Welcome! Are you having a hard time adjusting to the new style stamp packaging Stampin Up just rolled out? For myself, I enjoy parts of the packaging, but other parts aren’t my favorite. Let me share what I did to improve on the new change so that I now LOVE it!
New Photopolymer Stamp Packaging
If you haven’t read my post on Stampin Up’s new stamp packaging, I highly suggest taking a look. In it I talk about the changes Stampin Up made recently to the photopolymer stamp set packaging.
Pros & Cons
There are several things I really enjoy about Stampin Up’s new stamp packaging. One of those things is the printed image of each stamp inside the back panel, instead of on the clear plastic sheets that the stamps are attached to. This printed image allows me to place each stamp directly onto the case itself instead of using the plastic sheets. I like that I can quickly open the stamp case and remove a stamp without fumbling with the clear liner first. The printed images also allow me to take a quick inventory of my stamps to make sure I have them all in place before I put the set away after using it.
With that being said, there are some attributes about this new packaging that I’m not necessarily a fan of. One of the things I loved about the old style of packaging was that I was able to see through the back of my stamp cases. I look through the back of the cases regularly for a couple of reasons. First, if the case is already closed, I look through the back to make sure the stamps are in place before I put the set away. Second, I often look through the back to see the actual size of the stamps, since they aren’t always printed full size on the front of the case. If I want to know how a stamp will fit onto a punch or die cut, its nice to look through to see it’s full size.
Since the new packaging doesn’t allow for looking through the back of the cases, I decided to create my own way to make it work.
How to Get the Best of Both Worlds
So, what change am I making? It’s actually very simple.
First, I remove the printed paper insert from the stamp case. After removing it, I cut the insert on the fold line between the side/binding and the back panel. See the image below if you’re not sure where to trim.
Once trimmed, I put the front insert back into the stamp cartridge as usual. Next, I take the insert with the images of the stamps and place it behind the front panel so I can see it when the case is open.
Last, I attach the stamps to the case to fit on top of the printed images.
Now I can see through the back of the stamp case again. This makes me happy 🙂
Click on the video below for more details and explanation.
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