suggestions for storing clear acrylic stamp sets?


Hi everybody! I could use some suggestions for storing my clear
acrylic stamps sets. Right now they are in a drawer, stuck on their
plastic sheet, inside the clear bag they came in when I bought them.
Its a hassle getting them in and out of their bag all of the time,
when I want to use them. Most of them are alphabets, various words,
and sayings to use for cards.
Does anyone have any tried and true suggestions for easier access to
my clear stamps? A book or album of some sort?
Also, I have a couple of foam alphabet stamp sets that are a pain to
store in their original clear 'box' they came in. any suggestions
there?
Thanks and I appreciate any input.
Linda
Reply to
Linda C
I'm not sure about your stamps (I have the regular kind) but I store them in embroidery thread boxes. I have several boxes that I label A, B, C, D, etc. Then I made an index of all the stamps for easy reference and labeled the stamp (just marked with a sharpie, nothing fancy).
For example, I have a stamp of a butterfly. I stamp the image on an index card. There is an empty space in box F, so I mark an F on the stamp (you could cut up the big plastic sheet into smaller sizes to hold your individual stamps and mark on that) and on the index card. Next time I need a butterfly stamp, I know to look in box F for it. The boxes come in different colors and clear white, and they stack up easily.
Here's some pics of the storage boxes:
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HTH.
Carolyne in TX
Reply to
whodunit
i put them on transparancies (wal-mart or staples has them), then slip those into sheet protectors. then get a 3-ring binder, and organize how you wish. i got a binder with a clear front and made my own page to go in there. then on the side ( i have 3 binders full) i made a list of what was in each one. HTHs
Anji
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anji
pretty much what I did. I stored mine on shrink art clear plastic and then sheet protectors. I have it in a mead fivestar zippered binder. I have tons in the one binder. I am off to do my regular red stamps next. Theya re off the blocks and awaiting vynil put on them and storing them too.
cowchipper
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cowchipper
My stamps are in binders too... stuck on sheets. It works really well for me. BUT I have a friend that stores her stamps in old CD cases... that seems to work really well too. She has labeled the side of them and stores them in shoe boxes I think standing on edge. It temps me every time I see it. As she can see what she has a glance. I have to thumb through my binder.
Lynne
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King's Crown
A few years back I went through and unmounted all of my stamps so I could store them easily. I got baseball card plastic sheets and put them in there and also in sheet protectors in a binder. Then I made a little notebook with a each stamp so I could remember what I had. I like the idea of using stamps for the background of a page. Hilda
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Hilda
Linda...I sent this link to the group a while back and I suspect you will have everything needed to make one:
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Kenda made two up and you can see them here:
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Needless to say my cardboard stash is sitting patiently waiting to made into acouple of binders to accommodate my own unmounted & clear stamps. At the moment the scrap attic isundergoing "another" reorganisation so I can get at everything easily :o) What a joke! Anyone haveideas for fitting a square peg into a round hole...LOL. I keep laying stuff aside to pass on, then Iretrieve it quickly thinking it will fit in that little slot there. Absolutely no way to overcome mypackrat mentality...sigh Take care, Marilyn
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Marilyn
Marilyn, I had to make another one the other day. If anyone makes these pay close attention to the way Rock did her ribbon on the first link. I need to redo the ribbon holding in the page protectors in my first two. So that makes 3 that I have. I must stop ordering grab bags of unmounted rubber stamps from Viva Los Vegas! LOL I love that store! Some day I'd love to go to Vegas, not to visit the casino's but to hit the Rubber stamp stores! lol some day when my fortune comes in. Yes, we can all laugh, 'cause we know that's not happening!
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Kenda
Thank you ladies for all the great ideas! Marilyn, I remember you posting that link previously, and I had forgotten to bookmark it ten! Thanks for sharing it again! I think a book/binder will work great for me, with extra pages added for new purchases..LOL I alsready have some transparencies and extra sheet protectors, so I shouldn't have to buy anything extra to organize it better.
Thanks again!
Linda
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Linda C

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