In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search


Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Get Social

Like Splitcoaststampers on Facebook Follow Splitcoaststampers on Twitter Watch Splitcoaststampers Videos on YouTube

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-25-2013, 12:42 PM   #1
Die Cut Diva
 
Rachelrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southern Florida
Posts: 3,487
Default Clear stamp storage using paper indexes against stamps OK? My research and ???

Since i converted all my stamps to this system

stampsetup1.jpg

stampsetup2.jpg

I have been wondering if the paper index resting against the front of my clear stamps might be bad for them. I have seen other systems that have a paper index up against the stamps on several blogs and I have contacted one large company and two vendors to ask them if it was a bad practice. Both vendors are well known and well respected. One has an online business and the other has both an online business and a brick and mortar store. The representative from the company I contacted said she didn't think there would be a problem, but I confess I didn't exactly come away convinced. One vendor said she stores clears up against paper and has had no problems thus far. The other vendor replied as follows:

"Thanks for your question about clear stamp storage. Unfortunately, I don't have a definitive answer for you; however, I did discuss your question with (name removed) and the following is what we came up with. According to the manufacturer of our clear stamps, it is best to store them with a plastic covering touching both sides of the stamps. For instance, (name removed) and I both store our clear stamps on the binder sheet that comes with our sets and then lay the clear plastic sheet (not the acetate film but the heavier clear piece they are on when you get them. It is probably best not to put the paper directly on them for storage. We don't have long term experience with that but assume it will eventually damage the stamps in the long run based on the information from our manufacturer."

This leaves me wondering what I should do. You can see in my second picture (the stamps happen to be rubber there, but I have my clears stored the same way) that the stamps do rest right up against the paper. The paper is acid free. Still, I am wondering if I shouldn't get some sort of plastic sheet to cover them and what it should be made of.

I know I have posted to this question in several places on this forum, but I wanted to fully disclose the results of my research and perhaps get some opinions and suggestions. I'd like to keep this storage system. If I have to tweak it, I will. But I'm not sure what I should do, if anything.

Any responses would be welcome.
__________________
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes...

RachelRose Designs by Robin... GALLERY

Last edited by Rachelrose; 02-25-2013 at 12:45 PM..
Rachelrose is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 01:55 PM   #2
Stazon Splitcoast
 
RiverIsis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: aMUSEd in funKY town
Posts: 21,328
Default

Thanks. I have been wondering this too.
__________________
Kristen KrikeyKreations thru Apr 26, 2014 *NEW UPDATES*
0 Design Teams, 0 Sales Pitches, some challenges, simple blogging about my paper addiction, inspirations, aspirations & when it all goes wrong
RiverIsis is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 02:46 PM   #3
Rubber Obsessor
 
BashfulStamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 257
Default

I still feel a bit like a newbie - not at all a stamp expert. I'm sure you'll get more knowledgeable responses from others, but I just thought I'd share my idea. Just looking at your photos, my first thought was that if it's okay for the plastic to touch the stamps, but not the paper, maybe you could simply take the paper out of the plastic sleeve and just glue the paper to the front of the plastic? It would probably be pretty easy with a tape gun. Maybe not ideal, and you probably already thought of this, but I thought I'd throw it out there. Good luck!

(I'm using CD cases for most of mine... something I've heard might not be ideal, either, but I'm taking my chances.)
__________________
~ Kitty ~ (www.bashfulcat.com)

"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney
BashfulStamper is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 04:26 PM   #4
Crimping Master
 
KoffeeKat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,072
Default

Having left clears on both the sheets they came with and in CD cases for extended periods, both damage the clears.

They stick really hard eventually and when you pull them away, a coating in the shape of the stamp is left on the plastic.

I have been wondering about paper myself. I honestly wonder if it can do any worse than what has already happened to mine.

If paper did stick to the back surface, it would break down in water and wash off, so I think I might give it a go. See you back in a year...
__________________
There is no such thing as lack of sleep, only caffeine deficiency.
KoffeeKat is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 04:49 PM   #5
Die Cut Diva
 
Rachelrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southern Florida
Posts: 3,487
Default

Thanks for your post, KoffeeKat. Very helpful. Yes, in my research I've read quite a few stories about people having clears break down in all sorts of storage - and most of it was what would be considered perfectly correct.

