Thursday, May 21, 2009

Where did all my stamps and Nestibilities go?

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While renovating my office, I had an opportunity to re-organize my supplies and find a better way to make it work for me.  before9My clear stamps were out of control, being held in an accordion file.  It was difficult to see the stamps, and I had to rely on memory of what company made the stamp I wanted to use.

I went up to ScrappinGreatDeals and was trying to figure out a better way.  One of the ladies there was lovely to help and showed me how she stores her stamps and thought it might work for me, and it does!

I bought stampstorage1some ‘sticky sheets’  that fit in a regular 3 ring binder, and voila!   All the stamps are nicely organized, I just have to make labels for the tabs.  This is a great way to store the un mounted stamps while still allowing you to see all of them.  It was suggested to stamp all the images and then put them in a page stampstorage2protector, but I cheated and used the inserts from the stamp packages themselves, or the backings to the clear stamps in clear page protectors. 



I decided this might be a way for me to store my Nestibilities as well.  I had previously kept my Nesties on a magnetic sheet, but my collection was growing and I was afraid I was losing track of the dies.  So I purchased some plastic binder dividers from Staples ($1.99 for a pack of 5)

nesties1I would recommend using the plastic ones, since the next step is going to make the divider heavy and paper ones may rip.

nesties2I bought some photo magnet sheets at the dollar store.  Since it’s made to turn photos into magnets, one side is sticky and it’s perfect.  Adhere the sticky side of the magnetic sheet to the divider and then…













You can keep an entire set of Nesties all together on one page! I used two magnetic sheets per page, and I did have to trip them a bit to fit the divider, but it works perfectly!  This takes up much less space and now I know where everything is.

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Happy Thursday!

Ciao for now,



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