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Old 04-09-2007, 05:39 PM   #1  
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I decided to catalog my SU stamp sets. MY DH got 5 free reams of paper, not quite CS but close. I feel like I have been stamping forever! I even ran my Basic Black pad almost dry. It was kinda stampin a light purple. Thankfully my friend Nancy bailed me out by reinking me! Now I just have to actually catagorize them! Maybe now I will remember what I have!
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Wow...sounds like quite the production! How many sets do you have? I'm getting stamper envy just thinking about it!
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Congrats!! I remember doing that with my heaps of unmounted stamps. Now I've gone and bought heaps more and dread starting that project again.
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good job!

quite an undertaking but very rewarding when done!
and actually easy to keep up once you get in the habit!
when i get a new set, i will mount it- but it isn't 'allowed' to go on the shelf until it has been cataloged. some new sets get used A LOT this way.

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Yippee! Know that feels good to have that project over (until you buy more...)
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good job!

quite an undertaking but very rewarding when done!
and actually easy to keep up once you get in the habit!
when i get a new set, i will mount it- but it isn't 'allowed' to go on the shelf until it has been cataloged. some new sets get used A LOT this way.

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I do the EXACT same thing!! Congrats!! I think you are going to find it a HUGE help in both knowing what you have and deciding what to use when making your cards.
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I used to keep track of everything like that. I used to get a kick out of keeping a running total of the number of stamps that I had too. But It was just way too much. I stopped at 3500. Now I dont have to worry about duplicates. It was pretty much only when I bought the induvidual stamps that I'd buy the same. I dont have a stamp store here where I live and I only have a SU! demo so I cant get the same one twice. I circle it in the catty when I buy it now.
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My black pad always stamps purple even after I ink. I am so tired of it I always use staz-on now for black. I have some other black ink and will probably ink it with that even tho it isn't stampin up ink.
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Good for you! I started that project a while back. At first it was quite organized, what was in the binder and what wasn't. Then I put it all out of sight (for Christmas or something) and never went back to it. Now the ones already done are mixed in with the ones that aren't, and I've bought plenty of new ones as well. Maybe this summer.......
I stamp mine in Night of Navy, since black tends to stain.
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Good for you! I started that project a while back. At first it was quite organized, what was in the binder and what wasn't. Then I put it all out of sight (for Christmas or something) and never went back to it. Now the ones already done are mixed in with the ones that aren't, and I've bought plenty of new ones as well. Maybe this summer.......
I stamp mine in Night of Navy, since black tends to stain.
I probably should have used NON. The black was a little difficult and dirty.
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for future thought......what I do is to scan the set and print a copy before I cut the rubba.....then I don't have to stamp them....just another way of doing the same thing....
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How do y'all categorize/index them once you have them stamped on pages????

I am lost. But I am also new.
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All of my new sets I am making a photocopy of the stickers but I have a lot of old ones!

I think I am going to categorize them by BG, Funny, Flowers, Sentiments etc...Anybody else???
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All of my new sets I am making a photocopy of the stickers but I have a lot of old ones!

I think I am going to categorize them by BG, Funny, Flowers, Sentiments etc...Anybody else???
Are you stamping just one set per sheet of paper? If so, then at least you can re-categorize them if needed.
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A while back while taking a class at Archiver's, the teacher suggested this. I actually went through all my stamps and put them on white card stock, then saved them between clear page protectors and put them in a simple 3 hole binder. I can't tell you how much this project has paid off for me. When I want to do a special card, use something on a scrapbook page or simply have "stamper's block" I get my notebook out and go through it and Bingo, I've got a card and idea. I keep it just leaning against the legs of my craft table at my feet where it is handy. This project is well worth the time involved in putting it together.
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Most of them are one set per sheet. Some of the little backrounds like Itty Bitty BG and Fresh Fillers I put on one sheet.

I am hoping that it will help with "stampers block" also
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That's a really great idea! How long did it take you?
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OH my gosh Suzanne...I totally need to do this. I cant remember what I have half the time or when I am making a card I have to look through everything I own to find what I want.

Maybe I will start doing this today.
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I started that once...I got a binder book called the StampA Log and it had a place for everything. Should this be my new project?? Hmm...

