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Old 04-10-2014, 08:23 AM   #1
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When ever I get a new die set, embossing folder, buttons etc....I throw the original packaging away and store the supplies either in folders or baskets. I also throw the description away along with the name of the company. I do this for storage reasons and also the fact that I hate open packaging laying around (I know I am weird ).

Does anyone else do this?
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:47 AM   #2
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I have thrown away the packaging for my embossing folders and dies. For the dies, I use the Stamp-n-Storage Steel Die Magnet Cards (which I love). It is so much faster just to flip through these cards, instad of having to open packages each time. I did put the name of the die and company name on a label on the back of the card.
I didn't label any embossing folders - it's obvious if it is Cuttlebug or Stampin Up, but I do wish I still had the name of the actual folder...
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I tend to do the same. And I am NOT a big labeler. If I can't tell by looking at them that they are Oval Spellbinders then I'm in big trouble!
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:20 AM   #4
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I used to throw away all the packaging but now I keep it all. Makes reselling the items easier when I know what I'm selling...hahaha. Also when I post my cards on my blog it's nice to be able to post what it is I used.
I bought a package of cardboard boxes that are flat but fold into a box (banker boxes) for an office purge and used one to store all the packaging. Now I just have to open the lid on my box to find what I'm looking for. Easy Peasy!
Also, if any acetate or transparency type sheets are in the packaging I keep those for various purposes.

I know I could just as easily enter all my inventory on my computer and I have done that with Scrappypedia but I just don't remember to go there and do it!
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I write directly on the embossing folders all pertinent info and label each cd envelope with my dies
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I write directly on the embossing folders all pertinent info and label each cd envelope with my dies
You are my hero I am going to try to do this, if I buy any new ones.
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Hey, that's what I do too. Looks like we are similar organizers. :0)
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Ditto - i throw it all out and label either the item itself (like for embossing folders) or the storage sheet I put them on/in.
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I label folders and dies and toss all the packaging. I even take all of my ribbons off of the rolls so I can fit a bizillion in a drawer (most of those are NOT labeled, though). Ditto on embellishments...
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<-- currently hoarding original packaging of dies for acetate sheets, shaker card bubbles, and chipboard...

My dies and folders are labeled. Dies on vent covers. It is pretty easy to find embossing folder names if you know the company.
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I label all my stuff as well, embossing folders, dies, and punches! Then all packaging goes in the garbage!
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Same with everyone here. I label (usually I cut out the name from the actual packaging), and then throw all the packaging away, or give it to someone who can use it (like the CTMH plastic envelopes and foam).
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This is what I do too. Not enough room to save all that packaging!
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Oh no wait. I do save the plastic bags that some clear stamp sets come in, and put finished cards in there for co-workers who ask me to make cards.
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Yep, me too. I throw away (recycle) everything with the exception of some plastic for later use as overlays. As for dies, I store them in DVD cases.
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I either throw away or reuse most of mine. I store dies in CD cases with labels for sets, or in the case of invidual dies in one case, I just have a large label on the front and I can list the individual dies.
I did try writing on my embossing folders, but even with a permanent marker it rubbed off in time. However I have a list in google docs, broken down by manufacturer so I do know what they all are. Love that Cuttlebug now have the name on the actual folder. And I wish all clear sets would come with a name on the actual stiff plastic sheet so I didn't have to try to remember them all and make more lists!
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I either throw away or reuse most of mine. I store dies in CD cases with labels for sets, or in the case of invidual dies in one case, I just have a large label on the front and I can list the individual dies.
I did try writing on my embossing folders, but even with a permanent marker it rubbed off in time. However I have a list in google docs, broken down by manufacturer so I do know what they all are. Love that Cuttlebug now have the name on the actual folder. And I wish all clear sets would come with a name on the actual stiff plastic sheet so I didn't have to try to remember them all and make more lists!
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I did try writing on my embossing folders, but even with a permanent marker it rubbed off in time.
I know what you mean. I just rewrite the info (name only b/c the mfg usually prints their name on it) before it gets so light that I can't read it.

I have had a bigger problem with this, though, and that's the Sharpie coming off where I don't want it. I've had it rub off on both my die plates and paper while I'm running it through the machine. Another lesson - learned to adjust accordingly (that's life, right?). Just wanted to caution anyone who wants to try this.
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I generally don't keep the packaging that stamps come in, except for the clear acetate sheets.

I like to use those with my stamp-a-ma-jig or for the embellishments inside "cards in a box"

I keep smaller dies & sets with the insert that shows the company & name in pockets from a small photo album (usually 4x6), but I do keep the larger die sets in their original packaging.
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I know what you mean. I just rewrite the info (name only b/c the mfg usually prints their name on it) before it gets so light that I can't read it.

I have had a bigger problem with this, though, and that's the Sharpie coming off where I don't want it. I've had it rub off on both my die plates and paper while I'm running it through the machine. Another lesson - learned to adjust accordingly (that's life, right?). Just wanted to caution anyone who wants to try this.
I worried about that so used a label maker. Added benefit I don't have to worry about reading my handwriting.
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I use a cd marker pen to write on my embossing folders- that does not wear off. Also, I put a D for deboss and an E for emboss on the appropriate side of the folder, as with a few, it can be easy to get it the wrong way round.That can be a good way to get twice the use from your folders, by the way, but sometimes you really want it the right way round! Dies just get a sticky label added to the magnetic sheet with the info on, especially with all the Nesties Labels.....
Speaking of labelling, but off the subject of dies etc, have you all seen the Ranger/Tim Holtz link to the labels for DI's, Adirondacks,etc? If not, link HERE All the pads have printable colour coded labels, and there are blank swatch charts for everything else. There are also printable and punchable colours for the ink palettes, for alcohol inks, and for DI stains and paints.
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