Hello, fellow cardmakers!
I don’t know about you but one of my favorite parts of card making is collecting fun supplies. Especially stamps! No other product is as versatile or fun to use. However, keeping them organized can be challenging.
After years of trying to figure out the best organization solution for my ever-growing clear and cling stamp collection, I finally found a system that works really well. I thought I would share it with you—my fellow addicted-to-stamping card maker—along with a few variations.
Here it is!
I first start with these CD binder pockets from Office Depot. (They can be found in stores or online here.) They are the perfect size to fit most clear and cling stamps and have a great flap that holds them in place while still being easy to access.
I then cut carefully down the middle of the seam between the pockets. (If you are careful, both pockets will remain sealed.) To give a bit of support to the stamps, I add a piece of scrap cardstock in each pocket. And, to keep myself even more organized, I use my label maker to add the product name for the stamps inside.
I like to be able to easily flip through my stamps and see them all. So I keep my pockets in plastic tubs, although I am still on the hunt for something cuter.
This system works really well for me. Not only is everything easy to see, I also love the fact that they close to keep loose stamps from being lost.
Another way to use these types of pockets is to hang them on a clip storage system. (I show more of this method here.) This way you can put stamps on both the front and back of the paper in each pocket and can easily spin to see them all.
And finally, you can always keep the pockets together and put them in a binder, as I show in an older video here. This is great if your space is limited.
By the way, this same system would be great for storing thin dies! And if you can’t get these pockets or if it is too pricey, try using resealable bags instead. My favorite source is clearbags.com, but you can also find inexpensive baggies in the bead department of craft stores.
I hope this gives you some ideas for convenient storage. Happy organizing!
Jennifer McGuire, Paper Crafts Go-to Gal