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My UM stamps are getting out of hand I've been using CD and DVD cases but it's taking up way too much space. I want something that will close (to keep out dust and prevent things from falling out) so I don't want an open binder. I'm trying to decide between the Crafter's Companion Stamp N Stor and the Tim Holtz Stamp Binder? Anyone have either, likes, dislikes?
I have tried many ways of storing my UM stamps and have come to the conclusion that I will never have just one. Sets that come in DVD cases (like SU and Amuse) I keep in those had they go on DVD shelves I purchased at Ikea. The majority of the rest of my unmounted stamps are now in 6"x9"index card boxes and Craftologie storage boxes purchased at Joann's with 40% off coupons. I have found that I can fit the most stamps in the least amount of space with this method. If they are single stamps, or if a set that does not come on its own index page, I put them on the mini binder storage pages from Crafters companion. These then go into 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 sheet protectorsto protect them, and then into the box. I use a sharpie to write the name of the set along the top of the sheet protector so i can flip through and find what I am looking for more easily.
My Tim Holtz sets are not stored in this system. The majority of his sets come on index cards that will not fit in these boxes. I keep those sets in Tim Holtz binders - they fit perfectly and already come punched to fit the binder.
I agree with Joan....I don't think there will ever be one type of storage system for me. I, too, keep the sets that come in DVD cases in their cases. I also have stamps in the Univenture binders that Brenda mentioned. Luckily, a couple years ago, they were discontinuing some of the binders and were dirt cheap. I think it was $1.09 per binder. I ended up getting quite a few. I use them to store my thin dies (spellbinders, MFT, Memory Box, etc) as well (on sheets of magnets - vent covers).
I also bought several (I mean SEVERAL) of these mini 3 ring binders (heck...they're $3!!!!...
AND they cute with great colors): Shopwer.com - Item Listing
I use them to store my clear stamps....TSG, Flourishes, etc...and some individual clings. I use the 8.5 x 5.5 sheet protectors Joan mentioned so the stamps don't fall out. For the cling, they are mounted on binder panels. I was lucky enough to find someone selling a bulk of used ones (almost 200 I think) for cheap. I also order the full binder panels from Joanns when they are sale and cut them in half. Stamp N' Stor Storage Panels 5/Pkg & craft storage at Joann.com There's always free shipping offers with Joanns.