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Experienced scrappers know that scrapbook paper is essential to the art of scrapbooking. Cardstock, patterned paper and specialty papers are just some of the types of papers used to create timeless pages for scrapbooks. There are several sizes of papers available, but the 12 x 12 scrapbook paper has become almost the industry standard. When storing your scrapbook paper, use something sturdy that will keep your papers laying or standing straight in order to prevent damage. There are several types of paper organizers to choose from; you can buy stackable trays, file drawers or metal racks.
Your storage solution will typically depend on how much paper you have. Stackable trays are perfect for 12 x 12 scrapbook paper storage. They can be stacked on wall shelves or on top of your desk. File drawers make good scrapbook paper organizers because they can be attached to your desk or you can buy freestanding files to have in your scrap room. Scrapbook paper racks also come in various sizes. You can purchase store size racks to accommodate a large paper collection or you can get small racks that will sit on shelves or in the corner of a desk.
Another option for paper storage is to buy a portable scrapbook storage tote with pop-out shelves or extra pockets for papers. All of these scrapbook storage solutions can be purchases at various scrapbook supply stores or craft stores in your area.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|