How Do I :: Store 12×12 Paper

Well today has not been the best! It started off by finding out that my phone has been washed!!! I LOVE my phone because it is amazing! I had like $600 of music and apps and all that fun stuff on it. Now it’s all gone ๐Ÿ™ Anyways, I’m happy I get to write this blog post so let the happiness begin!

I always get the question (ALWAYS) :: “How do you store your 12×12 pattern paper”. When I first started scrapbookingย I must have researched this for hours and hours because I was on the biggest budget + when you watch other peoples room tours you think you will have as much stuff as them. I do now but when I started (2 years ago) I barely had anything. 12×12 paper can be stored in a variety of different ways but you have to find what works good for you and roll with it.

I have watched a variety of videos from people storing there paper in folders to shelfs to baskets and so on but really there is no exact way of storing paper perfectly. I personally started off storing my paper on a shelf. I had it all stacked up and up and up and up until I needed more shelf space to expand.ย I then expanded into what I have today! I love LOVE LuV this type of storage. These 12×12 scrapbook paper drawer units I purchased atย Walmartย for like $12 a piece! I have a total of 2 of them which holds all my paper perfectly comfy! I also love how you can easily stack these and still open the drawers.

I store my paper by the brand just because I tend to pick and choose + I have really good memory when it comes to remembering my scrapbook product (nothing else really). So I canย rememberย “O yah, I have that echo park paper” in which I can go to my echo park section and look for it. You can also store your papers by prints, colors, favorite > least favorite and so on. I personally think that storing it by brand is by far the best way to store paper. Here is a little breakdown of my brand storage (I spelled american crafts and bo bunny wrong, its hard to see on the photoshop grid background!) ::

How I love this storage. I tend not to pull from the top 2 shelves anymore because I like the 3rd, 4th and 5th shelves the most. So really its all up to you. I like this method of storage the best and I think I will always use it.

YAY! A giveaway! Lets see who read this post OK (lol)!! Leave a comment below to win one of my “April Crafting Kits” which is show to the left and can be purchased here. If you have purchased a kit already and you win this giveaway i will refund you for your purchase! Don’t forget to follow my blog in the top right sidebar (I love my followers)!!


  1. April 15, 2012 / 9:29 pm

    Thanks Drew for sharing your paper storage with us. I’d love to win one of your kits, I’m a follower and would love the chance to win. Shari (cricutrookie)

  2. April 15, 2012 / 9:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing your storage solution. I’ve been researching a different way that what I’m currently doing, which isn’t working! Oh yeah, and thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

  3. April 15, 2012 / 9:35 pm

    I store/categorize my paper by brand, too. Just like you, I can remember who made a paper more than I can remember much of anything else. I love those drawers, tho- I need to get something like that!


  4. April 15, 2012 / 9:36 pm

    Thanks Drew for sharing your paper storage with us. I’d love to win one of your kits, I’m a follower.. I store my paper in the Michaels JetMax cubes, and in no particular order really.. I have all my CTMH paper in my Scrapbox and all my loose sheets seperate from my Stacks and in drawers I have my matstacks and smaller paper pads..

  5. April 15, 2012 / 9:41 pm

    That looks like a pretty great way to store your 12×12’s, thanks for sharing and thanks for offering such a nice giveaway!

  6. April 15, 2012 / 9:41 pm

    Great storage idea Drew. I’m struggling to keep the colors separated, so maybe sorting by brand will work better.

  7. April 15, 2012 / 9:42 pm

    I’d love to win Drew! It looks really nice!

  8. April 15, 2012 / 9:44 pm

    I like that storage idea, I store in cropper hopper paper holders and by checks, circles, vintage, etc and I put it by color for the solids, not tagged but it is obvious with the colors. Love your pages you do. Awesome!!1

  9. April 15, 2012 / 9:46 pm

    Great storage Drew! Your craft room is amazing…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. April 15, 2012 / 9:48 pm

    I really like this 12×12 storage idea,
    I use the big 3 drawer sets to store my 6×6 and 8×8.
    so this is a great!!
    I’ll have to check out wally world!
    LoriM :”)

  11. April 15, 2012 / 9:49 pm

    TFS. I store my paper by brand in Taget ISO storage bins, Would love to win the kit

  12. April 15, 2012 / 9:54 pm

    Great way to store your papers Drew,mine are a mess.Like your new blog by the way looks very classy.

