Do you store your embellishments with their matching papers?

Two Peas is Closing
Click here to visit our final product sale. Click here to visit our FAQ page regarding the closing of Two Peas.

Posted 3/9/2013 by miaow in General Scrappin'
 

miaow
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 5,071
June 2000
Posts: 2,123
Layouts: 0
Loc: Missouri

Posted: 3/9/2013 12:56:22 PM
I love that I store my papers in the cropper hopper 12x12 plastic organizers and my embellishments on my clip it up, but is that the best way? I am wondering if I will miss/forget anything I bought to go with the papers. So do you keep the whole line together or not?

thanks for your ideas!

ScrappinMommy84
BucketHead

PeaNut 439,035
September 2009
Posts: 809
Layouts: 0
Loc: Austin, Texas

Posted: 3/9/2013 1:18:26 PM
I store mine the same way. One thing that I do though is put all of the embellishments on a binder ring grouped together. I put my coordinating papers in the 12 by 12 plastic storage envelopes that you can get at Michael's and put a dot sticker on the envelope to indicate that I have matching embellishments. This works really well for me!
Uploaded with iPhone client

Keianna
PeaAddict

PeaNut 260,218
May 2006
Posts: 2,153
Layouts: 31
Loc: Missouri

Posted: 3/9/2013 1:47:47 PM
I don't scrap matchy matchy, so I don't store that way. I sort paper by colors and embellies by style. The only exception is that I have buttons and brads sorted by color in jars. When I scrap, I gather my papers and photos and decide that I need something wood here, something to journal on there a bit of Washi here and then go to the bins and sort through.

guzismom
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 31,617
March 2002
Posts: 9,964
Layouts: 59
Loc: southern new mexico

Posted: 3/9/2013 3:08:11 PM
For the most part, if I purchase items that are designed to be used together I store them together in "page kits". Once I've made a page or two (or three), if there are leftovers then I store them with like items (washi with other washi; bling with other bling; etc.).

I have a tendency to forget what I have so storing like items together helps me remember to use them.


thekatsmeow
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 347,059
November 2007
Posts: 2,140
Layouts: 138
Loc: Bremerton, WA

Posted: 3/9/2013 4:14:06 PM
I buy cropper hopper folders and I store my collections together with their embellishments. That's the way I scrap and I always know where all the matching embellishments are that way. When I'm done with the collection, then I will take whatever embellies are left over and put them in my stash but until then, everything stays with it's collection kit.

seasonscraps
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 113,955
October 2003
Posts: 2,099
Layouts: 29

Posted: 3/9/2013 4:29:22 PM
I keep collections or kits with bulky embellishments in a ziplock. If its just stickers or letters, I will stick that in the cropper hopper with the paper.

mamaof8
PeaNut

PeaNut 576,706
January 2013
Posts: 266
Layouts: 21

Posted: 3/9/2013 5:43:35 PM
I never used to do this, but have recently started storing paper and the coordinating embellishments together in the zip lock bags. I found over the years that no matter how hard I tried to remember the chipboard, ribbon, punch outs, letters, etc that went with the paper, I would forget something and kick myself later when I found it and the paper was gone. It doesn't help any that I am old now and forgetful!

KikiPEA
Pea, Glorious Pea

PeaNut 43,536
July 2002
Posts: 17,010
Layouts: 190
Loc: In the land of loss...weight loss, that is. 47.4 down, about 6 to go! :D

Posted: 3/9/2013 5:49:46 PM
Nope. I mix and match, so it's easier to keep them separate. I also don't scrap super themey, so I wouldn't know exactly how to store them that way. All like items are stored together, for the most part, with the exception of the journaling cards, flair and items I don't have a lot of.

Gem Girl
PeaAddict

PeaNut 460,363
March 2010
Posts: 1,482
Layouts: 7
Loc: Lost in thought

Posted: 3/10/2013 12:37:17 PM
I tend to buy products with projects in mind, but I'm pretty far behind & only have room to work on 1 project at a time. When my new paper/s arrive, I take a large sticky note & write down what I had in mind to go with it (and where the items are located, if needed) and attach it to the packaging for the item. (If I've bought the collection's specific embellies, I do just keep them together in a 2-gallon zippered baggie, though.)

This is also helpful because I tend to "stew," pondering projects for a good bit in the back of my mind before I get to them, so as ideas for things I may want to do or try come to mind, I can jot them down on another sticky note with the project's name on top & put it into my little theme-divided idea notebook until I get ready to pull my additional supplies to get to work on that specific project.

baby fever pea
Jeepers PEApers

PeaNut 54,297
October 2002
Posts: 2,938
Layouts: 6
Loc: Somewhere peaing

Posted: 3/10/2013 1:15:35 PM

For the most part, if I purchase items that are designed to be used together I store them together in "page kits". Once I've made a page or two (or three), if there are leftovers then I store them with like items (washi with other washi; bling with other bling; etc.).

