Storage for wood-mounted stamps

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Posted 12/22/2012 by MonaLisa464 in General Stamping


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Posted: 12/22/2012 4:44:24 PM
Currently I have my wood-mounted stamps (fewer than 30) in two drawers of a rolling plastic cart. Considering other options. Please share how you store your wood-mounted stamps. TIA

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Posted: 12/22/2012 4:49:37 PM
I store them in a big plastic Steralite container with shallow drawers. I have them by category in drawers and some I have two stacked.

I have seen pictures with craft rooms with the wood stamps stored on shelves, or on a shelf with those risers that are meant for spices.



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Posted: 12/27/2012 1:18:26 PM
I store mine on their sides in a bookcase (actually mine is a shoe cubbie case). I print the name so it shows and can be seen easily since I can't read those miniscule titles.


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Posted: 1/1/2013 6:48:34 AM
I have several scrapbooking cubes (from AC Moore) that are the shelves for paper. I group my stamps by category and put them in 11 x 14 acrylic box frames and store them on the shelves in the cubes. I take a photo of the stamps in each acrylic frame so that I know what stamps I have. I print those and keep them in a reference binder at my desk. (When you have a large collection, it's easy to forget what you have!)



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Posted: 1/1/2013 2:00:33 PM
Thanks for starting this thread. As I was unearthing my craft desk from all of my Christmas cards, I found lots of wood stamps that I did not know what to do with. I need storage ideas for them too.


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Posted: 1/1/2013 7:18:00 PM
I use 8.5x11 Scraponizer organizers and group them by theme or designer. They store easily on my bookshelves and I love that I can slide them out and see them at a glance.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 9:38:17 AM
I have mine on shelves in categories so that i can see them.


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Posted: 1/5/2013 11:37:58 AM
I store mine on a wood cabinet that I had built just for my wood stamps. It isn't big enough though. I am always looking for new ways to store them.


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Posted: 1/7/2013 6:31:57 PM
On the wall on shelves. I have a large collection of wood-mounted stamps since I started scrapping in 1998 and have used stamps since the beginning.

Anyway, I think shelving is an excellent way to store these stamps. They are "on the wall" so they aren't taking up much room and you can see what you have at a glance although I am currently working on a stamp index.

For my wall I used plastic Martha Stewart cutlery boxes which sadly aren't made any more. DH is not the handy man type at all, and when I saw these boxes at a store I thought maybe I could use them for stamp storage. Basically they are large rectangular boxes (15 1/2 inches by 11 1/4 inches) with two shelves in each. I brought a few home, screwed them into my wall right next to each other and went back and got a few more. This was years ago and I'm still using them.

I also have on my wall to "gallery shelves". They are decorative shelves that are 3 inches wide. Since I already had them I put them up and can fit two rows of stamps on them. I have two.

Ikea now sells very narrow shelves which would be perfect for stamp storage. Also I've seen rain gutter from the home improvement store used upside down (or something like that) and installed on the wall for stamp shelves.

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Posted: 1/8/2013 12:48:51 PM
I have more stamps, than I should. But she with the most stamps wins - right. I have a couple methods of storage.

1. Store like stamps with like paper - butterfly stamps with butterfly paper -using Sterile drawers. Also children and men's stamps with children and men paper - I also add the appropriate embellishments to those drawers as well.

2. Then stamps with sayings are all together in Sterile drawers ( I must tell you that I have may sets of these drawers and they fit in a huge book shelf that I have that I bought at Lowe's years ago.

3. I also, unfortunately have a wheeled unit with drawers that is full of stamps to be filed.

4. I prefer wood mounted stamps, because I don't loose them, like I do the unmounted ones.

5. I also have a dedicated craft room - so that helps. The closet in
this room also has stacked of the drawers for papers, and other stuff.

6. My advice is be creative - check out thrift stores for used files, garage sales are a great place to look, because crafters are always changing their ways of storage. I have also used trays that I find at thrift stores to store stamps -when you have a few. Anything on rollers with drawers, shelves, cubbyholes.

Have fun with this - but make it work for you - and last but not least - keep organizing as you grow.


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Posted: 1/9/2013 12:06:13 AM
I am about to move in to my *new* craft room (got kicked out during house remodel work) and I would LOVE to do this:

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