Friday, February 19, 2010
Today I thought I would share with you what I recently did to organize all my stamps. Before I did this, I had three drawers full of stamps on wooden blocks, in cellophane packs, et. You know the drill. I saw this idea on someones website and WOW! It's awesome! I removed all rubber stamps from the wooden blocks- they mostly peal right off. If not, heat in micro for 12-15 sec and then peal off. I then mounted them on Thin clingfoam and cut around them (that was the hardest part). I purchased over 100 Old Style CD Cases (not slim) at Wal-Mart-10packs for 4.98 and popped out the insert (easy). I took the time to stamp each one on a piece of fitted paper and then when I was all done, I spent the next 2 months of evenings coloring them all in. That part is because I'm anal and besides it looks great. Now, they all fit in one drawer and I grouped together by type. ie: wedding stamps, flowers, sentiments, et. It is so easy to flip thru them and see what I've got. Plus, because I spent so much intimate time with them, I now know what I've got. I highly recommend this to everyone. It works great for acrylics too. And you will be surprised how many stamps you can fit into one CD case. I only had 2 sets that I had to split into two cases. Hope this motivates you to do some organizing too!