So, I finally managed to migrate my stamps to their new home.
My mum and dad gave me this for christmas. I really love the colours and think it is really pretty.
However, I opened it up expecting it to have at least a couple of sleeves in it, but sadly it did not. This is my first criticism. It meant that I had to wait a week for some inserts to arrive. I have bought things like this before, for example my die folder? and they have had a set of sleeves to get you started. I dont think it makes it clear on the packet either that it is just the folder, with no sleeves included.
My other criticism is the overlapping of the half sized pockets.
You see the photograph on the product looks like this:
This picture would suggest that the half sized sleeves are the perfect fit and therefore the perfect way to store your smaller stamp sets. This, however, is not the case.
As you can see, there is a clear overlap. I have tried to jimmy it in everywhich way I can but there is absolutely no way these sleeves could fit in as pictured in the sales image. This means that there is quite a bulge in the middle of the book – which wastes crucial storage space.
As a result, my stamp collection has already completely filled the folder to the point of difficulty zipping it all up.
Over all, I am not terribly impressed. It looks lovely, is quite sturdy and is a great idea, but the design doesnt seem to have been terribly well thought about, which has led to a somewhat dissapointing product.