Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Acrylic Stamp Storage and a Sneak Peek

Hi Everybody! 
I have been thinking of how to store my rapidly increasing amount of acrylic stamps. Pink By Design has been putting out so many good ones, I need to make more room!  She will be releasing more this Friday!  You can watch that on the Ustream channel HERE.  I had been keeping them in drawers, but they were not fitting anymore. I wanted to find a way to store them, but not invest in a whole system since I tend to change my mind a lot. So I decided to alter a paper storage idea for stamps. Here's what I came up with:

  • You start out with a medium size priority mailing box. These are free at the post office! But don't get greedy, just take what you'll use :o)
  • Measure the height of the stamps that you'll be storing against the box.
  • You want to cut a little below the height of the stamps so you can see the tops.

  • Cut cardstock in your color of choice to match the height of the box. (I'm partial to Cricut green!)

  • Some of my stamps sets had the names at the top of the package. For those that didn't, I just took a permanant marker and wrote the name at the top.
  • (The newer sets from Pink By Design have the name directly on the stamp storage sheet at the bottom.)
  • I also put them in alphabetical order.
  • If this ends up working out for me, I will probably make divider tabs that have each letter of the alphabet on them.
  • This design makes it easy to just flip through the sets to find the stamp I'm looking for.

  • Here's how it turned out! (The list of supplies I used is at the end of the post.)
This is the front........

  • This is the back.
  • The Crop 'Til You Drop set from Pink By Design was perfect to decorate this crafty box!
  • Do ya see my sneak peek?

  • So true, so true.........

  • Can't forget to decorate the sides!
  • I also stamped with my personalized stamp from PSA Essentials.

  • mailing box
  • 12" x 12" cardstock
  • Pink by Design Crop Til You Drop set
  • Pink By Design sneak peek of an upcoming set!
  • Peachy Keen Stamps = Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment, Laughy Taffy Face Assortment, Happy New Year Assortment, Happy Lashes Assortment
  • Cosmo Cricket Pixie-licious line

    So there you go, I hope you like it! You can also cut the box a little lower, like for Peachy Keen Stamps. Depending on how long you take to decorate it, this can take as little as 10 minutes or 45 like I did! The best part is, if it doesn't work out, or you just don't like it, it doesn't cost anything! And if you do like it, you can make as many boxes as you need. TFL, and I hope everyone has a chance to craft today :o)


  1. Cute idea! I love it! Hugs- Glora

  2. Great idea and inexpensive! TFS

  3. I have been trying to figure out how to store these little babies for months! I also didn't want to buy one of those clip on expensive systems. What a simple idea, thank you so much for the idea!!


  4. too cute girlfriend I need a system too but I would need a whole lotta boxes..LOL

  5. JENNY!!!!!!! THANK YOU for sharing this!!!!!!

  6. Awesome for sure, i'm in the same boat...and to top it off i've got in production my own line of stamps...whew..i hope they do well, i'm a little nervous to try something like this. I was looking for something specific and couldn't find it so next best thing for a crafter is make it yourself:):), i'm hoping to have ready a preview on my blog hop this weekend.. Fantastic storage unit...www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com

  7. Great idea, my drawer is getting full also. I especially love the sentiment " I scrapbook therefore I am BROKE".

  8. What a fabulous idea!!! I may have to steal this for myself! :)

  9. Just love your idea, thanks for sharing.


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