Unmounted stamps offer quality images for reasonable prices and it’s also cheaper to ship unmounted stamps. Gotta love those win/win situations! 🙂 Since I have a growing collection it is time to talk about how to organize and store unmounted stamps. Organization for me must be practical. If items are “too stored” then I have a tendency to not use them. It is also nice to have some supplies organized that are ready to pick up and go. My unmounted stamps are a must when traveling for an evening of paper and ink with my friends.
So here is what I have implemented to keep my unmounted stamps useable and dust free. (Probably the only thing in my house that is dust free)
This is a file box that I picked up from Staples. It closes and locks, and has a handle at the top. It is a sturdy box so no crushing or damaging of the treasures that are inside.
Here is a closer look at how everything is situated in the file box.
Now you can begin to see how everything is stored. The main base which the unmounted stamp sticks to is an acrylic wall mounted frame for posting signs . (I purchased these sign holders at Staples.) If you look carefully, you can see there are 2 holes at the top of the acrylic frame for attaching them to a wall, but of course not doing any attaching in this case. Stamp the images on plain white paper and then slide the white paper into the frame to indicate where to stick the stamp. If I purchase sets of unmounted stamps, I often use the sheet that comes already printed with the images. You can see in the acrylic frame on the right where I taped the manufacturers already printed page to a white paper, to save the step of stamping each image.
Here is a close-up of the acrylic frame with some of the stamps removed to show you better what I am describing in the step above.
Since the acrylic frame is double sided it stores double the stamps! I tend to group like stamps on one frame to help me stay better organized.
Hope this havs given you some organizational inspiration!