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Saturday, June 19, 2010

The storage "issue"

As with any collector, ahem, I mean stamp artist, storing stamps is always a problem at my house. The basic idea is to acquire the stamps and supplies and have them assimilate into the current stash without taking up more space or calling attention to themselves. Yes, you know exactly what I mean, admit it! Unfortunately that means that sometimes you can not find things. (has anyone seen my Bow Easy?) Lately I've noticed that I use the same sentiments or greetings because they are handy and then I come across something that would have worked much better. Unfortunately it was buried with a stamp set. I recently started pulling the word and sentiment stamps out and writing the set name on the side of the wood block. I wanted to have them out where I can see them easily. I took some of them and arranged them in this wooden box and hung it up on the wall so I can see them at a glance. I wanted them to look nice too. The box is an old cassette case I took half of the wood dividers out of. Think this will be a solution?


3 comments:

scrappinmominky said...

that's a really good idea. I have an ink pad case that I have recently replaced with the stampin up one that might work. I always end up doing the same thing you've been doing.

leslie said...

This is such a clever idea, but I can't bring myself to take the sentiments out of the sets. I tried an index one year, so I could look them up and know where to find them. Then half of those retired and I bought more, and I was instantly, and irrevocably behind.

I LOVE your re-use of a CD holder. I actually have two nice wooden ones in storage. Hmmm ... wheels are turning ....

Thanks!

Naomi Ball said...

Well, I don't know if it will help (I have the same problem with sentiments), but it looks awful pretty:)