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Clear Stamp Storage Ideas from Jennifer McGuire

Today I invited the amazing Jennifer McGuire to share a bit about her stamp organization. She created an awesome video sharing the system that's been working for her recently.

Crafty storage can be half the fun when it comes to paper crafts so I wanted to share with you my tips for storing clear and cling stamps. Here is a video with a closer look:





The Avery Elle Stamp Pockets are perfectly sized at approximately 7.25"x5.5" which is ideal for most clear and cling stamps. There are 25 pockets in a pack and the price is quite reasonable. You can even get cardstock inserts or can cut your own from scraps. And if you a bit obsessive about organization like me (haha), you can use a Brother Labeler to add the stamp sets name to each pocket.

There are other options for stamp pockets. You can get cd binder sleeves from Office Depot and carefully cut them down the center to create two pockets. I also like this option and the size is comparable. Another option (which is more cost effective) is to get clear 5"x8" baggies and store them in a similar way. These also work for stamp sets that are a bit taller (such as a few from Ali Edwards), but I use the 5"x8" Office Depot clear pockets.

These stamp pockets fit nicely into many shoebox sized storage containers. However, my favorite is called the "Fridge Binz" and is meant to hold soda cans. No soda in my house, but man is it perfect for stamps! This container is super durable and works with lots of other crafty storage.

Stamps featured above include: Amazing Moments, Beautiful (the arrows), and Incredible.

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  1. Susan Anderson says…
    06/19/2013

    Thank you for sharing your system. I just ordered the pockets and can't wait to finally have a system that's organized. Great idea.

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  2. Rene' Sharp says…
    06/19/2013

    AWESOME video, thanks!! Wish we could get those pockets in South Africa!

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  3. Patti L says…
    06/19/2013

    Thanks for sharing this...I need a new system for all the new sets I have been into. Will look into these products.

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  4. Kelly says…
    06/19/2013

    I've been looking for a new system...this will be perfect:) Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Amy says…
    06/19/2013

    Thank you so much. I ordered the pockets and I'm debating on ordering the container too. The system just is TOO perfect! :)

    You are awesome!

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  6. natalia says…
    06/19/2013

    This is so absurdly BRILLIANT! Thank you so much for including so much detail. I can't wait to start looking for all of these items. FANTASTIC video!!

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  7. lisa b says…
    06/19/2013

    What a great idea! I had a couple of fridge binz in my pantry. The small narrow one is perfect for holding project life cards and the size you reference is prefect for my letter stickers and mini kits! Thank you for the inspiration.

    Elisa

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  8. michele says…
    06/19/2013

    Just wondering, what are clear stamps? I'm getting back into scrapbooking and this is new to me..

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    1. Ali says…
      06/19/2013

      Hi Michele - clear stamps are made of photopolymer or other plastic. Rather than being mounted to wood or to a red rubber background you use a clear plastic block (which is awesome for being able to see where you are stamping). Check out my designs at Technique Tuesday: http://www.techniquetuesday.com/category/New-For-2013.html

  9. Tinka says…
    06/19/2013

    Love this idea...and so happens that I already have some of the Fridge Binz!

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  10. ARC says…
    06/19/2013

    This is great for folks who want to keep their sets together.

    I never remember which stamp came with which set, so I prefer to split mine up by theme (thank You sentiments, happy birthday sentiments, flowers, houses, etc.). I found Kinsey Wilson's blog post about her storage by theme very helpful, so I use DVD cases like she did for my (fairly small) collection of clear stamps.

    My rubber stamps are just in a drawer, and I have no idea how to better organize those :(

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  11. Debbie says…
    06/20/2013

    Ali, thank you for sharing this. It's great to find a simple clean way to organize stamps.

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  12. Kym says…
    06/21/2013

    Love the video! I just placed on order for the pockets and already have a bin for them. My question for Jennifer is how do you store smaller stamp sets, like the ones that come in studio calico monthly kits?

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  13. Video: Clear and Cling Stamp Storage + Giveaway! | Jennifer McGuire Ink says…
    06/21/2013

    [...] sweet Ali Edwards asked me if I would be interested in guest blogging for her. Honored, I created a video of my clear [...]

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  14. Martye says…
    06/21/2013

    terrific idea for that burgeoning collection. :)

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  15. KimC says…
    06/21/2013

    I found the Fridge Binz at my local Bed Bath & Beyond store.

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  16. marge says…
    06/21/2013

    wow..terrific idea

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  17. Carmen Lucero says…
    06/21/2013

    Hi Jennifer,

    So happy you shared your stamp organization! Do you file the stamps by manufacturer? Does that work best for you? I separated my stamps by alpha, animals, sentiments; but I find that if the sets are kept together, they may be easier to find. What do you think? Thanks for your attention.

    Hugs,

    Carmen L
    cal8007 at aol dot com

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  18. carolyn4723 says…
    06/21/2013

    What a good way to organize my stamps. I'm going to check out BBB for a Fridge Binz.Thanks for this video..

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  19. Maureen Hayes says…
    06/21/2013

    Thanks so much for sharing this system. I, like so many others, have been struggling trying to find a way to store all my stamps together, and it looks like this might just be the ticket for me.

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  20. Ann Taft says…
    06/21/2013

    The Fridge Bibz are wonderful! I bought one thinking I would use it for dies .& folders for my die cutting,machine. The Binz holds more than expected. It is very sturdy, & crystal clear. This is a very interesting way to store stamps.

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  21. TiaKeas says…
    06/21/2013

    Thank-you for the great ideas!!

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  22. Allison says…
    06/21/2013

    I'm always tempted to get one of the Binz when you talk about your storage system! I should've snagged it when it was ~$16 shipped on Amazon!

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  23. SarahC says…
    06/21/2013

    Love the stamps and storage idea looks really good.

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  24. sue andrew says…
    06/21/2013

    Oooh I LOVE these! I am a 'neat freak' and this would be my idea of heaven for my stamp sets to live in this cosy container! LOL LOL

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  25. Vicki says…
    06/22/2013

    These look great. Do you know if you can get them in Australia? And if so where? Thanks for sharing a great idea.

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    1. Jo R. says…
      09/01/2013

      Hi Vicki, My local Big W store stocks the Fridge Binz range. Hope that helps.

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