HEY GIRLS !! I was curious what are some ways to store wooden mount rubber stamps? For now I am just keeping the single ones in two big zip lock bags but there has to be a better still budget friendly way to store them right? If you can give me some options that would be great!!! thanks
I have several kinds of stamps and several storage ways for them...Wood mounted stamps are in large totes with lids, according to theme-Holidays-People- Floral and Foliage-Animals- Foam stamps... I have about 15 0f those. They used to be containers of cat litter (held 28 pounds!) at the grocery store and since the lid snaps on so securely, I figured I would use some to store stamps. The unmounted ones(for acrylic blocks) I use DVD cases for, the kind like you rent from a shop. The ones I get are clear and FREE!! I get them from a local grocery store, peel all their labels off and stamp the designs onto a piece of paper cut to fit the plastic cover. Works perfect and even large sets fit completely into one. It's probably obvious I am into recycling I do have hundreds and hundreds of stamps, been stamping since the 70's. Occasionally I get wild and sell some or give them away to people who need some, but I do stamp almost every day and will try to never lose my passion for stamping and crafts with stamps!
This is how I store mine. I LOVE wood-mounted stamps. These are IRIS photo storage boxes - each case has 12 small 4x6 boxes in it. I label the small boxes with the type of stamps stored inside, and number the large cases. I keep an index telling me what categories are in which cases. Hope this helps.
In addition, for storing those itty bitty alpha stamps that you sometimes get in sets, I love using ammunition storage boxes for them. I find them from Ebay. You can get 3 sets of those little stamps in each box.
I don't have a ton of stamps, so I just store them by theme (Christmas, Valentine's, cats, birthday, etc) in Iris boxes with paper and embellies pertaining to the theme. This is a new try at organizing for me and so far it's working great. I have 3 Iris boxes of Christmas stuff, for instance, and one box of Valentine's-related stuff, and I was CONSTANTLY losing track of my birthday items, so now I can find all the stamps and embellies and papers at one go instead of having to look 3 or 4 places to find the coordinating theme "ingredients" for cards or LOs. The Iris boxes are stacked with a large label printed from Word slipped into the front of each one for easy picking!
I store them in carton boxes that are folded when you buy them and when you put them together, it looks like an archival box with a bookplate at the front. They come in bare kraft or chipboard (you can cover those to yer liking) and coloured. Mostly in white's, black's, grey's, and primary colours. I have a cabinet full with those in same size and they work for me. They come in various sizes tho so you can organize yer cabinets or shelves however you like....