Monday, February 26, 2007

Time to Organize

I have to admit that my stamp collection has tripled in the past 2 months. I am not sure if that is a good or bad thing. I now have so many stamps that it makes it hard to find a stamp when you need it. When I only had like 3 stamps, I stored them in a rubbermaid with the 2 stamp pads that I owned. As they both grew in number, I moved my stamps to their very own rubbermaid. I have more than 3 rubbermaids full of stamps not to mention all the clear acrylic stamps that I own. So, I have thought and thought. I did a little research. I found that to really save space many people are taking their rubber stamps off of the wooden blocks. I haven't been pleased with the storage options of the bare rubber stamps. Nor, was I very excited to "tear up" my stamps.

After much thought, I took to pludge. I came up with my own system of storing the bare rubber stamps that will suit me. As I unmount the rubber stamps, I place them on transparencies arranging them according to theme. I then take the transparencies and put them in page protectors. When I am all done with that, I will go back and stamp a plain white CS to mimic the stamps on the transparency. You can see the bare bones startup of this in the picture.

I began with the stamps that I don't use very much at all. I think that the stamps I use frequently will stay mounted to the wood. I am going to work a little each day and hopefully transform my stamp storage in time. I'll post again to let you know how it is coming.

1 comment:

Dawn Mercedes said...

Thanks for sharing this tip. I have a couple of unmounted stamps and I was wondering how to store them!