How do you store your punches - especially the honkin' BIG ones?

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Posted 9/28/2012 by tinkgumby in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:49:38 AM
So I've been on a PUNCH kick lately - yes, I've taken a step back technologically, with my Cricut out on loan!

Right now, I have a BIG punch (I think they called it a "Whale of a punch," ha), and a several large ones (with more on the way). I'll probably end up with 15-20 good-sized ones.

Sooo, what do you do to store your punches? Hang them? Shallow shelves? Drawers? Inspire me, please!

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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:56:13 AM
I don't have many punches since I have the Silhouette, but all of my punches are in a deep drawer in the bottom of a wooden drawer tower.




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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:58:22 AM
I have them in a plastic box from office depot. It is one of the "really useful box" brand.



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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:58:30 AM
I bought a 5 drawer cabinet at IKEA and keep my punches in there.

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Posted: 9/28/2012 9:37:22 AM
Four drawer sterilite cabinet


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Posted: 9/28/2012 9:44:31 AM
Mine are in a big drawer of one of my desks as well....thought about the towel bar on the wall thing, or the shoe bag with pockets on the back of a door storage....but my punch purchases have slowed to an occasional MS punch now and again.

I do display a lot of my MS punches....because my scrap room is pink and black and white and I have this black shelf were they look great.

I admit...I've shied away from honkin' big punches lately...I don't have an electronic cutter, but I do love my Spellbinder dies.

Punches are so fast and easy...some of the big ones are tempting, though!

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Posted: 9/28/2012 9:47:36 AM
I have mine stored under my desk in Sweater Drawers by The Container Store. They hold a TON of punches!





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Posted: 9/28/2012 9:48:30 AM
I have two of the M's cubes with the three drawers that I use for all my punches. I have them sorted by border punches and shape punches.


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Posted: 9/28/2012 11:36:20 AM
Mine are in drawers in a cart under my scrap table.

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Posted: 9/28/2012 11:54:00 AM
Mine are in a big drawer of one of my desks as well....thought about the towel bar on the wall thing, or the shoe bag with pockets on the back of a door storage....but my punch purchases have slowed to an occasional MS punch now and again.

I do display a lot of my MS punches....because my scrap room is pink and black and white and I have this black shelf were they look great.

I admit...I've shied away from honkin' big punches lately...I don't have an electronic cutter, but I do love my Spellbinder dies.

Punches are so fast and easy...some of the big ones are tempting, though!

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Posted: 9/28/2012 12:12:38 PM
Mine are stored in a kitchen pantry over-the door organizer I found on Amazon. I love it! I searched for a way to organize my punches and this way is awesome. Holds all different types of punches.
I have a picture on my blog.


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Posted: 9/28/2012 1:13:15 PM
I have mine in an over the door shoe holder and they have been that way for years without a problem. I love that they are not taking up floor space and the bag is clear so I can see at a glance what I have.


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Posted: 9/28/2012 1:38:34 PM
I have all of my larger ones on mounted towel racks on the wall of my scrap area. Smaller ones/thinner ones that would slip through the towel racks are in a drawer. I love having most of them out on towel racks though, because I find I use them a lot more!

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Posted: 9/28/2012 2:32:31 PM
all of mine both large and small are in a clear over the door shoe rack so I can see all of them when looking for one specific - it works for me and when we get together somewhere to scrap I take it with and put over a door at the venue !!!

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Posted: 9/28/2012 3:42:30 PM
Oh, I wish I had a pic for you...I could try to post one later. I have 3-4 of the Ikea Fintorp rails on my wall. They work perfect for all standard and small punches (especially the whaletail style) as they are much closer to the wall than a towel bar. Then I use the condiment stand, which hangs on the bottom rail, to store my adhesives in. Works perfectly!

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Posted: 9/28/2012 5:28:02 PM
Great ideas, and some I hadn't thought of! Rechick4, I would *love* to see pics of that!


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Posted: 9/28/2012 5:28:26 PM
I keep mine in sterlite drawers


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Posted: 9/28/2012 5:49:46 PM
I keep mine in library card catalog drawers. My son brought some home one summer when he was working at our grade school. There were two stacks that were 3 across and 3 down for a total of 18 drawers. They were free! How I wish I had agreed to take a couple more!

I have them labeled with color-coded labels so I can quickly tell which brand is in a drawer that says "borders" or whatever. Labels for Martha punches are white (since her punches are), Fiskars is blue, EK Success is light gray and assorted ones are on light green. Works for me since the stacks are actually on the floor under a desk.

The tiny punch sets that are in cases that I got at a Fiskars warehouse sale are in one of the drawers of the desk which is over the card catalog drawers.

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Posted: 9/28/2012 6:12:03 PM
Mine are in a canvas bin under my desk. I don't have that many - I got rid of a LOT of punches when I was paring down my stash before we moved.

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Posted: 9/28/2012 7:45:46 PM
One of the 6 iris container carts. I labelled the front, and this system is working well. However I don't have any of the huge punches, I've gone to Spellbinders for the larger shapes.


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Locker basket in my expidit. Pictures are posted on my blog of my storage system. Wwwfromwatsonwithlove
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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:27:22 PM
I have several of the MS PATP punches and individual punches also. I have them lined up in the first 2 drawers of my armoire cabinet.



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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:30:07 PM
I use a clear door shoe organizer for the bulk of mine. If they are smaller I put several in one pocket. I keep some of the more frequently used punches in a metal basket right by me.




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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:35:56 PM
I have all of mine in one of the mesh slide out drawers of my desk. But I'm looking for better solutions, I don't like having to dig through them to find the one I want. My scrap space is in our family room, so I don't really want to hang them on a towel bar, although I love the ease of this solution!



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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:44:08 PM
Mine are in canvas basket/box thingies from my ScrapBox...though they are sitting on shelves in my Expedit, not in my ScrapBox - they are so heavy!



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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:55:07 PM
Here are the Ikea rails I have. There is approximately 1-1/8" of clearance between the wall and the inside of the rail (in case you were looking for something for bigger punches than mine). HTH! Fintorp rails

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Posted: 9/29/2012 4:49:07 AM
I like the ideas too, thanks!
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