Tuesday’s Tip #16

Hi everyone!

Welcome to today’s Tuesday’s Tip. These posts are tips about different products, crafting and also ways of stretching the supplies that you already may have. I alternate Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tip just to change things up a bit.

Today I want to share with you some ideas for storing 6″ x 6″ paper pads. These little paper pads are so useful to have on hand. I have often found that I don’t need the 12″ x 12″ size paper pads of certain collections. Therefore, the smaller pads of those collections are great to have.  Plus, the smaller pads are a better price point. But as I start using them, I end up with many partial sheets and scraps. And of course the scraps must be kept! 🙂

So, here are 3 different ways to keep them tidy and organized.

#1}  Quart size ziplock bag ~ Place each 6″ x 6″ paper pad in its own bag. This way the pad with the remaining full sheets stays together with the partial sheets and scraps. It is also useful to keep the paper pad cover in this same bag to know which collection is being used. Please note: these bags do not have to be the brand name Ziplock bags. Cheaper brands work just fine. Mine are from the dollar store.




#2}  Binder clips ~ Large binder clips {available at office supply stores, such as Staples or even some dollar stores} are a great way to keep paper pads together. I find it works best to have the scraps on the very top of the full/partial sheets in the pad with the cover on top. Then “sandwich” all of this with a binder clip.

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#3}  Basket with dividers ~ Using a basket, box or bin to store the paper pads works well also. Slip an inexpensive piece card stock {cut about 1/2″ higher and wider than the pads} to serve as a divider in between the pads and their scraps. Each pad now has it’s own little section and you can just flip through the pads until you find what you are looking for.





I hope one of these ways works to help keep your 6″ x 6″ paper pads neat and organized.  I would love for you to share how you store your paper pads!




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Until next time,


The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net


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