In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search

Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

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
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 04-09-2017, 02:34 PM   #1
Cardstock Collector
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 2
Default Pre Stamped Images Organization

Sometimes I will pre stamp images, color and cut them out to use at a later time. Looking for a way to organize and store these...any suggestions. Thanks so much!!
irisheyes3 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-09-2017, 04:03 PM   #2
Matboard Maniac
 
sthoeny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 293
Default

I've just been storing them in with the stamp set. Then I don't have to remember the name of the stamp set, however, I do have to remember I have them...
__________________
Stacy ~ Paper crafting is my kind of therapy.
www.paperandbling.blogspot.com
sthoeny is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-09-2017, 04:40 PM   #3
Splitcoast Challenge Hostess
 
Covington Crafter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Covington, WA
Posts: 9,256
Default

I store mine in a 6" bin. I've made dividers to fit and have them filed by category. I've got a small section for pre stamped/colored and a much larger section for uncolored images. Makes for quick cards!
__________________
Carla
Retired and Ready to Play!

Proud Fan Club Member
Ways to Use It Challenge Team
Covington Crafter is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-09-2017, 05:11 PM   #4
Creative Crew SU Design Team Alumni
 
fl_beachbum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,857
Default

I had a couple of wide stamp boxes on my desk (the kind Stampin' Up! sells for wood mounted stamps). One box holds stamped images that need color, the other holds the ones I have colored. I like them because i can stand them up like books so they don't take much space on my desk.
__________________
Adriana Sharing at Escape2stamp

Last edited by fl_beachbum; 04-22-2017 at 04:11 PM..
fl_beachbum is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Brenda71, bettyjoanes, StamperDea and 2 others like this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-10-2017, 07:09 AM   #5
Polyshrink Goddess
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Texarkana, Texas
Posts: 580
Default

I put them in Scraprack pages and in a 12 by 12 album. The Scraprack has a lip that folds over so they do not slide out and it is partitioned to take big or little items.
southgirl is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
irisheyes3 likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-10-2017, 08:38 AM   #6
Forum Fanatic
 
stamphappy1650's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 9,398
Default

I store them in a bin but I never use them LOL
__________________
My Gallery
stamphappy1650 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
cjzim, lynnewithane, jukie and 4 others like this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-10-2017, 08:43 AM   #7
Pearl-ExPert
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 2,578
Default

Welcome, Irisheyes3!

How do you store your stamps? If I pre-made images, I'd either put them with the stamp set or just behind it (if you use clear pockets) in a second pocket.

Alternatively, I'd put them in stamp set order separately in a bin or binder with page protectors or baseball card protectors, but also put something with the stamp set to remind me I had already done the work - either tucking in a colorful Post-It or removable colored dot or the like.

I sometimes make extra die cuts. Since dies are in clear pockets with a pice of white card stock for stability, I put the extra die cuts on the other side of the card stock.
bjeans is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
irisheyes3 likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-10-2017, 09:11 AM   #8
Proud Fan Club Member
 
c-mouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: teetering on the brink of everything
Posts: 5,653
Default

I use the SU clamshell boxes...labeled by topic ( birthday, Christmas,etc.)When I am in a coloring mood, I take a stack of images , coloring medium (usually watercolor crayons or pencils) and find something on TV to watch....I place the finished images in the boxes--un cut as I usually don't have a shape or size in mind. I do the same for die cuts mostly.....I use the SU XL clamshells and use up my scraps by running them with dies through the Big Shot. I keep all the dies cuts from one set together in the clamshell and have a photo copy of the sheet showing what is available in the lid. This helps me assemble kits for swaps, send as RAK, or use for my cards. I have discovered that if I do this on a regular basis, my scrap box doesn't get out of control and I am more inclined to use the die cuts. My die cut boxes are labeled as Top Note, scalloped frame, octagons, trees, TH words small, and other types of labels that make sense to me. They are stacked on my cabinet that holds punches and dies and are easy to access.
__________________
c-mouse-If you can't say nuttin nice--don't say nuttin at all. Thumper.
Pansy

Card Sketch Challenge 1-227 done only 396+ to go to be caught up!!!!!

