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Posted 8/14/2013 by Dawn B in General Stamping
 

Dawn B
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Posted: 8/14/2013 7:47:13 PM
I have many stamp sets that include hearts or dots or cute little decorations. I either forget I have them, or don't remember which stamp sets include them. I've been thinking of cutting the clear backing (with the image to store them on) and put all the similar ones together, such as: hearts, dots etc. Has anyone done this? Any other organization ideas for these little treasures?

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Posted: 8/14/2013 11:56:23 PM
I store my stamps by category....hearts, pets, family, etc. It makes it easier for me to see all of my choices in one place, rather than flipping through multiple sets. Also, I can never remember what sets have what specific stamps.


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Posted: 8/15/2013 6:21:19 AM
You could consider keeping a log of images on pieces of paper instead of actually breaking up all the sets and buying new ways to store them. That might be easier to flip through. Just an idea.


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Posted: 8/16/2013 9:26:33 AM
I have way too many stamps and am working on a computer database for them. Starting with all the words. This is easier than changing my whole system which works for most things

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Posted: 8/16/2013 2:37:23 PM
Ahhh thank you! I did start stamping each one for a file folder.... don't know if that will work for me. Maybe the computer for the words---good ideas

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Posted: 8/18/2013 1:37:47 PM
Good question!

I have the same dilemma! For some reason I just can't bring myself to break up sets. I started to separate out some unmounted rubber by category, but didn't finish. Now I have to look in 2 or more places ... with the stamps stored by brand, and with the stamps stored by category, or maybe in the pile on the desk ...

I've thought about the rolodex method of stamping words, or images and then listing where that stamp is stored. Trouble is, no matter what system you choose: computer, loose leaf notebook, rolodex ... it has to be maintained. I'm not so sure I could finish indexing all of my stamps, much less maintain it with every new purchase.

Thanks for posting. I'd like to hear what works for others too.


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Posted: 8/18/2013 2:05:07 PM
I did separate by category and use them way more that I did when they were in sets.

The sentiments took me a couple of weeks to get in a database with 4 columns that can be sorted by alphabetical order first column is word/phrase then location in the case binders from Unikeep then page #, then theme of the stamp. For example, Forever Love, is in first column in the "f"s but in the fourth column it is themed as Love.

I have a stamp inventory binder also by them that I am rearranging. I was surprised that I had 17 page database of sentiment stamps!!! So I am going to cut them from the inventory binder and put them in order.


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Posted: 8/18/2013 7:02:22 PM
The clear stamps seem to be the most troublesome for me because I need to have the image on the acetate to be able to see them. Especially the cute do-dads in the Ali Edwards kits, and others as well.... Little butterflies, stars, dots, hearts, flowers. They are very useful in an embellishment area when you need a little something more.or in journaling.... I guess I need to decide if I want to engage in the tedious task of cutting each out and storing them in some old clear CD cases......Still would like any other ideas....cold weather project, so i still have time!
Thanks!

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Posted: 8/18/2013 7:32:48 PM
Thanks to your post, I took a closer look at some of my clear stamp sets today. There's lots of goodies in them! I needed some little stars for an art journal page and found several sizes scattered amongst clear sets.

You're right though, they are so tiny ... for now they are still in their sets.


Cindi



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Posted: 8/19/2013 6:19:53 AM
I have heard several mention that CD's had started damaging their stamps!!!

I kept the original sheet with sets displayed but haven't decided how to organize them buy by name. But I no long have to hunt, all hearts, all dots, all stars are together. It is like finally being able to breath with ease.


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