Need Ideas for How to Store Rubber Stamps and How to Organize Rubber Stamps? Check Out the Following Suggestions:
Once you’ve accumulated some stamps to use in your paper craft projects, it can become a challenge to keep them easily accessible, yet neatly stored and organized. If you aren’t sure what would be the best rubber stamp storage option for you, I invite you to consider the following suggestions and ideas:
How I Store My Stamps (and Why I Choose This Rubber Stamp Storage Method Over Others)
I like to store all my stamping supplies together: wood-mounted rubber stamps, clear stamp sets, ink pads and chalk kits. This means I need relatively larger storage boxes than I would need if I were just storing clear stamps on their own. I like to use the Artbin Super Satchel Craft Organizers for this purpose.
Here you can see a picture of one of my Super Satchels with the rubber stamps and ink pads stored inside:
I chose this solution because the box is sturdy, I like the translucent container that I can easily see through, and because I am also using these Artbin organizers to organize a number of other craft supplies like 12″x12″ patterned papers, yarn and other things. These boxes stack neatly on top of each other if I need them to, although right now I have them all stuffed under my bed rather than stacked. At my last place, I did have them stacked on top of each other, and it was a pretty convenient setup.
The Downside to This Rubber Stamp Storage Method
Every storage solution has its pros and cons. So far, the only real downside I’ve found to this solution is that the Super Satchel has ridges along the bottom. This is a potential deal breaker, because you need to store your wood-mounted stamps with the image side facing down on a smooth surface rather than a ridged or uneven surface. Storage on a ridged surface can dent the image, which creates problems with the stamped image.
The Artbin Super Satchel Craft Organizers I use for storing my stamps do unfortunately have ridges on the bottom, so I protect my stamps from these ridges by cutting squares of cardboard and placing those inside the storage boxes. This helps to keep my stamps safe from becoming damaged by the ridges. This isn’t the most elegant of solutions, but so far it has been working fine for me.
Other Storage Containers for Rubber Stamps
If your stamp collection consists of mostly clear stamps, and you’re not storing bulky wood-mounted stamps, you’d probably want to consider different storage options than the one I’m using. In that case, take a look at the rest of the suggestions below:
Solutions for Storing Matching Sets of Stamps and Dies Together
One of the latest trends in stamping is coordinated sets of stamps and dies that are intended to work together. On the one hand, this is really a fantastic idea. On the other hand, if you have these coordinating sets, it’s ideal to store them together so you don’t forget you have them. This might mean that you need a new storage solution that incorporates both sets of items. Here are some suggestions for storage solutions you can use to store these sets together:
You can pack up your coordinating dies and stamps together and organize them in this large storage folder by Crafter’s Companion.
How to Store Clear Stamps
If you have a separate storage solution for your ink pads, and you just want to store your clear stamps on their own, you have many choices for storage solutions to use. I recommend keeping the protective backing they originally are packaged with and continuing to store them on their backing. Beyond that, you can put them in CD cases, purchased storage boxes, or storage binders.
Whatever storage solution you choose, try to opt for storing your clear stamps flat. Avoid allowing them to fold over onto themselves or get bent, because this will ruin the stamps and prevent them from stamping correctly.
How to Store Rubber Stamps (The Wood Mounted Kind)
Mounted rubber stamps are both bulky and heavy. To preserve their stamping potential, it’s ideal to store them with the image side facing down on a smooth surface rather than a ridged or uneven surface. The smooth surface is important for avoiding dents on the rubber image.
If you’re on a tight budget, you can use cardboard boxes for storing your wood-mounted rubber stamps. In particular, if you can get your hands on some unused pizza delivery boxes, those make super convenient rubber stamp storage boxes. You can stack them on top of each other easily, and their shallow depth means that you don’t end up stacking too many stamps up directly on top of each other. You can also label the sides of these boxes so you can easily find the stamps you need.
Back in scrapbooking’s heyday, scrapbooking kit companies used to mail out their kits in pizza boxes. Scrapbooking kits, papers and embellishments also tend to be easy to organize in pizza delivery boxes, so if you also do scrapbooking, you might want to consider organizing some of your other paper crafts supplies in your pizza boxes, too.
So there you have it: Those are some of my favorite rubber stamps storage and organization ideas. I hope you found some storage solutions you can use for organizing your own rubber stamps, clear stamps and dies. Happy crafting!
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Posted By: Amy Solovay
This page was last updated on 9-23-2021.