Saturday, March 20, 2010

A little help if you please

Hello Bloggers,
I am at my wits end and I know that someone out there in blog land can help me. I need good stamp storage. Now I know that some do the cd case thing and most of my stamps sets are simply too big for this. I know some do little books but again some of my sets are large and I would like to be able to house them all in one spot. Like a quick shot and see them in a blink as inspiration hits. It must be sturdy and it has to be able to be left out. I need to see it or I won't use it.
Right now I have them in the packaging they came in,placed in clear sheets and it is a nightmare. They fall out, the pages are not sturdy enough to hold them up. The binder is overflowing- a good thing huh? LOL I will be painting my studio a bright, warm color. Doing some decor changes and would like more organization in place. For not being a naturally organized soul I am doing very well I might add. But since attempting organization I do know that I feel better and a lot less stress over not be able to find items until the project is completed.
So please give me your tips and hits for storage. Ribbon is another one, I have too many spools to count and need to be able to fit all of them into one tub.
Thanks so much. Hope to have a card for you tomorrow. I am off to bed now.


  1. My stamps "live" in a 3-drawer storage cart I got at Wal-Mart (one of the pretty large ones). I can't see them at a glance, but I have the categories written on the drawers to that I know where to start looking. Also, because I am so visual, I have the images in a notebook (actually a 3-up photo album so I can just slip them in the sleeves). That way I can flip through my binder and see them without the bulk and hassle of literally flipping through them. Hopefully that will help in some way!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment. :)

    I just store mine in a drawer in my desk. In thier original packaging. I haven't had too much porblems with them staying together. If they come in a CD case..then they stay in that. :)

  3. Thanks Haley. I might have to try that. What I have isn't working at all. The images in a binder is a very good idea.
    Thanks again

  4. Thank you Heather for helping a chick out. I sometimes forget which stamps I have and most of the time use the stamp for the inspiration for my piece. That is why I need to have them out, although a drawer at this point would be better then what I am using.

  5. This is a tough one for me. I have a 4-inchbinder with sheet protectors and then a plastic container that I file them in. I've wondered if a very small diameter curtain rod or rowel and those clip-it clips would work in a closet space. I'm looking for suggestions too.

  6. I have some towel racks from Ikea, but I am sure any will do. I use "S" hooks and hook them up. I keep them in the original packaging. I have to see it to use it, so I keep them out in the open.

  7. Thanks for your help Janelle. It is a very tough one for me. That is a good idea though. I will post it when it is done.

  8. Tracy,
    I am the same way. Have to see it, I think I will look at the hardware store for some options.
    Have a wonderful week