Rubber Stamp Mayhem

printer's type drawer mounted on wall
As a a life-long card maker, I've collected my fair share of rubber stamps over the years. For a long time, I could not think of a good way to store them. As my collection grew, it became unwieldy, until I happened upon this idea. (I'm sorry I can't give credit to the source because it was quite awhile ago.)  I now store the bulk of my rubber stamps in clear inexpensive box frames that you can buy pretty much anywhere.   IMG_1511  IMG_1512
clear box frame
clear box frames turned upside down
I stack them in my craft cupboard open side up, making a tray. The rubber stamps in each tray are then grouped by theme or kind. For the rubber stamps that I use the most, I display them on my wall (see photo at top). A friend found this this old printer's type drawer at a garage sale and I mounted it on the wall. IMG_1506 (1)As for storing my ink pads, I took a rubber stamp class years ago and learned that the ink pads should be stored upside down. I use a clear organizer that I picked up at HomeGoods.

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