Talk to me about Stampendous Stufftainers....Please!

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Posted 1/15/2011 by Anibear in General Scrappin'
 

Anibear
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Posted: 1/15/2011 8:37:42 AM
Do you use them for storing clear stamps (acrylic/photopolymer)? How do you like them? Do I need the "Thin" or "Thick" containers?? I want to be able to put clear stamps on both sides....do they touch when you close it? Are they finnicky to open and close? Flimsy??? They look like they can fit a lot. I can't see them IRL....so any info, detailed descriptions....pictures would be a great help!!

My clear stamp collections are overflowing!! Binders are not working for me. SU DVD cases....which are great...are too expensive. Univenture binders are too expensive to ship to Canada. CD cases are breaking....

The Stampendous Stufftainers I can get online but in Canada so it's economical. But not sure if they are any good.

I NEED HELP.....fast! Can you feel my desperation!

Thanks,

Anita

sunshinestate
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Posted: 1/15/2011 10:24:56 AM
I use them for clear stamps and rubber stamps (and lots of other things). I've been meaning to take pictures and post this idea, but just haven't had a chance yet.

For clear stamps, I bought the thickest stufftainers. I also purchased 8.5" x 11" acrylic sheets, both heavy weight and light weight. I place the stamps on the heavy sheet and place the lighter sheet on top & use packing tape to tape the top of the sheets together, exactly like a set of, say, Hero Art clear stamps come packaged. I can fit 5 or 6 "layers" of clear stamps in one thick stuffainer. Hope that makes sense.

I've previously tried the binder method and then switched to using DVD-sized jewel cases, but the stufftainer method has worked the best, by far, for me.

I also use the thickest stuffainers for:

wood-mounted stamps
alcohol inks
stamp pads
perfect pearls

And I'm sure there are more things I use them for. They are so versatile.


*****KIM*****


Anibear
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Posted: 1/15/2011 12:04:21 PM
That makes perfect sense! I never thought of making the panels to go in the containers. Do you keep the acetate that has the images...like the "Hero Arts" sets to help see the images better or to remember the placement of the stamp?

Thanks,

Anita


xing
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Posted: 1/15/2011 12:11:30 PM
I use the "thin" ones for storing clear stamps and rubber stamps, and I'm very happy with them. They are easy to open and close, and not too flimsy.

I have my stamps on one side only, though. The "thin" containers don't have enough room to have stamps on both sides. Having stamps on one side only makes it easy to find stamps without needing to open the containers

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Posted: 1/15/2011 2:42:32 PM

I have my stamps on one side only, though. The "thin" containers don't have enough room to have stamps on both sides. Having stamps on one side only makes it easy to find stamps without needing to open the containers


Good to know. Thanks! I'm still not sure if I want to seperate the stamps from the backing transparency with the images. For my PTI ones I could just stick the label sticker to the outside. But Hero Arts....it's an acetate transparency.


I also purchased 8.5" x 11" acrylic sheets, both heavy weight


Sunshine state - where do you purchase the heavy acrylic....already cut 8.5x11?

It's good to hear what others are doing and how it is working for them. Thanks!

A

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Posted: 1/15/2011 9:57:27 PM
I have several of the thin ones and I LOVE them. I DO keep the backing on the stamps when I place them in stufftainer. I usually can get 2-3 different sets in there. I have my stamps grouped by themes, so finding what I need is easy. They are NOT filmsey at all.
I do have a couple of the thick ones to hold acrylic blocks, ink pads and such.
Hope this was helpful.

Alison

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Posted: 1/16/2011 6:27:26 AM
[quote ] I have several of the thin ones and I LOVE them. I DO keep the backing on the stamps when I place them in stufftainer. I usually can get 2-3 different sets in there. I have my stamps grouped by themes, so finding what I need is easy. They are NOT filmsey at all. [/quote]

Thanks Alison. Do you attach the backing/stamp set to the container? And if so, how? Gluedots? Tape ?

- Anita

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Posted: 1/16/2011 9:14:09 AM

Do you keep the acetate that has the images...like the "Hero Arts" sets to help see the images better or to remember the placement of the stamp?


Well, I know this isn't for everyone, but I split up most of my stamp sets when I converted to this system, so I actually ended up having to stamp the majority of the images onto the acetate sheet (I said acrylic sheets earlier...they are acetate) with staz-on. It was time-consuming, but I can find what I need so much faster now. When I get a new set of stamps, I always throw it onto the scanner and print a picture of the front of the package to keep in a binder. That way, if I ever need to know the manufacturer of a stamp, I can look it up.

With the sets that I keep together, I just use mini glue dots to attach the printed acetate sheet that comes with the set to the 8.5 x 11 acetate sheet.

After I wrote my post yesterday, I pulled out one of the stufftainers and counted 8 layers of stamps in one of them. Not all will hold that many because I have some cling mount (like Bella stamps) in some of them & of course they are thicker. I just can't tell you what a space-saver this method has been.

The acetate sheets that I purchased were 5 mil & 10 mil thicknesses & I got them here:

clear cover sheets

So...have fun organizing!



*****KIM*****


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Posted: 1/16/2011 3:18:07 PM
Thank you Sunshinestate for writing back. I appreciate the details....and thanks for the link too. I am still toiling with separating sets....but I know categorizng them by theme would make it easier. I might try stamping each stamp on a rolodex card like Patter on her blog (Triple the Scraps) to categorize by theme and still keep my sets together. It might be the happy medium for me! But I like the idea of putting the sets on the acetate sheets if I can get the "thicker" stufftainers. If not...then I will just stick them on both sides of the 'thin' or 'thick' stufftainer...I can probably get at least 6 sets or 7 sets pending on size.


I have my stamps on one side only, though. The "thin" containers don't have enough room to have stamps on both sides.


Xing - can you fit clear stamps on both sides??

Thanks all

Anita
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