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Posted 10/18/2008 by Momto2 in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 10/18/2008 2:10:57 PM
I have completely outgrown my present clear stamp storage. I think I counted about 13 alphas, and a few shapes. I bought a set of bic markers and a few copics and plan to purchase a few more shape stamps. I want something that will grow with me. Show me how you store your stamps.

Thanks!

Renee



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Posted: 10/18/2008 3:55:59 PM
Well, I keep mine in binders on acrylic sheets made for stamp storage. I just purchase binders from Targer or wherever and depending on whether I've got a lot of clear stamps or unmounted rubber I can get about 6 sheets (front & back) for a 1" binder.

Donna Downey on her blog (check around Feb '08ish) made her own stamp storage w/ page protectors (from like Staples), cardboard cover & ribbon. It's easy to do - I made one like hers that I use for stickers.



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Posted: 10/18/2008 4:01:05 PM
I had mine ion a file cabinet, in haning folderws for the past 2 years. Works GREAT but I was getting tired of digging them out (the last 5 or so folders in the back were impossible,m the drawer doesnt extend all the way out).

I recvently switched to these cute little storage cases from Little Monkeys ...One entire file folder fit into one of these little boxes...it suprised me!!! I altered it too, I will have pics up probably on Monday.


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Posted: 10/18/2008 5:13:22 PM
I really like the these ideas. Anymore out there.

Renee



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Posted: 10/18/2008 6:31:14 PM
Most of my stamps are Technique Tuesday. The larger sets come on storage sheets ready to use in a three-ring binder.

For the smaller TT sets, I purchased photo album refill pages for 4x6 size photos. I store the smaller sets in these pockets in a three-ring binder.

I have fonts in one binder (ok, several binders), images in another, descriptive words in another. I keep the journaling stamps in a basket right next to my work area.

In each binder, they are set up alphabetically by name.

Technique Tuesday also makes a great storage binder.



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Posted: 10/18/2008 7:26:40 PM
I have mine in an antique gun powder box. I works sort of like a file box. It sits on top of my desk and is the best system I have ever had! I will post a pic later in the week...my USB port died on this computer and I am getting a new computer Wed or Thurs.



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Posted: 10/18/2008 7:36:03 PM
I storee all of mine in a big basket! I just keep the stamps in their original packaging and put them in the basket

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Posted: 10/18/2008 7:45:09 PM
I slip mine into page protectors (one on each side of the white insert) and then slip the page protectors into Cropper Hopper vertical paper holders. Works great, you just pull out the page protector you need. You can combine smaller sets on office-supply-store transparencies and store them the same way. Makes this method extremely space effecient.

I have a TON of stamps (proabably 3 dozen alpha sets and just as many image sets) and this method takes up the least amount of shelf space for that amount of storage (I think I'm using 4 vertical paper holders). Also, it's a relatively cheap method. And has infinite growth potential. If you're interested in this method, I'll try to post some photos to my blog tomorrow.

I tried the binder method but didn't like it because stamps could fall out and the binder took up too much space on my desk when lying open.

Amanda



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Posted: 10/18/2008 8:52:28 PM
I have my acrylic stamps in CD cases. Easy to pick up and take to crops or to a friends. I will try and take pictures tomorrow. though my collection is still growing so I don't have nearly as many stamps as mant of you peas, YET, LOL



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Posted: 10/18/2008 9:48:38 PM
I'm looking for a better storage system too. My friend told me she heard that stamps are best kept in airtight containers. Anybody know if that's true?

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Posted: 10/19/2008 3:03:55 AM
I store my stamps stuck to a piece of plexiglass that I keep in a page protector and then I put them in a zippered binder. But I recently had to get a second binder. But I buy alot of the studio G clear stamps and I just organize them by theme or season. I also use a slick writer to write the saying from the stamp underneather where it is stored easier to read this way. I also found that the basball card protectors also work well witht he little dollar stamps they fit into the slots so perfectly.

Now my foam and wood stamps I store in a rubbermade shoe box.



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Posted: 10/19/2008 8:27:49 AM
I use the MM storage system, I love the pockets and that they are so neat and tidy when on a shelf! They have little label holders on the spines to help identify what stamps are in each one. HTH

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Posted: 10/19/2008 10:09:28 AM
I was using CD cases, but I didn't like that I had to split up sets between several different cases. I'd moved to the CD cases after using a binder system that I also didn't like much... It's a saga. I'm using the Tim Holtz bin and binders right now, and I do really like them. The binders are nice because they zip around. And the same size inserts are used for the binders and the stamp case, so you can move them back and forth. Both also have storage inside for the acrylic blocks, so I was able to empty part of a drawer.

