Paper Crafting Tool and Organizational Items Listed in Etsy Shop Today

Updated: May 10

Hello, wonderful crafters! I hope you are having a good week so far. Mine has been busy, as I have been preparing some new items for my Etsy Shop. These items include some tools to use in cardmaking, as well as some digital items for organizing your papers.


This first item is a tool for matching up your card greetings, and maybe even some images, with appropriately sized and shaped Stampin' Up! paper punches. I have called this a Stampin' Up! Punches Template Ring. This item is available in either white or basic gray cardstock; it's your choice!


As you can see, this is a set of templates punched with current paper punches. Here's what's included with a purchase:

  • Punched templates for each of the following:

  • Decorative Circle Punch (NEW in the 2022-2023 annual catalog, page 153)

  • Double Oval Punch

  • Essential Tag Punch

  • Heart Punch Pack (one card for each of 2 punches)

  • Label Me Fancy Punch

  • Label Me Lovely Punch

  • Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch

  • Four blank cards to customize on your own; just punch and label what you have in your craft room

  • Assembled in clear cellophane bags and clipped together with a 1" binder ring

The first two photos show you the assembled product in gray or white, respectively. The third photo shows the product in use. The fourth photo shows you a separate listing: the

Stampin' Up! Punches Template Ring - REFILL CARDS ONLY. Those of you who have been stamping for a long time probably have some older punches not included in the set. I didn't forget you! You can order refill cards only for the set. I have included six cards in the refill set. (And remember there are four blanks in the first set.) Items ordered together are grouped to save on shipping.


I also listed three digital products today for download. I recently started storing my cardstock in a two-drawer filing cabinet. I wasn't sure at first whether I would like this. I feared having my cardstock "slump" in the folder and getting it messed up. I've been pleasantly surprised. The cardstock is thick enough to stand up nicely, and as long as I keep it within the confines of the hanging folder (side-to-side), none of the corners get bent. So then, I wanted a good way to keep them organized.


I tried a couple of things. First of all, my full sheets fit nicely in the hanging folder. But, I also need a way to store my scraps instead of just throwing them into a pile. I decided to add manila file folders to my hanging folders. I keep new, full sheets in the hanging folder, and all scrap paper gets re-filed inside the manila file folder. That way, I can go to the hanging file, look in the manila folder, and see whether I have any scraps. If there's nothing in the manila folder, I know I need to cut another full sheet to have a scrap.


Now, back to the digital downloads! I have used the official hexadecimal codes (hex, for short) to design hanging folder tab inserts for filing your cardstock. Hex codes are another color designation, like RGB (screen color) or CMYK (printer inks). I have listed these in alphabetical order with the official paper name, and the collection it's in; for example, subtles, regals, or neutrals. I have two different versions of the tab inserts: one set in full color and one with a color chip at the left side, which I call my "ink saver" version.


Finally, I am offering a set of hanging folder tab inserts for designer series and specialty papers for the last two years. These are printed in black and white, but offer official paper names, along with coordinating colors.

I hope you'll find something here that is useful to you. I'm loving my organized cardstock, which saves me a lot of time when I'm in the craft room and making cards. I'd love to hear your thoughts about these new products.


Oh, one final word: If you don't have a filing cabinet, they can be expensive new. That's why I recommend checking out Facebook marketplace (which serves your local community), as well as local thrift or secondhand stores that carry furniture or office equipment, etc. You should be able to find a bargain. Just be sure to clean them up and make sure they're free of mold or dust. You wouldn't want to ruin your valuable cardstock.


Find me on Etsy at www.etsy.com/shop/karensblueridgestamp. That's it for now. Thank you so much for dropping in today and reading this post.


Until next time, may God bless!








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