|My stamp binder|
When I first started this binder, I stamped all my stamps onto 81/2 X11 paper. Beside all the images, I put a code. The code tells me where I have that stamp set stored. I have them divided into categories such as sentiments, shapes, Christmas, Halloween and alphabet. This makes it easy for me to find an image that I want. Some of my stamps are in two categories- this is because when I would go looking for it, I might look for it in either of these categories. EXAMPLE: A Christmas sentiment would be under SENTIMENTS and under CHRISTMAS. When I get a new stamp- I immediately either stamp it or take a photocopy of the stamp set for my binder.
Notice the codes beside each stamp set. I store stamps in three different ways. A large rubber maid tote stores my Stampin' Up clear mount stamp sets. I have two of those so I label them bin 1 and bin 2. I also store odd and end clear stamps in my Tim Holtz binders.
I love these binders. They zip completely up so they are great to take to crops. I have each binder labeled so I can find them easily.
I store wood mounted stamp sets in photo organizers. I saw this idea online and really didn't think wood stamps would fit in these...they do!!!!
I don't buy a lot of wood stamps only because I don't have the storage room. But these stamps are some of my older stamps.
This system works well for me. I get out my binder and look up my stamp or find a stamp that will work for my project and immediately I am able to find my stamp!!! Less time hunting and more time creating! Organize it helps you create!!!