I have a tendency to forget what I have so storing like items together helps me remember to use them.



That's what I do with a few exceptions.

loveforpitbulls
PeaNut

PeaNut 577,998
January 2013
Posts: 253
Layouts: 5
Loc: Northern California

Posted: 3/10/2013 1:56:43 PM
Nope.

I have a basket for enamel dots, a basket for brads, a basket for flair, etc. All the paper is divided by kit (with cardboard dividers between) in a standard paper holder.

IAmMikki
BucketHead

PeaNut 520,674
September 2011
Posts: 723
Layouts: 7
Loc: Las Vegas, NV

Posted: 3/10/2013 2:09:20 PM
Not me. I have different bins.
- New embellishments
- themey embellishments
- other embellishments
and then I keep my pattern paper in stacks
- New PP
- "pretty" pattern paper
- "ugly" pattern paper/theme
- Cardstock

*Angela
Go Tarheels!

PeaNut 90,289
June 2003
Posts: 10,379
Layouts: 0

Posted: 3/10/2013 3:11:24 PM
My storage solution is a hybrid that has worked well for almost a decade:

- For frequently-used manufacturers, I store all papers - matching cardstock, patterned, specialty - together divided by collection; flat embellishments are also stored together & divided by collection on the Clip-It-Up (CIU); & bulky embellishments are stored in a relatively small oval cubby/planter. The Cropper Hopper Paper Holder, CIU tab, & cubby bear the same color & shaped labels (e.g. Echo Park = teal ticket-shaped labels; Jenni Bowlin Studios = kraft artisan label) to easily identify matching items.

- All other cardstock is segregated by manufacturer (i.e. Bazzill, Coredinations), divided by texture (e.g. Canvas, Bling), & loosely organized by color. All other patterned papers are divided by pattern (e.g. stripes, plaids, dots), theme (e.g. sports), or miscellaneous. All other specialty papers are divided by type (e.g. shaped, vellum). All other flat embellishments are stored on the CIU & bulky embellishments in cubbies/planters/tins by type (e.g. plain tags).

HTH & happy organizing!

jodymcarver
PeaNut

PeaNut 536,877
January 2012
Posts: 24
Layouts: 0

Posted: 3/10/2013 6:38:29 PM
I think it all depends on how you scrapbook. Even if I buy a whole line with matching embellishments, I rarely scrapbook them with their matching papers. I like mixing and matching. It is very normal for me to buy a collection pack of paper, but all the embellishments from another line or manufacturer and no paper. But if you prefer matching everything, I would use the big ziplock bags and keep it all together.

Lisa Risser
Lisa Risser

PeaNut 184,588
January 2005
Posts: 14,217
Layouts: 361
Loc: Minnesota

Posted: 3/10/2013 6:47:37 PM
I do a combination. I keep collections and embellishments together in large ziploc bags. However, I like to pull all the bags out every once in a while and create page kits with a mix from those bags. I enjoy the process of picking different papers and products and combining them, and find that is what works best for me when creating. I do keep certain items (like wood veneers, and certain other versatile and univeral embellishments) seperate from the collections so that I can remember to use them when creating my pages.

andreakuenzel
PeaNut

PeaNut 528,676
November 2011
Posts: 477
Layouts: 169
Loc: Twin Cities, MN

Posted: 3/10/2013 8:13:15 PM
No I don't. I store them separate and I usually know I I have embellies with it or not
Uploaded with iPhone client

karensay
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 34,565
April 2002
Posts: 2,630
Layouts: 32
Loc: Elgin, SC (NE of Columbia)

Posted: 3/10/2013 9:13:28 PM
If I buy the embellishments that go with the paper, I store them together. Too many times, I have finished a layout and months later find embellishments that were purchased to go with the paper.

Gem Girl
PeaAddict

PeaNut 460,363
March 2010
Posts: 1,482
Layouts: 7
Loc: Lost in thought

Posted: 3/11/2013 4:40:19 AM
@IAmMikki, I made me LOL that you have a bin for Ugly Pattern/Theme!

Do I dare ask what kind of page you're saving those items for?

scrappycass
You Wanna Peas of Me?

PeaNut 413,587
February 2009
Posts: 5,966
Layouts: 51
Loc: Western NY

Posted: 3/11/2013 4:43:02 AM
If I am planning to use it right away and have a page in mind, then yes but normally no. I like to mix and match stuff on my pages.

JenHuedepohl
AncestralPea

PeaNut 38,135
May 2002
Posts: 4,059
Layouts: 38
Loc: Iowa

Posted: 3/11/2013 6:17:39 AM
If it goes specifically with that line, like the patterns, etc match, then they stay with the papers. But if it's "generic" then if goes with the other embellishments. I have forgotten stuff too many times!

