Figures you have time and the ‘design mojo’ to sit down to create a scrapbook page and your hit with how unorganized your stamp collection is. I got these great large binders at Staples months back, on sale of course, but I realize I wasn’t using them the best I could so I came up with this solution.
You can see with the before and after photos, I just had them thrown into the page protectors definetly the wrong way.
I got the idea on how to organize my stamps from some full sheet set of stamps I purchased from Oriental Trading last month.
This birthday stamp set came sandwiched between 2 full 8.5 x 11 plastic sheets. There were 3 ring holes in these already so it’s obvious it was meant to put in a binder so thought this would be great and figured out how to apply this idea to the rest of my acrylic mountable stamps.
Luckily, I already have a tablet of plastic sheets on hand and proceeded to tear out a sheet at a time.
I took my stamp out of it’s packaging. Each stamp is sandwiched between two pieces of plastic. I did not remove this plastic from the stamp, I simply put double sided tape on to the plastic.
Then, I pressed it into place on my acrylic sheet.
I then marked holes for the 3 ring binder, and proceeded to punch them out.
So as you can see, when I want to get a stamp out, I just lift up the flap on that stamp and pull it off to use it.
I like that I mounted them to these acrylic sheets so that I can see them from both sides and will be easier to access this way vs. if I would have slipped these into page protectors.
Speaking of page protectors however, I had these acrylic mountable rubber stamps that were only stickable on one side. So for these, I mounted them on the acrylic and slipped them into these page protectors. I also just to be safe, clipped the top closed with a mini binder clip to keep them securely inside.
You can see in this photo, I also tried wherever I had them, placed labels to what brand and style stamps they were.
To assist further in the organizing, I made dividers with categories.
Now there is room to grow!
Hope this helps you and thanks for visiting!