Here's the products that 2peas has from these lines: stamp case , refill pockets

And here's a YouTube demo video with Tim Holtz showing the binder and some altering ideas for it. Tim Holtz binder video


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Posted: 10/19/2008 11:59:17 AM
i use the making memories storage folders and keep them in a basket on my desk. love how easy it is to flip through them!


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Posted: 10/19/2008 3:38:56 PM
Thanks! Off to check out Tim Holtz and the MM storage system.

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Posted: 10/19/2008 4:22:35 PM
I store my stamps in cd cases. I have only had to split one set up into 2 cases and that is because it had both alpha and shadow stamps...but that was easily solved once I get some of those Inque Boutique store cases (they are a little longer) but I love this method. Because I sb in my family room's corner, I have really limited space. And so this method worked the best because I got one of those old cd case holders and put it on the wall so that my cd cases aren't on my desk and they are within arms reach...in fact they sit right in front of me so when I sit down to sb, I see stamps therefore I use them! Love it!!!

Well here is a pic of my storage, I have my stamps sorted by themes...and in 77 cd cases and 4 misc cases I have over 756 stamps and that doesn't include me counting each seperate stamp in some sets (like alpha, or AL calendar stamps, etc)... cd case storage


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Posted: 10/19/2008 5:28:36 PM
I've posted pics of my storage system on my blog, you can see them here:

Technique Speak

Thanks for looking!

Amanda



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Posted: 10/19/2008 6:01:14 PM
I love looking at everyone's system & getting new ideas. I use binders with stamps on transparencies then in page protectors which worked great except for my Fancy Pants stamps - very difficult to cut down smaller to fit on 8 1/2 x 11 page (I use the original backing with the image on them).

Cool system Aimee - I'd love to see more pictures when you get them uploaded.



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Posted: 10/19/2008 6:24:10 PM
Jennifer mcGuire has a video here:
clear stamp storage , which I love!!
Here is my present way of storing them. Crop N Style Binder Storage




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Posted: 10/19/2008 7:01:30 PM
I did CD cases for along long time. But some of thise fancy pants stamps are too large for them.

I did binders for a very short time, they were too bulky for me.

My fave method was the file folders- I had my stamps on sunday international storage sheets, which I put into gallon zip lock baggies and into hanging file folders. but like I said my file drawer was full and those last few folders were hard to get stuff in and out of.

So I love this Little Monkeys set up- I got an entire file folder of alphas and an entire folder of journalling stff into ONE box. I have some of those Technique uesday alphas, and I got the entier upper and lower of each alpha (which previously took up 2 sheets) into one little pocket in the Little Monkeys system. Pretty kewl!


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Posted: 10/19/2008 7:42:17 PM
I am currently using Scrap-O-Nizer (sp?) plastic boxes. They remind me of the plastic boxes that Stampin'Up uses for the stamp sets. The ones I bought are appx 8.5 x 11. The stamps stick to the plastic so I can put stamps on both of the insides of it. There is also enough room to store additional sets in either CD cases or on their original plastic sheets. I currently have 3 that I am using for stamps and probably have about 20 stamp sets between them. The 4th one from the set (they come in packs of 4) has most of my cats eye inks in it. You can buy dividers that have 3 sections and I used this in my cats eyes so that I can sort the colors out a bit. I also started with tools in one section before I acquired too many cats eyes.

Oh, and they are pretty cheap too.

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Posted: 10/20/2008 1:04:40 PM
I am using the clear or colored $1.00 plastic cases that you find now and then at the $1.00 spot at Target. One is used for all of my acrylic blocks and I have 4 others for my clear stamps. They hold about 8-10 of the approx 5x7 in sets and I have 3-4 boxes of them. All 5 fit in the back part of my XXL and all easy to take to crops.




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Posted: 1/24/2009 2:38:24 PM
I used to store my clear stamps in CD cases in a bread box but I have just converted to the top tier of the "Clip it up" system and I love it. You just spin it to see what you have and there are tabs to label sections (ie: alphabets, christmas, love, easter, etc.)

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Posted: 1/24/2009 3:54:25 PM

I slip mine into page protectors


I'm currently starting to organize mine using page protectors in a binder. I have enough space to store it and I don't have a whole lot right now. Many of mine are individualy flowers for Rhonna Farrer and a couple of her swirls, with 2 more alpha sets. I hope it works! Plan on organizing them tomorrow!



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Posted: 1/24/2009 6:02:11 PM

I store all of mine in a big basket! I just keep the stamps in their original packaging and put them in the basket.

