Ah, a view of my wall of shame, lol. I’m a stamp junkie, I confess! I have around 250 Stampin’ Up sets at this time. I have sold over 100 sets just last month. Sets that were wonderful, but were definitely not my style. That’s right I have a style now. How liberating it is to be able to say that.
I store my stamps on their sides in Alphabetical order on shelves I put up on one wall of my craft-room. The bottom shelf has wire baskets hanging from them that store my ribbon.
Anyway, storing my stamps on their sides gives me much easier access to them. I’ve heard that if you store your stamps this way the rubber may slide off of the mount, but I have not had this happen to me. The shelves are away from any heat source. There is a window in the room but it is North facing and the sun does not shine directly on them. I have stored my stamps on their sides for over five years now.
When I get a new set I catalog it in my binder by copying the sticker sheet and place it in a sheet protector in the binder.
They are put in the binder alphbetically too. I didn’t want to put them in categories. I thought that would hurt my creativity to use stamps in unexpected ways. The binder is very easy to flip through.
One more thing, I keep an Excel spreadsheet with the stamp set names in Alphabetical order. I started this when friends would want to come over to stamp and wanted to prepare for a project ahead of time. I would just e-mail them my stamp list and they could pick a set out to work with. This list also keeps me in tune to exactly how many sets I have.
I’ve started collecting a large selection of unmounted stamps too, but that is another’s days topic, lol.
I hope your day is filled with abundance!
Until tomorrow, Michelle