  13. LeeAnne Fusco
    April 15, 2012 / 9:56 pm

    Thanks so much Drew for this blog. I have searched the web myself trying to find a good system. This system is absolutely affordable and would work great for me. I have just the spot to put these drawers!!!

  14. April 15, 2012 / 9:57 pm

    I’m sorry about your phone. I hope it was an iPhone and you had iCloud. I like the idea of the storage but I don’t have room for something like that. Plus it’s not like I have a lot of paper. Lol thanks for the giveaway.

  15. April 15, 2012 / 10:02 pm

    Oh no on the washing your phone!
    Your kit looks so yummy and I would love to win it, thanks for the chance!
    I also use those 12×12 storage drawers from Wally World for my papers and love them.
    Happy Sunday!

  16. April 15, 2012 / 10:02 pm

    Hi Drew: I storage by color and designer, so much easier to find what you’re looking for ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sorry about your phone ๐Ÿ™
    Elvira.ketterling following you in your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. April 15, 2012 / 10:04 pm

    Hi Drew
    Only just found Prima Ustream so only just found your blog! Just watched the me and you album class – neat album.
    Walmart own Adsa stores over here in UK so I need to check out if they have these units or something like.
    TFS – happy to pay shipping if I win.

  18. Debbie Ward
    April 15, 2012 / 10:07 pm

    nice give away!! I would love to win this! thanks for having this! I will need to check out the storage unit. always check the pockets before throwing in the wash!!
    Debbie Ward

  19. Anonymous
    April 15, 2012 / 10:10 pm

    like your economical use of the storage drawers! i also like to store my paper flat…thanks for sharing! laura j

  20. April 15, 2012 / 10:10 pm

    gr8 way to store

  21. April 15, 2012 / 10:11 pm

    I Drew, I just Love All of your great ideas and vรญdeos. You are talent!!!!
    Irene (Portugal)

  22. April 15, 2012 / 10:17 pm

    I did read the post, because right now I’m looking into storage my papers and supplies. But here in Puerto Rico, Walmart does not bring this type of storage solutions. I will search in ebay.

  23. April 15, 2012 / 10:19 pm

    I store some of paper in the WM drawer cabinets as well. They really do make for a great way to store 12×12 paper, perfectly! tfs, hugs, Violet

  24. April 15, 2012 / 10:20 pm

    Great Post! I really enjoy reading what you are up to. My SIL lives in Tehachapi, CA! Great place! I also store my papers by maker so that I can find it when I need it. I have way too much paper! Have a great week!

  25. April 15, 2012 / 10:21 pm

    I use the same paper drawers for mine also, but don’t have them by brand. Started out kind of as themes, but now, just a mess! LOL

  26. elisha (sugarbabies)
    April 15, 2012 / 10:31 pm

    Thanks Drew for your storage idea. I have a lot of paper too. I love watching your show you have great ideas. Hope I win your kit. Thanks Elisha

  27. April 15, 2012 / 10:40 pm

    I am the same way, one you tube video and blog after another. I think I have changed mine up about a million times now too. Sometimes I think I like to collect and organize as much as I like to scrapbook.

  28. April 15, 2012 / 10:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing this idea Drew! I actually love this idea – safe storage for 12 x 12 paper – gotta love it! I could never do mine by brand because I cannot remember the companies – I just know what I like ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win one of your beautiful kits!

  29. April 15, 2012 / 10:42 pm

    I really like the idea of storing by brand, except that I am old and don’t remember very well anymore :), so, that wouldn’t work for me. ๐Ÿ™ I DO like the plastic drawers, as well, for storing. It keeps the edges a from getting bent. Thanks so much for sharing with us! Love your kit too! It would be awesome to win! ๐Ÿ˜€

  30. April 15, 2012 / 10:58 pm

    I am so sorry about your phone. What a bummer! I like the way your store your paper. I store mine in an upright file holder and do it by theme. Thanks for sharing.