Mine are stored like this. I keep all the original packaging and I have them standing up in a clear plastic shoebox -- one of the larger ones like for boots or men's shoes. When I want a stamp I just flip through them real quick & find the one that works best. I like this system because even if I think I know exactly which one I want to use, flipping through them often shows me one that would be even better!

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Posted: 1/24/2009 11:09:11 PM
I store mine in a photo box sorted by theme. Here is a pic: UM Stamp Storage



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Posted: 1/25/2009 7:58:54 AM
I am currently using Jennifer McGuire's system of 3 ring binders. I bought page protectors and put a piece of white cardstock behind the stamps. For all of my little $1 stamps, I use plastic baseball card sleeves. Someone posted that here and it works great. All of my CTMH stamps are in the boxes CTMH sells for their stamps. I don't have a scrap space, just a wall for my supplies in our spare bedroom. The binder works nicely for me.

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Posted: 8/17/2009 9:00:23 AM
I researched this system entirely and dove into it with both feet and two other friends. This has turned out to be the largest mistake! While I like this system very much and it was worth all the time to take all my rubber off their blocks, I will not invest another dime with storemorestamps.com (Susan-presumably the owner). Her lack of customer service and responsiveness is unbelievable. We have placed several different orders with her and have waited, at times, for up to 3 months for delivery. The latest glitch with her is my friend being double charged (in dispute with paypal currently) over 6 weeks ago and not receiving ANY of the product that was ordered/paid for. This was brought to Susans attention who emailed back saying she would handle it. To date, no response to emails, to her own blog (other than her erasing the entry to her blog) nor numerous phone calls. BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!! DO NOT ORDER FROM www.storemorestamps.com Do your research, go on scs.com and read the blogs there. . .HORRIBLE!!!!

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Posted: 8/17/2009 12:05:30 PM
I use the Crop In Style Paper Sticker Binders--CIS PSB. Unfortunately, they've been discontinued, but fortunately, I had bought extra before they were gone, so I have room to grow.

Essentially they are a zippered binder with page protectors that vary from having a 12x12 pocket like you'd use in a top loading album, or ones with varying sizes of pockets.

An ordinary zippered binder with 8.5x11 page protectors would work, too, using photo and baseball card pocket protectors as well as the normal size.

I slip my acrylic stamps into the pockets. For my rubber stamps, I unmount them (I even remove the foam) after stamping the image onto cardstock that goes into the page protector pocket. I paint the back of the rubber stamp with Aleene's Tack-It-Over-and-Over, and then when dry, stick them to the outside back of the protector that has the stamped image (which shows on the front).

One advantage to this system of storage is that I can flip through the protectors in the binder very quickly. It's easy to see at a glance what I have.

One CIS PSB can hold about 350 acrylic or unmounted rubber stamps of varying sizes. This way I can find any stamp fast and use it. It takes very little space (compared to what my wood mounted stamps used to take) to store. The CIS PSB is easy to take to a crop, so I can take a ton of stamps in one binder.

I love this system. It works well for me, much better than CD cases, which would take up more room IMO.


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Posted: 8/17/2009 12:23:54 PM
I have all my unmounted stamps on a clip-it-up on my desk. i love it because i can see everything when i creating and it is easy to clean up.


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Posted: 8/17/2009 1:26:26 PM
I'm in the middle of doing mine. I got white cardstock and some self-laminating sheets. I laminate one side, 3-hole punch it, then stick all my stamps to it. Then I ink the whole sheet and stamp the images on another piece of cardstock. This way I have the images and they are easy to find. All into a binder.


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Posted: 8/17/2009 4:15:04 PM

I researched this system entirely and dove into it with both feet and two other friends. This has turned out to be the largest mistake! While I like this system very much and it was worth all the time to take all my rubber off their blocks, I will not invest another dime with storemorestamps.com (Susan-presumably the owner). Her lack of customer service and responsiveness is unbelievable. We have placed several different orders with her and have waited, at times, for up to 3 months for delivery. The latest glitch with her is my friend being double charged (in dispute with paypal currently) over 6 weeks ago and not receiving ANY of the product that was ordered/paid for. This was brought to Susans attention who emailed back saying she would handle it. To date, no response to emails, to her own blog (other than her erasing the entry to her blog) nor numerous phone calls. BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!! DO NOT ORDER FROM www.storemorestamps.com Do your research, go on scs.com and read the blogs there. . .HORRIBLE!!!!


I order from them frequently and have NEVER had any issues! I love their product and would recommend them!! Sorry you've had issues...maybe try contacting them again?


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