Organizing Cardstock & Scraps – New & Improved!

After my initial post on how I organize my cardstock and scraps I have had many questions on where to find the organizers and I have had troubles finding them myself.  This brings me to this post because I have come up with a solution that I can’t wait to share with you!

I really like the system that I have…vertical storage, colors divided and tabbed, labels, and a place for scraps within.  The problem was finding the pocket organizers.  Well, do I have an awesome DIY fix for you!!  I still use the Vertical Storage (basically a 12 x 12 plastic file box).  But instead of the pocket folders, which seem to be impossible to find now, I have created my own.

Here’s how:
Start with this 12×12 Envelope from Close to My Heart.

Next you will need 6 x 12 Flip Flaps.  (If you haven’t discovered Flip Flaps yet, they come in many sizes and are a great way to expand your scrapbook layouts.)  You can purchase the envelopes and the Flip Flaps from my website or through your CTMH Consultant if you already have one.

There are a few different ways You can attach the Flip Flap.  You can put it inside the envelope or on the backside. Remove the adhesive strip, fold down if needed, and press firmly.  Done!

Another option (how I did mine) is to cut the top flap of the envelope off, then attach the Flip Flap with the pocket on the inside.

The adhesive strips on the Flip Flaps are amazing for this project. Of course I tried to rip it off!…not impossible but not an easy task. I was pretty tough on it. I put paper in it and even picked it up from the pocket and shook it around. These will hold up well!

Here are all the supplies and tools I used:

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