Organizing Punches. Organization is such a key component of design and card-making as a whole. For me, if I do not have my products in an organized, easy-to-find place, I cannot produce my best work. Getting new products and finding a good way to display them for visual appeal and function is an integral part of the creative process. Today, I will talk about my Stampin’ Up! Dies.
I will be discussing Organization all week and helping you as best I can to see how I store things in my Stamping Studio. I will put Amazon links for the things I use to hold my products in case you are interested in finding them easily. Don’t forget to come back each day this week to see more!
Today I will focus on storing Punches. With the love of Cardstock comes the love of tools in which to best use the paper colors you love! And what does that mean? It means that I must own punches and lots of them!
Whale Punches Organization
I keep my Whale Style Punches on narrow towel racks I bought a very long time ago from IKEA. While trying to find something similar for you as IKEA has discontinued them, I found a great substitute that I would purchase for myself if I was starting from scratch today. I will link it at the end with all the other links. Underneath the punches, I just have a metallic knife rack and I use it to stick all my metal tools like tweezers and scissors.
If the DSP comes in a thick packet I leave it in that, but if it is a thin plastic I remove it and place it in a Storage Packet that is nice and thick. I will link to it below as well.
Stampin’ Up! Lockable Punches Organization
I store Stampin’ Up! Lockable Punches in my Kallax Unit on Glass shelves. There are two glass shelves in one of my 13″ x 13″ cubes. That gives me three sections for these punches. I lay them on their sides and lock the protruding circle tops inside the open circle bottoms of the punches to line them up evenly. The picture below shows how I display my current punches. I have another cube in my Kallax unit as well that holds my retired punches.
Using my Dymo Labeler I label them with their names. That is helpful when I talk about a particular punch in one of my YouTube videos. I do have many, many more punches. But I will leave them for another day. Something to look forward to in another blog post.
Just above, I am attaching a copy of my YouTube live stream that took place on Tuesday, April 12, 2023. It shows all of my organizers. I will be sharing them with you one at a time in these blog posts. I hope you will join me next week for another live stream on YouTube. They happen every Tuesday night at 8 pm EST on my YouTube Channel. Below is a video on Dies Storage.
I would like to share with you the products used to organize the punches portion of my Stamping Studio.
- Whale Punch Storage (Towel Rod – 2pk – 24 inch) – https://amzn.to/3o5JDqk
- Magnetic Knife Rack (18″) – https://amzn.to/409y7rd
- Dymo Label Maker LetraTag Sampler (comes with Machine and one of each refill shown below) – https://amzn.to/3WTTrj3
- White Paper Labels – https://amzn.to/3Hpu1E2
- White Plastic Labels – https://amzn.to/3RqpLJk
- Clear Plastic Labels – https://amzn.to/3XR9vDj
Come back tomorrow for more glimpses into the organized areas of my Stamp Studio. If you would also like to view yesterday’s blog post on the DSP organization, click here.
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In the Month of November, I will be having a CARD Fiesta Class on the 4th and 18th from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at a local Mexican Restaurant. Come socialize with other stampers, eat Mexican food, and stamp some cards. There will be a variety of cards for you to make each session. Feel free to invite a friend. For details to attend, contact me. I would love to connect with you there.
This year I also instituted a Kit-Together on the first Friday of the month at 7 pm EST. This month’s gathering will be on the 3rd of November and December’s will be on the 1st. Contact me if you would like to attend. Bring a Kit to work on. Feel free also to bring a friend. You can order one from my online store search under Kit Collection, or I have a few kits on hand that you can get cash and carry. I hope you will attend.
Also, I will have our Paper Pumpkin Procrastinators Group meet on the last Friday of the month also at 7 pm EST. This month’s gathering is on the 24th of November and December’s will be on the 29th. That is my way of ensuring that all my subscribers get their kits done every month.
Also, I live stream on YouTube on Tuesday nights at 8 PM EST and on Thursday afternoons at 1 PM EST. Replays are also available if these times do not work for you. I also have plenty of video content for you on my YouTube channel to stream at your leisure, so keep going there for more video instruction.
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