Scrapbooking: Organising – Letters, Rubon’s & Embellishments

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

I love to scrapbook, it a real passion of mine.  I enjoy journalling about events and how much love I have for my kids.  I am thrilled that in  years to come they will be able to read through the albums and see how well-loved they each were.

To scrapbook you need papers, embellishments, albums, flowers, bling, buttons, brads, stamps, inks the list is endless.  So how do you organise all this ‘stuff’?  The million dollar question I know you are all waiting for.  Over a few weeks I’ll gradually take you through how I organise my scrapbooking area. 

Firstly I’ll show you how to organise the Thickers/letters and some embellishments. Now your going to notice that I have ALOT of scrapbooking supplies.  There was a time there that I was completely addicted and couldn’t resist buying something nearly every week.  You will be pleased to know thought I haven’t brought much in the past 6 months.  My plan is to use what I have before I buy more.  I was also lucky enough a few years ago to be on a design team for an online scrapbooking site which allowed me to get many of my supplies at cost price.


  1. Using a Bantex ring binder folder fill with page protectors or try a display book
  2. Organise your letters into colours, then each pack into its own page protector. 
  3. Label each colour section for easy access.  I used the Avery Write On Tabs purchased from Woolworths. 


  1. Using a Bantex ring binder folder fill with page protectors or display book
  2. Organise each rubon’s/embellishment into Categories suggested below. 
  3. Place each category into page protectors.  I use 1 protector for 2 items, front and back. 
  4. Label each category for easy access.  I used the Avery Write On Tabs purchased from Woolworths.
    • Boy 
    • Girl 
    • Unisex 
    • Mum 
    • Dad 
    • Family 
    • Flourish 
    • Love 
    • Birthday 
    • Easter 
    • Christmas
    •  Flowers 
    • School 
    • Symbols

At the moment this is how I store my folders and paper (I will discuss paper further in another post).

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Leesa May 10, 2011 - 7:17 AM

interested to hear how you organise your papers

Jane Harris July 13, 2011 - 8:49 PM

Looking forward to hearing how you organise your paper and cardstock 🙂

Katrina July 19, 2011 - 10:18 AM

Definately will write up about it Jane

Kerry August 12, 2011 - 9:16 AM

Hi Katrina,
So, tonight’s job for me is to sort my alphabets and embellishments. Hubby has a show he watches on Friday nights, so I can potter away at the kitchen table and be near him instead of retreating to the office. Looking forward to hearing how you store papers. I am yet to move into my craft room (needs clearing out, painting and tiling) so have my papers in 12 x 12 boxes – 1 for patterened and 1 for colour. As you can imagine, they are full and trying to find a paper is a challenge. Can’t wait to read your paper storage

B-prepared January 9, 2012 - 3:42 PM

Hi Kat,
I am sure that you have a neat way of storing your ribbons – could you share that one with us please in the very near future??? ATM I have mine in a couple of shoe boxes and just wondering if there is a better way. Oh and your paper storage as well would be great to see. many thanks 🙂

Starx February 2, 2012 - 7:35 AM

fantastic, thanks Katrina

Danettew February 2, 2012 - 9:19 PM

I have organised my scrapbook area but am yet to find a way to store my paper/cardstock. I work out of my scrapbook bag with my papers in 12×12 plastic sleeves but am getting quite a collection that it’s no longer possible, hope you can help???? Thanks so much

Rachel October 22, 2012 - 3:20 PM

Please tell me this isn’t all of you stuff? I have way more than this, and that’s after I did a huge clean out last year and sold about $300 worth of stuff on ebay. I need to do another clean out, as I only really get to scrapbook once a year. I usually travel to some strange place (like Panama) for work each year, and take holidays while I’m there. At the end of the year, I’ll do a single album for the trip, and thats it… I have way more supplies that I’ll ever need!!!

Mrs Rebecca L Campbell May 14, 2015 - 4:37 AM

I just wanted to ask what THICKERS are, you have it on one of your folders.

Tracy June 18, 2016 - 12:39 AM

How do you do this if your stickers aren’t on sheets? Like if they’re all cut around the sticker?


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