  31. April 15, 2012 / 11:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing how you store your paper! I am stuggling now trying to find a better storage system, I have mine stacked on shelves and it does not work!!I love your idea!!

  32. April 15, 2012 / 11:31 pm

    Hey Drew! I’m sorry to hear about your phone disaster. It’s going to take a huge chunk of change and then some to replace what you lost. My deepest sympathy. Ha! I have resorted to vertical storage of my patterned papers. I like the ease of “fanning” through stacks of paper that are in an upright position. There is always the possibility that I will go back to horizontal storage, but for the time being, I am enjoying my current set up. Take care!

  33. April 15, 2012 / 11:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing your storage solution! My papers are all in a stack right now (I don’t have many), but I know I’ll need to figure something else out eventually!

  34. April 16, 2012 / 12:48 am

    Thank you for the storage tips Drew. I am going to have to look for something similar that fits 12×12. My current milk crate is so utterly disorganized I can never find anything.

    P.S. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great kit!

  35. April 16, 2012 / 1:04 am

    Who reads? Are you kidding?! ๐Ÿ™‚ I do read your posts because like your ideas. I’ve been looking for the same kind of storage that could hold 12×12 papers, too. I currently store my papers in a book shelf but it doesn’t help me remember what products have, plus the corners would get crumpled.

  36. April 16, 2012 / 1:10 am

    My 12 x 12 storage is horrible and I need to reorganize! I keep it basically by color and then keep my extra special favorites by themselves.

    I love the storage you use!


  37. April 16, 2012 / 1:38 am

    Hi drew, I love watching your video, especially your start to finish. I store my paper in the cropper hopper vertical storage holders. My scraps are in the same holder you have, each color has its own holder.

    Thanks Keep sharing you videos

  38. April 16, 2012 / 1:44 am

    I have enjoyed watching you grow up in the art world. You are a talented young man and I appreciate all the tips and tricks you have taught me….

  39. April 16, 2012 / 1:52 am

    Hi Drew!! You are just amazing! Would love to win one of your kits! Thanks for the chance! Good luck everyone!!
    Amarilis(marita4168 on yt)

  40. April 16, 2012 / 1:57 am

    Hi Drew! I’m sorry to hear about your phone, I hope you can solve the problem soon, did you check with your service provider, maybe they can help you to recover all your things.

    I like the way you storage your paper, I like to put divide it in color or for theme, that is what works for me. Love your videos, I just share your information with my newphew (12 years old) and now is your fan!

    Good luck!


  41. April 16, 2012 / 1:59 am

    I store my 12×12 paper in a vertical paper sorter. Collection packs by brand and loose sheets by theme.

  42. April 16, 2012 / 2:05 am

    me me me! I read you,
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  43. April 16, 2012 / 2:12 am

    good IDEA!!! I have to do :O)

  44. April 16, 2012 / 2:17 am

    Great paper storage idea!!! I store my stacks in Jett Maxx cubes from Michael’s.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. Anonymous
    April 16, 2012 / 2:26 am

    I have been hoarding paper for at least ten years now and still don’t have the perfect organization myself. Some on shelves some in boxes. Some in these cute wood creates. But amazingly I know every piece and it’s place.

  46. April 16, 2012 / 2:56 am

    Great Blog post, Drew! Love your method of storage! I too store my paper according to manufacturer and put the coordinating embellies with it! Love the new look on your blog! Thanks!!

  47. April 16, 2012 / 2:56 am

    Love your blog and ideas! You are such an inspiration. TFS!

  48. April 16, 2012 / 2:59 am

    Storing my patterned paper has always been a big problem for me. I can’t decide whether to go by color, pattern or brand. But I think that your idea of going by brand is the best one I’ve heard. I have one of the Walmart drawer systems like you have, but I plan to go get another and give it a try.

  49. April 16, 2012 / 3:24 am

    I read it! I used to just file it in a paper storage box when I first started. Now, I like to scrap by brand, also,so I store it that way,too! I like to keep the collections together, too!

