I usually pull one sheet of each design and add it to the drawer it belongs in.

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Posted: 3/6/2013 6:56:02 PM
Sorry, I just can't bring myself to do it! They're too pretty stacked up together.

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Posted: 3/6/2013 6:59:00 PM
I will add, that I like to keep collections together until I do a layout, then it's a free for all with collections and papers everywhere. Then I reorganize by manufacturer again.


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