First, I got rid of a lot of older ones that, even though they were loved, I knew I wouldn't use. Then, I invested in some Office Depot CD plastic cases. I've seen these used by several stampers and I knew that being able to flip through my stamps would be best for me.
I placed the larger sets into the CD cases and put them in baskets on the shelf right behind my table. Here's a closer look.
My next thought was what to do with the smaller or single sets. I decided to punch holes in the top of their packaging and put them on rings so I could easily flip through them, as well.
Since I have so many PTI stamps, I placed those rings in their own basket in front of the PTI CD case sets.
I am really happy with how this turned out. I feel like my collection is manageable now and I can find exactly what I'm looking for!
So, since I'm on the topic of stamping today, I thought I'd share a card that I made recently for Paper Crafts Stamp It 3 Ways issue.
(I love this issue so much! There are 3 cards for each stamp set and you get so many ideas on how to use stamps in a versatile way.)
I used PTI's Hello Sunshine set. I decided to turn the sun rays into pennants!
I stamped and embossed them with American Crafts Zing powder in Butter and Mustard. The paper and little chipboard balloon are Echo Park.
Well, that's about all for this morning. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!