  50. April 16, 2012 / 3:29 am

    Thanks for sharing your storage trick. I think I am beyond help!! Thanks for the chance to win the kit–would love to have it. Sorry to hear about your phone – guess you didn’t have it backed up to a portable hard drive or computer…bummer.

  51. Lola
    April 16, 2012 / 3:33 am

    Like you, I have SO much paper…just can’t help picking it up!:) I keep mine by colors and patterns. It works ok for now. Love your blog. Have a great week.


  52. April 16, 2012 / 3:46 am

    Oh my goodness, I am such a paper hoarder and continue to buy!! Paper and Prima flowers are my weakness ~ I have paper stored in all kinds of containers, love the drawer stacks like you use. Would sooo love to win and thanks for the chance. By the way, so sorry about your phone:(

  53. April 16, 2012 / 3:58 am

    You are my new fave Blog and You Tube channel!! You are just too much fun!! Keep it up!! Hugs & Smiles, Dannette

  54. April 16, 2012 / 4:11 am

    I really like your paper storage! I am going to look into this because I think it would keep my paper safer. Thanks for sharing!!!

  55. April 16, 2012 / 4:13 am

    hi drew! i really needa good way to store my 12×12 paper!! it is so frustrating wheni go to find a piece!! would also love to win the paper kit!! thanks!!

  56. April 16, 2012 / 4:16 am

    Im in love with paper. Love following and watching your vids. Your April Kit is Fabulous….

  57. April 16, 2012 / 4:20 am

    The storage system for your 12×12 paper is really helpful to me. TFS
    The April kit is awesome and the lucky person to win it will have a blast playing with it.

  58. April 16, 2012 / 4:20 am

    Love the way you store your 12×12 paper now the question is how do u store your smaller paper. Pretty please share with us ๐Ÿ™‚

    And thanks for a chance to with that kit. The colors are amazing.

  59. April 16, 2012 / 4:20 am

    Hey Drew-like your blog. I am new to scrapping so I have lots to learn but with your help-it should be easy!

  60. April 16, 2012 / 4:22 am

    Great storage and great giveaway

  61. April 16, 2012 / 4:25 am

    I am heading to Walmart tomorrow. Luv your storage idea. Can’t wait for your new YouTube videos to start.

  62. April 16, 2012 / 4:26 am

    I just watched your video and read your post about paper storage. I have an ‘Original Scrap Box’ and it has LOTS of 12×12 storage. I seperate them in different ways. By theme, type of paper such as specialty, solid color, etc.
    Thanks for the chance to win the awesome kit!

  63. April 16, 2012 / 4:27 am

    Drew I’m new to this feel like I’m more advanced.than.the people.that have been scrapping for years when.I.attend scrapbooking classes just by watching ur videos along with two.other.really.good women’s tutorials. Thank u for.the opportunity to win something=>

    April 16, 2012 / 4:28 am

    enjoy your videos and blog! Keep em coming! BTW- I LOVE this new studio calico April kit!

  65. April 16, 2012 / 4:30 am

    Hi Drew love your videos and now i’m a follower of your blog great work and love everything i see.Great kit and keep up the great work.Hugs Very

  66. April 16, 2012 / 4:34 am

    Love the kit.

  67. April 16, 2012 / 4:34 am

    thank you drew for the great idea. I am rebuilding my scrappy place since I just recently moved into my new place.

    Hope to see more of your beaming face

  68. April 16, 2012 / 4:34 am

    Love the way you store your paper ๐Ÿ™‚ I do mine in a similar way, but I don’t do it by brand! I don’t know my brands well enough yet HA HA.
    AWESOME giveaway! I’d love to win this!! Thanks for being so cool! I’ve been a follower of your YT channel for quite sometime, but just recently started following your blog!!

  69. April 16, 2012 / 4:45 am

    Yay! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and your new years resolution to make a YT video and blog posts! ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. April 16, 2012 / 4:49 am

    Awesome idea Drew! Unfortunately for me I am a major paper hoarder so I would probably need like 10 or more of those storage units…LOL!!!! Thanks so much for sharing! Katherine

  71. April 16, 2012 / 4:52 am

    Thanks for sharing your paper storage … I know I’m not going to be the only one who thought it but I’m going to voice it – I would’ve preferred you sharing your papers! Lol

    Thanks for a chance to win.