Legoluce
PeaNut

PeaNut 513,712
July 2011
Posts: 214
Layouts: 25
Loc: London, UK

Posted: 3/11/2013 8:35:13 AM
I tend to mix and match - I used to keep some embellishments with the papers but now I just have them separately so that I use things more by mixing it up. I nearly always root through my embellishment basket for every layout so I don't tend to forget about any co-ordinating bits. Also, I don't always buy the matching embellishments so I have a good idea of what things I have that match if I pull out a certain set of papers.

I find it better for me working this way as I'm more likely to use things by mixing them and creating new combinations, otherwise I'd always have the same paper-embellishment sets if I only used the co-ordinating stuff.

besskinn
PeaAddict

PeaNut 471,901
June 2010
Posts: 1,666
Layouts: 309
Loc: Hillsboro, TX

Posted: 3/11/2013 9:18:54 AM
I'm a mixer and matcher too. My paper is all sorted by line and my embellishments by type...all flair together, buttons together, brads, wood veneer, tags, etc...
Uploaded with iPhone client

Helen *Mc
Gone Walkabout

PeaNut 4,068
April 2000
Posts: 10,438
Layouts: 214
Loc: Aussie in SC. USA

Posted: 3/11/2013 10:32:09 AM
no. All my embellies are stored in various containers and baskets. I usually just keep all my metals together, and flowers together as much as possible. Other than that, I still use my CIS sticker binders for obviously stickers but also things like bling, journaling cards, some ephemera on occasion etc

HoneyBee13
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 563,248
August 2012
Posts: 2,663
Layouts: 0
Loc: Florida

Posted: 3/11/2013 10:45:40 AM
I did. I just recently put all of my pp into albums, to sort through easily. And I have 2 bins for everything else except PL.
All of my collections have matching embellishments.

Mary Jo R
U2 Pea

PeaNut 133,868
February 2004
Posts: 6,552
Layouts: 283
Loc: Missouri

Posted: 3/11/2013 10:57:31 AM

@IAmMikki, I made me LOL that you have a bin for Ugly Pattern/Theme!

Do I dare ask what kind of page you're saving those items for?


LOL, I was wondering the same thing. Too funny!

I used to store them together, but not anymore. I buy a lot less than I used to, so pretty much have a good idea if I bought an embellishment from a particular collection.

paper in cropper hoppers
flair, miscellany, and diecuts in a basket
washi tape in a bowl
journaling tags, label and word stickers, mini alphabets in a basket
chipboard in a basket
and a catchall basket.

It is working for now.

LisaEDesign
PeaAddict

PeaNut 439,654
September 2009
Posts: 1,583
Layouts: 265
Loc: NC

Posted: 3/11/2013 10:58:01 AM
Yes. I keep papers and embellishments in 12x12 Sterile pullout drawers until the collection has been used up quite a bit. Then I break up the papers in color drawers and store the embellishments with all my other embellies.

PaigeTaylorEvans
Garden Girl

PeaNut 85,774
May 2003
Posts: 479
Layouts: 257
Loc: Grafenwoehr, Germany

Posted: 3/11/2013 11:09:13 AM
I keep all the lines together in a big plastic ziplock until the next wave of supplies comes out (so CHA time) and then I'll separate the old things out by product instead of by line.

purpledaisy
Calm

PeaNut 116,261
November 2003
Posts: 25,809
Layouts: 102

Posted: 3/11/2013 11:19:10 AM
I don't. I store my paper separate from my embellishments. It works for me though, because I rarely use just one line on a layout.

Simply_Lovely
AncestralPea

PeaNut 463,295
April 2010
Posts: 4,172
Layouts: 3
Loc: New York City

Posted: 3/11/2013 1:06:19 PM

For the most part, if I purchase items that are designed to be used together I store them together in "page kits". Once I've made a page or two (or three), if there are leftovers then I store them with like items (washi with other washi; bling with other bling; etc.).

I have a tendency to forget what I have so storing like items together helps me remember to use them.


I mostly do something like that too. I usually mix and match, but if I have a collection I'll keep all the embellishments with the papers in the plastic envelope the collection came in. This most applies to my Dear Lizzy stuff. The rest is sorted like-with-like. I also keep holiday stuff together. So Christmas stuff is all in one place, Halloween, T-Giving.

gothamgal
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 324,102
June 2007
Posts: 2,252
Layouts: 38
Loc: Huntington Beach CA

Posted: 3/11/2013 2:11:24 PM
I used to do this, but now, mostly, it's paper in one place and embellishments in another. And PL stuff and stamping stuff in another.

*Delphinium Twinkle*
I'm just a pea:)

PeaNut 163,613
August 2004
Posts: 78,773
Layouts: 236
Loc: *Sunny Southern California*

Posted: 3/11/2013 5:19:55 PM
Nope. I have mine store with like items.
So, buttons are with buttons, tags with tags etc
Uploaded with iPhone client
Show/Hide Icons . Show/Hide Signatures
Hide
{{ title }}
{{ icon }}
{{ body }}
{{ footer }}