Madigan made…. easy stamp storage with a tool chest and colored paper.
I do not create a ton of paper crafts and I own very few stamp sets. But I like little stamps. They are great for small projects like gift tags, handmade cards, etc.
I’m a sucker for the dollar and discount stamp bins at craft stores. I’m even lucky and find cute stamps at the dollar store, too. I acquired most of my little stamps this way! And I have a bunch of them!
I don’t know if you’ve seen this idea before, but I’ve been storing my random/loose stamps in a tool /hardware chest for many years. The drawers are the perfect size for small stamps. I used to have white card stock at the front of each drawer and labels with what type of stamps were in each.
But recently, I wanted to update this stamp chest. I also wanted to reorganize and purge some of my craft supplies.
I’ve been inspired by paint chip crafts and ombre patterns (like the ombre necklace slide I showed you Monday) and I’m loving pinks, oranges and yellows.
So, I decided to use different shades of scrap paper to create a gradient effect across the drawers/containers. I have a lot of different scrap book paper in my craft stash and that made it easy to create this pattern… but I imagine you could even use real paint chips, too!
I sorted through all my stamps first. Then, I cut out little squares of colored paper to fit inside the front of each drawer. It took some time to layout where each color went, but I just went from lighter shades to darker shades (top to bottom) and worked my way across to change the colors from pink to orange to yellow.
I stamped one image on each piece of paper like a label and placed the paper at the front of each drawer. I did use a tiny piece of clear tape at the top to secure the paper to keep it from falling backwards.
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