With all the wonderful freebies in the Sale-a-Bration Brochure and the Coordination Offerings, you may need a few ideas on how best to store your new crafting supplies.
Over the years, I have tried many different storage methods. The easiest and most efficient method is to store my stamp sets on a shelf in ABC-groupings and attach the envelop of coordinating dies to the corresponding stamp case with a rubber band.
Here are just a few reasons why ABC-groupings works:
- It is quick and easy for find the correct stamp set. While maintaining a true alphabetical listing is too hard and too time-consuming, ABC groupings are easy to maintain! Now, I only have to remember the name of one product – the stamp set (and not the die set), and look in the grouping that begins with the first letter of the stamp set’s name. Now I just search through a handful of stamp sets, instead of reading every stamp case on the shelf. Tip: To create ABC grouping labels, recommend using discontinued cardstock, repurposing chipboard packaging or cutting plastic file folders to about 6″x6″ size.
- It works great to organize and properly store stamp sets when not in use. Messy craft desk is an occupational hazard. This system makes it quick and easy to quickly shove that stamp set and coordinating dies back on the shelf. You’ll love how easy this system is and how it has the potential to minimize the clutter on your craft desk!
- And, lastly, it is easy to double check past purchases before placing a new product order — thus avoiding duplicating a past purchase! Trust me, it is possible to make duplicate purchases more than once! Here again, you just need to check a small grouping instead of reading the product names of everything on your shelf.
How do I keep track of my individual stamps? Since our clear photopolymer stamp sets have a cling image sheet, I simply match the stamp to the image. However, your red-rubber stamp sets do not have a cling image sheet. Therefore, I use the negative from cling vinyl label — that large white rectangle piece that is leftover after attaching the cling vinyl labels to your red rubber stamps. Simply attach the “negative” cling vinyl to the inside the stamp case and match the individual red rubber stamps to the openings, like a puzzle. Now, you can see at a glance which stamp is missing and its shape.
Time Saving Tip: Store any left-over stamped images and die cuts in a clear envelop inside the stamp case. These extra pieces come in handy, when you need to design a card quickly, when you “to refine” a design, or when you need inspiration and need to play around with some design elements until that ah-moment happens and you smile at your wonderful design!
Well, I hope this super simple storage tips help you. I know that this system works wonders for me. If you have any storage tips to share, please leave a comment below.
Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!