Hi there friends!
Since my first Kelly Purkey stamp haul from Michaels last October, I’ve been having tons of fun using stamps in my planner.
I filmed a video of my stamp binder, so have a view or keep reading for all the deets.
I had been storing my stamps in a small zipper pouch from Blue Q, but with my recent acquisitions from PlannerCon, they just don’t all fit inside the pouch anymore.
As you know, if you checked out my PlannerCon shopping list in my llama travel planner setup video, I was searching for a set of social media stamps as well as a planner-themed set. While my finds were not quite as straight forward as my list, I did find several sets that will work in my planner. My faves are these adorable Julie Nutting Planner Stamps by Prima that I just can’t wait to use!!
My friend Cindy organizes her stamps in a lovely cobalt blue personal planner from Recollections. I loved this idea! Her system totally inspired me to adapt this idea into a junior size binder to accommodate my new stamp sets.
My goal for this project was to design a system that was easily portable, super pretty, and had room for growth. I also wanted to repurpose things I already had in my craft stash. 🙂
Gathering My Supplies
I found a binder that I had purchased from Target years ago and was sitting on a shelf gathering dust. I also found Avery brand page protectors from another project that didn’t pan out as hoped.
Sorting through my paper stash is always a blast! I used mostly papers from this 5th & Frolic paper pad (I love Dear Lizzy!) by American Crafts, but also a few pages from the Mint Pink by Craft Smith and Fiction by Basic Grey collections. I think I purchased all of these from Michaels years ago.
Putting It All Together
This was a really fun project to make. It took me about an evening to cut all of the paper and organize my stamps into the binder. Lucky for me, my Kelly Purkey stamps fit side by side in each pocket, so I could hold two sets on each side of the page protector
I had a small page protector that fit 4×6 photos, so I was able to place my smaller sets there. The bow clip keeps the top set from falling out!
The completed binder got really chunky, so I added a planner band to keep the binder neatly closed. I had the band in my craft stash. It was from the Dollar Tree in the cosmetics aisle. Love the bling!
I am seriously delighted with the results!! As for my inks, I am currently keeping them in this pouch from Paper Source.
Creating An Ink Swatch Printable
One last thing! I also thought my stamp binder would be the perfect spot to house a list of my inks – also a rapidly growing collection – so I designed a swatch chart using mini polaroid-style art. Just stamp an image in the pix and write the ink name underneath. Easy peasy.
If you would like a copy of my Ink Color Swatch printable to use, please feel free to download it to use in your personal storage system. I printed mine at 85% to leave some extra white space on the page.
I’d love to know how you store your stamps. Let me know in the comments below!