Quick Crafty Tips- Organizing 6×6 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) 6×6 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 6×6 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 6×6 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 6×6 paper pads…


  1. ThePurplePlace
    February 1, 2016

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

  2. Mary-Anne V
    January 25, 2016

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

  3. Shirley
    January 24, 2016

    Neat ideas – Thank you.

  4. Karen L K
    January 24, 2016

    Thanks! All good ideas!

  5. Helen Gullett
    January 23, 2016

    Great ideas for organizing the 6×6 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.

  6. Kristy Hansen
    January 23, 2016

    I like your ideas—I recently decided I needed to organize my 6×6 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.


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