I just received an email reply from one of the people who posted about a very similar system to mine on her blog in 2010. I figured if she has had no degradation or other issues at this point, then it might be okay. She wrote to me that she has not had a single problem. She said that she did use acid free paper, so maybe that made a difference.

So there's another vote for it not being a problem. At least for a few years.

Postscript - I just reread your post. I'm not using the paper to stick the stamps on, I have them on a laminated panel. But I have the panel in a page protector with a paper index stuck in front of the stamps. So the front of the stamps are in contact with the back of the paper index sheet. Just so you understand.
__________________
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes...

RachelRose Designs by Robin... GALLERY

Last edited by Rachelrose; 02-25-2013 at 06:04 PM..
Rachelrose is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 08:04 AM   #6
Rubber Obsessor
 
misssez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
Posts: 625
Default

I just recently started collecting both clear and unmounted stamps. I am also going to unmount some of my wooden stamps in the very near future. I never thought about paper being a problem but I have heard all kinds of warnings about different kinds of plastic possibly damaging the stamps. What about transparancy plastic or the plastic from the old style overhead projectors; I have boxes of it but I am afraid to use it. Any advice?
__________________
Susan
misssez is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 08:30 AM   #7
Die Cut Diva
 
Rachelrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southern Florida
Posts: 3,487
Default

I have heard that you can store clear stamps safely on acetate (but NOT rubber clings!). Some people use Grafix, which is duralar, which is a bit different. My stamp panels are polycarbonate.

I can't really advise you about it. Maybe others will. I know people are instructed by many companies to store on the medium the stamps come on, but I find that most of it is very flimsy. I opened a new set this morning that had just those instructions but the piece of plastic that folded over the set tore off almost immediately! The problem I have with that fold-over packaging is that the plastic - whatever it is - sticks so firmly to the front of the stamps that it's a big nuisance in so many ways. I also don't like having many different types of packaging to store and organize. Hence my current system.

Maybe someone else will weigh in on this.

I am starting to feel that clear stamps are way more work than red rubber. And not as durable.
__________________
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes...

RachelRose Designs by Robin... GALLERY
Rachelrose is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 08:51 AM   #8
Mad Swapper
 
shazsilverwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Worcestershire, England
Posts: 1,648
Default

Just my take on this subject- all my stamps, clear and rubber, are stored on to laminated sheets. I just run A4 laminating pouches through my laminator. I haven't had any issues with my stamps yet, and they've been like this for at least 4 years. I store the stamped image sheet in plastic page protectors, which are next to the stamps. Again, I haven't had any problems with the stamps either getting stuck to the page protectors, or breaking down in any way. I think, that maybe the quality of the clear stamps is the main part of the issue- we all know that not all clear stamps are created equal!I have had some cheap clear stamps, stored in their original packaging, that have gone yellow & brittle over time.
__________________
silverwolfcards blog
My gallery
shazsilverwolf is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 09:06 AM   #9
Die Cut Diva
 
Rachelrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southern Florida
Posts: 3,487
Default

Your stamps don't stick to the page protectors? Mine do like mad! What kind of PP's are you using? If I didn't have that paper index in front of my stamps, they'd all get pulled off the panel when I tried to take them out!

Love to know why yours don't do this. If I didn't have the terrible problem with sticking, I'd just turn my panels over so they faced backwards and not have to worry about the paper touching at all.
__________________
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes...

RachelRose Designs by Robin... GALLERY
Rachelrose is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 09:21 AM   #10
Rubber Obsessor
 
misssez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
Posts: 625
Default

What about if I used contact paper over the paper image- then it's not touching actual paper and would that kind of lamination be safe? Anyone know?
__________________
Susan
misssez is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #11
Die Cut Diva
 
Rachelrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southern Florida
Posts: 3,487
Default

I'd be wary of contact paper unless you know what kind of plastic it is - and I don't. Proper lamination of the paper index (maybe Shaz will share what laminating machine she has and what she uses) would be the way to go if you want to cover up your paper.
__________________
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes...

