Stamp Your Heart Out—Part 1

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There are millions of stamps and just about as many ways to organize and store those stamps.

You could store them on a shelf . . .

You could store them in baskets . . .

You could store them in drawers . . .

You could store them in clear plastic containers . . .

Wow, I started to sound a little like Dr. Suess there for a second!  We interrupt this OCD with Amy D. for a brief reading from Green Eggs and Ham . . .

I could not, would not, on a boat.
I will not, will not, with a goat.
I will not eat them in the rain.
I will not eat them on a train.
Not in the dark! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! You let me be!
I do not like them in a box.
I do not like them with a fox.
I will not eat them in a house.
I do not like them with a mouse.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them ANYWHERE!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog . . .

I really like both of the following organization techniques.  They are very neat and tidy.  Unfortunately, they are not made for large quantities of stamps or for wooden block stamps.

Wooden blocked stamps definitely pose a larger challenge for storage.  The bulkiness of wooden blocked stamps had kept me from becoming a stamp for years.  Then I was introduced to acrylic stamps.  Still, if you have the space and the right means, you can organize and store blocked stamps quite nicely.

For example, check out Joe’s great storage system.  He found these drawers at a consignment shop.  They were used by a utility company to store maps of the city, and the drawers are just the right height for the wooden blocked stamps.  Each drawer holds a different theme.

The fabulous Shirley Wheeler also has a great system for storing her wooden stamps.  Look at these beautiful cabinets!  Of course, each drawer is categorized and labeled.  Shirley is a gal after my own heart!

How do you organize your stamps?  You may just have the technique that another crafter needs.  I owe my organization system to two great crafters.  Tune in next week to see how I organize my stamps!