This is a sneak peek at how I am updating my rubber stamp catalogue. I am in the middle of revamping and very slowly making progress. I have far too little space to store them so I need to have them super organized and easy to find.
The categories are arranged by Alpha/Numberic - Theme - Calendar. (Thank you Tiffany for this)
I only have space to shelve my favourites and the rest sit in Rubbermaid under bed totes. In light pencil under each image I record the location of where I have stored the stamp so I can quickly find it.
I consider myself a purist where rubber stamps are concerned. I love the crisp lines that you get with rubber as well as the vintage look as they sit on my shelf.
I made the shelf from 1 x 4's and used cider vinegar and steel wool to get a weathered look for the pine.
I like to hand stamp my catalogue so that I know the exact size when designing a new project. I find that many of my friends are using digital images to reference their stamps - I prefer to have the actual size.
Once my cataloguing is finished I will be photocopying each sheet and putting a copy of my catalogue in the corresponding section of my ScrapRack.
My clear stamps are in a binder with zippered pouches. My binder is constantly shrinking and has just grown too small for my stamps. I am slowly migrating them to individual zippered polypropylene pockets and will be labelling them with numbed so the location can be referenced in my stamp catalogue.