RachelRose Designs by Robin... GALLERY
Rachelrose is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 07:10 AM   #12
Mad Swapper
 
shazsilverwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Worcestershire, England
Posts: 1,648
Default

My laminator is just a very basic model, nothing special. It cost me about 25- there are similar ones on Amazon for about $27. Laminating sheets, I use whatever I can buy cheapest- I've bought loads from a Poundstore, so again, nothing special. The page protectors are Staples own brand- I'm a real cheap person, lol!
__________________
silverwolfcards blog
My gallery
shazsilverwolf is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 07:31 AM   #13
Die Cut Diva
 
Rachelrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southern Florida
Posts: 3,487
Default

Which makes me really wonder - you say your clears are right up against the page protectors and they don't stick to them?

I have the same page protectors, and boy, they stick like crazy if the clears come in contact with them. And my clears are all good quality. They were all expensive, mostly PTI.

You must have special powers of some kind .
__________________
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes...

RachelRose Designs by Robin... GALLERY
Rachelrose is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 07:48 AM   #14
Kookie Creator
 
smcdonough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: MI
Posts: 420
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by misssez View Post
I just recently started collecting both clear and unmounted stamps. I am also going to unmount some of my wooden stamps in the very near future. I never thought about paper being a problem but I have heard all kinds of warnings about different kinds of plastic possibly damaging the stamps. What about transparancy plastic or the plastic from the old style overhead projectors; I have boxes of it but I am afraid to use it. Any advice?
I used transparency film when I first put my un-mounted sets in order. I didn't like it. It was too flimsy and the stamps seem to really stick to it. I am not sure if they would permanently stick or not, but I didn't want to chance it. I thought about doing the laminated panels, but I had already purchased 2 sizes of page protectors. So I cut up thin chipboard, slid that into the small page protector then stuck the stamps to the outside of the PP. I then cut the big PP in half and slid the smaller PP into the bigger PP like an envelope; that way if a stamp falls off it won't get lost. I copied that idea from another splitcoastian.
smcdonough is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 08:51 AM   #15
Mad Swapper
 
shazsilverwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Worcestershire, England
Posts: 1,648
Default

Rachelrose, I wonder if its down to something like humidity then?
__________________
silverwolfcards blog
My gallery
shazsilverwolf is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 03:19 PM   #16
Die Cut Diva
 
Rachelrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southern Florida
Posts: 3,487
Default

Humidity? Yes, it could be. But if I am visualizing smcdonough's system correctly, she's storing her stamps by sticking them on page protectors! So I don't get why, if the back of the stamps stick to a piece of chipboard covered by a page protector, the front side of the stamps don't stick to the page protector envelope they are stuck into.

smcdonough - can you post a pic of your system? I am curious. If it's a big hassle, no worries.

Well, I think on balance that I am not going to worry too much. I like my new system and I'm going to stick with it. I ordered some Duralar. I can cut it down to the size of my panels and stick it over the clear stamps if I decide I really need to. And the truth is I honestly don't see myself buying a lot more clear stamps in the future, so it's more a matter of just preserving what I have. I find I prefer working with rubber for a lot of reasons. And the companies I am finding myself attracted to are all companies that produce rubber stamps.
__________________
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes...

RachelRose Designs by Robin... GALLERY
Rachelrose is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 04:43 PM   #17
Proud Fan Club Member
 
gregzgurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Currently upstate New York - it could change...
Posts: 7,860
Default

I've converted to a new storage system for all of my stamps, as well. I have a mixture of unmounted rubber and photopolymer and wanted one consistent storage solution for all of them. I've used overhead transparencies and Contact paper and acetate in the past in various configurations, and I'd be wary of using anything that isn't vinyl or acrylic (call or email the manufacturer if you're unsure). My CTMH stamps tended to get gummy and soft and tear easily over time when stored improperly, which indicates to me that what I was storing them on was causing them to break down.

Diane (fionna51) had a great system that I adapted to suit my needs, and maybe it will be helpful to someone else. I wanted to use the binders that hold 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" pages, so this is what I did:
  • Cut 8 1/2" x 11" white cardstock in half
  • Stamped each image from the set or sets that fit on that page
  • Laminated the stamped cardstock
  • Put the stamps on the non-stamped side of the laminated cardstock
  • Slid the laminated card with stamps attached into a page protector
  • Put the page protectors into the binders

If the stamps are rubber, I put two half sheets into one laminating pocket, them cut them apart after they were laminated. If the stamps are photopolymer (or other clear), I only put one half-sheet into the pouch, so there would be a laminated, clear "flap" to fold over the stamps so that they wouldn't stick to the page protectors.

