Although scrapbooking is my thing I want to get a bit more inky and painty on my LO's and eventually try some art journalling.
I already have quite a few stamps - all thrown in in box and never to see the light of day again. I have recently bought some of the new ones from Bo Bunny and Kaiserkraft and decided to try and find a better way to store them, easily see what I had and be able to take them to crops with me.
Searching on pinterest I found the Tim Holtz folder, (way too expensive and not what I really needed) and one made from presentation folders and card and then stored in an A4 file. Great idea but what did I have that I could adapt without spending anything - an old 8 x 8 album that has been in my cupboard for a number of years ( QVC I believe)
So here goes
Take the card out of the page protectors in your album or cut some cardstock to fit your page protectors. Place your stamps on the card and mark pencil lines to separate all your stamps ( these will become the pockets to hold your stamps
Next step you will need to very carefully cut the top of each pocket with a craft knife taking care not to cut through the cardstock
You will be able to create pockets of any size on your page protectors
I left the acetate backing on my stamps as it makes it easier to get the stamps in and out of the pockets and also makes it all a lot sturdier
and finally the finished album ready to take to the next crop and do some stamping
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Thank you so much for popping by my blog. I hope you find this little tutorial useful and give me shout if the instructions don't make sense. I would love to hear from you if you decide to give this a go
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