When my 12″x12″ scrapbook paper pad collection started to get out of control, I decided it was time to do some organizing.


Having them on this towel holder is messy looking, but at least it makes good use of vertical space.

However, I had no idea what I had up there, and couldn’t tell which papers I wanted unless I pulled half of them down. (The pizza box is where I store completed scrapbook layouts before they go into an album.)

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The first step was to put all the loose papers into these folders, which are sorted by color or theme.  (Such as Winter/Christmas, Birthday/Celebration, Hearts & Flowers.)


Next, I used my P-Touch to make a label for each paper pad.  All but the last 1/2-inch of the label was stuck to some scrap white cardstock.  The remaining sticky 1/2-inch was stuck to the backing cardboard of its paper pad.


When closed, each paper pad has its own little hanging label.


And here is a close up of one section of paper pads.  No more guessing which is which.


Here is the whole thing, much neater and easier to search through.  And look!  Now there’s room for me to buy more paper.  🙂


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5 thoughts on “How To Organize Scrapbook Paper Pads

    1. Haha, yeah, if it fell down, it would probably kill me. Fortunately I had Gary put up the rack, as wall anchors and I don’t get along so well.

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