Organizing Q&A: Converting Stampin’ Up! Stamps To Plastic Sleeves

By | 25 November, 2018

I did a blog post a few days ago about organizing my stamp sets.  I have been using this system for almost a year after watching a video by Jennifer McQuire and then subsequently several videos recommending the same storage system by several other stampers.  It is really working for me!

I converted a good portion of my Stampin’ Up! stamp sets to this system and they take up 1/4 of the shelf space in the plastic sleeves and fridge bins than they did in the DVD style cases.  I love the DVD style cases, but I am really utilizing my storage space more efficiently now!

You can see the original post HERE.

I got a question from Sheri P regarding converting Stampin’ Up! stamps to this storage format:

Kim,

How many SU sets can you hold in your bins? I’ve asked Santa to bring me these fridge bins as I also want my stamps at my fingertips with their coordinating dies.
I did a rough count and I think I have about 100 SU plastic cases to purge into this system. Would you mind showing a photo of a converted SU set? I’m thinking I will keep the paper photo from inside the case so I can see at a glance what set I’m looking for.

Stamping Imperfection Stamp Organization

My answer:

I used the double fridge bin and I got 104 SU stamp sets in. I kept the case insert in the front of the clear sleeve so I can easily see which set I am looking for. I also bought some Dura-Lar to attach to a piece of card stock so the stamps would stick to it. I think window sheets might have worked better. The Dura-Lar was what everyone was recommending, but it isn’t that sticky.

This bin measures about 3-1/2″ high x 14″ long x 12″ wide.  It has 2 slots and each slot holds about 52 sets.

I use the Large Avery Elle plastic sleeves, add a piece of card stock with the Dura-Lar attached to it holding the stamps.  I put the stamp case insert in front of the stamp set and store it in the bin as you see in the photo above.

 

Keep in mind that I do not have the die sets stored with them.  I use the Stamp-n-Storage boxes and magnet sheets and kept the die sets in the original sleeves with the magnet sheet inside.  I chose to do this because so many of the die sets serve multiple stamp sets.  I felt that for me, this would be the easier choice.

With other stamp companies, generally, I have found that a die set only coordinates with one stamp set so I store them in the same sleeve.  I love this storage system for stamp sets that I am currently using.  Most other stamp companies aren’t retiring their products every few months, so I can keep using them on my blog.  I don’t like to use retire products that people can’t find if they want to create a project that I’ve made.

Stamping Imperfection Stamp Organization

I like this system for SU stamps.  I can find what I’m looking for and it takes up so much less shelf space, although now I have a lot of DVD cases in a plastic bin that I need to find a home for.  There are so many things that they can be used for, but Wow!  it’s a lot of cases!

Stamping Imperfection Stamp Organization

 

I hope that helps!  Thank you for reading and leaving comments and questions!  I will put links below to supplies that I used for organizing my stamps.

Supply List

Are you interested in the products I used?  To make them easier for you to find, I have linked them below. (Affiliate disclosure ) Your purchases help keep my blog running at no additional cost to you and I thank you for the support!


 

Happy organizing!  I would love to hear more about how you stay organized in your craft room!

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