I have all of the holiday stamps together, regardless of manufacturer. I have five Christmas binders, two Halloween binders, and one "all the other holidays" binder. The rest of the stamps are arranged in binders by manufacturer (roughly alphabetical).

As far as an index, I started out to do a Rolodex, but realized that I had way too many stamps to fit on one Rolodex, so I re-geared. The Rolodex has all of my sentiment stamps on it, while the other images are stamped by category on 4" x 6" cardstock and organized in cheapo photo albums.

I've attached a few pics to illustrate the storage, but not the index...
Attached Thumbnails
dscf5071.jpg   dscf5074.jpg   dscf5075.jpg   dscf5069.jpg  
__________________
~ Sue
Within you there is a solitude and peace to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself...


gregzgurl is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 05:50 PM   #18
Die Cut Diva
 
Rachelrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southern Florida
Posts: 3,487
Default

Thanks for sharing this, Sue. I am thinking about an index for my next project, and wondering how to store the index cards. I do like the idea of a Rolodex for sentiments, and I never thought of using a photo album for the index cards. A great idea.
__________________
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes...

RachelRose Designs by Robin... GALLERY
Rachelrose is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 04:24 AM   #19
Gabfest Goddess
 
stamphappy1650's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 7,386
Default

I'm in the process of sorting through my stamps to purge and to create an index. My stamps are unmounted and store in Univenture binder boxes. I purchased laminated sheets that are safe for rubber and clear stamps. Some of the stamps, I rarely/never use so they may have been on the laminate sheets for years with no visible effect.

My index is paper and if the paper was in direct contact with the clear stamp, some stamps glued themselves to the paper. The paper didn't hurt the stamp but it messed up my index. Where the paper was glued to the stamp, I ran the stamp under water to remove the paper and the stamp is fine.

Some of the stamps I stored on their original acetate sheets and have not been used at least in the last year are getting gummy or are so glued to acetate I almost tore them trying to slowly pull them off.

Some of my clear stamps are stored on Graphix acetate for a top and bottom layer are fine. I bought the Graphix acetate in the art supply section at Michalels. It comes in tablet form.

Lesson learned -

don't trust the acetate from the stamp companies
try not to have paper touch clear stamps for long periods
if you have clear stamps you don't use very often, peel them off the acetate now and then

HTH
__________________
My Gallery
stamphappy1650 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 05:27 AM   #20
Die Cut Diva
 
Rachelrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southern Florida
Posts: 3,487
Default

That helps tremendously! A real-life experience!

Almost every manufacturer of clears instructs you to store "on original packaging" and I have never done it because I didn't trust it. I'm using the EZ mounts laminate panels from Crafters Companion, the laminates from Sunday Int. and Stampers Best, and the clear polycarbonate panels from Stampers Best and the stamps stick to them without that "too-stuck" feeling they have on the flimsy acetate most clears come on.

If the worst case scenario in my current system is that the paper gets stuck to the stamp and the index needs to be redone, but the stamp is fine after washing, then I am good with that for now.

Thank you so much for taking time to post this!
__________________
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes...

RachelRose Designs by Robin... GALLERY
Rachelrose is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 07:22 AM   #21
Gabfest Goddess
 
stamphappy1650's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 7,386
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rachelrose View Post
That helps tremendously! A real-life experience!

Almost every manufacturer of clears instructs you to store "on original packaging" and I have never done it because I didn't trust it. I'm using the EZ mounts laminate panels from Crafters Companion, the laminates from Sunday Int. and Stampers Best, and the clear polycarbonate panels from Stampers Best and the stamps stick to them without that "too-stuck" feeling they have on the flimsy acetate most clears come on.

If the worst case scenario in my current system is that the paper gets stuck to the stamp and the index needs to be redone, but the stamp is fine after washing, then I am good with that for now.

