Our Top 5 Recommended Paper Storage Solutions

If you enjoy scrapbooking or cardmaking you probably have stacks of paper and paper pads in your craft stash. With a range of colors and a variety of patterns, your paper collection can grow quickly. Trying to find the right paper sheet can be difficult when flipping through stacks or piles of unlabeled paper. Regardless if you have a large room dedicated to crafting or just a small closet, we’ve got storage solutions that are sure to help take your paper storage from an unorganized pile to a neatly sorted paper stash.

We love seeing our pretty paper displayed and ready to use. You can organize by color or pattern (or both). It can be so visibly appealing to see all your cardstock paper arranged in rainbow order. To have the most efficient and organized paper, first evaluate what you have.

Sort your patterned paper by theme and your cardstock by color. Don’t overthink it. The more complicated the system, the harder it will be to find the paper you want. Organize in a way that is intuitive to you and the way you craft.

Once you know what you have, you can decide on the storage solution that will best fit your needs. Below are our Top 5 Recommended Paper Storage Solutions. 

1. Do you have an IKEA® Kallax Shelf Unit?

The IKEA® Kallax unit is a popular shelf among crafters. Its simplicity and streamlined structure make it easy to customize for whatever you need or want in a storage system. You can even choose between several different cube configurations. Stamp-n-Storage provides craft storage solutions that are designed to fit inside of the Kallax cubes. Our paper holders are a great option because they utilize the entire cube's space, while keeping your supplies visible and easy to access.

8.5x11 Max for IKEA

The 8.5x11 Max for IKEA® has 19 slots total to fit your 8.5x11 paper. Rotate it to choose the orientation you like best (vertical or horizontal). If you display your paper in a column (top to bottom), vertical is the most appealing. However, if you display your paper in a row (side-by-side), horizontal create a beautiful flow.

8.5x11 Max for IKEA

12x12 Paper Holder for IKEA

The 12x12 Paper Holder for IKEA is an excellent storage solution for your 12x12 paper. It has a 15-slot or 12-slot option, the 12-slot option provides more room for storing a larger stack or the 15-slot option provides more individual compartments to maximize the different colors.

12x12 Paper Holder for IKEA

6x6 Double for IKEA

The 6x6 Double for IKEA® storage option has 15 slots to hold your collection of 6x6 paper, 6x6 cardstock, and origami paper. Each divider has a small arch cut into it making it easy to remove the paper you need.

6x6 Double for IKEA

Customizing your IKEA® Kallax Shelf Unit for scrapbook paper storage is a creative and practical way to keep your paper organized and easily accessible. With these storage solutions, you can maximize space and efficiency in your craft room while showcasing your beautiful paper collection.

2. Do you have extra space under your desk?

When it comes to storing your paper, sometimes the best solutions are unexpected ones. Under-desk storage can be a fantastic option for keeping your paper tidy and accessible. It also makes use of vertical space. Our Desk Base Paper Holders are not only functional, but also when full add a pop of color to your workspace.

The 12x12 or 8.5x11 Desk Base Paper Holders are designed to fit neatly under your desk, maximizing the space available. With 30 slots, you can keep all your favorite cardstock organized. Whether you are working on a scrapbooking project or creating handmade cards, having your paper close at hand can make your crafting process more efficient and enjoyable.

12x12 Desk Base
& 8.5x11 Desk Base

3. Do you have floor and wall space?

Three-Tier Paper Holder

The Three-Tier Paper Holder is a tall and efficient way to prevent your paper from becoming a messy stack. Available in 12x12 or 8.5x11 sizes, each with 32 slots and a height of just 1 inch, these holders are perfect for vertical storage in small spaces. You can even stack two on top of each other to make use of your vertical wall space.

8.5x11 and 12x12  Three-Tier Paper Holders

Paper Crate

Another excellent option for floor storage is the Paper Crate with a Rolling Base. Designed to store your paper in hanging file folders, the Paper Crate is easy to move around with the added Rolling Base. Roll it into your closet, and out to your work area when you are ready to craft!

Paper Crate and Paper Crate with Rolling Base

4. Do you want to design your cabinet setup as you go?

Stamp-n-Storage offers a range of products that can be tailored to fit your needs and expand as your collection grows. If you don't have an IKEA Kallax Unit or under-desk storage, you can still organize your space effectively. Stack the 12x12, 8.5x11, or 6x6 standard paper holders on a desk or shelf, or stack them vertically on a table to create your own unique cabinets. Create the set-up you want with any of these sizes, while maintaining a cohesive look and maximizing your space.

12x12 Paper Holder & 8.5x11 Paper Holder

5. Do you have paper scraps?

When working with paper, it's common to end up with scraps. Keep your paper scraps from adding clutter by using  Paper Sleeves. These clear sleeves come in 6x6, 8.5x11, and 12x12 sizes, each with a tab for labeling. They come in packs of 15 and have open sides for easy access to your paper. By keep your scraps with your full sheets, you will extend the life of your paper. Plus, the tabs work great for labeling your colors or themes in each slot.

8.5x11 Paper Sleeve
& 12x12 Paper Sleeve

With Stamp-n-Storage products, you can create a storage system that meets your unique needs and helps you stay organized while crafting. Whether it's storing your paper in your IKEA Kallax Unit or keeping your paper ready to move in a Paper Crate, Stamp-n-Storage products are designed to organize your craft so you can unleash your creativity.