It's back to organizing this week! Since the beginning of my craftroom "
I have not been much of a stamper in the past, but am loving all of the stamping creations that I have seen lately here and all over company design team blogs. So of course, I have started "collecting" clear acrylic stamps (I can't with any sincerity say I am using them much yet). My collection is small, but even my little collection is outgrowing the box I was storing them in. Plus, I can't see what I have easily. Needless to say, it was NOT going to do the trick.
I have seen special notebooks at various craft stores specifically made for stamp storage, but I thought that the idea was simple enough to try to recreate at home for a fraction of the cost. It turned out to be even easier than I had orginally thought (and cheaper, since I had everything except the thread at my house already).
Here's what you'll need:
- Old or inexpensive album (I used an old 8 X 8 postbound album)
- Cheap page protectors
- Polyester (clear) thread
- Dry erase marker
- Cutter or Craft knife/self-healing mat
- Sewing machine
With the ruler, connect the hash marks (these will be your "sew" lines). You will also need to draw "cut" lines. In this example, the top is open already, but I would like the bottom "pocket" to open from the right side. So draw a line on the right (make sure to make it a little longer than the exact length of whatever is going into the pocket for easy in and out).Voila! Custom storage.
Here is another example of a different set of stamps. I left the paper in when I made these pockets, as there were quite a few stamps in the collection and I wanted to store the others on the back pockets.