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Some Different Stamp Storage

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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!

 

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!!!

  3. 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! 🙂

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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

    • 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.

    • STAMP THE PICTURES OF EVERY STAMP, COLOUR IF YOU WISH, THEN USE THAT IN A SUITABLE SIZED PLASTIC BAG. SORT STAMPS INTO E.G. BABY…CHILDREN…LADIES…GENTS…GREETINGS…ETC.

      hope this helps. Just now I discovered this site.

  7. 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!

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