Monday, October 5, 2009

Help! I need help organizing my stamp sets!

Hey everyone! Okay so I will be posting some cards this week but in the mean time I am organizing my stamp sets. I thought about cataloguing them on clear sheets by stamping them with Stazon ink so I know what stamps go with what set just in case one gets mixed up or lost in another set. I have bookcases but I have stuff on them...I was thinking about getting new bookshelves from Ikea so I'm able to add shelves as I go. Now my small dilemma is whether or not to catalogue the actual stamp sets alphabetical or by category. I figured that if catalogue the sets on clear sheets it would easy to just go and find the sets, but then I thought about space and time. Easy means fast...easy means less time...equals a good plan...lol...which I don't have...lol...
I have to start with my SU sets first then I can figure out my clear and unmounted sets.

Pictures are appreciated and ideas to keep cost down will help also.

Help me please :(

Thanks All

10 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

wish I could help... I need same advice LOL will keep poppin back in to see what suggestions you receive :)

Scrapping Julie said...

i have MOST of mine by catagory, like, alphabets, background, flowers etc. the other half is just all mixed up...i need help too!!! LOL

Cindy said...

Mine are basically all over the place. I tried categorizing my wood mounted stamp in these plastic brief case-like boxes and labeled them by category My clear stamps and unmounted stamps are dumped in a box so I could use more organizing too but I hate to spend my spare time doing that when I can be playing with my stuff instead. But organizing my stuff would make it easier to find I guess. Good luck in your quest. Show us pictures when you are done with whatever you decide todo.

Busym1 said...

I reallly have no suggestions other than, I do like my stamp stored in catogories by holiday,and the rest alphabetically. But, it they would only stay that way......good luck! hugs, michelle

Karen from PA said...

I have very few wood mounted stamps and the ones I have are sitting on my shelves "on display". Most of my clear stamps are in CD cases or in a basket on my shelf. I have a binder that I keep a picture of all of my unmounted stamps in that I either printed the picture off of the internet or copied it on my copier. I love having that binder to reference when I am looking for a certain stamp or sentiment. That's all I can offer, will check back to see what other ideas you get as I am always looking to improve on my organization.

Gina said...

Mine are all mixed up too. My hubby built me a large shelf to hang on the wall so a lot of mine are on "display". I don't have a ton of sets though, mostly mine are single stamps although I do have some sets too.

specialcraftmom4 said...

Oh I can relate Michelle! I had mine organized but owning a stamp store I have collected so many more. That is a chore I need to do also. GOOD LUCK!

Kathryn Myhre said...

My mom made copies of the label sheet before, but you can make copies of the catty and catalogue the sets in aphla order.

I am also hosting a challenge this week, would love you to play along!

http://kscardcreations.blogspot.com/2009/10/tackle-it-tuesday-16.html

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I would organize by category.

I don't have many wood mounted sets, so cataloging is not something I need to do. My clear stamp sets are cataloged and in a binder. I don't stamp each image, I go online and print the images from the company website.

Kristen said...

My die cuts are catalogued by shape alphabetically. That way if I am looking for an Apple, I know to look under A and find it that way. I don't know if that would work for your stamps...