  72. April 16, 2012 / 4:57 am

    love it! i so need more space.. my space is 1/3 of my living room… UGh.. hate hate..ugh.. i have so much stuff its insane don’t know where to put it all!! thanks for the storage idea!!


    felkatz at gmail dot com

  73. April 16, 2012 / 5:05 am

    Thanks for sharing! I use the a Iris cases in their stackable units. Love the giveaway! Thanks!

  74. April 16, 2012 / 5:08 am

    When I actually get a craft room, I think I would do it this way, but I like to organize my paper by color, that is just how I think. ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to win a kit, I look at them all the time, but unfortunately as a college student scrapbook stuff is not the first priority. ๐Ÿ™ Good luck with your new site, blog posts, and videos. Can’t wait to see more from you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. April 16, 2012 / 5:17 am

    I always read your entire post! And I have enjoyed seeing your work evolve over the past year! One of my favs is when you show how you make your layouts and the thought process behind it! Thanks so much, Drew! Have a great week!

  76. April 16, 2012 / 5:33 am many comments you prob won.t read this ..but here goes the comment anyway..Thanks a bunch for the the great suggestion of how to store 12×12 paper..for the past year I have been watching tutorials on how everyone craft room is designed for ideas on setting up a workable crafting rm..I to stack my papers at the moment on a and stace and stack..but now I think I will have to make a special trip trip to walmart..Thanks are a sweety..

  77. April 16, 2012 / 5:41 am

    Thanks for the idea. I need some of those drawers! I love the look of your site now. Thanks for the chance and any help I can get is appreciated!!!

  78. April 16, 2012 / 5:43 am

    So sorry bout your phone ๐Ÿ™ My gosh drew you are so amazing! I am a long time follower (hugs) and I love everything, I have ever seen on your blog!!! What an awesome way to store your 12×12″ thanks so much for the info and thank you for the chance to win one of your awesome kits!!! Ashley ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. April 16, 2012 / 5:51 am

    Hey Drew! Thanks for showing us the storage tip! It is great, I love those storage bins as well. Great blog! – Sonia

  80. April 16, 2012 / 6:01 am

    I wish my papers were this organized!…thanks for the tip. I may have to invest in these drawers ๐Ÿ™‚

  81. April 16, 2012 / 6:28 am

    Great idea to store paper in such containers! I use almost similar contaibers for storing flowers. Very convenient! And thanks for the chance to win great candy!

  82. April 16, 2012 / 7:07 am

    I used to store my patterned paper just like that until I ran out of room ๐Ÿ˜ I tend to like to buy stacks and have WAY too many now!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  83. April 16, 2012 / 7:12 am

    Lovely giveaway !I don’t have a lot of papers so I store them in a box. And all fits in there ! lol Perhaps that one day I’ll have as much papers as you so I’d store them as you do ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a nice day.

  84. Rebecca King
    April 16, 2012 / 7:58 am

    I’ll have to try to find these shelves for my paper storage also. The “April Kit” looks like lots of fun. Thanks for chance to win.

  85. April 16, 2012 / 8:33 am

    Another thing to add to my Walmart list! Oh well, what can ya do?! Lol! Great idea because paper storage is always a challenge for me! Thanks!

  86. Reem Darwish
    April 16, 2012 / 9:11 am

    Drew, just discovered you today and was wondering where have you been all my life ๐Ÿ™‚
    you’re great! keep it up
    would love to win that cute kit

  87. April 16, 2012 / 9:19 am

    Read it! As allways, love to see how other people store there craft suplies. Thanks for the chance to win.

  88. Glenda
    April 16, 2012 / 10:16 am

    I love all of your work and am amazed by your talent at your age! When I was your age, I had no clue about crafting like you do! Keep up the awesome work!

  89. April 16, 2012 / 10:45 am

    I subscibe to your posts because I don’t want to miss anything! I love this kit, so thanks for the chance to win!

