So... I have been MIA, but I have been crafting! I came across a pin on Pinterest about organizing scraps and as I skimmed it, I saw a part about sizes for scraps for cardmakers. Then it hit me - I'm a card maker! LOL!
So, I gathered up my organized scraps, plus all the recent ones I had been accumulating & my trimmer and went to work. I decided I would store them in photo boxes (had just picked some up from Michael's or Joann).
I did some quick measuring & discovered my scraps could be up to 4.5x7 which works for most of the cards I make. I didn't keep super small pieces. I also found the when I used 3" or so from a sheet, I put that in my scraps too - those were cut down to 8.5x11 and stored separately.
My old oganization system was sorted by color with metals (copper, bronze, etc.) and vellum in its own group. What I ended up with is the picture - color sorted, organized scraps that I might actually use :-)