Clear stamp storage:
I have organized all my clear stamps in a cost effective and space saving manner - two aspects that I must keep in mind in my small craft space. I pop each set in a ziploc back (sandwich size) with a cardstock cut to A2 size and keep them all in an organized box with dividers. On each piece of cardstock, I write the name of the set and this not only tells me what set it is but also adds a bit more stability in the bag. For my Papertrey sets, I leave the label on its backing and pop that in with the set in the ziploc and cardstock. I organized the sets by type - alphabets, backgrounds, nature, graphics, dies/labels, nature and sentiments (birthday and thank you are separated out). This works well for me although I originally had them in a Japanese dollar store organizer with those plastic sheets. The binder got too large and cumbersome even though it was nice to flip through. Here's what it looked like when I first started out with only a few sets:
And an open view:
I have been inspired by recent posts on a variety of blogs etc to create a sentiment index. I already have a digital version thanks to a kind soul who had already created one. That has been indispensable! Now I have made one I can flip through to look for any sentiment I want and check it for size to use on a card, with a punch or die etc. Love it! I used Distress Ink or other dye inks as it is super easy to clean off so that it wouldn't take me years to stamp all the sentiments. Some of them were stamped in multiple sections as they could go in a few different categories.
My front page has my ink colours that I stamped with a simple small stamp.
I might even get around to doing my embossing powders one day ...