Friday, August 17, 2012

Stampin' Up! Paper Storage - Free Printable

I always have people ask me how I store my ever-growing collection of scrapbooking and stamping supplies.  Today, I want to share with you how I store some of my paper. It took some time to find a system that I was really happy with, but I've found that I prefer vertical storage for all of my paper.  Here is how I store my 8.5 x 11 cardstock.  (And keep scrolling down for the FREE paper tab printable.)

 I found these plastic file boxes at Wal-Mart.

 I love them because there's a lid to keep the dust out!

 And, the lid is attached and easily folds down behind the box.

I found these file jackets at Staples that I love.

They're like a big expandable pocket!

I store my full sheets of paper in the back and my scraps in the front.  
This really makes it easy when I'm working on projects and when I'm cleaning up!
And, if I need to grab a bunch of paper for a class, then I just pull out the whole file.

Then, I add this cute little paper tab (that I'll share in a minute) to organize my paper by color.



I recently redid my paper tabs in My Digital Studio and thought I'd share them with my blog followers and customers!  Simply print out the 2-page pdf and punch out with the Round Tab Punch.


If you didn't get the Round Tab Punch before it retired (sniff, sniff), then check back in a few days as I'm working on another sheet you can use with one of our current punches.  ;)

You can download the color tabs for the Round Tab Punch HERE.  (SEE UPDATED LINKS BELOW)  And if you use it and love it, then please leave me a comment and/or like my Facebook Page!  :)

**Please note:  The original link is stored on Scribd.  It's been brought to my attention that Scribd is now asking people to pay to join their site in order to download my free file.  I have no idea, why or how this is even possible - as my intent was to offer this free to my blog readers and fellow Stampin' Up! enthusiasts!  (When I log into my Scribd account it still shows it as a free download?!  And I have never paid to join the site.)  
**I have added links now through Google Docs, but had to add as two separate files due to file size restrictions.  It appears to have lost some resolution through Google Docs, but hopefully you all can still use them!

Updated Links to Download PDF's:

NEW COLORS: (updated 11/4/13)
Page 3 Color Tabs

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62 comments:

Michelle Hoover said...

This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

Bobbi said...

I love your printable storage tabs for 8 1/2 x 11" paper. It only prints part of the last row on both pages 1 & 2. Is there any way to maybe put it in a word file so we can print everything?

Cori said...

Bobbi - Do you think it has something to do with your printer settings? Can you change your margins so that it fits correctly?

Diane (fionna51) said...

For Printing:
When you go to print this document, and the Adobe print command box comes up, make sure that you click on "reduce oversized pages" instead of "full size". The tabs will fall inside your printer margins and will be the right sized to punch.

Sharon said...

I love your printable but unfortunately when I try to download it I am being asked to pay for and subscribe to something called Scribd first, please can you help. Many thanks Sharon x

Cori Kozak said...

Sharon - I've never heard of that before? I'll have to look into it as it was a free service when I joined. I just emailed you the file. I will try and update the file on this post as well if necessary. Thanks for the update!

Lisa said...

Hi! These are great. The same thing happened to me as Sharon. It wants me to pay for Scribd. Would you mind email the file to me also? Thanks so much, these are GREAT!

kim said...

love the file idea, the same think happened to me, Scribd is asking me to subscribe. Do you want us to do that or as others have asked can you email the file to us.
Ps- you are brilliant
Kim

inkyfingers said...

I was so excited when I saw this because I wanted to use them on my sponges as well as scrap folders. But like a few others above I was taken to Scribd and I would need to subscribe and pay for them. Could you email them to me to?

stampingdietitian said...

Hi Cori,
This is a great idea! Unfortunately I get the same thing as Sharon by some site asking me to pay $9.99 for a one-time download of your file??
:(Janice

stampingdietitian said...

Hi Cori,
What a great idea! But unfortunately I get the same thing as Sharon with the site asking me to pay a one-time fee of $9.99 to download your file??

:(Janice

Dixie Finn said...
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Dixie Finn said...

I tried to download your fantastic project, but was asked to pay for the site before I could. I wish there were a pdf or something else. Thank you for sharing anyway.

Dixie Finn said...

I, too, was asked to pay for the service. I would love the project emailed to me.

Jae Anderson said...

Same thing -- $9 for a Day Pass to download. This is a great idea for keeping not only organizing but actually having the color reference. I love it and witll coontinue to follow you. i hope we come up with a solution for downloading. Thanks!

Cori Kozak said...

This is so frustrating! How can they all of a sudden start charging for something I'm sharing for free?! Crazy! When I get home I will try to do it through google docs.

Kristy said...

Hi Cori. I am getting the same request from Scribd asking for payment first. Can you use a differnt program, like ushare? Or, in the alternative, can you email me the pdf?

I love your organization tips!

khaslam@eastlink.ca said...

Silly computer issues. Your idea is awesome. If you could email to me I would appreciate it.
khaslam@eastlink.ca

Thanks a lot. You are brilliant.
kim

Anonymous said...

This is great!!! Can you plz. email them to me too? bakerbabe59@yahoo.com

HelenP said...

Sorry, I have the same problem and would love to use the tags, thank you so much for sharing this with us:
helenpowell@me.com

HelenP said...

I too am being asked to pay and would love to use the tags for my paper storage too. Thank you for sharing:
helenpowell@me.com

HelenP said...

Sorry, I have the same problem and would love to use the tags, thank you so much for sharing this with us:
helenpowell@me.com

pam said...

It seems like a wonderful idea but same as some others Scribd is asking for payment before it will download. Can you email it?

Thanks

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Carolyn said...

Would you please email me a copy too? Unfortunately SCRIBD only allows 'free' documents to be available for a limited time. After that it asks users to pay subs. Oh well.

