Sunday, September 18, 2016

Rubber Stamp Storage

I don't have a huge collection of stamps, but I do love the ones I have and I use them a lot in my junk journals. I was having a hard time storing them. First I kept them in a closed box with a handle- kind of a cardboard version of a vintage train case. Everything fit, but it was kind of a pain to have to pull out the box and open it just to get my distress ink or blending tool.

So then I went to a basket to have everything close at hand, but that quickly became a jumbled mess.

The other problem was with storing the cling stamps. I tried to keep them on their original acetate sheets and then keep all the sheets in a baggie, but that was also unwieldy. I'd try to get one sheet out and knock stamps off the other sheets.

So, what does a crafter do when she needs storage solutions? She hits Pinterest, of course! Here's the idea.

#papercraft #crafting supply #organization: Handy Stamp Storage Idea, craft storage, organise:

So that was great- I have all my cling stamps in old CD cases (makes me glad now that I hadn't purged all those things!), but I still had my wooden block stamps, ink pads and tools. I looked at what I had and the amount of space I had and I made a solution! Behold the Amazon Box/Pancake Box/Book Page storage chest!

After it was assembled, I gave the whole thing a coat of Mod Podge and added drawer pulls made of brads. I love that now I can just pull out the drawer I need and keep working! I posed the chest with my colored pencil caddy that I made a few years ago. Isn't it great that plain old cardboard, paper and Elmer's Glue can be transformed into something truly useful?

I'm on the last day of a week's vacation. It has been a lovely week of rest, relaxation, making things, going to the movies and out to eat with my sweetheart! Tomorrow- back to the grind...

I'll enjoy today and let tomorrow take care of itself. Happy making, Friends!

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