Paper Arts Storage Album

By Noreen Doll.

A great way to store your craft bits and pieces is a paper arts storage album.

Paper Arts Storage Album by Crafty Journal

This album is about 4 1/2 inches by 6 inches.

You can find all kinds and sizes of photo albums, and their clear plastic pages are perfect for storing craft parts while keeping them from being bent or torn.



The flower picture on the front of this album can be removed and replaced with a photo or picture of your choice.

I have a friend who loves to do intricate cutting, and enjoys cutting out her favorite parts of old Christmas cards.

She uses the pictures later for making gift bags, new cards, and other things.

She needed a place to store these pictures until she was ready to use them, and the file folder she had them in was not keeping them from being damaged.


So we found these little photo albums were perfect for keeping the cutouts safe.  And you can easily flip through them to see what you have.


I used my paper arts storage album for small cutouts from wallpaper samples and gift wrap, as well.


And I have another small album I use for storing my metal stencils. The pages are the perfect size.

Here are some of the types of cards that can be cut up for parts.


And you can even cut out the sentiments and reuse them.


So next time you need a way to store art parts, or keep them together, consider using a photo album as a paper arts storage album.

© Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal


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  1. Del Marie Riley says:

    I do this for my chipboard pieces, fragile die cuts, and cut out’s from old cards/calendars. To keep them from falling out (I’m notoriously clumsy), I put a small strip of sticky backed Velcro at the top. Just leave the two pieces together, unpeel the paper backing, and stick in the slot.

  2. I LOVE this idea.
    I reluctantly throw away stuff I would otherwise clip and keep because I didn’t have anyplace to put them where they wouldn’t get messed up. I think I’ve seen these little albums at the dollar store. I can’t wait to start collecting clippings for decoupage and all the other cool paper crafts I’ve seen on this site.

  3. Great Idea. I have my stuff all over the place and sometimes can’t find what I am looking for! Lol.

  4. This is a great idea. I have quite a lot of cutouts from different things…cards, magazines, etc. In the past I have used an accordion folder (like teachers use) but some items don’t fit into a category. I think this album idea would be great for the miscellaneous items I have so I could find them when I want to use them. Thanks so much for this idea. I use these little albums to keep copies of cards I make so I can remember what card I sent to a family member or friend last year. I don’t want to send a similar card to them again this year. I don’t want to send my grandson a Superman card again this year! lol

  5. I know what you mean! I keep a gift list so I don’t repeat gifts.


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