Reported by: Tracy Schultz
I used to be a stamp snob- only allowing myself to purchase clear acrylic stamps, thinking they were superior to rubber. But once I let go of my snobbishness, I fell in love with rubber stamps. Especially cling-foam mounted rubber stamps. As my collection grew, a new problem arose: how to store these stamps?
I tried CD cases, but they were too thin to accommodate the extra cushioning. I tried clear PVC boxes, but found it hard to access the stamps at the bottom of the box. And don’t we always seem to want the stamps at the bottom?
Not satisfied, I decided to try Scraponizer 8.5″ by 11″ storage cases. After only a few weeks, I was convinced this was the system for me and converted my entire collection over.
These cases measure 10″ by 12″ by 1″ high on the outside. When open, there are two trays, one on each side. Each side is approximately 9″ by 11.25″ by 0.25″ high; the right tray being a bit deeper than the left at 0.75″. This extra depth allows you to fit stamps on both sides of the case, therefore maximizing your storage.
The cases close tightly and can be stacked on top of each other or stored vertically. You can even leave the cases open and stack them in a drawer to save time from opening and closing them. They are advertised as having a living hinge which is supposed to last for a lifetime of use. I can say that after two months of storage, my hinges show no wear.
- Sturdy plastic material
- Depth allows stamps to be stored on both sides of the case
- Can purchase removable section trays to fit in the case
- More expensive than other storage solutions
- Can be hard to find the cases without the section tray inserts or folders
These Scraponizer cases may not be for the frugal crafter- they’re a bit more expensive than some other storage solutions. A 4-pack of cases retails for $15.95, which makes each case roughly $4. But given the sheer amount of storage space in each case, I think they’re worth the investment.
I’d give these cases a perfect 10. The clear plastic is sturdy and acid-free, meaning you don’t have to worry about your craft items fading or discoloring and you can actually see what’s in them!
How do YOU store your cling-mounted rubber stamps? Leave us a comment and let us know!