Thank you so much for taking time to post this!
Glad to help - one thing I didn't mention is when the stamp company prints the image on their packaging, I tape it to my paper index sheet then I don't have to stamp it. It's one way to get some use out of their index
__________________
My Gallery
stamphappy1650 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 04:04 PM   #22
Kookie Creator
 
smcdonough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: MI
Posts: 420
Default

[QUOTE=Rachelrose;20031592]Humidity? Yes, it could be. But if I am visualizing smcdonough's system correctly, she's storing her stamps by sticking them on page protectors! So I don't get why, if the back of the stamps stick to a piece of chipboard covered by a page protector, the front side of the stamps don't stick to the page protector envelope they are stuck into.

smcdonough - can you post a pic of your system? I am curious. If it's a big hassle, no worries.

Hey rachelrose! I hope these help you out!

Here are some pics, my system is similar to Sue's.stamp-storage-2_28_13-3-sc.jpg this is the way they are stored when finished. I bought the basket at Target (click the pictures to make them bigger)

stamp-storage-2_28_13-4-sc.jpg this is a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 page protector from Office Max with the chipboard

stamp-storage-2_28_13-5-sc.jpg the stamps are stuck to the page protector itself. I slid a piece of white CS next to the chipboard to make the stamps stand out more

stamp-storage-2_28_13-6-sc.jpg this is the other side with the stamped images

stamp-storage-2_28_13-1-sc.jpg this is a 8 1/2 x 11 page protector cut in half to make an envelope. I purchased them at Office Max. They are called "standard sheet protectors", they are also archival safe and acid free, which I just found out now.

stamp-storage-2_28_13-2-sc.jpg this is the smaller page protector (pp) sliding into the cut one.

I posted all of these pics to show exactly how I did it, I know some may seem a little overboard and obvious. I did have to cut the page protectors down at the seam so they would fit properly.

I left most of my clear stamps on the index sheet they came with and that is slid against the "envelope" page protector and the other side is stuck to the smaller pp. However, my PTI stamps don't have that. I stuck the back of the PTI stamp (the side that goes on the acrylic block) to my small page protector then the "stamping" side of the stamp comes into contact with the envelope page protector. They stick a little bit, but not enough to pull them off of the main panel.
I agree with you that some of the clear stamp's original packaging is not good. I have 2 sets my Aunt gave me that will take much more effort than I care to use to get the stamps off of the index sheet and backing sheet. With the other clears that were stuck this well that I did end up pulling apart; (to the point I thought the stamps might rip in half) I got rid of the original packaging and stuck them to my pp.

I like the idea of using laminated panels, they look really nice, but since I change my mind often, I would rather use the half size pp, that way I can just slide out the index sheet and insert a new one when I change stamps around.

If you have any other questions, just let me know, I hope this helps!
Stacey

Last edited by smcdonough; 02-28-2013 at 04:35 PM..
smcdonough is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 04:29 PM   #23
Die Cut Diva
 
Rachelrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southern Florida
Posts: 3,487
Default

Thanks, Stacey, for all those pictures and the clear explanation. I can see exactly what you are doing. Nice system. Not so different from mine.

So the outer envelope doesn't come in contact with the stamps because they are protected by the original acetate (or whatever) sheet. Thus no sticking! In my case almost all of my clear stamps are from PTI, so they were in the CD cases until I took them out. I did get some Duralar that I can cut to fit over them on the panels, but not sure I am going to bother. I'm going to wait and see. It's so nice to be able to just slide the panels out and pull off the stamps. Like I said, if the worst case scenario is that my indexes get stuck on the stamps and I have to wash them and then stamp new indexes, I'm willing to do that for the convenience.
__________________
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes...

RachelRose Designs by Robin... GALLERY
Rachelrose is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 04:33 PM   #24
Kookie Creator
 
smcdonough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: MI
Posts: 420
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rachelrose View Post
Thanks, Stacey, for all those pictures and the clear explanation. I can see exactly what you are doing. Nice system. Not so different from mine.

