Friday, June 24, 2011

Stamp Inventory...SMASH Book Style

I've struggled with how to inventory my stamp sets.  I hadn't come up with anything useful in the several years I've been stamping.  I tried this:

I stamped images in black on white cardstock, put it in a sheet protector & stuck it in a binder.  That's where it stayed.  Nope...never really used it...never got the project completed.  Not gonna work.

I tried half sheets of cardstock to be filed in a box...ditto.

Until the day before yesterday.  That's when the seed was planted.  A fellow FLYBaby mentioned a "SMASHing" idea...cutting up old SU! catalogs to inventory her large collection of stamps - SMASH Book style.  I think she's onto something.  I had an extra current year catalog...I cut it up!  It was hard...but it was an extra.  ;-)  What do I put it in?

Aha!  I run to the hall closet and pull out this:

How do I get them in...masking tape...I taped in THREE.  Then I grabbed the Mono Multi and glued 'em all in!  For some, I cut out the projects shown in the catalog if it was something I wanted to case.

Today, I took it with me and when an idea for a page or use for a current stamp set hit me...I wrote it down.

I do this for all the current stamp sets...not perfect...but it gets my inventory started.  What about those retired stamp sets?  Or those that I have stamped CS sheets for?  THIS:




I think I'm gonna like this one! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a moo'valous day!


  1. Trimmed and colored need to be made into a card ASAP! Sure hope that glue is removeable or my heart will be sad...beautiful coloring!

    What a SMASHing Idea Book you now have!!!!

  2. Neat idea...but coloring takes a lot of time doesn't it? Looks SO nice though!

  3. Cute idea Mollymoo!! I love the coloring of the images!!

  4. What a fabulous idea! I am thinking of doing the same thing. Thanks for sharing. I'll be back to check your blog to see what else you come up with or just to look at your darling cards.