Wednesday

busy organizing...

I am a very bad blogger, I know.
My problem is that I get distracted sooooo easily. Instead of taking photos and posting, I'd rather be surfing other blogs instead. And in addition to being a bad blogger, I'm also one of those awful people who are disappointed when I go to read a blog and find myself saying 'what? this is the same post that was on there yesterday. Nothing new for me?' Yes, I do realize the irony in this. I'm a very, very lucky girl to have anyone in the world taking a second chance with this blog- I promise to do better!
This is something I've been working on for quite awhile. Clear stamp storage. Organized clear stamp storage! I wanted something that would fit inside these drawers that are part of my cubby-style storage cubes. LOVE them.
I had to resort to making something myself- but it's been a really fun project. I took legal-size manilla folders (because I could get 2 smaller 6"x6" files from each one) and began cutting my own little file folders to hold stamps. An old 'lable' punch worked great to identify each sheet of stamps by category.
The stamps were then put onto a sheet of thin acrylic (here I'm using one from Hambly) which has been cut from a 12"x12" into 4 smaller 6" square pieces. My biggest problem is that at $5 a sheet I needed to find a less expensive solution. My girlfriend suggested Tap Plastics and I've yet to go and pick up a large sheet (or five or six!) from them that can be cut down into the small 6" squares.
After the stamps were individually arranged on the acrylic sheet, I used it as a "block" and with black ink, stamped the entire image onto the file folder.
I've now completely filled 4 drawers with these mini files but have 4 more to go (uh oh, that means another 150-200 acrylic squares... I sure hope Tap Plastics works out to be an affordable way to go!)
Fun, fun, fun.

6 comments:

kathy said...

ok I am the same girl too -- love your work - so check in each day lol -- I post rarely lol -- camera issues .wow I am impressed -- trying to get organized here also -- way too much stuff --good stuff mind ya !! lol
Kathy - ga ♥

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

They look so pretty in there! Pretty organization has to be worth it! :)
I am working on my spooky tiny book, and had to come by to visit you! Thank you for hosting!

smokeysmom said...

Geez Teri, it's about time you posted something new to your blog! LOL I'm putting together a birthday package for you, but since your bd is on the 10th, your present will be a bit late (but worth it):)

scrapncathy said...

Looking good Terri. I am jealous of your organization but I don't want to take the time and do all that stamping and file-ing

stephanie said...

Great way to organize those stamps! Looks pretty and is easy to get at...

Lisa H. said...

I've been searching online for a clear stamp storage solution and this is perfect!! I even have some clear acrylic sheets that I bought over a year ago from OrientalTrading.com!! If I remember correctly, they were quite affordable, so you may want to check them out!! Thank you soooo much for sharing this wonderful idea!! I'm going to go get started right away!!

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