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How to Store Your Mounted Rubber Stamps

Aside from keeping your rubber stamps clean, finding the best way to store your stamps will prolong their usability.

Here are some tips on how to store your mounted stamps -- after they are clean and dry.

Stack Your Stamps

When storing your stamps, stack them on top of one another (but don't stack them with too many layers which might make your storage container too heavy and cumbersome to move). Stack your larger stamps on the bottom and smaller ones toward the top.

Avoid just tossing your stamps into a box because if the rubber portion of your stamps get pressed against other stamps, they may dent permanently and adversely effect the image of the stamp.

Keep Your Rubber Stamps Away from the Sun

The UV rays from the sun damage both the wood and the rubber on stamps, so keep them away from direct sunlight.

Keep Them Dry

Make sure that your stamps are completely dry before storing them. Moisture can lead to softening of the wooden block and deterioration of the rubber and the adhesive that bonds the two.

That being said, make sure that your storage space is dry when you store your stamps -- be weary of storing stamps in cardboard containers unless you are certain that your stamps are completely dry.

Keep Away from Extreme Heat

Aside from keeping your stamps away from direct sunlight - keep them away from heat! Too much heat will dry out your stamps and make the rubber brittle.

Use Clear Plastic Storage Containers

Plastic storage containers keep your rubberstamps dry and clear plastic containers allow you to see your stamps so you don't have to go digging around too much for that pretty little leaf stamp that you just know you put in that one box.

Organize Your Rubber Stamps

If you have a very large stamp collection, consider moving the stamps that you use the most into more accessible storage places that way you don't need to rummage through your entire collection.

Also, if you are working with a large collection consider separating your stamps by theme: animals, plants, summer, etc...

Or separate your stamps according to special occasions: Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years, Mother's Day, etc... that way you will have the stamps all in one spot when you are ready to make cards for that occasion.

If you have any more suggestions for storing stamps that I don't have listed, please send me a note!

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