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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

WFMW: Unmounted Rubber Stamp Storage

I enjoy using rubber stamps for some of my crafting, but buying mounted stamps can be expensive. I save money by buying unmounted stamps when I can. To keep them neatly put away, yet easy to find when I need them, I keep them mounted on plastic page protectors. I stamp the image on cardstock that is slipped into the protector, then I place the stamp on top of the plastic next to its image:

If I had oodles of stamps, I'd probably put them in a 3-ring binder, but since I only have a few pages' worth, I just keep them in a file folder. It's kept at the back of this basket filled with other unmounted stamps and some stamp sets:

In case anyone is wondering how I make the stamps stick to the plastic, I use Aleene's Tack-It Over & Over. It's a glue that creates a temporary bond, which means you can stick and unstick stuff all you want. Makes it easy to attach unmounted stamps to acrylic stamp blocks for use, then peel them off when finished.

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KiLLa said...

Hi There

I borrowed a few pics.. Hope u dont mind.. I DID reference you though..

Check em out here...

Suz said...

Good idea! I have several of the clear ones that mount to the clear blocks, but they don't want to restick to the plastic sheets they came on. I'll have to look for the sticky glue and try your idea.
Thanks :)

April in CT said...

What a fantastic idea! I've just started buying acrylic stamps to try out and was wondering how I would store them and how they would re-stick over time. Thank you!