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11 Easy Ideas for 12 x 12 Scrapbook Paper Storage

We all love our 12 x 12 scrapbook paper and cardstock but it's kind of an awkward size to store, right? 
 
Paper is particularly a challenge to organize because you deal with different types of scrapbook paper.
 
Many storage paper solutions are focused on standard office size paper and don't work well at all to organize scrapbooking paper.
 
Well, I've done the research for you. Here are 11 great 12 x 12 scrapbook paper storage ideas or solutions that will instantly declutter your paper storage space.
 
I've also made sure to put in my personal reviews to help you decide on how to find a good system to file your sheets of paper.

Storage Idea #1: Paper Holders

This 12 by 12 paper holder is a dedicated scrapbook paper storage solution. Available in both a 12-slot and 15-slot version, approximately 40 sheets of cardstock will fit into any slot.
 
The paper holders can be stacked on top of each other into a tower or you can place them on your desk for easy access to your paper.
 
One great benefit of the 12 x 12 paper holder is that you can select an "IKEA version" when purchasing.
 
This version is designed to slot perfectly into the IKEA Kallax shelving units (see next suggestion) and other cube-style shelves with a cube larger than a 13-inch square.
paper holders

Storage Idea #2: IKEA Kallax Shelving Unit

The IKEA Kallax Shelving Unit looks neat and tidy and can accommodate the 12 by 12 paper holder mentioned above. Just make sure to select the "IKEA version" when purchasing.
 
Alternatively, paper can be stacked directly onto the shelves or in another one of the paper holders mentioned further on.
 
These shelving units come in a variety of sizes and layouts and are ideal for organizing your scrapbook items.
 
I love that you can buy inserts such as drawers and buckets that fit into the cube shelving to store your other scrapbooking supplies, making this a very versatile 12 by 12 paper storage solution.
IKEA Kallax Shelving Unit

Storage Idea #3 - Plastic Paper Holder

These plastic paper holders are large enough to accommodate around 200 sheets of 12 by 12 paper or cardstock and fit into most modular storage cubes. The holders feature a finger pull which makes them easy to pull in and out from the shelf.
 
Alternatively, you can store these directly on your desk for easy access to your cardstock but they tend to fall over unless you fill them up completely or have something beside them to support the sides.
plastic paper holder

Storage Idea #4 - DIY Pizza Box

I love a DIY hack, don't you? Although I made this storage solution from pizza boxes for my smaller size paper, it would be easy enough to make one for 12 by 12 scrapbook paper organizer out of a larger size pizza box. Anything over 13-inches should work to stay organized!

This one was made by gluing three pizza boxes shut, cutting the front out of each one, and taping them together. I then painted them and decorated the box with a strip of scrapbooking paper.

So next time you order pizza, order the largest size possible and make sure you get the pizza straight out of the box before the oil soaks into the cardboard.


DIY pizza box

Storage Idea #5 - Desktop Organization System

This versatile desktop organizer easily works just as well for 12 by 12 scrapbook paper storage as it does for storing other things, like your scrapbook albums and vinyl records.
 
It can be stacked two or even three high and no tools are required to assemble it, just slide and click the components together.
 
Although you could store these out of sight in a cupboard, they work well as easy access to your paper style solution either stacked beside your table on the ground or right on top of your desk within close reach.
desktop organizer

Storage Idea #6 - Scrapbook Cart

This 6-drawer scrapbook cart is ideal for not only 12 x 12 scrapbook paper storage, but also for storing many of your other scrapbooking supplies.
 
The cases can be removed for on-the-go projects and the top of the trolley features an organization tray for other scrapbooking bits and pieces.
 
This is a great all-in-one solution if you are looking for an item that is versatile enough to store your other supplies also.
scrapbook cart

Storage Idea #7 - Re-purposed Kids Sling Bookshelf

When the little ones outgrow their picture books, repurpose their kid's sling bookshelf into a 12x12 vertical paper storage solution. They work well for paper stacks, which are similar in size to large picture books.
 
I like that you can see the color and pattern of the paper as it sticks out over the top of the book sling, making it really easy to find what you want and grab it when you need it.
repurposed sling bookshelf

Storage Idea #8 - Scrapbook Paper Tower

This scrapbook paper rack tower looks professional and features 30 slots for 12 x 12 scrapbook paper storage. Each slot holds around 100 sheets so if you have a large stash of paper, this could be the ideal solution.
 
This is a great solution for those of you who like to sort and display their beautiful paper!
paper tower

Storage Idea #9 - DIY Fabric Hanger

I made this DIY fabric hanger to accommodate my more frequently used paper, although if you were up for it, you could definitely make one with more slots that will hold a lot more paper.
 
A set of no longer needed grey curtains were recycled for this project and the fabric hanger can be hung from a rail, the wall, or even the side of a cabinet to save space.
DIY fabric hanger
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Storage Idea #10 - Portable Art and Craft Organizer

This portable art and craft organizer works well for 12x12 scrapping paper storage with one large open compartment.
 
The boxes are stackable so any additional boxes you have can be used to store your other scrapbooking supplies and page embellishments, and stacked neatly on top of each other as an all-in-one type solution for your scrapbook supplies.
portable art and craft organizer

Storage Idea #11 - Expandable Paper Organizer

This expandable paper organizer holds over 200 sheets of 12 x 12 paper with 12 tabbed pockets with labels. Even though this holder will hold your larger 12 x 12 pieces, it also works well for storing, sorting or overall organization of your smaller craft paper.
 
The folder has a velcro enclosure and is ideal for those of you that have a smaller stash of craft paper or are looking for a solution for their scrap pieces.
You can also check out this article for more scrapbook organization ideas!
expandable paper organizer

What's your go-to solution for 12 x 12 scrapbook paper storage?

What's your go-to solution for 12x12 scrapbook paper organizer? Do you have a great DIY hack or an amazing piece of scrapbooking organization furniture?

I would love to see how you have organized your scrapping space, please do feel free to share your great ideas for other ways to stay organized. We'd love to hear more of your scrapbook supplies organization system at home!
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