Mercy Tiara, you are a genius!! (clear stamp storage)
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Posted: 4/1/2013 7:14:22 AM
She posted this a month ago, so I may be late to the party, but I'm in love with how she's organizing her clear stamps! You can see her video here.

I've been looking for an easy, fast way to store my stamps that doesn't require stamping indexes or expensive binders (that are hard to flip through- my binder rings always separate in the middle!), and this is perfect for me. I even had a pack of transparencies in my stash already from another idea I had YEARS ago to stamp my own decorative transparencies, so I didn't have to buy anything (we already had the cardstock and packing tape in the house, too).

Just wanted to share since I know that clear stamp storage is a popular topic here! I took a trial run at it this weekend and put together two sheets quickly and LOVE it already!



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Posted: 4/1/2013 7:24:16 AM
Like this method. TFS!



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Posted: 4/1/2013 7:30:51 AM
A somewhat similar way I do mine. I like to cut mine apart and arrange by theme. I layer between adhesive laminate.
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Posted: 4/1/2013 8:02:04 AM
I totally agree with the OP...I did mine the same way and absolutely LOVE it!

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Posted: 4/1/2013 9:00:20 AM
Of course, while I was on youtube, I was sucked into watching a MercyTiara process video! I always feel so inspired after watching her create.

I think her stamp storage is great but I don't think I'm ready to commit to getting rid of my packaging yet.


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Posted: 4/1/2013 9:12:36 AM
i did this to all my stamps, acrylic, cling etc...last year....I thought I was a genius!!! lol

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Posted: 4/1/2013 9:59:29 AM
Wow!!! I love this idea, so simple and easy, just the perfect way to store all my stamps! Thanks for sharing this!

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Posted: 4/1/2013 10:53:18 AM
Thank you for posting this. I love this storage idea and have everything at home to do this!! I can't wait to watch more of Mercy Tiara's videos!!


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Posted: 4/1/2013 12:59:59 PM
I copied her too i put my sheets in 81/2x11 page protectors in a small binder. I don't have a ton of stamps (yet) i am very happy with this system! Makes it easy to see and use my stamps.







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Posted: 4/1/2013 2:35:46 PM
Love this idea! Tfs


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Posted: 4/1/2013 2:52:43 PM
She has some of the best ideas! I love her videos!


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Posted: 4/1/2013 3:04:05 PM
Wow read my mind...been looking for ideas myself and this just might work.


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Posted: 4/1/2013 4:35:04 PM
I am all about keeping things organized and dust free. Her open basket won't work well in my home or environment. We get very dusty here in Central Oregon.

I just put together a new way for my clear stamps, my Heartfelt Creations red rubber stamps and Spellbinders or HCD dies. I need to take some photos, or perhaps do my first YouTube video?

In summary: I didn't like the notebook style as it was too bulky on my table, and too much space on my shelf because I had the zipper closed padded style of binders. I didn't want to spend a ton of money on DVD or CD storage boxes, or some of the other boxes that were out there.

At Walmart a few days ago I found the old style plastic report covers that have prongs to hold 3-hole punch standard paper. I bought 26 of one color and got started!

I took my 8 1/2 x 11 page protectors, some of which I used the sewing machine to stitched with my sewing machine to make to pockets. Much cheaper than buying the pre-made pocket style. My clear stamps go into the pockets, keeping general themes together on a page. I do have the baseball collector card pages that work well for smaller stamps like Studio G, or small TT stamps. I put up to 4 pages into a report cover by themes. Then labelled the spine.

For my Heartfelt Creations stamps that have matching dies I did something similar. I used adhesive-backed magnetic tape and put the dies back on their original packaging card. I needed to trim the card a little to fit nicely into the 8 1/2 x 11 page protector. The dies, masks to allow perfect placement, and matching stamps all went into one report cover.

I put them in a storage box that normal uses hanging file folders. It works beautifully! Now to take a few photos or make a video?


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