A clearly sweet way to store your stamps!

Hi, SWEET friends! Suzanne here today to show you how I store my Sweet Stamp Shop sets! You’ve probably seen something like this before, and my system is similar, but with a few differences.

I re-organized my stamps when each Sweet set had an image card on the front. For those sets, I adhered the image cards to one side of my insert, and the set’s bottom clear sheet onto the back side of my insert, like you see on the left side of this photo.

The “Royal Wish” and “Enjoy Calligraphy” sets have the images printed on the top clear sheet, so I can attach the set directly to the my insert without having the extra step of attaching the image card. If you need to write the name of the stamp set on the top of your backer card, you definitely have room!

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I store the reusable masks that I make on the top sheet of each set to keep them with the matching image. Here’s a look at the back of my storage for “Koala” and “Elephant Hearts.”

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Here’s how everything comes together: I use clear plastic sleeves that don’t have a top flap. The white card stock on the inside is plain, nothing fancy, cut to 5 inches wide by 7 inches long. I use my regular adhesive (ATG dispenser) to attach the set to the white insert card.

I tried using clear sleeves with a flap, but I found it was easier to use the no-flap sleeves. (Without the flap, I can pull the sets out and flip over the plastic stamp backing to peel off the stamps.) When I’m done with a set, I put the stamps back in place and slide the white card into the clear sleeve. This picture has the measurements of the sleeve and the white insert card.

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I store the packaged stamps in a file box, so that I can easily flip through my sets and pull out the ones I want to use. When I’m working with my Sweet Stamp Shop sets, I bring the file box from the shelf to my craft table, then put it away when I’m done!

I store smaller sets two to each sleeve, matching up sets that go together, like the “Monkey Business” and “Juggling Act” sets. Since they were part of the same June release,  and the sets in each month’s release tend to go together, it’s a good starting point for sorting your collection. (For larger sets like “Campout,” I store them one to a sleeve.)

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By matching the smaller sets, I can find them easily when I’m making a card! I store “Elegant Sentiments” and “Elegant Flowers” together, so this card came together fairly quickly!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at how I store my Sweet Stamps! If you’d like more specific information, please stop by my blog!

Do you have a unique way of storing your craft supplies or stamps, or do you have tips for taming your stash? I’d love to know what they are!

For more craft organization ideas, check out Sweet Stamp Shop on Pinterest! And if you want to learn new techniques or just need to kick-start your creativity, there are lots of tutorial videos on Sweet Stamp Shop’s YouTube channel!

7 Responses to A clearly sweet way to store your stamps!

  1. Robin Ludwig says:

    Just wondering how you created the beautiful elegant flowers card? Can you give details? I think it is just so lovely!

    • Suzanne B says:

      Hi, Robin! I stamped one of the flower images from the “Elegant Flowers” set on black card stock with Ranger Perfect Medium and brushed Perfect Pearls (also by Ranger) over that to create the effect.

      The sentiment is from the “Elegant Sentiments” set and was stamped on vellum with watermark ink, then heat embossed with gold embossing powder!

      I also heat embossed a gold border on a slightly larger piece of black cardstock and layered it under to create the gold frame around the images.

      Thanks for asking! Glad you liked it! 🙂

  2. Great idea for stamp storage! I like your file boxes. I do something similar with those top load clear 3 ring binder sleeves. Depending upon the stamp set size, I can get 2 on one side and 2 on the other with white cardstock inbetween. I store them in large rectangular baskets.

    • Suzanne B says:

      Hi, Nance! Glad you enjoyed the post! It does seem like we use a similar system, sounds like yours works great, too! 🙂

  3. Danielle P says:

    Where are the bags from? This looks like it would be a good solution for me!

  4. Thanh says:

    Love the differences that you show between the old and the new, Suzanne! Your card is fantastic; love the gold detailing!

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