THIS IS SAMPLE
first i went through ALL my stamps; ALL my stamps are
unmounted. if they come on wood, i unmount them.
takes up way less space.
then i place them on a piece of acetate, get me
some cheap (really cheap) sketch pads (usually in the
kids section for like $2 a pad - i buy about 8);
cut them down to 5x7, cover the stamps with ink
and then lay the paper on top and rub (sure beats doing
each stamp individually)
i use AVERY ELLE stamp storage envelopes (which
i absolutely love). however, you can use 6x8 or 7x7
baggies, they are cheaper and work just as well.
ok. 1st... each box holds about 35-40 of the stamp
envelopes and depending on the size of the stamp -
it can be anywhere from 1 large background stamp
to about 10-15 smaller stamps on each sheet.
THEN i categorize them. i cut out circles;
printed out the categories and then pasted
them on sturdy cardboard i had lying around.
the above is what the FINISHED product looks like.
FYI: i have 12 boxes with 35-40 envelopes each....
that should tell you ABOUT how many stamps i have.
this took me 3 weeks and i hope it'll be about 3 YEARS
before i decide to do this again!
now off to play. i HOPE i can find everything! LOL