This may sound like a stupid question, but....I was wondering if anybody here has any tricks for doing this. I am tired of ruining my packages! The best way I have found so far is using a small, sharp knife to cut along the bottom to seperate the plastic from the cardboard. This still always causes the paper to tear from the cardboard where the cardboard is glued to the plastic. Fortunately, it is not visible when the packages are displayed though.