Saturday, June 23, 2012

Stamp/Spellbinder Storage Solutions

Hi, Happy Saturday! So on our private blog between Design Team Members at Heartfelt Creations there has been some recent chatter about stamp storage solutions. So I wanted to share with you my stamping storage solution for all my rubber stamps...I have a clear album for all the clear stamps. I'm always thinking of a better way for them but meanwhile here a awesome way to store your stamps too and for a super cheap price. 
First, I want to show you what my stamps looked like before I finally organized them. 
Just 3 months ago...
Pretty sad I know!!! As you can see, I had them in the original packaging and in a large box. When I tried to find a stamp I had to dig around all over the place and sometimes I couldn't find what I was looking for and sometimes I forgot that I had a great stamp to use on a project! Also if you look close you can see some of the packages were ripped and I even had some stamps just thrown in on the bottom...so as you can see i really needed some help! lol


Well, Here is the answer! I bought a bunch of plain DVD cases from tapeonline.com
They are .22 cents each and come in a batch of 100. The shipping is a little bit higher than I thought around $11.00, but it is still way cheaper than the DVD cases you find at the stores. Some places are asking $1.00 per case! That is way too much!!! I bought a batch to see if I really liked them and if they had a clear sleeve so I could place the cover from the stamps in the front. They do come that way and they are perfect for every one of my Heartfelt Creations rubber stamps. I also have some fabulous rubber stamps from Donna Salazar and I also use these for them too! I just place them in a different section of the shelf as you can see below. So I save every front part of the package and place that on the front part were the DVD would show. When you open the case, the stamps fit on the side that is flat. I made a template for the spine labeling and saved it for future stamps. :) I bought the white stickers from Officemax and they are permanent and great size for the spines. Since then, I have ordered another set of 100 DVD's, they are filling up quickly. OK, and I even have them in numeric order too! lol


So, here you can see I also did the same for all of my spellbinders, except I used clear thin cases from Memorex. You can find them here. I bought mine from Target when they were on clearance. I originally started off with the pack of 25..and realized I needed more, so I bought 2 more sets,  75 total. I still have some leftover though. To keep them in place I bought a magnet roll from Walmart and cut it up in 5 inch strips and then cut that in half. These also have a spine label smaller than the DVD's and are in alphabetical order. My Spellbinders also started off in the clear packaging that was torn and placed in a cardboard box....I sure was a mess before.... :) 


So here is my organized bookshelf. I bought the bookshelf at target for $30 bucks. I have 2 of them on each side of my crafting table. The other shelf has all my cricut cartridges, block stamps, my cuttlebug with templates and my new copic markers. :) Just starting off with those so it is pretty small collection. 


I hope this inspires you to get organized too!
I sure am a much happier stamper now :)
Have a great day!
Update 6/24/12
Lisa mentioned Becca Feekin and her storage idea and I knew I seen a bunch of ideas out there but couldnt remember which one or where? Thanks for the reminder Lisa! Hugs and thank you Becca! 

12 comments:

Sonya said...

Looks great...you can come organize my room any time you get bored!! :)

Sarah said...

Wow! You have just inspired me to think it might be possible for me to become this organized! I hope, my room is in perpetual tornado mode, LOL!

runzalot81 said...

Oh, this is GREAT!

Kathy said...

Awesome Lisa! TFS, I can't wait to try this out! My CD cases are too thin, and my collection is growing rapidly in boxes! I love being organized and it's driving me crazy! Blessings! Kathy

Janie Printz said...

Wow you have certainly inspired all of us I'm sure ... This is a wonderful idea & what a difference to go from chaos to beautiful ...
LOVE it !!!
Janie

LISA said...

Yup...Looks like my box did not to long ago..I also store mine the same exact way. I got the idea from Becca Feekin who also gave us an online addie to purchase the DVD cases without the inserts. I LOVE the idea. I have not completed organizing the stamps (need more cases)Looks great Lisa...So much easier than shuffling around in a box!!

Lizzyc said...

That looks fabulous, less time wasted looking for stuff, more time scrapping.. thanks for the great tips!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Fabulous, Lisa! My HC stamps look like your first photo...stacked and overflowing in a big box! LOL! Thank you so much for the great storage tips. LOVE it. :)

Caroline D. said...

wow! Looks great!!!

Marisa Job said...

This is great Lisa! Thanks for sharing!!

Amelia Clark said...

Really amazing. Thanks for sharing.
Spellbinders

Caroleanne Wright said...

wow Lisa, this is adorable x