I love my rubber stamp storage system. I struggled with my stamps for years. They are so bulky and take up so much room. I had them stashed in several boxes but they were hard to find one to use. So, guess what? I hardly ever used them! I started doing a bit of research on the best ways to store them. There are lots of creative ways to store stamps!! I decided the best way for me was several narrow shelves with a bit of trim on the front of each to form a lip to hold the stamps in.
The picture quality is terrible because the lighting is pretty bad in that corner. The only wall I had available was a tiny little bit, about 4 feet wide. And it’s wedged in beside the computer armoire, so it doesn’t get a lot of light.
As I was researching stamp storage I found out that a lot of people were un-mounting their wooden stamps because they take up a LOT less room that way. Well, turns out I had a bunch of unmounted wooden stamps as well so I had to figure out how to store them. Also, I stopped buying wooden stamps after that (unless they were ridiculously cheap!) I finally decided on a method. I went with plexi-glass sheets from Lowe’s and Aleen’es Tack it Over and Over glue. Basically you just paint the backs of the stamps with the glue and they stick to the plexi-glass sheets, just sticky enough for you to be able to pull them off and put them back on. Here is a link to a YouTube video tutorial on how to do it. But, it’s not hard, I promise! The plexi-glass sheets are in hanging file folders which I hung on some magazine holders bought at Target. These fit perfectly inside one of the fabric covered boxes, also from Target.
These are my stamps on the plexi-glass sheets. As you can see I need to get busy with the Tack it Over and Over glue on several of them!
Last type of stamps are my foam stamps. These were all the rage several years ago. Making Memories made a bunch of them in different fonts and then a few other sets like flowers and shapes. I found the perfect storage system for them pretty much as soon as I bought them. Scrapbookers were talking about these perfect sized boxes found in the Dollar Spot at Target called Document Boxes so I went to a couple different Targets to find enough. The boxes are only about 1″ thick which works well for 2 layers of the foam stamps. I store the document boxes in a basket.
Here is one of the sets of stamps in the open Document box.