Monday, February 18, 2008

How I store my rubber stamps

This is how I store my rubber stamps. I bought these cd cases at Wal-Mart. I just took out the black center piece that usually holds the cd. Also make sure you do not buy the slim cd cases, they’re just too thin.

First I make sure I have everything I need. Unmounted rubber stamps, Craft & Rubber scissors (sold by Stampin’ Up!) and an empty cd case.



Carefully peel the rubber from the foam that it originally came on.



Peel the paper from the other side of the foam. You will now have a very sticky side of foam (that you just took the paper off of) and a not so sticky side of the foam (that you took the rubber off of).



Adhere the rubber to the very sticky side of the foam.




Cut around your image, taking care not to cut too close as to cut the stamp but don’t leave too much rubber around the image or it will stamp messy. Always make straight cuts.




Your stamp is almost ready to put into the cd case except that the foam is still a little too sticky. So you now need to stick it to fabric of some sort to get it to be less sticky. I usually use my pant leg. Once you can see that it’s not so sticky anymore you can put it in the cd case. Arrange them however you like.





I scan the sticker sheet and scale it down a bit if needed so it will fit into the cd case. Label the side of the case with the name of the stamp set and you’re ready to go !

16 comments:

Deanna said...

This is great Lizette.I have the cd's and the cling foam but I haven't made the jumb yet!

Appreciate it!

Sherrie said...

great storage ideas, my collection of unmounted is growing and CD cases is definitely the way to go!

cheryl said...

The cd-storage is a great idea, especially since I have tons of empty cd cases (all my cds are in the 400-disc player). I'll give it a try.

Sally said...

WOW! No more wood blocks huh!? I'm probably too obsessive-compulsive to try it myself, but that is a GREAT tip!
PS - Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

KraftyKerilou said...

This is how I store my Purple Onion Design Stamps! Nice tutorial!! Kerilou SCS

Angie said...

You can buy the cd cases without inserts from Wholesale Tape and Supply http://www.wts-tape.com/view.asp?product_id=316
Oh and you can index your cling with your stamps before you mount them to the cling. That way no paper is used! This is a great tutorial for it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzwz01Utnbs

Lisa said...

What a nice, detailed description. I just store mine in a box!

Jessica said...

Great tutorial for unmounting stamps!

Helen said...

Your pictures almost made me hyperventilate - I love my spongy layer and wood blocks far too much for this, LOL!

Stampvamp said...

Cool! I guess it saves a ton of room!! But what do you do with the wood blocks??

Dawn Mercedes said...

that is a great idea if you want to go unmounted! very clever indeed!

Stampmouse said...

great tutorial

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Terrific idea, Lizette! I know of a few customers who have been interested in storing their rubber stamps this way. I love your blog! Will be adding you to my growing list of favorite SU! blogs.

Suzanne said...

I keep thinking about this...I need to reduce my storage space needs. Thanks for the tutorial.

ElyBlair said...

Great tutorial :)

Michele Zwart said...

Very nice tutorial. I wish I had this about a month ago when I got my first unmounted set!