Monday, July 22, 2013

How I store my clear stamps!

Hi there! 
Sheila here today----and I have to confess, I am an organization junkie.  I find it almost as fun to organize my crafting supplies as I do to use them.  It's true.  The only problem is, I organize and reorganize so often, sometimes I forget where I've put when I find a system that sticks for a little while, I figure it might be a good one to share.  Today, I wanted to show you how I store my clear stamps.  I don't have a TON of clear stamps, so this works well for me.  And, I always have it handy on my desk, so I am more encouraged to use my stamps. 

First, grab a regular three ring binder.  I had one laying it when I can use stuff I already have.  Cut the front cover completely off with your craft knife (I used my daughter's binder for demonstration purposes, but for this project, you want at least a two inch binder).
Then, find a plate holder/easel.  I purchased this from Michael's.  I think I paid $7 for it.

I don't really have pictures for this next part, but I think it is pretty easy to get.  You need some transparencies (available at Walmart or Office Depot---however, my school was throwing away a bunch because they no longer worked in the copier---I snagged two full boxes!)  Put the transparency on top of a piece of cardstock, whatever color you wish, and punch them together in a three hold punch.
Then, put your clear stamps on the transparency.  They stick perfectly.  The cardstock is so that you can attach the insert that came with the stamps that shows the images.

 Here is how mine looks:

I am able to put the manufacturer of the stamp right with it for my own reference.
Here's a shot below of some stamps that I didn't have an insert for---so I just stamped the images myself on the cardstock! 

It seems to work fine flipping pages over too---here is how it looks from the side.
Just make sure the bottom of your plate holder is wide enough to hold the thickness of your binder.

Hope you liked this cheap and easy idea...I'd love to know how you organize your stuff---I'll be back next Monday with another organization idea :)
Cathy Dippolito
Dolores Schaeffer
Cindy deRosier
Marlene Murphy
Lesley Walker
Gael Spence
Sarah Routledge
Sharon Fritchman
Tanya Ham
Sheila Burns
Pam Callaghan


  1. I love it! I am going to try this. I've been looking for a better way to store my clear stamps

  2. We have some of the same stamps! :) I have way too many clear stamps for this to work for me, but I love the idea ... I may be able to organize something else in this way! :) Thanks for the post!

  3. Great idea Sheila. I love that you can flip through your stamps so easily. I remember to use things if they are within sight, so this is a perfect organization tip for me! Thanks for sharing

  4. I love this idea, sheila! You can find your stamps easily like this! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  5. Very clever! I have my clear stamps stacked vertically in a dresser drawer. It's not ideal, but it's good enough for now.