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Inexpensive Rubber Stamp Storage Ideas

Aug 17, 2007
Rubber stamping is a fun and engrossing past-time, and like many hobbies, benefits from organizing your tools and supplies. Many organizational tools can be low-cost, as well as effective. Here are some handy tips to keep your rubber stamps stored safely and organized carefully.

One of the most important things with rubber stamps is keeping them out of direct sunlight. The rubber will degrade over time, and the stamp image will become less clear and crisp. The sun's rays will cause the rubber to crack and dry out. You also want to avoid excessive humidity. Ideally, you should keep your stamps in a cool, dry place, without excessive temperature changes.

Mounted and unmounted rubber stamps should be stored separately, which will help you find what you are looking for easier. Unmounted stamps can be stored in flat, thin containers, like CD cases. To store in a CD case, just use EZ mount to stick your stamps to the inside of the case. You can then label the spine and the front of the case for easy filing. Another storage idea for unmounted stamps is to store them in a photo box on card stock. Attach Velcro to the card stock and place your stamps on the Velcro on one side of the card stock, and have the image on the front of the card stock, making it easy to flip through and find the appropriate stamp.

With wood mounted stamps, you may want to store them on a rack, which makes for space-saving and convenient storage. While there is a variety of ready made storage racks and cabinets, you can easily make your own. A cassette tape rack can be an effective stamp holder and organizer. You may need to create more space for each stamp by breaking off every other rung so your stamps will fit properly. Another inexpensive rack idea is using the side of an old baby's crib, the kind that has wooden slats. If you turn the crib on its end and remove any hardware, you will have shelves that can easily hold your stamps that are wood mounted, just install it to the wall.

If your short on time, you may want to consider purchasing pre-made stamp holders and racks, but, with a little creativity, you can easily make your own inexpensive racks and displays for your stamps and your stamping materials. As long as you can easily find what you are looking for, and have protected your stamps from the extremes of heat and humidity, then your organizational system works!
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Amy Wells writes about effective rubber stamping tips and techniques. Looking for stamping
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