For this weeks edition on Make it work Wednesday, I am showing you my unmounted stamp storage. I have many different kinds of um's from clear stamps, those mounted on EZ Mount, naked rubber and sets I have unmounted. I will start with the stamps in CD cases.
I have unmounted a good share of my SU! stamps by placing the stamps in the microwave and peeling the cushion and rubber off the wood blocks. They are stuck to the inside of the CD cases. I either removed the index labels from the blocks for the outside of the cases or stamped the images using Stazon. The ends are all indexed by set name, manufacturer and theme. The wood rack holds 60 cases and was $1.50 at my favorite resale shop. The one to the left holds 30 and is just a plastic one that I repurposed.
The majority of my stamps are housed in binders as shown here. 5 Binders contain Rubbernecker stamps that come mounted on EZ mount smart cling foam. They cling to photo refill pages nicely. Here is a shot of one of the pages with a stamp flipped over. I also use a sharpie to index the back so I have the information handy when I upload details for a project.
Innovative Stamp Creations rubber comes as full sheets of uncut rubber. Because of the expense of purchasing a ton of EZ mount, I have not added cushion to them. They are closely trimmed and a thin coat of Wacky Tac is applied to the backs. They rubber is also stored on photo refill pages with the index sheet on the front and the images on the flip side. I also use page protectors with a thin piece of cardboard behind the index sheet. Both systems work very nicely. You can purchase Wacky Tac on the web, just google it. It is like repositionable sticky note adhesive.
My Hanna stamps are also in a 3 ring binder, but I used page protectors that are divided into 4ths. I just keep the stamp sets on the clear sheets they come on and slip them in the sleeves. I also keep any masks I make and slide them in the pockets as well. My Riley & Sophie stamps are red rubber mounted on EZ mount and are in the front of the binder on photo refill sheets.
Last, but not least are my Kittie Kits. They come in zip baggies with the index sheet and come as a sheet of rubber with thin cling mount on the back. After trimming them, they all fell to the bottom of the bags. My solution was to cut a piece of glossy white cardstock to slip in the bags. The stamps are all nice and orderly and hanging on my Clip it up! now.
This system has saved me a ton of room and I can find the stamps I am looking for very quickly. I hope this inspires you to find a system that works for you.
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Have a great Wednesday and remember, MAKE IT WORK!