Clear Stamp Storage
If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you may have seen how I previously was storing my clear stamps. I decided after awhile I didn't really like the clear cases, so I stopped putting new sets into them until I figured out a new solution.
After some searching around last week, I found this new solution, and (at least for now) I am really happy with the outcome.
Here is my tutorial:
I have a bunch of clear cellophane bags with resealable flaps that I ordered for my greeting cards, and I wanted to store the stamps in those bags. So the first thing I did was cut a bunch of white card stock in the size of my bags (in this case, 4"x6"). I then took the clear sheet that has the stamp images and attached it to the cards. (The one below had previously been cut for my cd cases and I had to cut a little more to make them fit all on one card - some of the stamp sets I didn't need to cut up to fit).
Then I laminated the card using my Xyron 5" Creative Station.
Now that the sheet was laminated, I could stick the clear stamps to the back.
Then, I laminated another sheet of card stock (writing the name of the stamp set on it) and stuck it over the stamps, forming a sandwich of laminated card stock with the stamps in between, which allowed them to slide into my clear bags easily. Here's a finished set:
In some cases, I had sets that fit nicely into a bag - either the size noted above, or a slightly wider bag that I also had. I didn't have to cut those sets or laminate a front sheet, because I could just slide the set into the bag with the sheets the set came with:
Initially I'd stored them in two of the cd case boxes:
But then I wanted to be able to make dividers to sort the types of sets, and so I finally settled on using a photo box that I picked up years ago at Michaels (they still sell these).
I sorted the sets by type and cut some chip board as dividers. Here's the final result:
I really like storing my clear stamps this way (again, at least for now!).