  90. April 16, 2012 / 10:57 am

    Hi Drew thank you so much for sharing your paper storage with us. I live in The Netherlands – Europe so we unfortunately don’t have a wallmart. But I’ll be looking out for some 12×12 storage myself. I would love to win your giveaway!!! Those Thikers are A-MA-ZING!!! Thanks so much for the chance!

    Hugs, Marit.
    ..:: xXx ::..

  91. April 16, 2012 / 11:48 am

    i read the comment on the paper storage hope to win!!! love the inspiration

  92. April 16, 2012 / 12:07 pm

    Drew, Sorry about the phone ๐Ÿ™ I store my paper like you in drawers, but mine is the white wooden cubes stacked up. I store by style instead of brand. Love your videos! Hope the rice works!

  93. April 16, 2012 / 12:34 pm

    Hi Drew, love your blog and yes I am a follower now…love watching your youtube and online shows…I am trying to figure out how to store my paper, thanks for sharing

  94. Anonymous
    April 16, 2012 / 1:17 pm

    What fun it would be win this lovely kit! . . . and then, eventually, store the papers in nice tidy 12 x 12 drawers!!! Thanks for the chance.
    Greetings from France – Sally C.

  95. April 16, 2012 / 1:20 pm

    Hey Drew, I love that storage with the drawers! So sorry to hear about your Iphone. Thanks for the chance to win!

  96. April 16, 2012 / 1:55 pm

    I love watching your videos, and your paper storage! I will have to try that out!!

  97. April 16, 2012 / 2:16 pm

    I love storage ideas! I actually use to store my papers like this as well. While I loved how neat and organized it look it didn’t work out long for me :p I have a horrible memory so I was constantly pulling out the drawers and making a mess searching for the right paper. I now keep them in those vertical files and it’s easy for me to thumb the corner to find the perfect sheet to use ๐Ÿ™‚

  98. April 16, 2012 / 2:19 pm

    Thanks for sharing this Drew:)) Wish I had the space to store my papers like this, because I have lots of it…lol! Thanks for the chance to win this awsome kit!

  99. April 16, 2012 / 2:30 pm

    Hi Drew, love those drawers you use, one more reason I wish we had wallmart here in Oz ๐Ÿ˜‰

  100. Anonymous
    April 16, 2012 / 2:54 pm

    thanks for sharing your paper storage. i want to revamp my craft storage and this looks like a good choice for me. then i will be able to use what i have. have a great week

    lynda in calif

  101. April 16, 2012 / 3:03 pm

    Thanks for the storage solution.. I am relatively new to paper crafting and have a problem of arranging my papers.. so this is good. thanks for the giveaway..

  102. April 16, 2012 / 3:03 pm

    Hey Drew, I store my paper in clear pockets from cropper hopper. It works for me. But I keep my stacks together until they’re almost empty the, I add them to my regular paper. Great givaway, I saw the vid on youtube of the kit. Love all the goodies. TFS
    Hugs, Jessica

  103. April 16, 2012 / 3:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing your idea on paper storage. I do pretty much the same as you do. I like to store by brand name. My problem is that I have too much beautiful paper that I sometimes have trouble cutting into. Good luck with your iphone!

  104. April 16, 2012 / 3:23 pm

    Hi Drew! Love your ideas for paper storage..! I like to store mine vertically.. I think it may be easier to pull them out? Hehe.. not sure. Thanks for the chance to win! ๐Ÿ™‚

  105. April 16, 2012 / 3:29 pm

    Hey Drew, love watching you on youtube! I’m still new to card making, but you make it look so easy! Share your creative brain with meh! =]

  106. April 16, 2012 / 3:31 pm

    Hi Drew,
    I have been scrapbooking for about five yrs. and have changed the way I store all my 12×12’s a few times. I do like your storage drawers, but I have so much paper I would need at least three of those drawer units. Yikes ! I need to not be such a “paper horder”, but I love pattern paper. Thanks for letting me follow your blog. Love it!

  107. April 16, 2012 / 4:07 pm

    Hi Drew,
    I have thousands and thousands of sheets of paper. I store the majority of my paper vertically in Cropper Hopper paper keepers sorted by manufacturer and “collection” then placed on a shelving unit. I do have most of my large paper pads and blank card stock in horizontal storage cubes.

