Saturday, April 26, 2008

Stamp Directory








I've been busy trying to get all my clear and unmounted stamps organized last few days. I've put all my stamps into cd cases and labeled them accordingly. I love that idea but I think a better idea to search for your stamps would be to have a "stamp directory". I've tried stamping on papers and stick them onto the cd cases but I think it would take me sometime to pull each cd cases out and look at them. Therefore, I've came out with a "stamp directory". This will enable me to easily flip through them to search for a stamp for my project.


I've created this directory from scratch. I've used two pieces of chipboard for the covers and transparencies for the pages inside. (This is to ensure durability of the pages since it's going to be flip quite often.) For the front and back cover, I've layered a few pieces of pattern papers and a strip of lace with a ribbon in between the them. I've stamped a clock and embossed it. To add more dimensions and texture, I've used some chipboard pieces and a grungeboard alphabet for the title. The rest of the title are covered with crackle accents. For details on this page, I've doodled and done some masking on it. For softness, I've added some ribbons on the binder rings.


The pages inside are created out of transparencies. I've stamped the all the stamp images pertaining to each cd case in a small sheet of thin card stock and attached it to the transparency page. You can also used the printed images on plastic on it's packaging to attach it here to save some work. Later, just labeled each page according to the label on the cd cases.


This is a very time consuming project but I've had fun and think that it would help me to speed up my work in future. If you think that all this is a little time consuming to you, simply scan all the original images on the packaging and print it out. Put them into a clear file.

But for me, I think I just need to personalize my "stamp directory". Hope you all like this idea.

14 comments:

Margo said...

Wow I so love this idea!!! I have just started to collect stamps and need to have an easy way of going through them also. I am so going to do this and will have to share with you when I am done.

Marsha said...

Beautiful book! Love all the stamping and the colors. Such a great idea. I need to get my stamps organized.

Julie said...

Wow this is amazing love it and all the work that has gone into making it.

StrawberryPia said...

You made fantastic work again PT!! Love this personalized directory!! I need to do something like this too! You really inspired me here! :) Hugs Pia

AgilityIG said...

This is a great idea and so pretty!!!

LaY hOoN said...

Irene, it's such a great idea to store the stamp. Thanks for sharing it.

inara said...

This is so amazing and gorgeous!!!

tonya said...

So beautiful! It's funny cuz I just made one of these too. Of course I'm not sure it's as pretty as yours, LOL.

kathj said...

great idea and looks really good

Susie G. said...

This is a gorgeous bit of book!I love your color choices and the nice bit o'pink is great! Love the idea and how cool is it that you created it totally by hand! RAWK ON!! =]]

dragonflys said...

wow you can see you have put lots of work in to this the detail and design is just stunning

Marie-Hélène à Madrid said...

Oh !! What a wonderfull idea
A lot of kiss from Spain
Marie-Hélène

croppin carla said...

Wow that is just beautiful........really really stunning.

heidi baldini said...

GEESH.... we're do you find the time to bang out ALL these awesome creations!!!?!?!? Would take me weeks to do one that would = 1/4 as good as your lol. TFS.

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