Stamp Storage

On today’s the Tip Of The Day we have one of our amazing consumers from Scrapbook Expo in Ontario CA, Jo Jo Aguileracam, here to share a great tip on how to store your stamps.

What a great tip Jo Jo, thank you for sharing. How nice to have all that room available for other craft supplies. See you at the next show.

Thanks for stopping by & I hope you have a very creative day.

19 thoughts on “Stamp Storage

  1. Chelsea says:

    Sadly, I didn’t understand what Jo Jo was talking about. It sounds like it could be a great idea because I heard that she reduced her need for stamp storage space. I just didn’t understand what the tip was or how it works. Jo Jo, would you be willing to make a longer video of how you did this and where you got your supplies? Many thanks!

    • Diana Opiela says:

      Hi Chelsea, I think what Jo Jo was using was a 3 ring binder with document holders – they are clear and fairly thick; or you could put the stamps in the pockets. She removed the rubber from the blocks, used repositionable adhesive and put the stamps in a binder. If you are willing to remove your stamps from the blocks, its a great idea. Happy stamping!

      • Chelsea says:

        Thanks, Diana. That makes sense, although I don’t think I’m familiar with those document holders. (I’ll have to keep an eye out…) But I appreciate the clarification.

        • Diana Opiela says:

          Here’s a sample: It’s called a sheet protector and they are available in the office section of most large stores or office supply stores like Office Depot or Staples. I prefer the thicker ones, but I’m sure any would do just fine.

  2. DMD says:

    I errored in my above statement for the ratio for using it to restick Cricut Mats. The Correct ratio is 1 part Aleen’s Tack it Over and Over Again to 1 part water. Store it in a tightly lidded container. Use a foam brush to apply and let it dry for 15 – 20 minutes before using your Cricut mat. If you want to reuse that foam brush you’ll need to wash it out a.s.a.p.

    • Diana Opiela says:

      Hi Cindy, Here’s a short video from one of our exhibitors about it: /convert-stamps-to-cling-mount/

  3. Regina says:

    Incomprehensible. How about showing us what you are talking about? Plus, a lot of responses said “I think she means.” Tips aren’t valuable unless the information is accurate and easy to understand.

    • Diana Opiela says:

      Sorry Regina. This tip came from one of our guests at the Ontario CA Scrapbook Expo and she didn’t have her book with her. Here is a nice article about stamp storage in general: I think we will have to create more tips like this ourselves. Thanks for the inspiration Regina! Oh, one more thing, I personally have not made the decision to convert my stamps, and while I have used the microwave to unmount to remount stamps, I would hate to recommend something I have not tried myself. I do store most of my other “flat” things in notebooks in sheet protectors or CD holders (which are the perfect size for embossing folders!) to make it easier to find things. For my stamps, I made a copy of the catalog page or the labels before I mounted them and put them into a binder as a “library” of stamps I can easily look through. If you would like more details, let me know.

  4. Wendy says:

    I Googled “3 ring binder with document holders” and still am not sure what she’s talking about. It sounds like a great idea and I’d definitely be interested in more information if anyone can point me in the right direction for the product she’s talking about. I’ve already converted most of my stamps from wood to clear but to be able to have them all in a binder or two is an even better way to store them all! Anyone have a website I can go to see the products?

    • Diana Opiela says:

      Hi Wendy, The ScrapRack is a great system and its designed especially for paper crafters. Here are some photos Plus, they have online classes to help get you started. Good luck!

  5. Paula McLane Jennings says:

    what she was saying is that to save space you would UNMOUNT your wooden stamps. Then you can store them in a 3-ring binder in the clear page protector sheets (like Scraprack). You would use the Aleens tack it over and over to stick them on your acrylic block to stamp with. I didn’t unmount any wooden stamps but that is how I keep all my acrylic stamps. It is so convenient to have them all in a binder.

  6. Kim Crandall says:

    I would have liked SEEING the notebook & the pages… I am a very visual person!! I think this would have helped alot!! Thanks you though, great idea to consider!

    • Diana Opiela says:

      Hi Bonnie, I like to put my wood mount stamps in the microwave for 2 or 3 seconds to soften the adhesive. Then you should be able to pull the rubber off the wood. This is a great tip if you are mounting stamps yourself and make a mistake too 🙂 Whether or not they stick to an acrylic block depends on what surface you have after removing from the wood. If you only have rubber, it may or may not stick to the acrylic block. If you need to, you may have to buy some EZ Mount cling foam and once the rubber is on that, it will stick to acrylic. Here is a Tip of the Day video to show you more: /convert-stamps-to-cling-mount/

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