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Customer Q & A- Traveling with Crafting Supplies

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Recently, I received a question via email regarding how I travel with crafting supplies.  Since I am on the road quite a bit, I was able to share what works for me.  Possibly, this will be of help to some of you.

Most of the time, I will pack my kits (Paper Pumpkin or kits from the catalog) when I travel.  Most everything I need is in the kit.  If not, I usually just need to add ink, adhesive, and clear blocks to my bag. I always take my Paper Snips and my Stampin' Trimmer and some extra neutral card stock just in case! (Whisper White and Very Vanilla). 
 
For working on specific types of cards or holiday cards, I would choose the stamp set(s) and the designer paper that I wanted to use.  From there, decide on your base and layers for your card stock and ink colors as well as ribbon and other embellishments.  For travel, I usually pack punches (circle punches,label punches, and punches that coordinate with stamp sets I've chosen) rather than try to carry the Big Shot.  Again, you'll need your basic tools and adhesive.
 
For air travel, supplies are packed in a soft sided carry on that zips.  It needs to have a bottom large enough and sturdy enough for your designer paper, card stock, and paper trimmer.  By car, I carry items in clear storage boxes with snap on lids. Embellishments fit in a divided storage pouch or a plastic shoe box. On my list to purchase are some 12 x 12 plastic storage boxes for my designer paper. 
Since much of my travel is back and forth between Missouri and Texas, I do have doubles of the Big Shot, trimmer, inks, markers, card stock colors,and some punches.  I travel with stamp sets, designer paper, embellishments, and framelits. 
 
Hope this is helpful.  Please feel free to ask questions about traveling with your crafting supplies!

 

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