Reported By: Gina Krupsky
When I walk in to any stamp store, I always enjoy picking up the wood mounted stamps. There is something so rich feeling about a smooth, hard-wood maple block graced by a deeply etched rubber image. I like them so much that I barely have room left in my stamp room to actually stamp anything.
So, I’ve taken the plunge into the unmounted realm. Unmounted stamps not only save you money, they save you tons of space.
But how do you even know what you have?
This question has been the reason many stampers won’t cross the line. They are afraid that if they can’t see what they have, they won’t use it.
Well, you know what? They are right! I had 80 CD cases full of unmounted rubber stamps that never got used. I also had plastic bags of unmounted stamps, little baskets full of unmounted stamps and little tins of unmounted stamps. Nothing went together and everything was placed neatly in a cabinet where I couldn’t see it.
Instead, I reached for my nice, visible wood-mounted stamp sets that were proudly displayed out in the open.
Does this sound like you?
If it does, I have the answer!
It’s time to release those unmounted babies from stamp purgatory!
Next time you are at the office supply or your favorite discount store, pick up a few of these.
These are clear acrylic picture frames 8 ½ X 11 in size. They come vertical or horizontal like mine above.
Take a piece of colored card stock and stamp all the images that work together all over the piece of cardstock. You could have a Christmas sheet, a flower sheet, a birthday sheet, etc… and make them each a different color so they can be spotted easily.
Next, slip that piece of card stock into the picture frame.
Then, place each stamp over its respective stamped image.
Unmounted greeting stamps have always been a problem for me but look!
And see how nice these sit right on your desk, out in the open where you’ll use them!
This method works great for all unmounted stamps with cling cushion, tack it over and over, or clear polymer and vinyl stamps.
So come on unmounted stamps, it’s time to come out of the closet!
Get those stamps out where you can see them with this convenient new storage method available everywhere picture frames are sold!