  108. April 16, 2012 / 4:36 pm

    HI! I found your blog through your youtube channel. I love your videos! I have been looking to redo how I store my 12×12 paper and this is just great! Thank you so much!

  109. April 16, 2012 / 5:15 pm

    Thanks for the info on paper storage! I’d love to win one of your kits!!!! Good luck with your iPhone!

  110. Stephanie Booth
    April 16, 2012 / 5:15 pm

    Love the idea of storing paper this way!! Thanks for sharing this idea. I am a new follower to this blog (followed here from your latest video on YouTube) I am loving all the wonderful pictures and details! I’m such a fan! Thank you for the chance to win your amazingly fabulous April kit! LOVE IT! -Stephanie

  111. April 16, 2012 / 5:26 pm

    what a great way to organize your paper!!! i also organize by manuf. LOVE the April kit!!! super cool!!! thanks for the chance!! have a great day:)

  112. April 16, 2012 / 5:33 pm

    love this storage idea, I have some aLready that are currently full with other stuff but I might use it to store my papers!


  113. April 16, 2012 / 5:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing how you store your paper. Love the April kit and would love to win. Many thanks.

  114. April 16, 2012 / 5:37 pm

    This is great! I love crate paper and studio calco!!! I can’t find them in Belgium, and yes… my mother dislikes onlineshopping *not cool at all*!!


    Thanks for the chance to win!

  115. April 16, 2012 / 6:32 pm

    This is pretty much how I store my papers, too. Great minds really do think alike. ๐Ÿ˜‰ This is one of the nicest kit compilations I’ve seen. So full of graphic detail and yummy colors.

  116. Anonymous
    April 16, 2012 / 6:45 pm

    Hi Drew! I haven’t ever posted before.

    I really wanted to say though that I love your work, and I am thrilled to see how you do things.

    I store paper vertically in Project/Paper envelopes from I think cropper hopper (I got them at Joann’s about 6 years ago). I have stored all the envelopes in a HUGE (34x13x14″) storage bin that I got at Wal-Mart. It works really well for me. I sort by color for solids, then by types of prints in color sections, (geometric-in cool, warm and transitionals, etc.), and I put specialty papers in separate envelopes. I think there are about 15 in all. I like it because I can thumb throu and pull papers up a few inches and compare colors and print without having to refile. Since I rarely stick to one collection or brand this is ideal.

    I don’t remember who made most of it though ๐Ÿ™ so if I want to join a contest or something I have to go get new paper for it. YAY!!! Shopping for scrap products is so fun!


  117. April 16, 2012 / 7:06 pm

    LOL, I store my paper same way. I found them a few months ago and I love how organized it is. I even have them each labeled by designer or theme

  118. April 16, 2012 / 7:53 pm

    I have no form of organisation for my papers they just get dumped in a draw and pull them all out when i need them.

  119. April 16, 2012 / 9:25 pm

    What an excellent idea! I have some 12 inch droors from target and it never crossed my mind ๐Ÿ˜› Thanks for the idea and opportunity ๐Ÿ˜€

  120. Anonymous
    April 16, 2012 / 9:34 pm

    Hi Drew. Thanks for showing us your paper storage. I have some of those same drawers, some with paper, some with stickers,etc. And I love the new look of your blog. So glad you kept your picture on here! Maria

  121. April 16, 2012 / 9:45 pm

    Drew, Great Storage for all your paper, I wish i had organisation and better storage.But i am limited to space.
    Shame about your Phone, i would of cried ๐Ÿ™ I do believe the rice helps, my son recently dropped his phone done the toilet and he put in rice over night and it worked.

  122. April 16, 2012 / 9:49 pm

    Just found your blog …and happy I did!

  123. April 16, 2012 / 9:51 pm

    I’m sorry you washed your phone ๐Ÿ™ Sometimes it works, I’ve heard, to put it in a baggie full of rice? You know, to try and dry it out? Anyway, it can’t hurt!

    Thank you for your giveaway. I have my patterned paper all over the place and clearly have accumulated FAR TOO MUCH over the past 12 years or so!

