Organizing Cardstock: We R Storage Trays

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Confession time: I am not good at organizing my craft room! There.  I said it. You could call me a ‘creative mess’ I suppose, and I struggle with reining in the chaos when I’m crafting and working in my studio. I admire and envy those people who have a ‘place for everything and everything in its place.’ I feel lucky when I find my scissors on my desk! (WARNING: Disturbing MESSY content depicted in photo below)

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So you can imagine my excitement…and trepidation…when I received a box of beautiful new We R Memory Keepers Stackable Paper Trays. Perhaps I could finally find a special place for all my treasured Bazzill Basics card stock. (Don’t judge me …about the cardboard box!)

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Seeing the 4 stackable paper trays gave me the idea to try a NEW way or sorting my cardstock into 4 categories I think will work for me and my strange, organizationally challenged brain:  Light, Bright, Night and Special (Night for the darker colours and Special for the Gold/Kraft, Foil, Mylar and Foam sheets). Although I admit to having trouble deciding where my reds should go…. Bright or Night?

Organizing Cardstock: We R Storage Trays @bazzillbasicspaper @kellycreates #wermemorykeepers #scrapbooking #storage

The sides of the trays have clear plastic sections that are perfect for labels.  So I made my own chalkboard labels…super easy!  All you need are an alphabet stamp set, white ink pad, and black Bazzill cardstock (I used Fourz – Blackbird).

Organizing Cardstock: We R Storage Trays @bazzillbasicspaper @kellycreates #wermemorykeepers #scrapbooking #storage

I cut 4 strips of Blackbird into pieces measuring 2 3/4″ x 6″, then stamped the words.

Organizing Cardstock: We R Storage Trays @bazzillbasicspaper @kellycreates #wermemorykeepers #scrapbooking #storage

Then I used one of my favorite white markers, American Crafts Galaxy Marker, and drew lines around the edges of the labels.

Organizing Cardstock: We R Storage Trays @bazzillbasicspaper @kellycreates #wermemorykeepers #scrapbooking #storage

These labels sit perfectly in the sides of the stacked trays, with no adhesives, so I can easily change them out if I change my organization system….which is pretty much inevitable.

So, I’m very happy going from this…

Organizing Cardstock: We R Storage Trays @bazzillbasicspaper @kellycreates #wermemorykeepers #scrapbooking #storage

…to THIS!  And you do know that the best way to store all your cardstock and paper is stacked flat!

Organizing Cardstock: We R Storage Trays @bazzillbasicspaper @kellycreates #wermemorykeepers #scrapbooking #storage

I am definitely going to get my hands on many more sets of these stackable paper trays!  Thank you We R Memory Keepers for making my studio a better place!

Here is a one-minute video that demonstrates how versatile these stackable trays are:

 Happy Crafting!

Kelly Klapstein

BAZZILL BASICS PRODUCTS: Fourz- Blackbird

OTHER SUPPLIES: We R Memory Keepers Stackable Paper Trays; American Crafts Galaxy Marker; Graphic45 Alphabet Stamps