Savannah O’Gwynn here today! Because we are still unpacking and setting up my studio I’m sharing what I do when I first get my Sonshine Stamp Co. stamp sets in the mail. This is kind of like a “tip and tricks” post😊
When I receive my happy mail, I always try to open the packages by cutting the plastic sleeves for easy access, as well as write the name of the stamp set on the back of the packaging. This is the easiest way I stay organized. And it’s cheap- I used to buy the plastic envelope sleeves, cut white cardstock, and add magnets if there are coordinating dies, etc. Using the packaging that the stamp comes in is so much easier and practically free (I know you have to buy the stamps! LOL)!!
Here’s how I cut my stamp packaging to create easy stamp access. First, I tap the stamp set and package on my desk so that the cardstock and stamp set are out of the way for cutting. This creates a gap from the cardstock to the top of the packaging (see photo below).
Then I cut the package open by cutting off the gap (see photo below). **Sorry for the action and blurry photo!
Once this little gap and packaging piece has been cut off, I can easily access my stamp set (and even the cardboard)! NOTE: I know these stamp packages have an opening using the glued flap, but I do not have time to open the package, fold that flap down, reach in and grab the set. I find that using this glued flap is cumbersome and sometimes the stamp set gets caught in the fold in the packaging, which then causes the packaging to split/get ruined.
To help organize my stamps, I like to take a marker (any marker will do) and write the name of the set on the back of the packaging. I also add the month and year that I bought the set so I can keep track of the releases or us only up-to-date images for projects. Now I can alphabetize my collection or keep them in release order.
If you are like me, I’m always looking for new and clever ways to organize, as well as how everyone in the crafting world stores/organizes their stamps. Hopefully I’ve inspired you with my tips, tricks, and organizing style!
Thanks so much for checking out my project today!
Many blessings, Sav