Now last week I showed off my Wood Mounted Stamps - they make me happy being able to see them all in my Space. But the real problem for storage and organization is my Unmounted Stamps - Clear Stamps and Foam Mounted cling stamps. I have A WHOLE LOT OF THESE - And this system lets me store them organized and really a bunch in one spot. So I first when trying to figure out how to store my stamps - did the CD case storage - and honestly I still have a lot of less used stamps stored this way, in a box on a shelf. But my go to stamps, and favorite brands were just hard to store that way, and took way to much room. I ran across a company that had a box - and you purchased laminated sheets to fit in the box. My LSS at the time, sold them and I purchased two of them to try. The idea was wonderful, but they had no lids and honestly didn't hold many stamps on one sheet. I needed stacking storage - So I put my thinking hat on and went shopping to find something to work for me.
So here you can see some of my boxes stacked on my cute polka -dot storage shelves. I went to the office supply store and purchased these boxes, called a "CARD KEEPER". Very appropriate don't you think? It came with these great plastic dividers. I then took old unused card stock and cut pieces to fit inside... 7 1/2 x 9 inches. Then laminated them. I was really lucky... the Purple Cow Laminate Machines was on sale 50% off at Hobby Lobby and I had really been wanting one, and this was a great excuse. Buying a few of the boxes, and the laminating machine and plastic were less than two of the inspiration boxes I had originally purchased. I won't lie... I have gone back and gotten a bunch more of the boxes since doing this system two years ago. I really shouldn't even say how many I have filled...... ahem.. 10 of them :0) and still have huge amount in CD's.... OH my... now you see why I need my Dust it Off post on Sundays! I am a STAMPAHOLIC a problem I am happy to deal with, now that I have things working towards good organization and storage :0)
Hope this helps you with your storage of stamps - and if you have any questions about mine, just shout out! I love this system, it works well for me, things are closed in boxes and don't get dusty - they stack - and hold a ton of images. And when working on a project I just take that box to my desk to work.
So what would you like to see next week? Leave me a comment and I'll see what I can do to show that. :0)
HUGS and -