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!
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.
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.)
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!