-90 and sweating




c-mouse is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
auntangie, katzarm and irisheyes3 like this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-11-2017, 03:27 AM   #9
Splitcoast Artist in Residence
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni
Mix-Ability Challenge Hostess
 
dini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Warsaw, MO
Posts: 13,897
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stamphappy1650 View Post
I store them in a bin but I never use them LOL
This is the system that I use as well.
__________________
Dina K.
Dina Kowal Creative Original Art Prints

If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint,
then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh





dini is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
cjzim, cheermom, lynnewithane and 6 others like this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-11-2017, 06:11 AM   #10
Creative Crew SU Design Team Alumni
 
fionna51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fort Collins CO
Posts: 13,044
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stamphappy1650 View Post
I store them in a bin but I never use them LOL

Quote:
Originally Posted by dini View Post
This is the system that I use as well.
Me three!
__________________
Diane
On SCS since 2005...Fan Club since 2007
Quiltzi...High Plains Member of Punchkateerz
I'll stand with arms high and heart abandoned,
in awe of the One who gave it all.
I'll stand, my soul, Lord, to You surrendered,
all I am is Yours.
fionna51 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
lynnewithane, harrahx2, jukie and 2 others like this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-11-2017, 07:22 AM   #11
Splitcoast Challenge Hostess
 
Covington Crafter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Covington, WA
Posts: 9,256
Default

LOL, my bin is so stuffed full of images, I can't possibly get anymore in!! I said it made for a quick card, not that I used them regularly.

To those of you in that same category, check out today's Teapot challenge. A fellow SCS member has breast cancer and has requested cards and some stamped images to color. Here's our chance to put those pre-stamped images to good use
__________________
Carla
Retired and Ready to Play!

Proud Fan Club Member
Ways to Use It Challenge Team
Covington Crafter is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
cheermom, fl_beachbum, gregzgurl and 6 others like this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-12-2017, 04:00 AM   #12
Stazon Splitcoast
 
lindylou1220's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Central NY
Posts: 18,493
Default

I saw this thread and it reminded me that I have an entire shoebox overflowing with images from the trade forums way back when. Yup, also not used. I have a hard enough time keeping up with my current stamping much less "saving" for the future.
lindylou1220 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
harrahx2 and irisheyes3 like this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-12-2017, 06:15 AM   #13
Inking Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Auburn, NY
Posts: 76
Default

I have a small notebook with page protectors...cut cardstock to fit each page protector so you can use both sides and slide precolored images in each. Keeps them in good shape and visible and takes up very little space. It is about 8x5 and very inexpensive on Amazon. It also works great for stencels.
dianne krickovich is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
jodaisy, katzarm and irisheyes3 like this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-12-2017, 07:15 AM   #14
Kookie Creator
 
LindaF409's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 383
Default

Once in awhile I would prestamp, but now I find them unused due to the specialty papers and inks needed for different ways of coloring. Is it stamped on watercolor paper or copic preferred paper, is it stamped with compatible ink for copic coloring or for gamsol, etc? I love all the different coloring techniques and so like to use the best for each type. Just my thoughts....plus I hate storing all the extras for just in case. If I diecut ahead or stamp extras, I give them away to my stamping friends.
LindaF409 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
irisheyes3 likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-12-2017, 07:42 AM   #15
Proud Fan Club Member
 
gregzgurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Las Vegas, baby!
Posts: 11,578
Default

If I have extras I make myself use them RIGHT NOW so they're not hanging around - I don't need ANY more reasons to organize/rearrange ANYTHING in my space - I'm OCD enough and full to the brim enough already!

True confessions: What I just wrote is my new-and-improved plan going forward. I gave away the "extras" I used to have hanging around and refuse to start that nonsense again...
__________________
~ Sue
Happy for no reason...

gregzgurl is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
cjzim, fl_beachbum, gobarb26 and 4 others like this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-12-2017, 08:00 AM   #16
Die Cut Diva
 
jukie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Posts: 3,998
Default

I 'found' some prestamped and coloured images that I did I am going to guess about 10 years ago recently...my system is not one to follow! lol
__________________
Encourage, Empower and Embrace
jukie is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
StamperDea, wavejumper and irisheyes3 like this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-12-2017, 01:58 PM   #17
Creative Crew SU Design Team Alumni
 
fionna51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fort Collins CO
Posts: 13,044
Default

I tossed a bunch of my pre-stamped stuff into the tray in the top of the stamping/crafting box I keep for the grandkids. They like them!
__________________
Diane
On SCS since 2005...Fan Club since 2007
Quiltzi...High Plains Member of Punchkateerz
I'll stand with arms high and heart abandoned,
in awe of the One who gave it all.
I'll stand, my soul, Lord, to You surrendered,
all I am is Yours.
fionna51 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
jodaisy, wavejumper and irisheyes3 like this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-12-2017, 07:04 PM   #18
Stazon Splitcoast
 
susanbri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 15,244
Default

I never do this, precisely because I'm worried I'll never use them! I do have a stash of backgrounds that I've made to try out new techniques, and I rarely pull them out once they've gone into the background box. Best for me is to make backgrounds and stamp / colour images with specific cards in mind and get the whole process finished!
__________________
Susan