So the outer envelope doesn't come in contact with the stamps because they are protected by the original acetate (or whatever) sheet. Thus no sticking! In my case almost all of my clear stamps are from PTI, so they were in the CD cases until I took them out. I did get some Duralar that I can cut to fit over them on the panels, but not sure I am going to bother. I'm going to wait and see. It's so nice to be able to just slide the panels out and pull off the stamps. Like I said, if the worst case scenario is that my indexes get stuck on the stamps and I have to wash them and then stamp new indexes, I'm willing to do that for the convenience.
You are welcome. I have edited that post about 20 times over the last hour so the newest change really answers your question about them sticking to the pp.
smcdonough is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 06:31 PM   #25
Die Cut Diva
 
Rachelrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southern Florida
Posts: 3,487
Default

And it absolutely does! Thanks for taking all that time! Please know it's very much appreciated!
__________________
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes...

RachelRose Designs by Robin... GALLERY
Rachelrose is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 03:29 PM   #26
Kookie Creator
 
smcdonough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: MI
Posts: 420
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rachelrose View Post
And it absolutely does! Thanks for taking all that time! Please know it's very much appreciated!
You are more than welcome, but to be honest I do LOVE splitcoast and posting and reading.

I do not have a Facebook account because I spend all of my time here!
smcdonough is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 12:54 AM   #27
Mad Swapper
 
shazsilverwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Worcestershire, England
Posts: 1,648
Default

Just reading through the posts again, and I realised there is a slight difference with what I do. My stamps on the laminated sheets do not go inside page protectors! They just go in the folders as they are, it is the stamped out index pages that go inside the protectors- and these don't pull the stamps off the sheet.
img_7493-w.jpg
__________________
silverwolfcards blog
My gallery
shazsilverwolf is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 03:51 AM   #28
Die Cut Diva
 
Rachelrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southern Florida
Posts: 3,487
Default

Oh, that makes sense. That's why your stamps don't get stuck to the PPs. Thanks for that clarification, Shaz!

I have not done anything to change my system so far. I'm letting it all percolate in my head. There's no immediate danger, I figure, if there's any at all.
__________________
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes...

RachelRose Designs by Robin... GALLERY
Rachelrose is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 05:00 AM   #29
Stazon Splitcoast
 
RiverIsis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: aMUSEd in funKY town
Posts: 21,328
Default

I love the idea of the flap for the clears in Sue's post. Are you putting them into page protectors in case they slide off?

I have my clears and clings in original packaging and I am trying to simplify. TBH I find that extra step of putting them in the sleeve a pain. I'm thinking of investing in unikeep binders so wouldn't have to worry too much about a stamp slipping as they would be encased in the binder.

Was thinking of dividing sets but I think it is more productive for me to index. I have them listed on my computer but think I want a hard flipable copy...
__________________
Kristen KrikeyKreations thru Apr 26, 2014 *NEW UPDATES*
0 Design Teams, 0 Sales Pitches, some challenges, simple blogging about my paper addiction, inspirations, aspirations & when it all goes wrong
RiverIsis is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 07:27 AM   #30
Proud Fan Club Member
 
gregzgurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Currently upstate New York - it could change...
Posts: 7,860
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RiverIsis View Post
I love the idea of the flap for the clears in Sue's post. Are you putting them into page protectors in case they slide off?

I have my clears and clings in original packaging and I am trying to simplify. TBH I find that extra step of putting them in the sleeve a pain. I'm thinking of investing in unikeep binders so wouldn't have to worry too much about a stamp slipping as they would be encased in the binder.

Was thinking of dividing sets but I think it is more productive for me to index. I have them listed on my computer but think I want a hard flipable copy...
Yes, I do have them in page protectors in case they fall off. I've tried other methods (like the one mentioned above where the index sheet is in the page protector, but the stamps are stuck to the page protector, but not inside of it), but there were always issues of some type that made me re-gear. This has been an ongoing "project" for me for roughly three years now - unmounting, refining storage solutions, etc. - and I'm ready to be done. The extra step of removing the laminated "folder" from the sleeve protector is no more bothersome to me than peeling off the protective sheet from a clear stamp set in its original packaging, so it's a non-issue for me. The ease of flipping through a binder without worrying about anything becoming dislodged is SO worth it to me!


