This is what I try to do every time I mount a new stamp set…at least the wood-mount ones now (I should clarify, now that Stampin' Up! also has the clear-mount).
- Cut a piece of scrap computer paper to fit inside the bottom of your stamp case. I usually place the case on the piece of paper and roughly trace around the case and roughly cut out…no exacting measurements or anything!
- After I have my stamps mounted, I stamp each one on this scrap of paper to put inside the stamp case. This way I know what stamps belong with the set AND in the rare instance (it has happened once or twice) that there is a little imperfection in the rubber, I will notice it right away and can contact Stampin' Up!
- If I wanted (or took the time) to be super-organized I would also stamp the set on a full sheet of paper and put it in a notebook to keep track of what stamp sets I own. But I don't do that yet!
When you do this, you know immediately which stamps belong in that set and if you have them all. There are many ways people organize their stamps and supplies, but this works for me!
For the clear-mount stamps, I save the rubber in which the die-cut stamps come, and after mounting the label on each stamp, I replace it in that piece of rubber. That way, again, I can see at a glance if a stamp is missing.
And if you want to know, this is a beautiful new Stampin' Up! Hostess set, Because I Care, in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog coming out July 1st!
If you were a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, you could have preordered some of the new products and have them in your hands a month early! You still could!