Storage for Clear and Unmounted Stamps

February 24, 2008 at 2:53 pm 19 comments

I’ve been stamping for about ten years now and almost from the start I bought more unmounted stamps than mounted.  For these early years it was a matter of space, or rather lack of space!!  I did not have a dedicated room at that time so anytime I wanted to stamp I would bring my supplies from a closet to the kitchen table, work on a project, and then have to put everything away. 

I now have a dedicated room for stamping, but I still seek out unmounted rubber, and more often, clear stamps.

I’ve tried so many storage options for unmounted and clear and think I finally found something that works for me.

My larger stamps I keep in a three ring binder.  I can fit four backgrounds to a page – I stick the stamp on a sheet of glossy (the stamps are mounted with ez mount foam or are clear and self sticking) and place the sheet in a clear page protector.  A page with the inked image of the stamps is placed on the opposite side. 

For my smaller stamps or stamps that come in a set, I needed something better.  I tried the CD cases that seemed to be all the rage, but I quickly gave up on them.  First, the CD cases were just too flimsy.  After opening and closing them a few times the case would break.  Plus, they were too small.  I had to use two CD cases for some stamp sets and some sets had a main image that did not work in a CD case.  I then switched to soft plastic boxes.  This solved the size issue, but the boxes were not sturdy enough and did not hold up well in my stamp room.

clear-box-with-2-holiday-sets.jpgThen I found these clear hinged boxes.  WOW – what a difference!!  I love these and think this is my storage solution!!  Here is what I love about them:

Material:  The boxes are clear rigid plastic that hold up well.  They are hinged so they open up and lay flat.

Size:  At 4 x 6 these hold my clear stamp sets perfectly.  Flourishes stamps (and some of the other clears that are popular) come in 4 x 6 and 8 x 6 sizes.  Two 4 x 6 sets fit in these – one on each side.  Here is a photo of two Christmas sets in one box.  For the larger 8 x 6 sets, just sort out your pieces and split half on one side and half on the other side.   The depth of these boxes total ½” with ¼” on each side – a perfect depth for stamps!  I used a label maker to  attach labels to the boxes so that I can find them quickly.   

clear-box-with-spine-label.jpg

Unmounted rubber fits in these as well.  The only additional step I do with my unmounted rubber is to stamp the images on a piece of paper that was cut to the size of the box so that I have view of what is in the box

These boxes are now available at Flourishes and come in packs of six.  Six boxes will hold twelve 4 x 6 sets.

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19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Janine  |  February 25, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Great ideas !!!

    Reply
  • 2. Jamie  |  February 25, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    What a great idea for stamp storage. For my clear sets that come on a carrier, I store them in a shoe box on there side. I’ll have to try your way, thanks for the tip 🙂

    Reply
  • 3. Julie Koerber  |  February 25, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Those boxes are great! Now Flourishes just needs to come up with a holder – kind of like a CD holder for easy storage! How ’bout that Nancy??? 🙂 Take care!

    Reply
  • 4. Latisha  |  February 25, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    I really need to pick these up next time. They are cute, functional and afordable, not to mention they will not fall apart like CD cases.

    Reply
  • 5. Vicki  |  February 27, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    ooo good idea. TFS!
    Vicki SBS5

    Reply
  • 6. Juliann  |  February 28, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    These look greta for storage. Thanks for the link and for sharing!

    Reply
  • 7. Charlotte  |  March 5, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Thanks for sharing these great ideas! 🙂

    Reply
  • 8. Jany  |  March 6, 2008 at 10:46 am

    I love this idea! It seems quite strong and nice to hold my stamps. Might be buying some sometime soon!

    Reply
  • 9. susi  |  March 7, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    I tried the link to the clear plastic boxes, I got a message that there was no match. Is there another link to see these?

    Reply
  • 10. Judy Landry  |  January 16, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    These clear plastic boxes would be perfect for my clear stamps! Unfortunately, I can’t find them anywhere on Flourishes website. Are they no longer available, or am I overlooking them?

    Reply
    • 11. Lola  |  January 30, 2016 at 11:20 pm

      I can’t even find a web site for flourishes. If you have this info please share

      Reply
      • 12. Pets to Go  |  January 31, 2016 at 7:44 am

        Flourishes is no longer in business,

      • 13. Lola  |  February 2, 2016 at 9:48 am

        No wonder I could not find the website.
        Have you found anything like those storage cases?
        Thank you so much for the info on flourishes.
        Lola

      • 14. Pets to Go  |  February 6, 2016 at 7:05 am

        I don’t know where you can get these boxes. I have since changed my storage of clear stamps – here is a link to a blog post I did on it…http://www.seasidecreativity.com/?p=1326.

        I’ve found this solution to be much better for me.

      • 15. Lola  |  February 10, 2016 at 8:53 pm

        Thank you so much for responding. I too have found them with another company.
        Thank you again
        Lola

  • 16. Lucinda Himelright  |  April 19, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Please let me know where I can purchase these storage boxes for my rubber stamps. Thanks

    Reply
    • 17. Lola  |  January 30, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      Have you found the clear stamp storage cases? Anyone please post website.
      Thank you

      Reply
      • 18. Pets to Go  |  January 31, 2016 at 7:44 am

        Flourishes is no longer in business

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