I like that you can't put it away until it's cataloged...should be you can't play til it's cataloged too!! LOL...
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I probably should do that. I just put away a bunch of new stamp sets and found out that I have duplicates of two sets. It's just particulary hard to find the time to do that now because not only am I working part time, but I'm taking my new grandson to work with me and then keeping him after I get home from work for three or four hours. I'm lucky to find time to stamp. (I'm at work and he's napping right now, my work is done for the day and I'm just waiting to go home.)
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Holy crap!! Did it really take you five (5) reams of paper to do that?! That's a heckuva lotta stamps! I say that with admiration because I need to do just what you did. A couple of years ago, I made up a small photo album (one of the freebies they used to give away with photo developing). I put white CS in the sleeves and put a small round stamp of each color of ink I have. Next to it, I put the name of the company and whether or not I have a refill. This has been so handy. I use it almost every time I stamp. I have also stamped all of my alphabets by taking the "A" from each set and stamping it on the paper. I'm crazy about alphas and this has saved me money at conventions. Before I did this, I bought a double of a favorite set.

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ooh! I just had a GREAT idea for Ink colors that yo made me think of!

Business card holder/book thingy. And use the print it yourself blank business cards. A spot of ink, and wether or not you have the re-inker. That would take up little room in a bag at a convention, or craft store. LOL
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Hey, Mesuezee, I'm a neighbor of yours - I live in Poughquag!
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Holy crap!! Did it really take you five (5) reams of paper to do that?! That's a heckuva lotta stamps! I say that with admiration because I need to do just what you did. A couple of years ago, I made up a small photo album (one of the freebies they used to give away with photo developing). I put white CS in the sleeves and put a small round stamp of each color of ink I have. Next to it, I put the name of the company and whether or not I have a refill. This has been so handy. I use it almost every time I stamp. I have also stamped all of my alphabets by taking the "A" from each set and stamping it on the paper. I'm crazy about alphas and this has saved me money at conventions. Before I did this, I bought a double of a favorite set.

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That's a really great idea! How long did it take you?
It took 2 nights while watching TV and a couple of adult beverages!!! I still have to put them in catagories but at least they are in the binder. I have less than 100 sets but I'm glad I started now BEFORE it got way out of control!
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I have my stamps cataloged in a binder and in sheet protecters. To make it easy to locate them on the shelves I have each set assigned a location. Sets are arranged on shelf by container size and number. 1" avery dot labels are used to label sets. Example: 16A would indicate the 16th container on the shelf holding the A (largest) container. Red labels indicated retired sets, white-current, orange-sets in minis but not yet retired. Matching labels on sheets in binders and on containers make sets easy to locate. Also have stamps on a database program where I can look up set by title and find location of set. Set this up about 2 years ago and it works great for me and my stampin' buddies. It is also very easy to make changes from current to retired status with label color change each year. I have 500 sets of SU stamps without counting wheels and other brand of stamps so without this system I'd be spending all my time looking for the sets I want to use. If any of you haven't already set a system in place for cataloging and locating your stamps I would highly recommend doing so now. The more you get the harder it is to get a system in place.
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Well, I got all my TAC stamps done today...just gotta add them to the binder tomorrow. Then I can start working on all the others.

So glad that I started to get this done..thanks for encouraging me to do this
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Good for you Sonja! It feels good to get done!
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I have my stamps cataloged in a binder and in sheet protecters. To make it easy to locate them on the shelves I have each set assigned a location. Sets are arranged on shelf by container size and number. 1" avery dot labels are used to label sets. Example: 16A would indicate the 16th container on the shelf holding the A (largest) container. Red labels indicated retired sets, white-current, orange-sets in minis but not yet retired. Matching labels on sheets in binders and on containers make sets easy to locate. Also have stamps on a database program where I can look up set by title and find location of set. Set this up about 2 years ago and it works great for me and my stampin' buddies. It is also very easy to make changes from current to retired status with label color change each year. I have 500 sets of SU stamps without counting wheels and other brand of stamps so without this system I'd be spending all my time looking for the sets I want to use. If any of you haven't already set a system in place for cataloging and locating your stamps I would highly recommend doing so now. The more you get the harder it is to get a system in place.

Thank you for this!!

I am just starting out! I am SO going to use your system!

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I've also done this and you don't realize how many stamps you have until you start stamping each set and cataloging them. I haven't done mine in a while so I guess maybe I should start doing more of it.or do this when I get a stamp set in each month.
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As I was working at more cataloging today I think its gonna be great to just open up my binder and see all my stamps when I want to create something or when Im trying to figure out if I have a certain stamp or not. I really hate trying to figure out which company the stamps comes from that Im looking for..haha
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WOW! That sounds like a HUGE undertaking! I might have to try this because I am in the middle of unmounting my stamp sets and need to make covers for the cd cases anyway. Good idea! Thanks for sharing!
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Great idea! And what a wonderful husband you have. A few years ago I tried to be organized and stamp every image and label the drawer where the stamp was stored. If you are leaving your stamps wood mounted, I'd recommend also putting a pencil indication on the stamp as to its storage location for easy restoring in the right place!!!
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