Technology is a funny thing and not always my friend. Having this website and daily blog has been a challenge, and for the most part I’ve done ok, learning and processing with watermarking, editing, posting – yep, feelin’ pretty good with what I’ve gotten accomplished just in this year alone. But then technology decides NOT to play fair. These past two days of posts have been such a challenge because technology has decided NOT to be my friend! Technology did NOT like my photos and in fact refused to load the picture of the DSP sheets I wanted to share. So we will just punt! The pictures from yesterday and today have about done me in, but we will go with what we can!
The DSP He’s The Man has two full sheets of punch out pieces that are awesome to have on hand, especially if you don’t want to invest in dies. The problem though lies in how well they punch out. They have such clean edges that they literally fall out of the sheet! There is no way I can keep them all in the DSP package without losing several of the pieces or keeping them from getting crumpled and bent. When this happens, I use a couple of techniques to save these pieces from damage. In the picture above, I punched all of the pieces and placed them in a empty, clear stamp case for storage.
The problem lies in the cases themselves. With all of my crafting supplies I don’t have unlimited space to store extra cases. So here is my favorite way to protect these little pieces and extra die cuts and keep them useable.
I take one of our clear cellophane envelopes and insert all of the images and die cuts inside. Pull off the adhesive protector and you can stick the clear envelope directly to inside the case. I also like to put my dies with the stamps when possible. Everything is contained in the box – stamps, dies, and images in that adhered envelope which makes crafting so much easier.
To remove, simply flip up the envelope leaving it attached to the case and you can easily remove and return the pieces safely for future crafting!
Part of crafting is organizing materials and supplies so they are easy to locate and find. Less clutter around us makes it much easier to create and play, doesn’t it? Pam and I are heading to Michigan tomorrow for a leadership retreat so I may be off the grid. I will be taking my computer with me and I hope that Technology decides to be my friend with posting! Until next time, keep stamping, keep crafting, and God Bless!