...It's sneaky stamp storage (for cling mounted or acrylic stamps.) Handy 'cause it keeps them from being out of sight out of mind; hence, you're less likely to forget what you've got & you're more likely to use it! Who knows, seeing your stamps in one place might even inspire new combinations of different sets.
...Glass is a perfectly safe surface to store your stamps on, BUT wherever you put them, just avoid direct light exposure or extremes in temperature so you can extend the life of your stamps. (That's why, as pretty as a mirror might be, I'd avoid it since it bounces light.)
...It can take seconds & it's so easy for you to personalize to your style: You can make these stamp storage frames in any size in less time than it takes to say Cheap Tricks: just stick stamps on a picture frame that you already have up, et voilà, or hang one you love in your stamping area. Now you have stamp storage, or you can customize it any way you like...
A -->Add a painted, paper-covered or stamped mat. (I altered the one that was in my frame already.)
B -->Be hyper-organized and register the stamps in behind the glass. (Though personally, I like to be able to shift them around to what is current without having to change the picture.)
C-->Cover the cardboard/backing of the frame to put anything you like in the frame: your favourite patterned paper, scrapbooking/photos, decoupaging, decor elements, embellishments...
D -->Decorate a whole wall by hanging a grouping of frames that have different companies or types of stamps on them. Here are some handy Martha tips for hanging multiple frames.
E-->Embellish the frame itself.
B-->Use one small glass-fronted frame near your workspace as a place to store your dirty acrylic/cling stamps until you can clean them (prevent losing 'em)
C-->Find space you didn't know you had, by using more vertical space (hanging them up on a wall (or lean it on one), or mount it on the back of a door (or closet door) You can even slide it under a desk or dresser.
It started life as an old mat combo and a wooden picture frame (that was gold previously) I had already painted the frame with black acrylic paint... Here's the matting process:
Step 1) Painted a raised part of the mat with Distress Crackle Paint ("Black Soot" by Tim Holtz/Ranger)
Step 2) Painted the rest of the mat with black acrylic paint (slightly watered down)
Step 3) Stamped the mat (with Versamark) & this heavenly "Riley Tree" stamp by Leigh Hannan (not just for trees: it makes the loveliest square mats for cards or you can punch it out--gorgeous leafy texture...) :O)
Step 4) Sprinkled the Versamark stamping with Clear embossing powder (working in small sections of 3/4 stamps seemed to be less messy.)
Step 5) Glued old book pages down onto the backing of the frame (and attached it to the back of the mat & stuck it back in the frame.) Your favourite DP would look oh so perty. :O)
Hope this was useful to you,
P.S. photo note: "Handwriting" Photoshop brushes (used in the tutorial photos) are created by redheadstock & they can be found here.