I've shared stamp storage systems before. WAY back in 2013 I shared this blog post on how I was storing my stamp sets at the time, here. Now that's going back huh? Then I did another blog post on stamp storage systems with the creative team at the time back in 2014, here.
I personally love seeing how people store something a lot of us have and the different ways in which people do and what works and what doesn't. I've tried the pocket system and I've still got older sets stored this way, but I found it wasn't working for me as I don't like to have a lot of things on my desk, because it's usually messy enough, haha!
So the other month I was getting frustrated that I didn't really have a system and stamp sets and stamps where ending up all over the place. To the point I was walking around with one stuck to my shirt that my daughter pointed out. I did have them in the simple stories album, but some sets didn't fit into the pockets. I didn't want to go looking on pinterest or youtube because I just knew it would result in buying a new system to set up. I looked around my craftroom and the 6x12 binder caught my eye.
BINGO. This would be perfect. At the start of 2015 I was doing the size 6x12 and had bought two albums ready for the year ahead. Sometimes I wish I didn't do this, try and be organised and then when I don't I get annoyed with myself when I need something NOW, haha. For the first 10 weeks I did project life in a 6x12 album, here. SO I still had one that was sitting on the shelf doing nothing. I had ideas on what to use it for, but I didn't have time for another project. I stamped the binder title with my alpha nut stamp set.
Grabbed my dymo machine and got busy. Because I do the size 3x5 I'm using the pockets that are made to hold three 4x6 photos, perfect fit in a way. The sets do slip a little when I'm flicking through the album, but not enough to annoy me.
I've already mentioned I don't really clean my stamps right? I think it shows. Because the binder isn't over big, rather thin, it's perfect to go on my desk. I love having things in arms reach when I'm crafting, more so for things I use on a regular basis. Stamp fall into this category for sure. A tiny little glimpse at one of the May stamp releases.
How do you store your stamp sets?