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