Friday, January 22, 2016

Quick Crafty Tips- Organizing 6x6 Paper Pads

Hello. I'm sharing another Quick Crafty Tip today. (If you're new to my blog and want to see previous Quick Crafty Tips I've shared, click HERE.) 

So I will admit that I have a problem... I collect (and sometimes actually use) 6x6 paper pads. I love them. They are my weakness and I've acquired a big collection. I thought I would share three different ways I keep them tidy...

1. Binder Clips 
I am a big fan of card kits, so I usually have some of the 6x6 paper that's included leftover. The papers coordinate well since it's part of a kit, so I keep them together with a binder clip. These clips are also great to hold the pads together when they fall apart, which I show in the last two pictures below.

2. Jumbo Paper Clips 
Jumbo Paper Clips are great to use in the back of your 6x6 paper pads to hold all the coordinating scraps together. As you can see in the picture above, they are not as bulky as the binder clips. Here's a closer look...

3. Quart Sized Ziploc Bags 
Another option is ziploc bags. I found the quart size to works well. I store the paper pad inside and throw the coordinating scraps in the back....
You can fold the extra space at the top of the bag over and secure it with some washi tape....
Here's a look at the basket (this is one of many) that I use to hold my paper pads. I got it at Target and they fit like a glove....

I use all three methods when organizing my patterned papers and thought maybe one would work for you. I have included similar binder clips and paper clips below in the link description in case you want to try it out. Thanks for stopping by and happy organizing!

Thanks for stopping by. 

*I have included similar binder clips and paper clips below as well as some of my favorite 6x6 paper pads...


  1. I like your ideas---I recently decided I needed to organize my 6x6 pads too. I used ziplock sandwich bags--the pad sticks out at the top a bit--but I was okay with that. I just needed a way to keep the left overs from falling out of the pad. I also took the color match from MFT pads and printed it off and added that to the bag. they fit into baskets that I found at a local store. Not a lot of plastic left over to fold. It has been working great. If I find somewhere Copic color matches to a brands paper-I add that too.

  2. Great ideas for organizing the 6x6 pads. I always put them in ziplock bags and plastic basket I found at Dollar Store, they have size that big enough for them :) I also like your wire basket.

  3. So many great ideas...thanks, I just love organizing posts.

  4. love your idea and great and Jennifer are tops are being organized!!