Organizing your themed 12×12 scrapbook paper

After struggling for the past 18 years to find an organizational method for my 12×12 themed scrapbook paper (like Christmas, Halloween, beach, travel, etc.), I finally found a way that is working wonderfully for me. I’m using Cropper Hopper Page Arrangers. I found them on Amazon and Blitsy, and they are wonderful.


Here’s the link to the Page Arrangers.

They’re fabulous and literally changed my life as a scrapbooker!

Each Page Arranger is two-sided. One side is large enough to hold 12×12 paper — even that slightly larger paper with the tag for scanning for sale! I love that. I am so annoyed when I have to trim new paper to simply store it. You don’t with these 🙂

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The other side of the same Page Arranger has three separate pockets for embellishments and ephemera. The three pockets are roughly 6 x 12, 4 x 6, and 2 x 3. They are fantastic for keeping all of your same-themed embellishments together with the same-themed paper.

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After I have separated all of my papers and embellishments into their appropriate Paper Arrangers, I have filed them alphabetically into milk crates found at Target for $3 right now (back-to-school time). They sit on top of my Recollections cubes and are handy for me to grab when I’m working on my crafts.

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I also scrapbook away from home, so these Paper Arrangers work ideally for me! They fit perfectly into any of my rolling totes, and keep my embellishments and paper in perfect condition for transporting to and from crops and retreats.

Getting your themed paper organized and stored with your embellishments will save you a tremendous amount of time (and money). I was constantly damaging paper when transporting to crops, and now the hard plastic pockets keep my paper damage-free.

I hope this inspired you to organize your themed paper and embellishments!

Have a crafty day!

Author: Christine

Working mom who runs all day long but loves to craft! I'm the Queen of all that is frugal, and love to pass along my wonderful finds & upcycled projects! I began scrapbooking years ago, but have evolved to include all types of crafting. I also love to pass along organizational ideas!