My email: carolynmcpherson@y7mail.com

Many thanks :)

grandma said...

I would love to get this pdf file .. I apperciate your shareing it so willingly and want to thank you in advance

grandma said...

I too would apperciate you emailing the pdf file to me also thank you so much for doing for everyone.

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Sheri said...

I too would LOVE a copy of this. I want to make folders and use it on my sponges as suggested by Inkyfingers. Are you still emailing copies? I'm at slskains@gmail.com.

Thanks! This is wonderful!

Carol said...

This is a fantastic printable... but I'm having the same Scribd problem... would you email the file?
I would appreciate it so much!!

tigers4science@yahoo.com
Thanks, Carol

Kim said...

This is great! I would love to have them emailed as well. I do not have that punch, but I think I can find someone who does if you haven't made a new version yet. Please email it to me and thank you for taking the time to do this. kim.schultze85@gmail.com

Carol said...

Would love to receive this in PDF?
tigers4science@yahoo.com

Thanks in advance for your willingness to share :)

Carol

Jae said...

You are awesome to be so thoughtful of the rest of us who are not clever enough to figure this out on our own. Such a helpful idea. i would love it emailed to me at jaebanders@msn.com. I also signed up for your newsletter, so the email address should be there as well. Thanks again!

Kimber Grissam said...

This is great way to organize my paper files can you email me the file as well Kgrissam@cox.net

Cori Kozak said...

Ok... I have updated the files through Google Docs. I had to upload as two separate files due to file size restrictions with Google. But... no one should be asked to pay now! I'm not sure the resolution is as great as before... but hopefully they'll print ok! I emailed the file to those that left their email address. Everyone else should be able to use the updated links now! :)

scooter1203 said...

Thank you sooo much!!! I downloaded your documents from Google Docs and they printed very nicely! I can't wait to get the bins and folders. Paper storage has always been a huge problem for me. This looks like a great solution!

JudyB. said...

Thank you so much for your hard work!! I love them and will put them to good use right away.

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful. Thanks!
I am trying to find a way to organize DSP. Any ideas for that?

Pam Cherrix said...

Thank you so very much for taking the time to make and post these. Love them.

Anonymous said...

oh-so-very-kind! thanks so much for sharing. i look forward to replacing my current tabs with these lovely tabs.

jaki said...

Thanks so much for these files, they are a brilliant idea. J.xx

Sherri said...

Thank you so much! What a great idea! Thanks you for sharing this with the rest of us! Do you think you will re-do the file when the new catalog comes out with the "new-but-not-really" colors? :)

Cindy Wheeler said...

Thank you so much! I just found out that we have a color refresh coming, but this gives me a head start on reorganizing my colors!

Chipchick said...

Thanks so much!!! Your organization ideas are marvelous!

debra Last said...

TY so very much for generously sharing!!! I finally decided on a scrap org system much like the one you have. I then was making color tabs for each folder when I discovered you had invented the "wheel" already!! LOL So much easier. I always say, if I ha known HOW much time I'd spend organizing and re-organizing craft stuff, I might not have started crafting!! Like I had a choice????

Handcrafted By Dawn said...

Love the paper storage tags, thanks for sharing! I am help my son put together a notebook for his football card collection with team dividers. I would love to use the round tab punch idea that you used for the paper tabs, but I am not the most skilled MDS user. Would you be willing to share how you did your template so I can attempt one? Thanks

Cori Kozak said...

Thanks for all of the sweet comments everyone! When I get a comment it usually doesn't give me your email address so I can't reply. I will post updated ones with the new colors soon. I will do a new post but will try and remember to link back here with it. I'm not sure I have the new colors in MDS yet so will need to look into that. Dawn - email me at ckozak@me.com and I will try to explain it to you. :)

Handcrafted By Dawn said...

Hi Cori,
I emailed you concerning the MDS round tab punch, but in case it went to spam my email is
stampwithdawn@gmail.com

Thanks!

Pam Dotts said...

Hi Cori,
Thank you so much for posting and sharing these tab colors with us! :)

Lennymay said...

Please let me know when you update these files. They are wonderful!! Thanks for your hard work.
happyscrapper@centurytel.net

Hatz4 said...

This is awesome! Will you be posting updates soon? Thanks so much for sharing!

Lennymay said...

I agree!! This is awesome. Can't wait for the updated version.

Vicki Ott said...

Cori - I would also like to know when you update the 2013-14 colors. I have been waiting to find something I would like to use in organizing my paper and this is great! My email is vickiott-SU@charter.net. Thank you for doing all this hard work and sharing them with the rest of us.

Vicki Ott

Vicki Ott said...

Cori - I would also love to have you email me when you have your colors updated. My email is vickiott-SU@charter.net.

Thank you very much,
Vicki Ott

Annie Sowden said...

Hi Cori, Thanks so much for sharing these files. I was wondering if you have an update of the new colors yet. My email address is gertieee@gmail.com

frommycraftroom said...

Thanks

Krystal Hansen said...

AWESOME!! Thank you SO much for sharing!

cindy said...

I am new to your blog and wanted to tell you I love your color tabs. I found you on Pinterest!! Thanks for the wonderful idea. I just printed them and am reorganizing my paper. Ahhhhh.....another new project!!! Cindy

Jean said...

Thank you SOOOO much for sharing this. I was stuck trying to figure an easy way to store and then find paper and scraps. This really makes sense. How do you store 12x12 papers?

Liz said...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. So kind and thoughtful of you to do this for us.

Jen Jen said...

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for sharing this with all of us! I have been looking for an efficient, organized way to store my SU paper for years! This is seriously fabulous!! Thank you again! You ROCK!

Susan Wheatley said...

Thank you Cori for your generous spirit of sharing. #ROCK