This is kind of a spin off of the tips and techniques post - but how do you keep track of the different stamps that you have, or the different punches etc. One of the thoughts that I have had is to create a book of stamps or a book of punches or a book of ink colors, etc. I just have the feeling that i would utilize them more if they were visable and in front of me.
I have a little notebook that I keep all my stuff written down (just the bigger stuff I wouldn't want to buy duplicates of) and it fits in my purse to take with me. As far as something on my scrap desk to utilize the stuff more...I don't have nothing like that.
I have an unused Franklin Planner that I keep for all my supplies. I actually stamp all my stamps into it, categorized like "people", "animals", "flourishes", etc. I have a section for punches where I actually glue a sample of each punch. Other sections I have include Artistic Supplies, such as lists and samples of Stickles, markers, paints, etc. I have a section of favorite websites where I order various things, what tools I have (and order numbers for refills, parts, etc.) I keep the book in my car so I have it for shopping, and only take it in the house to add more items.
I remove my clear stamps from the sheets they come on and put them in cd cases. I take the sheet with the images and tape them on paper, put them on page protectors, and sort them in a binder by type. I can flip through the binder when I'm looking for ideas. My Studio G and other small clear stamps are in baseball card holders in another binder. My rubber stamps are in Sterilite drawers arranged by type. I don't have very many so I can just open the drawers to see what I have.
I keep a small notebook in my purse with my list of Stickles colors, Cuttlebug folders, etc. so I don't buy duplicates.
I'm thinking about stamping all of the images on paper and adding them to my original binder just to make it easier.
I keep all of my stamps in binders on EZ Mount Storage Panels which are sorted into categories, such as Alphas, Words & Numbers; Flourishes & Shapes; Birds & Butterflies; Botanicals; Christmas; etc. You can get the storage panels with or without tabs. I usually buy clear stamps in sets. Frequently these sets contain stamps that are categorized differently so I break up the set and file the individual pieces wherever they belong. I also store the acrylic blocks on EZ Mount "pages" in the binders. Like many others who have replied here, I keep lists and sample sheets of the products I use.
i don't have a lot of punches (only 2 border punches) so i don't catalog them. as for stamps, i mostly have clear acrylic stamps and store them in a psb in the dividers along with all my stickers, chipboard, flowers, etc. yet, i am starting to accumlate a lot more of them since the ones i get are pretty inexpensive. i plan on putting them in a 3 ring binder in divided page protectors soon. the few wooden stamps i have i keep in a drawer in a rolling cart with the clear stamp blocks.
I started making a notebook with my stamped images and punches but it got too overwhelming.
Presently, I have my stamps stored in clear plastic boxes and perhaps I should add, by theme, my my punches to the boxes. example: all sports punches and stamps together, all flower punches and stamps together, celebration punches and stamps together.... you get the picture.