Once again I needed to reorganize my acrylic stamp collection because it was totally getting out of control so I’ll be realistic now and say that this is ‘this years’ solution.* (* – subject to change)
4 x 6 photo insert sleeves with plastic tab inserts for categories. Simple but effective.
Make Your Own Inserts
One tip from my mother in law to make your own inserts.
1. Take your 8.5 x 11 or even 12 x 12 plastic page protectors, put a piece of paper inside them. You could draw straight lines on the paper as guides to follow for how you want to divide the pages.
2. Then stitch straight seam lines in them with your sewing machine.
3. Then with a seam ripper, carefully cut openings large enough to slide your stamp sets into.
Here is what didn’t work for me. I got these stamp storage panels expecting that my stamps would stick to them like the picture shows but…yeah they didn’t.
These are the photo refill pages that my mom actually found at a yard sale. She got I recall about 3 or 4 packs of these for a dollar a piece.
Then, at another yard sale I found two packs of these tab dividers for 50 cents a piece. Anytime you can pick up things like this you really should. There is always something that needs organized.
I picked coordinating Sharpie colors and wrote out each of the categories on the included tabs.
Ahhh…nice and organized.
Now for some of my stamps, like these Hero Arts Clings, I used my full 8.5 x 11 page protectors to still hold them.
For these 3 sets of christmas stamps, I used the 4 x 6 photo insert protectors.
Worked like a charm!