There are a lot of reasons I wanted to start this blog, but one of the main reasons was to help people. I love being able to share useful tips and techniques I’ve learned along the way as I continue to travel through my crafting and stamping journey. One of those tips was a game changer in the way I store my rubber stamps, and I want to share it with you today. I also have a bonus tip to share related to how I label my rubber stamps. Let’s get started!
Rubber Stamp Storage Tip
Before using this storage tip, I used to pop out my brand new stamps, label them, throw away the extra rubber rectangle ‘negative’ piece, and put them back into the case. Sounds normal right? But where I was going wrong was throwing away the ‘extra stuff.’ Don’t throw it away, KEEP IT!!!
When you keep the large rubber pad that your stamps come in, it creates the perfect template. It’s a great visual check for quickly knowing where each stamp should go. Why is this important? It gives you an easy way to check to make sure all stamps are back in the case before storing it away until the next time you use it. No guess work needed!
Prepping Your Rubber Stamps
Here’s the routine I like to follow each time I get new rubber stamps.
The first thing I do after opening the case is to peel off the paper backing from the stamps. After that, I pop out each individual stamp. I place the rubber rectangle, foam side down, on the inside of the case. Next, I apply labels to the stamps. I have a great tip for easily and perfectly labeling your stamps, that I’ll share in the next section.
How to Perfectly Label Rubber Stamps
This labeling trick is so helpful when it comes to preparing new stamps. For more details and a quick video, check out this post for how to label your stamps perfectly every time.
First reach for your label sheet. Peel off one label, along with the paper backing still attached. Find the corresponding stamp. Next, grab an acrylic block and very gently stick the label onto it. Remove the paper backing. I like to use my Take Your Pick tool to do this.
Once the paper backing is removed, pick up the block and flip it over. Now you can look through the clear block to line up the label perfectly. Gently lower it onto the stamp and give it a good press. Next, pull on the stamp from one corner to remove it from the block. Viola! A perfectly labeled stamp.
Tip For Storing Your Rubber Stamps Video
If you’d like to watch along as I explain today’s tip for storing your stamps, check out my video below!
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