  124. April 16, 2012 / 11:28 pm

    Drew – Yikes! So sad to learn about your phone! Love your blog and I’m totally going to try the Perfect Pearls Mist now.

  125. April 16, 2012 / 11:38 pm

    I store paper like you do! By brand! As my paper collection grew, so did my storage issues. Like you, I use those 12 x 12 drawers and it works out great!
    Good karma going your way, would love to win one of your April kits. I bought flowers from you and think you’re awesome!

  126. April 17, 2012 / 1:52 am

    I’m reading and I would love to win some paper!

  127. April 17, 2012 / 2:09 am

    Drew, I learned alot from your Mist and Spray video. I had questions about Lindy’s Stamp Gang and Mister Huey’s and you answered them. Thanks!

  128. April 17, 2012 / 7:51 am

    I love how you store your paper. I have a similar method with drawers. It keeps things quite organized. Thanks for sharing it with us. and I’m a follower ๐Ÿ™‚

  129. April 17, 2012 / 3:48 pm

    Just found you on YouTube! Can’t wait to see more of your videos and blog posts!

  130. April 18, 2012 / 12:16 pm

    Yay! Paper storage… lol I wish I could get away with 2 of those sets of bins, I use the same ones from walmart but I use 4… each bin 1 manufacturer loloh for the love of paper. Thanks for the chance to win have a great day drew!

  131. April 18, 2012 / 7:44 pm

    Drew I stored my paper the same way. I won’t tell you how many I have.

  132. April 19, 2012 / 10:07 am

    Your paper storage looks so neat. I would need more than 2 unfortunately! Enjoyed your mist video also!

  133. Anonymous
    April 19, 2012 / 2:29 pm

    hi Drew! I am new to your site as of Tuesday! I love it and your explanation about paper storage is a GREAT help to me….I’ll be going to WalMart looking for those 12×12 storage drawers! Thank you for taking the time to do this site, I know it is going to be a tremendous help to me, and so many others too.

  134. Shreena
    April 19, 2012 / 2:30 pm

    Hey drew,
    Thanks for such a great opportunity, im kinda new to crafting, when you go into a craft shop you want everything, but the major problem….money, everything is too expensive. I LOVE reading your blog, and I love the idea of storing by brand…LOVE IT!

  135. April 19, 2012 / 8:52 pm

    Aw they are super cute, you inspired me to try thickers!, they always look super cute!

  136. April 20, 2012 / 8:44 pm

    Yay! Giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  137. April 20, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    Drew, I just “found” you today while listening to various youtube tutorials on mini albums, while I was working. (Church secretary — working on those Sunday bulletins and what not!)I thoroughly enjoyed your tour of your craft room. WOW!! AMAZING!!! I saw so many cute ideas that I can’t wait to try in my own craft room / son’s old room — he grew up and moved to Cincinnati but he comes home a few times a year so I have to leave a bed in there so I don’t have as much room! LOL! Am working my way thru your blogs and saw the giveaway. I’d love and would be honored to win! Now to finish working my way thru those videos and blogs! ๐Ÿ™‚

  138. April 26, 2012 / 2:14 am

    What an awesome paper storage idea!! I had NO CLUE you could get something like that at Walmart and THAT CHEAP!!!! Right now all of my stuff is in a rolling suitcase….so if I ever run away from my children at least my scrap supplies are ready to come with me….forget the clothes….lol. Thanks forn a chance to win (that is if I haven;t missed it, just found this post today but have followed for quite a while….just been a bad blog reader lately!!)

  139. Laura
    July 19, 2012 / 1:21 am

    I’m an expert with secure storage Perth, but my craft supplies have simply refused to be organized! This is a great storage solution that I just have to try.

  140. January 9, 2013 / 2:47 am

    I feel I have raided all comments so sorry if you answered this, but do you happen to know what brand these draws are Drew? I live in the UK and finding it very hard to find storage for 12×12 papers… I wanted some draws like this but they’re all just that bit too small or massivley too big ๐Ÿ™ (not to mention the excessive cost over here for a bit of plastic!) Cheers Imogen xX