I have received a number of questions recently about my storage choices for the scrapbook room, so I thought it would be helpful to address them here. The first item on the list is stamp storage. Recently, I was inspired to organize my stamps for the following reasons:
1. to be sure about what I have already purchased
2. so I will use them more
3. for ease of cleanup
*disclaimer* this is not my original idea. I made some adjustments, but basically I copied Reyanna Klein's system that she shared on her blog. Go here to check out her adorable video!
First, I began by going to the local Container Store and purchasing various sizes of their "photo storage pages" ($1.99/10). I purchased one pack each of the following sizes: 3.5 x 5, 5 x 7, 8 x 10, and negative sleeves (remember negatives? HA.)
I also grabbed some off-white cardstock from my stash that comes with my page protectors. There were two reasons for this. First, they're not too thick that they will take up too much space in the sleeve. Secondly, I chose them because I know I will always have some on hand (10 pages come with every set of page protectors).
Let's get to the project now, shall we?
I ended up with the following six sections in my binder:
Section 1: alphas, numbers, sentiments
I made a tabbed divider for each section using various scrapbook paper from my stash.
Section 2: dates, journaling, frames
The circular tabs are from Creative Cafe and the woodgrain letters are these from Studio Calico.
Section 3: images
For this section, I picked up a pack of the baseball card holders from the office supply store.
Section 4: borders
Section 5: backgrounds
Section 6: room to grow :)
If you made it this far, thank you for taking the time to read through this! Please let me know what you think in the comment section. I will draw a winner on Monday to receive two of each type of page protector that will facilitate the organization of your stamps.