Thursday, September 22, 2016
My Stamp Storage Solution
I watched many YouTube videos and combined several different people's ideas to create my own storage solution.
1) First I organized my stamps in groups approximately the size of an Ellen Hutson Storage Envelope. They are 5 1/2 x 7 3/8. After doing some research I selected theses because they are of a nice heavy plastic and have a tuck flap.
2) I removed the rubber from the wood. Sometimes it pulls off very easily. Sometimes I put the stubborn ones in the microwave for 15 seconds then they pulled off easily. Occasionally the rubber pulled off the backing and I had to remount the bare rubber on Cling Foam from Crafters Companion. This can be cut with Tim Holtz Tonic Scissors or cut like butter with a HotKnife which is an electric Xacto knife.
Sometimes I needed to put a thin, smooth layer of Aleene's Tack-It Over & Over to the foam to reactive the stickiness on older stamps.