Welcome to a my blog feature where I'll be sharing storage solutions for crafty supplies. These will be things that are working for wrangling my crafty stash and I hope they work for you too! I have not been paid to do these posts. I just really like these storage products. When applicable, I'll post alternatives to what I'm using or additional options. Let's get started!
LET'S ORGANIZE: STAMPS & DIES
As stampers, we accumulate lots of stamps. And there's nothing worse than not being able to find a stamp or forgetting what you have and accidentally purchasing the same stamp (set) again. That may or may not have happened. ;) I have tried many, many stamp storage systems over the years and nothing really worked for all my stamps like my current storage system. I like uniformity. I like all my stamps to be stored together so I don't have to search out multiple areas in my studio. Thanks to Jennifer McGuire, I love my stamp storage.
I'll show you what works for me, what saves me time and space, and boosts my creativity. I'll show you how I organize new stamps and dies and how this universal system of stamp storage works for all of the stamps in my stash. I've linked to all the storage supplies shown below the video.
I mainly use the Avery Elle Stamp Storage Pockets for my stamps and dies but the Simon Says Stamp pockets are awesome too. The Ellen Hutson pockets are a thicker material, which I love, but they are a bit narrower than the Avery Elle Pockets. If you want to use the pre-cut pocket inserts, you will have to trim about 1/4" off one long side for them to fit. If you're using the backing sheet that comes with the stamp set, the EH pockets work just fine!
I am storing all my clear stamps in the InterDesign Fridge and Freezer Storage Bin, 12-Inch by 4-Inch by 14.5-Inch, Clear. Not only do I store my stamps in these bins but I keep all of my framelits, thin steel dies in clear plastic pockets (with a magnetic storage sheet to hold them in place) in these bins as well. I love to have my coordinating stamp and die sets stored together.
I searched and searched for the perfect divider and I found THESE white dvd dividers and love them. Heavy duty plastic able to withstand all the flipping through them that I do and they stick up from the storage pockets and are easy to read.
Large background cling stamps and larger stamp set gets stored similarly but in a different storage pocket. I use THESE clear bags for my larger stamps.
The larger sized stamps are a bit too wide for the InterDesign Fridge and Freezer Storage Bin, 12-Inch by 4-Inch by 14.5-Inch, Clear so I use the InterDesign Fridge and Freezer Storage Bin, 8-Inch by 4-Inch by 14.5-Inch, Clear for these stamps.
*updated* These aren't shown in the video but are in response to a viewers questions and I thought others might be wondering the same thing so I've added additional info. below.
My Pure Innocence stamps (as well as other smaller stamp sets) are stored the same as all my clear stamps, in the clear Avery Elle pockets. I usually store only one per pocket.
I do store multiple Lawn Fawn mini stamp sets in a single package. It really just depends on the stamp.
Cling rubber is stored the same way as everything else. I really like my stamps streamlined as much as possible. The same size of storage pocket makes it really easy to flip through the stamps and find what I'm looking for easily.
Wood stamps: I have downsized a lot over the years but I do have a few wood stamps. Some of them I use as a display in my studio on top of where I store my inks.
Hero Arts Wood Block backgrounds fit in the same InterDesign Fridge and Freezer Storage Bin, 12-Inch by 4-Inch by 14.5-Inch, Clear as the clear AE pockets.
I hope that some or all of this system helps you like it has helped me!
To see how I store my stamps and dies, watch the video below or view on YouTube HERE:
- Sequin Storage (video)
Simon Says Stamp released their Valentine's/Love Collection yesterday, Better Together. There are tons of awesome stamps, dies and stencils. I'll be sharing new projects with this collection soon so stay tuned!