My SCS gallery is here should you care to look! Or please visit my blog, Cardmaker's Garret.
susanbri is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
cjzim, fl_beachbum, psychspa and 3 others like this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-13-2017, 02:07 AM   #19
Cardstock Collector
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 6
Default

Because I always make multiples of cards at a time, I always die cut many more than I need at the time. I store all the extras in old A2 envelopes that I had damaged or messed up the address. I write on the envelope the die cuts inside and file them alphabetically. For example: balloons, several for butterflies, clouds, deer, fences, quite a few for the different kinds of leaves, several for flowers, several for birds, several for hearts, music, trees, wreaths, typewriters, flourishes, stars, light poles, lighthouses, etc. For the occasional one-off cards and for gift tags, it's nice and easy to just pull an image that's the right color making assembly quick.

I also die cut the most I can from my smaller scraps (small hearts, small butterflies, small leaves) and just file them away in their envelopes. I hate to waste paper, especially if it's a technique that I've tried but wouldn't use as a background.


All my larger scraps are filed by color in an expandable file folder that sits next to my Big Shot. Before I pull a new sheet of cardstock, I look through the scrap file and use them first.
bethr1776ad is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
hilde jaeggli and irisheyes3 like this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-13-2017, 08:28 AM   #20
Forum Fanatic
 
stamphappy1650's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 9,398
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by susanbri View Post
I never do this, precisely because I'm worried I'll never use them! I do have a stash of backgrounds that I've made to try out new techniques, and I rarely pull them out once they've gone into the background box. Best for me is to make backgrounds and stamp / colour images with specific cards in mind and get the whole process finished!
Same for me but I do store my extra/sample backgrounds with my paper scraps that I store by color. I'm really good at using scraps before I ever cut a new piece of paper and it's always a nice surprise to find the perfect background piece.
__________________
My Gallery
stamphappy1650 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
irisheyes3 likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-13-2017, 03:43 PM   #21
Polyshrink Goddess
 
Dorie95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 514
Default

Awhile back I found some vellum envelopes at the thrift store, maybe leftover from someone's wedding invitations. I put my stamped images in them, labeled by birthday, get well, etc. Then when I start coloring some, as soon as I have about 5 or 6 done, I put them on my desk and make the cards.

I store the envelopes in a photo box also found at the thrift stores.

Works for me for the time being anyway...
__________________
I don't want to brag or make you jealous but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!
Dorie95 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
MiamiKel4, katzarm and irisheyes3 like this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-22-2017, 04:37 AM   #22
Pearl-ExPert
 
shazsilverwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Worcestershire, England
Posts: 2,824
Default

Another storage method that works for stamped images and die cuts, is the storage sheets you can buy for Currency/postcard/Trading card collectors. They come in a variety of options, I got mine from Amazon. Link HERE to see what I mean. They go into A4 binders.
__________________
silverwolfcards blog
My gallery
shazsilverwolf is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
fl_beachbum, bjeans and irisheyes3 like this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 04-23-2017, 08:58 PM   #23
Inking Addict
 
Sleepymom33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Georgia
Posts: 98
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shazsilverwolf View Post
Another storage method that works for stamped images and die cuts, is the storage sheets you can buy for Currency/postcard/Trading card collectors. They come in a variety of options, I got mine from Amazon. Link HERE to see what I mean. They go into A4 binders.
This is what I use, too. I've also computer-generated a few Bible verses and various sentiments and put them in as well. It's a great way to use a friend's stamps to stamp out a bunch of an images or sentiment(s)-- especially if you're sure you wouldn't use the stamp much after that. I used to do that a lot more when I met with a weekly group. It was fun.
Sleepymom33 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
irisheyes3 likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-05-2017, 11:38 AM   #24
Mad Swapper
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
Posts: 1,695
Default

I know I won't ever use them, so I don't make extras. However, sometimes I play with a background or stamping technique and get an acceptable one or two beyond the card I was making for originally. If so, I make that extra card or two for for the occasion that may be getting low in my stash. I also have several groups that take cards to give to Hospice or for baskets to be auctioned off. If I store them, they would not get used, so I do it right away.
jeanne3579 is online now  
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