In the last 6 months, I have started using much more unmounted, red rubber (or acrylic) stamps, with the switch came a functional storage issue. Finally last week, I found a way to store my unmounted stamps and sets that I think will work well for me. It’s from Store More Stamps. This is the Starter Set and half of one set of sleeves and inserts. Stamps cling to a sheet that slides in and out of the clear sleeves. There are currently 9 sleeves stored in this starter box, and it is full. The box dimensions are 9″ wide x 5″ tall x 3.5″ deep.
These sheets are 8×8 square, and (to give you a size idea) this photo shows 2 full $14.99 sets from the Rummage Bin line on one 8×8 sheet. Some of the Rummage Bin sets are $24.99 and those fit on one 8×8 sheet leaving spare room for single, unmounted stamps. I slip the index sheets in the back for easy viewing of what is included on each sheet. Because all of my unmounted stamps are backed with foam-mount, I only put one sheet in each sleeve. If you were storing un-clinged red rubber or acrylic, you could put 2 sheets in each sleeve, back to back, doubling your storage space. Extra sheets are available for purchase.
This is a CD storage box that I store my smaller Kim Hughes sets and Backgrounders in. This box is about 11″ long and will hold about 25 sets and/or backgrounders. I wouldn’t put much more in there or the ability to flip through would be hindered. It’s a great size to sit on the shelf right about my work desk. Very handy to flip through and pull out what I need.
Last but certainly not least is my unmounted Lizzie Anne. I love that Lizzie Anne comes to me in a CD case with pretty labels and indexes. This stackable tote from Wal-Mart holds approximately 20 sets, right at my finger tips with little space taken way from my work desk.
So that’s how I do it. Hope that this helps some of you with storage issues. It has been a real drain thinking about the best way to organize my stuff, but I feel much better now that it’s done. It should be a lot easier to sit down to my work desk and actually stamp something.
I’ll see you in the morning!