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Monday, July 2, 2012

CRAFTING TIP OF THE WEEK #146 Acrylic is Idealic!

Hello Crafty Bloggers!
Today's tip offers a way to help you store your acrylic stamps.

If you like using the empty CD or DVD case method you may like this idea too.
I use the CD case method myself but one day I ran out of them & had my mind set to find a way to store my newest acrylic stamps. It  was too late for me to get out to buy some & I was too impatient to wait. So...
I racked my brain thinking of a possible temporary solution that would be comparable to the CD method, compact & simple.

Guess what? I found a way.

I had some mini acrylic albums handy & so I thought I would give them a try.

I was able to store my stamps on them perfectly. One thing that I figured I wouldn't do though was store any on the front cover because I did not want them to be coaxed off when handling or storing the stamps.

I used the accompanying sheet which shows the name of the stamp set & has all the images printed on them as my cover. I adhered it on with removable adhesive.
I skipped a page so that my stamps would not want to stick to each other.
I only needed the equivalent of 2 pages. One acrylic mini album came with 6 individual pages (acrylic sheets).
I am not sure if I am going to leave them this way since I do like everything to be uniformed & orderly, (can we say OCD?)  but I do like that the system works and it is orderly.
I have a little binder ring keeping them together but quite honestly I could probably store the set standing upright in a box & use index labels & it would be perfectly fine. Regardless, this is a method that works, looks neat, takes up a small footprint of space and is adaptable to craft spaces of all kinds.

So if you are in a pinch or just looking for a new way to store your acrylic stamps maybe this will work for you.
I was looking for my camera to take a picture but it's in Canada...go figure.
I have been looking for that thing for a few days now. My cousin called to let me know that I left it @ her house during my recent visit. 
I hope you can picture in your head.
Hope this was insightful.
Have a great week everyone.


  1. GREAT storage idea!! Hope your doing well!! Have a GREAT Holiday week!!

  2. What a great idea!! I can't wait for you to get it back to see a photo!! ~ Blessings


  3. what a great idea - you are so much like me in that when I run out of things, I am so impatient and don't want to wait to finish something up (especially when it comes to organizing my stuff) and always look for something I have to use until I can get out; however, I usually like the quick fix better than what I already had :) I haven't tried acrylic to store stamps, but will have to find some to give it a try. Thanks !!


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