Today we're continuing our stamping tools organization ideas with How to Store Your Punches & Dry Embossing Folders in a way that is easy to use--both finding the right tool and putting it back.
If you have a variety of punches, you know that keeping them organized and knowing what punch is where can be a challenge. You met Noella Ryan-Paul (one of Sandi's Stampers) last Tuesday as she showed us how to organize our dies (thinlets and framelits). She has also shared with us a fun and easy way to store and identify punches at a glance...check it out
Yes, that is a shoe holder that hooks over the top of a door or solidly bolted rod. You simply deposit your punch into a pouch and it is stored and you can see through the clear plastic of the pouch to see if it's there or not! Also, Noella has punched a brightly colored cardstock with each punch and paper-clipped it to the pouch for very easy viewing. It is NOT permanently attached because she may want to reorganize her punches---and in that case, she just unclips the sample and relocates it to another pouch--re-clips the punched image to that pouch---Awesome, right!
Now I'm going to show you her system for identifying and organizing her dry embossing folders (the proper name is Textured Impressions Embossing Folders). First, Noella makes a sample by dry embossing a portion of a long piece of cardstock, folds the cardstock so that the sample is visible, writes the name of the folder at the top of the "folder" she created to identify it by name ---then slips the embossing folder in the cardstock folder...
She then places this in her folder basket. She can quickly look through her basket to locate just the design she's looking for in her current project...here's what that looks like:
Thanks again to Noella for sharing her wonderful organization secrets!
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