Currently I’m storing all my Studio AE (monthly stamp club) and other stamps I’ve designed for Technique Tuesday in this little metal basket that I think came from Target at some point over the years.
I removed all the sets from their packaging (I leave the thin plastic that lays on top of the stamp sheet in place) and attached Avery 2-inch index tabs with the name or theme of the stamps. This is making them so much easier to see, grab and use. I moved stamps around/lifted them up to accommodate the adhesives on the index tabs.
This could work in a small basket or box too.
In the past Technique Tuesday packaging used 8.5×11 sheets (they are all now being produced on the smaller sheets – same number of stamps just different packaging).
I keep these sets together using giant binder rings.
They could definitely be stored inside an 8.5×11 album (which I’m pretty sure was the original intent) but I’ve found this is more accessible for me.
They hang on the side of my work table for easy access.
I use a variety of different stamps. Here’s where some of the others are currently stored:
Many of my wood mounted stamps are in bags in this box that sits on a low shelf. They need to be pulled out and put somewhere more accessible because it’s too easy to forget they are there.
Other clear stamps are currently in this drawer (part of a six drawer unit of supplies – from Ikea).
And a few others are stored inside my lockers (both in the basket and next to it). You can see that’s where I keep my inks too. I also have a few larger stamps that are in a wall-shelf-unit that I couldn’t get a good photo of right now.
What’s your favorite way to store stamps?