WOYWW 57: Unmounted Rubber Stamp Organization



A Few Ways To Store Your Unmounted Rubber Stamps

Happy What’s On Your Workspace Wednesday to you all! Today we are going to ignore that ever-expanding elephant known as my desk (my, that Legend sure knows how to spin a tale!) and focus on something positive – like how I recently organized my entire unmounted rubber stamp collection!


Initially I Stored My Stamps In Tins But Then My Collection Grew…

There are lots of ways to approach this. Some people like to store their stamps in binders; some people mount them on the wall (really!); others like to store their stamps in CD cases, DVD cases, and tins. There’s no right or wrong way to do this – experiment and see what works best for you!


Labeling & Indexing Your Stamps Is Key To Whatever System You Use

I’ve tried several methods and right now, what really works for me is storing my unmounted rubber in old Stampin Up clam shell cases. I like the fact that the cases are clear – that they come in different sizes – and that it gives new life and purpose to what would otherwise be disposable product packaging!


The Top Row Shows A Few Ways I’m Currently Indexing My Non-Packaged Stamps.
As I Use Them, I Include A Stamped Image Inside As Well!

I first divided all of my unmounted rubber stamps by company and sorted them into the clear clam shell cases. I then sorted the stamps within each case by category. I also labeled any unindexed stamps by company and stamp name for future reference. I will probably label the exterior of the clam shells at some point in time, but that doesn’t feel like a high priority since I can clearly see what’s inside them. 

A Tisket, A Tasket, Look What’s In My Basket

Finally, I placed all of my unmounted rubber stamp cases – plus a roll of low tack tape, which I use on the stamps that don’t have EZ Mount – in a pretty basket. That makes it easy to find my unmounted rubber stamp collection when I need it!

One more positive to share – I actually sat down and made a Valentine’s Card this week!

Now, don’t be disappointed that Legend is still on strike – you can see Tsunami shine at Wordless Wednesday!

Wondering what’s around the bend? Stay tuned for a fabulous Cornbread Recipe and this year’s fifth and final One World One Heart event!

Curious about what’s on everyone else’s workspace this week? Be sure to visit Julia, the keeper of the links!

Have a fabulous week dear ones!

74 Responses to “WOYWW 57: Unmounted Rubber Stamp Organization”

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  1. Joyelle @ An Artful Endeavor says:

    Thanks for the ideas. I am trying to figure out what to do with my stamps right now, so this was perfect timing for me!

  2. Chrissie says:

    Now this storage looks impressive! My stamps are all over the place!
    Have a good day
    Chrissie #5

  3. Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) says:

    I would of loved seeing your desk but I love looking at all that rubber too! I neeed that carosel horse one in th 4th pic!!

    Happy WOYWW
    Sam # 26
    http://www.craftychickcards.blogspot.com

  4. Bleubeard and Elizabeth says:

    I'm really sorry I didn't make it by last week. My time was not my own. Now I don't have that stamp problem because I only have about 20 stamps in all. I have a ton more rocking horses than stamps. Way to go with the organizing though. I give you an A plus! Happy WOYWW from #10.

  5. Hels Sheridan says:

    Oooh, so organised!! Love that stamp, middle of bottom row… tis gorgeous x

  6. AliLilly says:

    OH!! I love your sweet Tsunami!! I have my very own beautiful lil kitty. I have a couple pic of him on my about me page, if you would like to see!! 🙂

    Following you from the Wondering Wednesday Blog Hop! 🙂

    http://alililly.blogspot.com

  7. Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) says:

    I like the same one as Hels ….

    I have started storing mine in clear blister packs as well, makes it a lot easier.

  8. Helen says:

    great ideas for your unmounted. Have a great day.

  9. Marjo says:

    Wow! Looks like all that hard work paid off. I have just enough rubber stamps to remember what I have…sorta…lol Mine are in clear cases too.

    Thanks for the peek and sharing. Marjo #7, Happy WOYWW

  10. Shaz in Oz. says:

    Think you might have more unmounted ones than me.. but tis great way to store, and some nice one s there too! there must be something about me and no. 22 cos there I am at 22 again.. lovely sunny warm Australia Day here, I had lovely dip in the salt sea and so enjoying a browse now around desks before tea!
    Shaz in oz.x

  11. Wipso says:

    Thankfully I have no unmounted rubber stamps to store….in fact all the rubber stamps I have are for sale in our blog shop at the mo 🙂 Give me fabrics any day….it wouldn't do for us all to be the same would it? I'm happy just to watch all the clever things you girls do with your paper crafts.
    Hugs,
    A x

  12. Ciara says:

    Great idea for storing your stamps and well done on making a valentines card – they're next on my list!

  13. Sue says:

    Hi ya
    brill idea lovely & tidy, mine i shoved in drawers all over the place! have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (30)

  14. Kellyj Dollylove says:

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  15. Bluefairy4U says:

    Morning, very nice idea of storing your unmounted stamps. I have mine in Poundland plastic files because I have so many and I just put names on them. The ones I use mainly for words and favourites go in a basket like your. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day. JO.xxx*48*

  16. Spyder says:

    ohoo yes, it's about time sorted my unmounted and clear stamps instead of riffling through a big plastic box!! ((Lyn)) this week, #68! Happy WOYWW!

  17. GLENDA BROOKS says:

    Thanks for sharing. I'm getting some wonderful ideas on how to store my stamps!

  18. Jinny Holt says:

    Now that's organisation for ya!

    Love your stamps :~)

    Thanks for sharing

    Jinny #76

  19. MvM-design says:

    Woww that looks organised !! have a nice wednesday!!

