Sunday, February 10, 2008

All Done Unmounting

Whew! That was work, but I think it'll be soooo worth it. Space wise and maybe even creative wise.


My SU stamps had been stored in these two big tubs, each set was in it's clamshell it came in and they were all just stacked in the tubs.




Now all my stamps have been unmounted from their wooden blocks, applied a small amount of tack over and over glue and are now in these two 3-ring binders.


For each set, I stamped the image on a piece of white cardstock and slid that in to a plastic page on the left. On the right hand side, I attached the tacky stamp to the plastic page.


I also bought some baseball card pages and other size pocket pages to store my Cuttlebug embossing folders and diecuts.

Phil is going to put up a shelf in the extra bedroom and I'm going to put my binders and Cuttlebug up there. *grin* Up out of the way.

13 comments:

hooboosam said...

I just moved into the dining room. *grin* So beside all of MIL's beautiful mahogany furniture are plastic bins and drawers full of craft stuff.

hooboosam said...

Oh, and that looks like a lot of work.

Breezy said...

It was lots of work, but worth it. Now it'll be no work at all to do this to any new stamps I buy.

hooboosam said...

But how do you stamp them? Do you put them onto something? Use your fingers?

Breezy said...

*giggle* I knew you were going to ask that and I forgot to take a picture of the acrylic block. You attach the tacky stamp to the acrylic block, which is great because I put the stamp sticker on the back of the stamp; the block is see through. So I can see right where I am stamping the image. The other great thing? I can stamp more then one image at a time too. If I want a small picture with a phrase, I can stamp them at the same time instead of trying to line them up the old way.

hooboosam said...

Ahhhhhhhhh. Makes sense.

I could have used such a trick yesterday when I used my letters for the first time. By cracky!

I made a card for Luna. And then I forgot to take a picture. So I'll have to wait and see if she likes it enough to take a picture for me.

I LOVE my Versa Mark ink. Love it. I use it all the time for background stuff. Like for Luna's card:

I stamped babies in the background with the Versa Mark. Then I put a green vertical strip on one side and a white horizontal stripe in the middle. I then used a scallop punch and two circle punchs to put "Congratulations" on it and then spelled out baby with the letters.

I thought it was cute. And it only took me like an hour to make. *grin*

hooboosam said...

Oh, but don't tell her it's coming.

Breezy said...

Did you heat emboss the Versamark ink?

hooboosam said...

No. Am I supposed to?

Breezy said...

You can, but you don't have to.

Sue Daly said...

Cool idea. I need more space in my craft room but then I suppose I would buy more stuff.

Lizette said...

I did the same thing with my Cuttlebug embossing folders etc. Just be careful you don't turn the binder upside down (like I did, oops)LOL.
I also bought page protectors that fit four 4x6 photos and out my large embossing folders in those.

Breezy said...

Yep, that's what I have my big folders in too.