I’ve seen this idea on several blogs including Julie Buhler’s Paper Pleasing Ideas; thus, I can’t take credit. However, it’s such a good idea that I wanted to share it with all of you.
I LOVE Stampin’ Up’s new clear-mount stamps. I have more flexibility in how I use my stamps, plus the clear-mount stamp cases take up less room on my shelves than the wood-mount stamp cases. However, because the stamps are loose (not mounted on wood blocks), they are easier to lose….especially the small ones. So, here’s a solution:
1) Start by removing each of your die-cut rubber images from the rubber frame.
2) Mount the rubber images onto the clear-mount sheets as directed. Then place the rubber image back into the rubber frame. (view from bottom side of rubber frame)
3) Repeat steps 1 & 2 until all of the rubber images have been mounted to the clear-mount sheet and then returned to the rubber frame. (view from bottom side of rubber frame)
4) Now with stamps inserted, peel off the paper backing from the bottom of the rubber frame and stick the frame to the inside of your stamp case. Now you’re done!
5) Not only does the rubber frame keep those small pieces from tumbling around and/or falling out of the case when you open it, but you’ll be able to tell immediately which stamp hasn’t been returned to the case just by looking at the rubber frame. (see the “missing” airplane image)