Here’s how my desk currently looks as I pulled all the boxes off the Expedit and dumped them on the desk to take the photos!
I thought I would show you the organisation inside the boxes I got from the tip. As I mentioned in the last post about organisation and storage, I keep the stamp and die sets arranged by brand, in the original packaging but then inside the Avery Elle plastic sleeves – this is helpful when the packaging is not up to snuff and I don’t want anything falling out.
I write the SKU/product number and the name on each and then I file them in number order. There are gaps of course since I don’t blanket-buy everything. In fact I haven’t bought any stamps for ages, and I haven’t bought any clear stamps for a few years now! If I could return them all for a refund, I probably would – ooh just think of all that money! All that space! LOL Anyway, if the stamps happen to have a matching die, then they get stored in the same plastic sleeve, otherwise they get their own sleeve. I do this for all stamps and dies except for the Sizzix dies, but I will talk about those another day.
I think I have more than enough to be going on with lol. I don’t really think there is anything new now anyway, just variations on what has already been done.
On that note, I was very disappointed with Stamptember this year. I was only really planning on buying the Tim Holtz exclusive collaboration set and waited with anticipation to see what it was going to be – they don’t tell you in advance. Then on the day he did a YT live about it and it was disappointingly another Christmas set, that just looked like something that had been done before – Santa in a sleigh, some wintery trees, Christmas sentiments etc – so after all that anticipation I was disappointed. Of course it sold out in a couple of hours so I guess plenty of people were not disappointed lol. I just don’t see the point in spending $39.99 + shipping on something that is very similar to what’s already out there, or something I already have and I don’t need. Last year’s was great as it was an exclusive set of Snarky Cat stamps, so that was worth having IMO.
As for kitty storage, I am still storing Miss Lily in this lovely turquoise Drona box that really belong inside the Expedit but has been commandeered as a new cosy bed!
Since last week . . .
It’s been quite a slow week considering how things have been in previous weeks, but I have been dealing with some offline issues so not so much time for creating/making/blogging this week, sadly. 🙁
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
contents of my stamp storage 🙂
WOYWW – #646 – What’s on my desk (I’m number #11 in the linkup!) Happy WOYWW!
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