Get Organized: A2 Paper Storage


Thank you for visiting my blog for my first post as a Design Team Member with Scrapbook.com. The products you will need for this project are linked below for your convenience.


I have to admit, that I do enjoy organizing my crafting supplies almost as much using them. The trick is to keep those activities in balance! LOL


I am always looking for ways to maximize the time I get to spend in my craft space. These days, I mostly make cards, usually in the A2 size (4.25" x 5.50"). So for the past three years, I've keep a stash of some of my favorite surfaces precut to this size close to hand.


When I got the White Bin with 7 Tabbed Dividers as part of my inaugural design package from Scrapbook.com, I was spoiled for choice as for how to use it... finished cards, stamp sets, sticker, embellishments, dies...

I eventually settled on my precut A2 cardstock panels. I make A2-sized cards about 80% of the time and I always look for shortcuts to get to the fun stuff of card-making! For me that adding images, color, die-cuts, embellishments and assembly, not so much measuring and cutting paper. LOL


The bin measures 8 3/4" long x 6" wide x 4 3/4" tall with the lid on and the each plastic divider measures 5 1/2" x 8 3/8" with the tab. It is also available in Frost if you prefer a translucent look.


The white dividers are sturdy but not hard to cut down with a guillotine trimmer. I am quite fond of both Tim Holtz's Mini Guillotine and We R Memory Keeper's Mini Guillotine.



I cut each of the Dividers down to 4 7/8" on the longest side. I then grabbed my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chompers and rounded the cut edges using the 1/4" option on the tool. It was so easy!


With that done, I just needed to decide what cardstock would go in my container and make labels. This task is also made easy by the rainbow sheet of vinyl labels that are included with the Dividers.



Using a fine-point permanent Sharpie, I noted the types of cardstock that would go in the bin and then stuck them to the tabs of my dividers.




In case you are wondering, some of my favorite types of cardstock are:

- 110lb Neenah Classic Crest Solar White

- 80lb Neenah Classic Crest Solar White

- Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock (Watercolor)

- Tim Holtz Mixed Media Heavystock (Mixed Media)

- Anna Griffin Metallic Paper Pack (Foil)

- Tim Holtz Yupo (Specialty)

- Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Cardstock (Specialty)

- Solid color cardstock from my stash :-)


Tip: Several of the Tim Holtz cardstock comes precut to A2 size, which is a time-saver, but you can also buy your card stock in the 8.5" x 11" or larger sizes, cut it yourself and save money if you have the time!



Links are below for your shopping convenience!



See you soon Lovelies!

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I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All products were personally purchased, except Storage Bin and Dividers, which were received from Scrapbook.com as part of my Designer package. I was not paid to do this post and love the products that I share. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with Scrapbook.com.

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