Saturday, March 22, 2008

Stamp Album

I have been on the look out for the perfect binder for my stamps. I'm a scrapper not a stamper so I don't have millions of stamps. My most numerous are my journaling stamps.

When I was at The Crafty Scrapper, I noticed this great Maya Roads Album. I thought it would be the perfect size. I painted it with red paint. I also added these great handles from Seven Gypsies. I made a hole with my crop-o-dile and just squeezed the little studs. Then handles can be placed on the inside or the outside of the album.

I was going to let Sam play with all of my stamps and take a picture of him for the cover, but I thought that would take too much clean up. So I extracted his picture in PSE4 and added digital doodles, stamps and paint to him. I used Weeds and Wildflowers "A Better Me" and the "Celebrating Color Series."

For the inside of the book, I took the cover of the unmounted stamps and scanned them onto a transparancy. I then cut off the title of the package and the vin. I thought this would be great to have in one spot in case I ever decide to submit something for publication. Then I wouldn't have to search for the information, it would all be right in one spot. The stamps cling great to the transparency.

When this book is in the shelf I can see the title on the binding. But, this book is portable. These handles make it easy to grab the binder and off I go. I plan to make one of these for each of my stamping categories. I may also make one for travel where I can just slap in the sheets of the stamps I need for the different crops.

With Maya Roads and these great handle from Seven Gypsies, the possiblities are endless.

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3 comments:

Sarah C. said...

Awesome stamp storage idea! :) tfs!

cla said...

You are so cool and crafty! This looks awesome Brook.

Dee Dee said...

Love it. What do you do about unsticky stamps?