Based on your reaction to Monday’s post, I’d wager a guess that we all have some organizing to do. And isn’t it fun to get a peek into the minds of some of the most creative people out there? It’s like our own little reality show right here in blogland!
Today’s post is one that I’m sure you’ll love — neatly organizing your stamps. Let’s see how some of the members of the MFT Creative Team organize, label, and sort their stamp collection.
Whenever it’s time to organize, labeling everything is key. In an effort to make things easier for you, we have a SUPER handy resource available to you for FREE (yes, free!). Our stamp sets are organized in a downloadable PDF that is compatible with return address labels. You can find it HERE. Now you can take a lot of the grunt work out of getting organized. So COOL!
Let’s see what other great ideas the MFT Creative Team has to share!
Debbie stores her clear stamps in clear envelopes like the ones that you can find HERE. Many people wonder what to do with the larger sets that don’t fit in the envelope, but she simply leaves it open at the top to accommodate the taller sets.
She then creates a title sheet for each set using the logo and a screen shot. That way she can see at a glance all of the stamps in the set. You’ll notice that she also indicates whether the set has coordinating Die-namics on her title card. Coordinating Die-namics sets are stored in the envelope with the stamp set, so that she doesn’t have to search for them.
Julie also prints out a graphic of the set to easily see everything. Her double labeling of this set indicates that the coordinating Die-namics is included in this envelope.
Julie uses the same storage pockets that Debbie does, but her approach to the larger sets is different. For the larger stamp sets, she cuts her own acetate sheets to fit within the pockets. The stamps easily fit on the wider sheet. Julie also clips apart the coordinating Die-namics and puts them in one of our smaller clear pockets before slipping them behind the stamp set. You can buy them HERE.
Once the stamp sets are all carefully stored in their plastic sleeves, you’ll want them to be easy to access and take up as little space as possible. Julie (as well as many of the other members of the Creative Team) stores her stamp sets in clear plastic bins made for food storage — they are the PERFECT solution for stamp storage. Thanks for the tip, Jennifer McGuire! As you can see, they are clear which makes for a streamlined look. You can buy them HERE.
Karolyn uses the same concept for storing her stamp sets, and she uses music store dividers like these HERE to separate stamps by subject matter/category. What a cool idea! Within each category, the stamp sets are sorted alphabetically. She labels her stamps and the subject dividers using a label maker.
Debbie uses pretty decorative dividers to give her stamp storage a style all its own. What a fun way to dress up something that could otherwise be simply utilitarian.
Do you sometimes have a stack of favorite products that you want to have out on your table so that you can dive in with all of your creative ideas? Kimberly places hers in a shower basket that she found at Target. Great idea to always be on the lookout for things not related to crafting that would meet your organizational needs.
If you want to store your background stamps separate from your clear stamps, we have a couple of good options for you to consider. Kimberly stores hers upright in a refrigerator bin and another basket that she found at Target.
Julie labels her background stamps and places them in 6″ x 6″ page protectors like THESE.
And then she places them alphabetically in a single wide refrigerator bin like this one.
Good stuff, right? Now you’re ready with a whole lot of ideas to tame your stamp collection!
To make it even easier and more fun for you to pump up your stamp collection, we have this AWESOME deal to entice you! But don’t delay – it’s a one day only sale. Please note: This sale is good on in stock items only. No rain checks. Excludes brand new. Shop for Clear Stamps or Cling Red Rubber Stamps as well as Clear Pocket Storage.
Here’s a look of some of the great stamps sets and backgrounds stamps that you can add to your stash! Click the pictures to be taken directly to the MFT store.
Leave a comment below, and we’ll choose two randomly selected people to win a $50 gift certificate to the My Favorite Things boutique to stock up your stamp collection (or whatever you want!). All winners will be announced on Monday, February 15th, so make sure to check back to see if your name is on the list!
Before you go, be sure to stop by the blogs of these members of our Creative Team for more ideas of how to organize your stamps.
Now, who wants to get organized?