Monday, March 19, 2012

My Punch Organizers

Over the years, I have amassed quite a few punches.  Not so many that I forget what I have, but it's getting close.  I decided it was time to create an organizer.

I started by dividing all my punches into two piles: border punches in one pile and everything else in the other.  I got out a scrap of black cardstock and punched a sample from every border punch.  I used white cardstock to create a card for each punch, then attached each sample to one and wrote the name above it.  I used my Crop-a-dile to punch a hole in the corner of each card.  


I wanted to be able to quickly find each punch, so color-coding was the next step.  I got out my cardstock scraps and punched circles to match each border punch.  Here's what the back the cards look like:


I added a ring, then tied an orange ribbon to the ring, indicating that every punch on the ring is Fiskars brand.  If I happened to own any other brand of border punches (which I don't), I would have made a separate ring for each brand and added an appropriate ribbon.

 
I did the same thing for my miscellaneous punches.  I have two rings of those, one for my Fiskars punches (in the picture below), another for the rest (mostly Marvy Uchida).  

 
I love my new organizers!  It's great to have a visual reminder of what I own, plus I love having the names of the punches all in one place.  

8 comments:

  1. You come up with the most AWESOME ideas!! I loveeeeeeeee this!!

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  2. What a great idea. I often forget about my boarder punches. This works for me! Thanks for the visit and yes I am blessed to live in a truly beautiful part of the world, those photos are but a tip of the iceberg!

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  3. This is such a cool idea Cindy! Especially the color coded circles. Thanks for sharing your tips.

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  4. You are amazing Cindy! Wanna come over to help me organize?

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  5. Cindy!!!!! Your idea is amazing! I think you must be the most organized scrapper I know!!!! TFS!

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  6. Great idea! I might need to give that a try!

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