Video: 6×6 Background Stamp Storage

Hi there. Today I am (finally!!!) sharing my 6×6 background stamp storage.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I have been using this system for all my cling background stamps (6×6 and smaller) for awhile now and am very, very happy with it. Therefore, I felt it was finally time to share! (I like to live with a system a bit before I share it, just to be sure I would recommend it 100%.)

SLEEVES

I keep my background stamps in THESE sleeves that are approximately 6 3/4″ x 6 3/4″. The thin sleeves actually come with an adhesive flap which I cut off. They are a little larger than the stamps, but I like the slightly loose fit for easy access. I labeled the sleeves in the same way I label all my stamps and dies – – using my favorite label maker. (Click HERE to see a video of the label maker in action.) I cut white cardstock inserts for support inside the pockets.

CATEGORIES

I keep the sleeves in categories with plastic dividers. The dividers are cut from inexpensive plastic folders. (You could recycle cardboard or laminate cardstock if you wanted.) I just added category titles using clear label in my label maker and rounded the corners with my Corner Chomper.

STORAGE

If you’ve seen my previous storage videos, you know I’m a big fan of the InterDesign Linus Storage Containers. I find that there are various 8″-wide containers is that work great for holding these background stamps. Here are some options:

Please look closely at the sizes before ordering. There are many options! Any container that is 7.5″ to 8″ wide would work well.

I hope you give this organizational system a try. It is really working well for me – – I find I’m using more of my background stamps now!

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SUPPLIES

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113 thoughts on “Video: 6×6 Background Stamp Storage”

  1. I always get great information and tips from your videos. Thank you for taking time to create your wonderful videos.

  2. I am jealous. I love the Caribbean! Once you swim in those waters, you will never go in the Atlantic or Pacific again! Plus, your background stamp storage is awesome.

  3. Thanks for another great tip, I am using your storage solutions for my stamps and it works perfect. Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

  4. This is one of my favorite storage solutions. I use it and another one you had and another that you had in your video a cd case by Atlantic. They both work for me. Thanks

  5. I saw these pockets at SSS a few months back but thought they were the same quality as the original plastic packaging, and decided against them. SSS doesn’t list the thickness of the sleeves. How would you describe it compared to the plastic used for most stamp set packaging? Do you find that the seams split at all?

  6. Thanks for another great tip. I will give this a try and see what I find on Amazon.ca in Canada. Enjoy your vacation.

  7. Jennifer, Lucky to be in beautiful country. Hope it is inspiring and you and your family are having a wonderful time. Your storage system is wonderful and I love the color choice. You are so organized and I am hoping it rubs off on me. Thanks for taking time away from your vacation for all of us. Sincerely Shona

  8. LOVELOVELOVE the InterDesign Linus Storage bins! I have many of them for my stamps, dies, stencils, embossing powders, glitters, airbrush, markers, paintbrushes and lots of other crafty supplies!! They are the perfect product for an organized craft room. Thank you for introducing me to them!

  9. I have switched to using the fridge bins for storing stamps and love it. I don’t have too many of the large background stamps, but recently got a couple of Tim Holtz ones, that are too large for my stamp storage. Tim’s stamps come on a plastic sheet for a binder, I just have to see if that will work for me or if it makes sense to try to cut some of them down. THanks for your great inspiration, hope you are having a terrific vacation!

  10. I love how organized you are and would like to have just one page from your book! As always, thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Thanks for the great storage tip and taking the time to share it with us all while on vacation!
    Have an awesome time!

  12. Great video and just in time! I am just about finished organizing my regular stamps. Just wondering what you use to cut the plastic dividers? Will the plastic dull the blade in my trimmer?

  13. I REALLY need to take the time to organize ALL my stamps. Right now they are all thrown in a box and I wanted to find one particular stamp. I did find it, but in the process I found background stamps, and others I had forgotten about, because everything is such a jumbled mess. I think this is my vacation project.

    1. Hi Kathy,

      In case it’s of interest until Jennifer can share her wisdom, I mentioned what I do in an earlier reply and another commenter, Lu C, thought the idea worth “stealing”… although of course I’m more than happy to share!

      I stamp my woodmounted stamps onto plain cardstock, stick the stamped cardstock into storage sleeves, and file them with my clear/cling stamps as placeholders/reminders. So I can just look through one box to see all the stamps I have, and if I choose a woodmounted stamp I can tell at a glance to retrieve it from the shelf where I store them.

      Hope that helps,

      Sue

  14. Thanks for sharing your background stamp storage system. Again, these are tidy and look easy to find!

  15. Jennifer, you’ve added to my wish list again! 🙂 Seriously, thank you for sharing this system. I don’t have many 6×6″ background stamps (yet!), but I’ll definitely keep your ideas in mind!

  16. Enjoy the rest of your vacation and thanks for thinking of us, too. Love your storage ideas and have purchased a few of the fridge bins to get started. Thanks for sharing your storage ideas!

  17. I am at day camp this week but next week I am going to start organizing. I’ve already bought the Simon Says clear envelopes to use and I am finally ready to get my act together thanks to you. You inspire me. Thanks!

  18. Great video for storage of background stamps I was just getting ready to start looking for something to use. Perfect timing.
    Thanks again for great ideas.

  19. You have wonderful organization videos! can you show the next step that being how you store the fridge bins? I am thinking about what shelving I might need. Thanks!

  20. Hi Jennifer,

    Great video as usual with awesome tips! I echo the sentiment of my predecessor in her comment about storage for the bins per se.
    I also wrote you an e-mail about a tip either from you or another designer of a company that sells this plastic dividers pre cut, I saved it and I am looking for the save and for the life of me I can not find it! If you know of this company, please tell me…..THANKS!

    Cariños,
    María Alba

  21. Thanks for sharing your ideas for organizing our stamps. The bins are a perfect solution for my craft room.

  22. Thank You for sharing this idea for stamp storage. I’ll take all the ideas I can get to be organized. Enjoy your time with your family while on vacation.

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