Sunday, May 16, 2010

Riley Storage and a Peek!

Hello Everyone, well as promised here is a mini tutorial on storing unmounted Rileys! Like I said yesterday, I bought the unmounted Rileys to save money so I could buy more. My original plan was to mount them on ez mount myself. Then I discovered that I could spritz the back of the stamp with a little water and it would cling to the clear block! How easy is that! But then I had stamps everywhere and it wasn't easy to see what I had.

This wasn't my idea, I found it somewhere on the internet, but maybe you haven't seen it, so here goes!


Okay this is the tools you'll need:

Aleene's Tack it over & over, rubber scissors and a foam brush

Here's your sneak peek of this May's Riley I know...such a tease!!!! ok here they are cut. I lay them of a piece of acetate which is on a scrap piece of cardstock.

Apply the Aleene's Tack it over & over, then spread with the foam brush. You really don't need a whole lot. Then I usually set them aside over night. The next day, I put each stamp in my hand, one at a time, sticking it and unsticking it a few times to lessen the stickyness...okay that sounds crazy but I don't know how else to explain it! lol

Here's the finished product. I bought this leather organizer at Liquidation World which is similar to Big Lots in the US. I think I paid $5.00 for it!!! They often carry this stuff cheap with outdated calendars inside. This binder has 3 rings inside.

Then I took pieces of 8 1/2 x 11" cardstock, cut them in half and rounded the corners. I had them lamenated at the Office Depot, it's very inexpensive.

I punched the holes in them and inserted into my binder! The Rileys stick perfectly.You can see from the photo that they are easy to find and use. I was trying to keep them in alphabetical order, but now I'm running out of space. I'm going to have to move to a regular size binder with full sheets of laminated cardstock! I Love Riley!

I hope you found this helpful. If you have any questions please let me know.

Don't forget the real Riley sneak peeks start tomorrow, with a blog hop on Wednesday 10 pm est and release immediately after, you're going to LOVE this release!


Silli said...

Thanks for the sneak...*LOL*... great idea, TFS! HUGS

Riley and Company said...

Great idea!!!!

Gramma Donna said...

Yes, this is a Great Idea! I had been struggling with keeping everything in one place and this definately fits the bill!