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Another stamping tools organization tip

Monday we talked about a couple of really great time-saving tips for organizing our stamping tools.  Today I have another one for you.

Have you ever been ready to place an order and can't remember if you have a Stampin'Up! punch. Or have you wanted to know if that new stamp set  you want to purchase will coordinate with one of the punches in your stash?  Well, one of Sandi's Stampers, Jackie Silvestri is using a really great system that will help you track your punches, help you determine if it coordinates with a stamp set and, best of all, it is portable--so it can come with you to class or you can keep it near your catalog for easy reference.

Here it is...she purchased a package of the plastic sleeves that kids use to protect their sports cards (e.g. baseball cards). She cut a piece of cardstock that slips into the sleeve and uses her punch to punch out the image from the cardstock. Now tuck this piece of cardstock in the card sleeve. Some of these come with a hole already punched in the upper corner--some don't.  If yours doesn't,  punch a hole in the upper corner and store these on a 3"diameter key ring.

Here's what one looks like.... 10-7-16 washi punch

And, here's another one... 10-7-17 blossoms punch

Now if you are trying to see if the stamp fits inside the punched image--just h0ld the  punched cardstock over the stamped image and see how it fits.

If you are getting ready to purchase a punch and can't remember if you ordered it previously--scan through the cards on your key ring and you can tell at a glance whether or not you have it!

Isn't this a great organizational too! And, it's quite inexpensive...it will save you tons of time!

If you have a great organizational tool that you'd like to share--email it to me with a picture or two--I'd love to see what you are doing.