Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cheat Sheets For My Punches/Diecuts

Another one of my attempts to save time.... I saw on another website recently this idea to organize punches. I found the idea here: http://twitterpatedwithpaper.blogspot.com/2011/07/warningchatty-post-ahead.html I have yet to catalog all my stamps as she has, but that will be my next project as I am going to attempt to transform all of my wooden block stamps into clings and same myself half the storage space.

Cataloging the punches like this not only gives you the capability to quickly see what you have, but you can also use the template to see how well the shape can work with a project (for the stamp value, the printed paper design, or even the shape/size that you are working with).

I took cereal boxes and split them open to use a dull recycled material that will hopefully not impede the paper/stamp/subject that I am focusing on. I then punched out the images, grouping them by punch vs. diecut, and then by shape and size.... then labeled them all for quick and easy reference. And to stablize the "cheat sheets," I laminated them for multiple reuse.

In the short time that I have used them, it has saved me time to find the right size to produce the look I wanted in my current projects.

1 comment:

  1. You've inspired me...This is a great idea and it's nice to "see" it.