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Old 07-05-2019, 02:07 PM   #1
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oh boy do I need some solutions for storage! LOL I spent like 30 minutes the other day looking all over for a stamp that I knew I had, but could not find. grrrrr

Here's what I need help with: acrylic or photopolymer(?) stamp storage. I want something that is similar to the SU cases (the thin ones not the clear boxes) or Dvd cases that I can label (yes, I do have a label maker and love it!) with the stamp name or types, something that is easy to see from the side as I have some in a book case. ps where can I buy empty cases?

Also my system of storing my cardstock is awful. I have 12 x 12 on a shelving unit which is ok, but I put my SU cardstock in file folders by the color groups(like all the blues, greens etc) (bad idea. LOL) and I want to put each color in a separate file with it's name from SU. ughhh how do I know the name of each color??? I tend to buy by the group, like regals etc... I am looking at a small file cabinet from Wayfair to put in hanging files then each separate file.

I know if I am more organized I will enjoy creating more, as I do with sewing and spinning. Help!

Thank you all! sue Ellen
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Could you use CD cases for the stamps? Thrift stores have plenty of CD storage racks/holders. That’s how I store my stamp/die sets.
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oh boy do I need some solutions for storage! LOL I spent like 30 minutes the other day looking all over for a stamp that I knew I had, but could not find. grrrrr

Here's what I need help with: acrylic or photopolymer(?) stamp storage. I want something that is similar to the SU cases (the thin ones not the clear boxes) or Dvd cases that I can label (yes, I do have a label maker and love it!) with the stamp name or types, something that is easy to see from the side as I have some in a book case. ps where can I buy empty cases?

Also my system of storing my cardstock is awful. I have 12 x 12 on a shelving unit which is ok, but I put my SU cardstock in file folders by the color groups(like all the blues, greens etc) (bad idea. LOL) and I want to put each color in a separate file with it's name from SU. ughhh how do I know the name of each color??? I tend to buy by the group, like regals etc... I am looking at a small file cabinet from Wayfair to put in hanging files then each separate file.

I know if I am more organized I will enjoy creating more, as I do with sewing and spinning. Help!

Thank you all! sue Ellen

You can buy empty SU dvd-type cases from SU. I think somewhere around here there's a link for a place you can buy them in bulk for cheaper, but a couple of things: (1) you have to be sure to buy ones WITHOUT spindles; (2) I don't recall the pricing on the cases or the shipping, and (3) SU is more expensive per case (I think it's like $6 or $7 for 4 cases) just find it easier to add a pack at a time to an order I'm placing otherwise, but I know it's not feasible for everyone to do it that way.

Like Covington Crafter, I use CD cases for a LOT of my clear stamps, but I've been finding they don't quite fit some of my larger set (like larger sets from MFT) and they definitely don't fit larger stamps and die combos, so I like the DVD cases, too. I have a media cabinet with adjustable shelves so I can fit both CD and DVD cases, and the combo works well for me. I buy CD cases at Target, in a 10 pack for $6.99. Be sure you're getting the standard size ones and not the slim. In the standard ones, you can pry the spindle part out pretty easily. (Don't freak out when you hear a snap-- it's usually the spindle piece, not the case.)

If you like to use watercoloring techniques, save some of the spindles to use as disposable (or reusable) palettes.
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Great ideas tu ladies! I think I do like the dvd cases better, as you said Emily I do have a few that dont quite fit in a CD case.

The paper storage I ended up figuring out last night, as my stamping friend had a Bible study and we talked about it. I am going to separate all the colors of Su cardstock into files then go over to her house and compare to what she has then label them. We will have an all night color matching event! LOL It will be so good to have the colors separated so then when there is a color challenge I dont have to guess anymore.

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Here's an Amazon page for dvd cases without hub
Amazon.com: dvd cases without hub
Stampin' Up! dvd cases are 4 for $6.
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tu! I just bought the file folders and ordered the cases on Amazon.
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I only keep sentiment stamps in CD cases, and I prefer to store them flat (there was a reason for that, but I don't remember now... probably so the smaller stamps don't fall out of the gap). My other UM stamp storage is described on my blog here:

http://dkcr8v.biz/UMstorage



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I do keep regular letter size cardstock in hanging files, but I don't have a good solution for 12" papers - mine are just stacked in a drawer.
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