Sunday, March 4, 2012

Organize This...Week 5

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If you are following along with our organizational mini challenges, you should have been working on organizing you paper for the past 2 weeks.   I have to admit, I fell behind these last 2 weeks.  I have not worked on my paper one. little. bit.   But I HAVE been scrapbooking--quite productively, I might add. 

This week's organizational challenge, found here, is all about organizing your paper SCRAPS!   If you use your scraps (or if you really WANT to use your scraps---but can't because they are too inconvenient/unorganized) this is definitely a post you should read. 

My goal this week is to accomplish these 3 things with my scraps:
1-border punch and layer my 12" long scraps into "pre-punched" border strips
2-cut any thing shorter than 12", but larger than 4 1/2"x 6 1/2" into photo mats
3-group the remaining tiny scraps into color schemes to make either layouts, cards, mini banner, embellishments, or decorative tags to use in my scrapbooks


  1. Those are such great goals!! I'm saving it so I can do the same soon :) TFS!!

  2. I have my scraps in 12x12 file folders by color, but I love the way they look in the magazine files. Maybe I would use them more if I could see them... Great idea to have them pre-punched and ready to go.

  3. I think I have more inches of scraps than full sheets at this point. My goal is to make my own patterned papers by turning strips into stripes. Later I can cut into them for shapes, cards, etc.

  4. Love the idea of punching the 12" strips, I have tons of those from CM many years ago. Now to find a border punch...

  5. Oh, the magazine files are a great idea for scraps by colour. I think having them out like that might well make them more usable.... brain now whirring!