  20. okienurse says:

    I have been trying to reorganize my stamps too and over the past couple months I will take a few sets and take them off wood and mount them on ezmount. It is definately opening up some room for me. Thanks for sharing whats up!

  21. Elizabeth says:

    Love your very organised stamps – and that is a serious amount of stamps to keep track of. I keep mine in DVD/CD cases which works perfectly for my more modest collection (for now, anyway), Love your basket – now that I could use 🙂 Elizabeth #60

  22. Doone says:

    hmm – my storage method? it will be somewhere over there in that corner,

    I like it that I have to 'find' stuff – my stash constantly takes me by surprise – I do like your organisation though -it must be nice to know where things are…

  23. Johnnie says:

    Will you please come organize my stamps?!! I will cook for you 🙂

  24. sasa says:

    Well done for sorting – but worth it – you have some wonderful stamps so now you can use them all!
    Sarah

  25. Maggie's Crafts says:

    Great idea and love your stash!

    Thank you for sharing. Have a great Woyww!

    Maggie
    xx

  26. MaggieC says:

    I also have to re-sort my unmounted stamps. Some are in folders, attached to laminated cards, some are in storage trays, some are in cd cases. The main difference I am going for is to remove all the nasty sticky cushion backing, so that they take up less space. They are then also better for use on the rocker blocks. Hope you get all yours into whatever system you choose and it all works for you.

  27. Valerie says:

    Hi- Visiting from the Blog Hops today- some beautiful cards! I love your work.

    Hope you'll stop by.
    Valerie@ http://www.occasionallycrafty.blogspot.com

  28. Cathy says:

    Fab orgainsation, love your ideas.
    Cathy xx

  29. fairyrocks says:

    I could use just a pinch of your skills….
    LOL wait till you see my space LOL
    Love your organization

  30. varunner says:

    Wow, you are so awesomely organized!
    I have a few stamps – but you have some really cool ones!

  31. Shazsilverwolf says:

    I use the ring binder method, with the images all stamped out in A5binders- nice to see your choice for storage

  32. Little Miss Emmy Lou says:

    I LOVE ORGANIZATION!

    New follower from Follow Me Wednesday!

    Look forward to reading more 😀

    Emily from Mama Days
    http://littlemissemmylou.blogspot.com/

  33. Andria says:

    Oooh I'd love that many stamps, very organised too 🙂

  34. Coupon Queen says:

    Hi, stopping over and following on the Wed. Blog hop. I love how orginized you are!! I don't have quite that many stamps….YET. My paper is the thing that is getting out of control! I am looking forward to more great ideas, thanks for posting this since I just know I am going to need some help in the not too distant future! 🙂 Have a great week.

  35. SocialStudiesSoubrette says:

    I am in the process of trying to organize all of my scraping stuff. It's a bit overwhelming. It's hard to believe I have amassed so much stuff. I cant wait to see that corn bread recipe, mmmm!

    I am a new follower from Follow Me Wednesday. Have a blessed week!

    http://socialstudiesmomma.blogspot.com/2011/01/follow-me-wednesday.html

  36. Simply Shaz says:

    Great idea with the stamps.I've lost count of how many times i've tried to 'organise' me stamps…lol
    Shaz x

  37. Penni says:

    You are very organised.

    Hugs
    Penni
    X

  38. Tertia says:

    Me thinks you are not showing us your desk because I can just imagine what it must look like after all that organisation. LOl Mine would be a disaster zone. Some really great ideas there. TFS
    Tertia 137

  39. ANewYear says:

    Yeah for organizing stamps. If you need any empty SU cases, drop me a line. I have stacks and stacks of them because I recently removed all my SU stamps from the wood blocks. 🙂

  40. Chelle says:

    thanks for the tips 120

  41. Stressed Stamper says:

    Impressed – fabbly organised..
    Hugs
    Sarah – Stressed Stamper #31

  42. Mrs A. says:

    Hello Legend,
    I know your lurking around in there somewhere.
    Well I cleaned my desk for a photo shoot got the camera out and the Persians went all coy on me. Actually Wimpey is still behind the washing machine which is where he shot to on Monday when Sweet Cheeks arrived to stay. Bagpuss is still sulking in the cat house from being poked and prodded by little sticky fingers and Wrapper just woulld not sit still cos she said it was boring upstairs with no craftiness going on for her to meddle in.So just for you Legend I have put some picys on my side bar for you to pur-ruse.
    Mrs A.(keeper of the Persians) #97

  43. Starla says:

    Love seeing how everyone else deals with the storage issues.
    My unmounted stamps are currently in binders…but we'll see. Who knows what I gleam from looking at all these desks?!

  44. Pam says:

    Very, Very impressive! Can you imagine not having to waste time looking for things? What a concept 😉
    #8

  45. alexa says:

    How organised are you! Great ideas here, and like that pretty lined basket …

  46. Michele's Scrapy Creations says:

    love yoru organized stamps~~ goign to work on mine as well as they are currently in several different spot. Michele#136

  47. Nicky says:

    I have my stamps quite organised but not quite right to am looking at new way to store them – thanks for some inpsiration ~ Nicky 17

  48. lisa says:

    You have some great storage ideas for something we all have so many of.
    Hugs Lisa (126)

  49. mar1ene says:

    Wow, super organised.. fab idea with the SU! cases 🙂
    Marlene [71]

  50. SAHM and Marine Wife says:

    I have never done stamping before! Following through Traveling Thursday!

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