My own stamp-store-system
In my Friday post, I told you about the stamps I bought.
Although I don’t stamp very often, I do like to buy them
and little by little, my amount of stamps grew from ‘a few’ to ‘a lot’.
Among them, there are quite some ‘clear’ and unmounted stamps
and it became time to store them properly. But how?
I asked around and looked for store solutions,
but nothing seemed very fitting to me.
Those are too small, and I don’t have room to store a whole row of boxes.
Special boxes to store stamps?
They look like DVD-boxes – same problem.
BUT… when I saw some store systems, an idea came to mind.
Using those knowledge, I made my own system,
and it works very well! YEAY!!!
So here it is. My own stamp-store-system…
(You can click on the images to enlarge, for a better view.)
I bought two large binders.
Using cardboard and duct tape, I made ‘folding sides’
An elastic band keeps the binder neatly together.
The bottom and the side are protected by the cardboard sides.
When the clear stamps don’t stick too well and come off,
they will be kept from falling out of the binder.
The side folds over the bottom.
To look at my stamps, I spread out the side…
Then I spread out the bottom… and tadaaa!
… now I can flip through my stamps!
On the left, the stamped images in a plastic pocket.
On the right, the stamps sticking to a thick transparency.
Last Sunday, I went to the scrapbook store in Heesch to shop
and meet Jenneke, Jeanet and Petra! It was such a great day!
We talked, we laughed and we did some major shopping.
I hadn’t met Jeanet before, and it was really cool to finally meet her!
Thanks girls for a wonderful day!!
We only thought about taking a few pictures after Petra was gone
(she left earlier) and I’m sorry I didn’t think about it before…
Next time, you will be in the picture too Petra!
Jeanet, me and Jenneke. Photo taken with Jenneke’s cell phone.
Last week, I took notes of the things that I wanted to memorize on
my ‘chronicles’ page of the week.
Because I knew I was going to shop on Sunday, I didn’t start working
on the page until yesterday, and combined my notes with new goodies.
I wrote some very personal and private journaling on the page.
After that, I covered it with gesso and mist. (You can still see
some text shimmering on the right, under the note card.)
I just had to jot it down and now it is there, and I know what it says…
(I will spend a post on this subject soon!)
New ‘goodies’ on this page:
- Bright and colourful paper, pieces used for the border.
- Tattered Angels glimmer mist – ‘harvest orange’
- Journaling (lines) stamps – and yes Jeanet, I wrote ‘straight’!!!
(*teehee* when Jeanet saw me putting these stamps into my chart,
she cried out ‘Oh no Marit, are you going to write in straight lines?’
- Coloured pearl pen (the blue circles and dots)
- Kraft journaling card
- Teeny alphabet stickers (name of the Month)
- The fat lady on the bicycle is one of my new stamps from
This is becoming a long post… are you still with me?
Then let me show you the project I’m working on right now.
This is a book I bought a few years ago. It holds blank recipe cards but I
didn’t buy it to take cooking notes… I’m planning something more fun!
(Sorry to all the ladies who like baking and cooking… I’m a lousy cook
and I don’t like cooking either… so yes, I can think of something more fun
to do with a book like this. In fact, EVERYTHING is more fun then recipes!)
First, I have to fill up the hole that is in the cover (it’s in the shape
of a spoon, you can still see it.) It needs yet another layer of gesso!
And this is how the pages look.
I’ve only just begun with altering this book, I will have to cover up
the tab-pages (they show pics of food now) and the recipe card-pages
inside, but I’m not there yet.
I hope to tell ánd show you what this is all about next time.
Enjoy your week and see you on Friday!