Some Different Stamp Storage

Vintage-Rolodex-Stamp-Storage

hey everyone! Have you enjoyed the week so far? Check out everything from the week if you are just joining us! You’ve missed some great stuff like printing your digis on to fabric, a glitzy golden tag, watercoloring with Distress Inks and a Shadow Box card. This week’s giveaways (from MandyDenise and myself) can still be entered thru Oct 29th so going back is always a good idea!

Today I want to share what I did for my new stamp storage and get you to think out of the box a little bit for yours too.

With my growing collection of Clear Stamps as Some Odd Girl grows I needed to find something to accommodate them but keep them organized. Previously I mostly just had mounted stamps that I keep in a drawer but the shuffle of the unmounted clear gave me a headache of finding ANYTHING! So I looked at alot of different options like a divided photobox, a binder, keeping them hanging up on my peg board but had an idea one day looking around Etsy! Here is what I bought:

Its a vintage Rolodex! I bought this particular one because the size of the cards included. They were 4×6 and I know I’d want that big for the larger sets. Also I love how this one was adjustable with the front and back going up and down. Getting them in and organized was really easy! I kept them in their original plastic backing and used my ATG gun to adhere it to the cards of the Rolodex.

I then organized them and moved the included dividers around and labeled them accordingly.

I can easily keep this on my desk and grab my stamps whenever I need them. I keep my acrylic blocks in the back so they’re handy too.

There’s alot of different types of vintage Rolodexes on Etsy right now that could do the same. Click each pic to go to the listing

A double version!

Make sure to ask about the size of the cards that fit so you know if it’ll fit your needs or not. That’s the only thing tricky about vintage. I hope this will give you some new ideas for storing your unmounted stamps! See you tomorrow when we start another week and this one is all devoted to a topic near and dear to my heart…

COPICS! 😀

See you then!

 

40 Comments
  • Linda Citronlime says:

    What a great idea!!!

    • lily says:

      Hi I love the idea of the file tomput my clear stamps. Where I can get one like that?thanks Lily

      • Kristy says:

        Your best bet is Etsy or Ebay. They don’t make them any longer so it can be a bit of a search but totally worth it!

  • Maria Therese says:

    Fab storage idea!

  • Denise says:

    Great storage idea! Thanks for the info on where to buy!!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Denise

  • petraso says:

    AWESOME!!!

  • Pat R says:

    That’s a really great idea Kristy! Thanks for sharing! Reduce re-use recycle!

  • Anne B. says:

    That looks fantastic!

  • KarenB says:

    What a fab idea – clever chickie!!

  • Carly Jo says:

    I like the idea too. I only have about 10 stamps and I keep mine in old CD cases. I have a cd stacker thing from way back (5 years ago LOL) and it holds about 50. I also put used sticker sheets in the cd cases too.

  • Michelle Hernandez says:

    This is a FANTASTIC storage idea! I’ve even seen those extra large Rolodex’s here in stores for less than 20 (a huge bargain for NYC where “vintage” means price gauging) so gonna pin this and start looking for my own tomorrow!!!

  • Tricia says:

    Totally green and a superb idea!

  • Brenda says:

    Great storage idea. I love anything vintage and this is just a great find!

  • Leah Crowe says:

    dang this is clever.. i love that storage ideA!

  • auntie em (emily) says:

    What a great idea! I don’t have as much trouble with the larger sets since I store them in re-closable bags and hang them up but it’s the little ones that give me a headache! I love the Rolodex solution! How easy to flip through and find the one you are looking for!
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Katie says:

    This is an awesome idea! I can’t wait to try it out 🙂

  • Kim H says:

    What a clever idea. I love how people can find uses for items that seem to have passed thier prime. I think I might have to go looking for my own. Thank you.

  • Anita Marie says:

    wow awesome idea..

  • Calypso says:

    Now this is a very clever and handy storage idea for stamps!!!

    Thanks for sharing this is with us.

  • Sharman says:

    GREAT idea. Thanks for sharing. I am going to go onto ebay and look for one right now. Awesome Idea….. Thanks.

  • Donna says:

    Wonderful idea, unfortunately I have not desktop are to store things, so recently i had to redo all my storage for my acrylics, so I covered 8 1/2 sheets of white card stock with my laminating machine, so the sheets were nice and stiff, then 3 hole punched them and put my sets in their original sheets onto these sheets with my ATG gun, so now I have about 4 binders full, and still just keep my wood stamps in drawers for now. These albums hold all my acrylics and cling stamps. I would need more than one Rolodex as well, so for now I have to use this method, but yours sounds a bit more accessible if you have table top room.
    Thanks for the idea.
    Donna

  • Sheila says:

    Great idea Kristie! I use a binder with 4 pocket page protectors. Each one fits perfectly. Happy birthday!!

    Sheila
    http://2pawprints.blogspot.com

  • Leah Martin says:

    A rolodex? GENIUS!

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  • Julia Sáddi says:

    Great idea!
    Gosh, your organization skills are so inspiring! : )
    xox Julia Sáddi – Brazil

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  • Dean Designs says:

    This is a terrific idea. What do you recommend if you no longer have the original package to adhere to the index card? Snack bags maybe???

    • Kristy says:

      You would need a stiff kind of plastic as you’ll be tugging the stamps on and off of the plastic. Transparencies or plastic dividers cut up should work though I don’t know if they are good for the stamps.

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  • Valerie says:

    Love it! What a great idea! What are the card made out of, so that the stamps will stick to them?

    • Kristy says:

      I kept them in their original plastic backing and used my ATG gun to adhere it to the cards of the Rolodex.

  • Desiree Hesse says:

    Just luv the ideas …

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  • Brenda says:

    Love this idea!! I see rollodexes at thrift shops all the time, and now, I’m going to pick up a few thanks to your awesome post. Thank You!
    By the way…I found you on stamping.craftgossip.com. http://stamping.craftgossip.com/8-storage-solutions-for-your-stamp-collection/2015/01/02/

    • Kristy says:

      so glad you liked it Brenda! I am still in love with this set up 4 years later so I hope you like it just as much!

  • Dora says:

    What a great idea, can wait to get one done thanks for sharing

  • Jenna says:

    This is so brilliant! Now my small stamps won’t be smooshed in a box anymore & I’ll be able to easily find what I need. Thank you!

    • Kristy says:

      I’m glad you like it Jenna! I’ve gone thru a few methods of storage and this is still my fav 🙂

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