|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!
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!