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Old 01-29-2008, 10:43 AM   #1
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So I'm indexing my stamps and creating a binder of the images based on category. But I'm having trouble thinking of all the categories I'll need. SO please help me complete my list

1. Christmas
2. Baby
3. Love
4. Floral
5. Manly
6. Sentiments
7. Birthday


..... I'm drawing blanks... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:52 AM   #2
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Thought of one more:

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Old 01-29-2008, 10:55 AM   #3
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What about animals? Also, I made mine plants and flowers so it would include trees, leaves, etc. Good luck on your organizing!

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Old 01-29-2008, 10:59 AM   #4
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Good call Karen on splitting up plants and flowers.... And animals is good too... Thanks!
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:07 AM   #5
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what about other holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, 4th of July or Patriotic.
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OOO halloween! Have quite a few for that.

and Thank/Thank You.
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I really like how SU has their catty organized now...just a few categories: Holidays, Occasions, Growing Up, All Natural, Elements, and Greetings. I took those categories and then created 'sub categories' where necessary. For example, "Holidays" has sub-categories of Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day, etc. "Growing-Up" has sub-categories of Baby, Girls, Boys, Teens (don't have many of these so boys and girls are mixed still). All Natural could be sub-categorized into floral and plants. Does that make sense? I have found it easier to do it this way rather than creating tons and tons of categories...because there really could be that many. Just an idea!
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How about a kids category? Good luck on getting it all organized!
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I really like how SU has their catty organized now...just a few categories: Holidays, Occasions, Growing Up, All Natural, Elements, and Greetings. I took those categories and then created 'sub categories' where necessary.
So NOW you suggest this!

I'm on the tail end of organizing my 300+ SU stamp sets and I went the "tons of categories" route. However, it's still going to be a system that works really well for me because DH set it up in Excel. I'll be able to do "queries" or searches to find all stamp sets that I've categorized as 'animal' or 'summer' or whatever I'm looking for.

For the OP: here's a few more suggestions on categories:

Vintage
Tags/Frames
Alphabets
Food
Sports
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:21 PM   #11
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Thanks guys! Still taking ideas.... think I have my main categories.. Started indexing already!.... guess I'll come up with categories as I go as well...
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Mine are indexed into:

Birthday
Words
Autumn
Floral
Animals
Easter
Halloween
Christmas
Wedding
Valentines
Baby
Asian
Alphabets
Guy Stuff
Kids
Backgrounds
Patriotic (my sister's birthday is the 4th of July, so I have a large collection)
Travel/Foreign
Borders/Corners/Frames
All Occasion
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I have most of these catagories and

female
inspirational
long words
small words
backgrounds
borders & frames


I divide my words out of my sets into

birthday
thank you
thinking of you
quotes
fun words
love words
friends
small words
long words
wedding/anniversary
baby
graduation

I'm actually in the process of making a spread sheet of all my stamp sets,
year I probably purchased them (10 years worth), cost of the set, how many stamps in the set, what catagory they are stored in, and brief discription (bold, fine line, funky, artistic,). I'm doing this mainly for insurance purposes, and better tracking of the styles I have.

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OK, am I the only one who has a category for "Bugs"? Hmmmmm
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I have Bugs also.

I recently Unmounted all my wooden stamps so I have alot of categories. Some of my SU sets I didn't separate like Loads of Love, Basketful of Fun, All Wrapped Up- basically the sets that go together but have different thems in them. From there, I organized them into categories.

Christmas/ Borders/ Sayings
Hallowween
Thanksgiving
Valentines
Easter
Summer
Stars and Swirls
Birthday and Sayings
Floral and sayings
Baby
Girl
Boys
hearts
Love
Bugs
Sentiments

I have more, but I can't think of them right now. Since I store them in CD cases, I'm not able to get a lot of stamps in one case, so I really broke down all the categories. I also kept the words separate but labeled them Birthday sayings or Christmas, Floral. I did the same with Party and Celebrate ideas instead of just lumping it all together with Birthday.

Now that they are all organized, I had my daughter stamp them on cardstock. I used 1 page per category that way I can add more images as I buy more. I binded all the pages with my Rubicoil, for my stamp book. it makes it a lot easier to see all the stamps I have. I forgot about a lot of them.

Hope this helps
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:47 AM   #17
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Wow I just alphabetize mine. Do I ever feel unorganized.
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Instead of holidays, I divided my stamps up by seasons so the category would include several holidays Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
I also have a category called Backgrounds
Another category Nature--which included the animals trees etc.
Hope this helps!
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I have a floral and animal category, but I also have a nature category where I put stuff like sun, waves, sand, landscapes, acorns, leaves, trees, snowflakes, pinecones etc. The one thing that I don't know quite what to call are things like flourishes, scrolls, geometric designs like squares, dots, lines etc. For now I call it "design elements" but I'm not really happy with that description. I just haven't come up with anything better yet.
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