I use ring binders, plastic folders and cheap copy paper. All new stamps that I get - including those that come free with magazines - get inked up and stamped onto my cheap copy paper as the reference sheets.
A photo showing a couple of pages from the Catalogue. These are some of my Waltzingmouse sets.
When I first started the catalogue, I used the same colour ink for all the stamps, however, now I try to use different colours for each set and also draw section lines around the sets so that I can easily see what's in what set. For example some recent sheets are:
You will notice that I've written on the reference sheet showing which box the sets are stored in. So, for example, I want to use Tatty Ted - I go to Box 2. Easy!!
The reference sheet below is one of my early catalogue pages and, unfortunately, the sets were not stamped in different colours - although I have sectioned off the different sets.
After stamping the reference sheets - I scan them all onto my computer. Then I put the original stamped sheet into my Stamp Catalogue - so that I can see the actual size of the image and I put a copy of the reference sheet into the relevant box. Describing it make it sound a bit complicated - but it's really easy. This box contains just Waltzingmouse stamps - and you can see the copy sheets in the lid.
I store my stamps in "Really Useful" plastic boxes (see above) - the 4 litre size is perfect to take two layers of wood mounted stamps or lots and lots of clear acrylic stamps.
This storage system has evolved over the last six years, and it should be revised - but it's such a big job that I keep putting it off!!!
That's all for now. But do pop back later, I plan to spend some time in my craft room - some I can share with you later, but the bits I'm making for Kathryn's party will be a surprise for later this week! See you soon.