What’s this you see? A container full of non-Stampin’ Up unmounted stamps? I know, I know, I know, I am a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and love, love their stamps and other products, but I have this sickness that I just cannot find a cure for, lol. I find myself looking at and buying unmounted stamps from all kinds of places and sources. I rarely use them and they are pretty much stashed away most of the time, but I still find myself adding to them, slowly but surely.
Now for the reason I made this post. I use Innovative Stamp Creations Stamps in my workshops, they are unmounted and the images are so yummy! I am asked at least once every trip “how do you store your unmounted stamps”. Well, I have this container that has been around forever and ever and ever. It has once housed my Acrylic paints, then my Cross Stitch supplies, then my watercolor supplies, then my pastel supplies, it just goes on and on. Now, of course, it is housing my unmounted stamps. I believe I purchased this container 20 or so years ago so I have no idea if you can still find one like it. It is on wheels, has three stacking containers of varying heights and has a lid that I has long since been lost. The three stacking containers have latches on them so they snap together and it is very, very sturdy. The above photo is the unit all together and it shows how I put a letter size hanging file frame in the top container with hanging files and I keep my largest baggies in there. If the stamps did not come in cellophane with a reference sheet I stick the stamps to a transparancy sheet and then store them in baggies and and make a reference sheet to go in the baggie with them.
Below is the middle container, no hanging files, there is enough stamps in there that they all stay upright and I store them in the packaging that they came in by vendor.
UPDATE: One of my wonderful readers told me you can purchase this container at this link:
It is called the Busy Box and retails for $39.95
The bottom container is the shortest and is great for those small packages that just have one stamp in them. They are also stored in the packaging that they came in.
Note: Every image I own is put on a reference sheet and placed in a binder for easy browsing.
As I look at all of these great images, plus my hundreds of Stampin’ Up stamps, a voice inside me says “Mickey, there is no possible way you will live long enough to use all the images you have”. My inner voice calls me by my nickname, lol.
Than in the next instant that inner voice says “Mickey, let’s go shopping for more”. I like my inner voice.
May your day today be full of excess.
Until my next post. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
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