*Updated with new photos and information April, 2017
All of my cardstock is stored in an Ikea Expedit (now called Kallax) unit as shown in the photo above. My 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock (card bases, etc) is stored in these Translucent Like It Magazine Files and divided by color name using dividers I made.
These are the Like It Magazine Files I use to store my paper in. You can get them at The Container Store or by clicking on the photo below. (Thanks to Jennifer McGuire for the idea to use these magazine files!) (Folders I use are clear but I’m showing them in grey so that you can see them better)
Behind each color cardstock is a Job Ticket Sleeve. (I use the Avery brand because they are very thick and sturdy and do not “flop” over when stood up on its side. I have tried other brands and they just flop over (lol). In the Job Ticket Sleeve are the scraps for each color. That way, when I need a card base or a certain color cardstock for something, I always go to the scrap sleeve first. Here is a photo showing the sleeves up close.
You may notice behind the first color cardstock is a different brand job ticket sleeve, you can tell because the color is cloudy….I tried another brand to see if I liked them and I don’t. I like the clear ones you see behind the other colors shown in the photo. I am showing this photo so you can see the difference not only in color of the sleeves, but also in thickness/sturdiness. I hope that makes sense.
Here is a photo that shows the dividers close up.
The divider pages are made using any brand 110 pound white cardstock I happen to use Georgia Pacific) but you can use any brand cardstock that is sturdy enough to be a divider. I also use my We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch and Tab Stickers. I printed the color name and brand of the cardstock out on Avery 8167 Return Label Stickers and cut them to fit the tabs.