All of my stamps - regardless of manufacturer or type (clear, rubber) are in binders, and they are indexed on 4" x 6" cards in cheap photo albums (images) or on Rolodex cards on a Rolodex spinner (sentiments). All are indexed by category, and cross-referenced with the binders. My goal was to have ONE storage method for ALL of my stamps, and I believe I've finally achieved that! The ONLY exception is one CD crate that houses five very small alphabet sets on wooden pegs - they're easier to use this way, so this way they will stay... My other 45 alphabet sets (no, I'm not kidding - can you say "addiction"?) are in the binders, though.
__________________
~ Sue
Within you there is a solitude and peace to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself...



Last edited by gregzgurl; 03-04-2013 at 07:32 AM..
gregzgurl is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 07:39 AM   #31
Kookie Creator
 
smcdonough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: MI
Posts: 420
Default

[QUOTE=gregzgurl;20040520]Yes, I do have them in page protectors in case they fall off. I've tried other methods (like the one mentioned above where the index sheet is in the page protector, but the stamps are stuck to the page protector, but not inside of it), but there were always issues of some type that made me re-gear. This has been an ongoing "project" for me for roughly three years now - unmounting, refining storage solutions, etc. - and I'm ready to be done. The extra step of removing the laminated "folder" from the sleeve protector is no more bothersome to me than peeling off the protective sheet from a clear stamp set in its original packaging, so it's a non-issue for me. The ease of flipping through a binder without worrying about anything becoming dislodged is SO worth it to me!


I agree also, some of the smaller stamps fall off easily and I would hate to be searcing around for it. Because my storage is only 5.5 inches high, pulling them in and out of the page protector is pretty easy. That is what works for me for now, who knows next year?
smcdonough is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 11:20 AM   #32
Stazon Splitcoast
 
RiverIsis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: aMUSEd in funKY town
Posts: 21,328
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gregzgurl View Post
Yes, I do have them in page protectors in case they fall off. I've tried other methods (like the one mentioned above where the index sheet is in the page protector, but the stamps are stuck to the page protector, but not inside of it), but there were always issues of some type that made me re-gear. This has been an ongoing "project" for me for roughly three years now - unmounting, refining storage solutions, etc. - and I'm ready to be done. The extra step of removing the laminated "folder" from the sleeve protector is no more bothersome to me than peeling off the protective sheet from a clear stamp set in its original packaging, so it's a non-issue for me. The ease of flipping through a binder without worrying about anything becoming dislodged is SO worth it to me!


All of my stamps - regardless of manufacturer or type (clear, rubber) are in binders, and they are indexed on 4" x 6" cards in cheap photo albums (images) or on Rolodex cards on a Rolodex spinner (sentiments). All are indexed by category, and cross-referenced with the binders. My goal was to have ONE storage method for ALL of my stamps, and I believe I've finally achieved that! The ONLY exception is one CD crate that houses five very small alphabet sets on wooden pegs - they're easier to use this way, so this way they will stay... My other 45 alphabet sets (no, I'm not kidding - can you say "addiction"?) are in the binders, though.
Thanks.

I think I am going to do something similar. Did you just use Georgia Pacific or different cardstock for yours. I was debating this or chipboard or just buying the panels. I think if I find too much slippage I can always add in the page protectors at a later stage.

I have some time to think about it.
__________________
Kristen KrikeyKreations thru Apr 26, 2014 *NEW UPDATES*
0 Design Teams, 0 Sales Pitches, some challenges, simple blogging about my paper addiction, inspirations, aspirations & when it all goes wrong
RiverIsis is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 06:32 PM   #33
Proud Fan Club Member
 
gregzgurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Currently upstate New York - it could change...
Posts: 7,860
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RiverIsis View Post
Thanks.

I think I am going to do something similar. Did you just use Georgia Pacific or different cardstock for yours. I was debating this or chipboard or just buying the panels. I think if I find too much slippage I can always add in the page protectors at a later stage.

I have some time to think about it.
I bought a cheap laminator and laminating pouches at Sam's Club (the laminator online, the pouches in the store), and bought a package of the cardstock that they had at Sam's, as well. It's 110 lb., so it's a nice weight for this project. Georgia Pacific would be fine, too. I don't think chipboard will go through the laminator that I have (too thick), but I'm sure that there are laminators that would work. I was going as cheap as possible, while still accomplishing the goal Hope that helps!
__________________
~ Sue
Within you there is a solitude and peace to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself...


gregzgurl is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off