Stamp Storage & a Teacher Gift
Hi everyone and Happy Thursday! It’s been a busy week here- and I am glad to see the weekend getting closer. Yesterday, I spent some time organizing my stamps in a different way that I thought might work better for me. You may know, I used to have them on a Clip-it-up organizer- which was tall and had a ton of clips all around 2 tiers. However, I was having trouble locating what I was looking for-so….well…I’ll show you in a minute. First, let’s look at this teacher gift.
I remember when I was teaching- was also when I started to drink coffee- Something about all day with all kinds of children, makes you need a little extra energy- so I turned to tea or coffee. So, I picked up this little Starbucks insulated cup. I love these things- and have several at our house. Reusable, and will keep your drink cold for a long time. The small ones are about $6- and I filled it with little Starbucks VIA, which are their instant cold coffees. Then I added a flag/tag that I just hand cut.
The sentiment is actually a combination of 2 sentiments: The first part is from the PBD Perk Up stamp set, and the “teacher” part is from the PBD Our Teachers stamp set.
I also picked up a Starbucks gift card—all while picking myself up a Venti Caramel Macchiato I cut out a little gift card holder from Lori Whitlock- except it originally had a snowflake on it- so I took it off, and added a little coffee mug instead.
Then I tied some seam binding around it- and let the gift card peek thru- because it matched so well!
Cute card, right?!
Okay…I know you are dying to look at my stamps–if you didn’t see them on Facebook yesterday that is I saw my friend Liz with these baskets containing almost as many PBD stamps a couple weekends ago- and she told me she got the baskets at Michael’s- so off I went. I picked up 6 at 40% off, regular priced 5.99 each. I only chose turquoise and pink- but there were other colors…
Then I measured and made dividers using the silhouette software and cut out a ton of them! They measure about 5×7 and I could fit 2 on 1 piece of 8.5×11 card stock.
Then I typed out all the PBD stamp set names, and made labels—lots and lots of labels! I printed them, and then cut them out in the Silhouette, with adhesive paper.
Makes it easy to find, because they are all in alphabetical order- and that way I will always know which stamp set I am using
Since I had another basket- I decided to fill it with my Cuttlebug folders. I use to have them in a binder with photo pages, but I found it too much of a hassle to pull out and flip thru to use- which meant I didn’t use them. So, with them like this I am hoping I will use them more
If you are thinking of organizing your Pink by Design Stamps this way- send me your email and I can send you the silhouette file with all of the stamp names on it- that you can print and cut. So, you can be as organized as me! (the rest of my craft room is NOT this organized)