Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Too many punches?

Can there be such a thing as having too many border punches?

I didn't quite realize how far the punch obsession had gotten until I made this little project.

I've got a very teeny space, so it is necessary that everything be tucked as neatly and compactly as possible. Unfortunately, I'm one of those people who need to see what they have to use it. I'm not much for pre-planning, anyway...

I got an idea to do a little punch index when I saw Tim Holtz make one for his new sizzix dies. So for this, basically, I took some cardstock, cut it down to 2x3 and then used one punch (or set of punches) per card.

Add a hole to the upper corner and some binder rings and you are good to go. I've each manufacturer on it's own ring. So, one for Martha, one for the EK slimline and one for my Fiskars.

I like it a lot, and I think I might do something similar for my icon punches and my spray inks.

On the upside, now at least I know what I have.

And knowing is half the battle.

;)

9 comments:

Live.Teach.Create said...

This is a fabulous idea!

milkcan said...

Genius! I love this idea!

Genevieve said...

As a fellow punch addict, this has made my day! Such an awesome idea (I have a small space too, so I will definitely be putting a couple of these together). Thank you for the inspiration!

Christina said...

there is NO SUCH thing as too many!!! ;D I have a bunch too. what is your overall count of them??
xo

Rhayne said...

If you use something then you could never have too much of it :) And I know you use a lot of punches so they are a sound investment you've made :o)

Melissa Mann said...

whoa. super jealous ;-)

Monica said...

stumbled across your blog.

i really like this idea. i don't have punches, but i can see it could work for a variety of materials/equipment. even rubber stamps. thanks for sharing.

Kimberly said...

Great idea, I have taken pictures of the punchs I have and keep the pictures on my cell phone, so now I carry with me what I have. comes in handy when your at the store and there's a sale on punches. Especially when you have various sizes of circles or squares.

K13 said...

Great idea!!!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin