Monday, November 11, 2013

Organizing your clear rubber stamps for scrapbooking....and a giveaway!

Hi everyone!  Woke up to some snow on the ground here in Southern Alberta today....brrr.
I have been busy getting the last of my scrapbooking space organized.  We moved over a year ago and the room got refreshed fairly quick, and things just got put in the cupboards and the drawers.  ( you can see the before and after of this wee space here.)   Now that I have had some time to work on some scrapbook pages I have enjoyed "re organizing" the little space so that I can actually find things!!

I thought I would share a solution I came up with for storing my clear stamps better.  I like the magnetic clip on the metal bulletin board idea, and will keep just my clear letter stamps on the board now. I found that if the stamps were used a lot, they would not stick to the clear sheet that they come on.  The sides were open on the plastic card, and things would tend  to fall out the side as well.

Will stay with this system for my letters and see how that goes.

I have been on line a fair bit looking for storage solutions and I think I came up with something that will work for me.  I purchased DVD cases ($1.25 at the Dollar Store) and cut a piece of cardstock to adhere the stamp collection page onto.

I liked that the DVD case has the plastic cover where you can slip the piece of cardstock into.  Easy to see what you have in your collection.

Then I just used the left side of the open DVD case to put the stamps onto.  They may still move around a bit, but atleast you have everything contained in one place and won't lose some of the little pieces.

The next thing I have been doing some research on is the Spellbinders "Nestabilities" that you can use in different embossing/cutting machines.  Make use of the sales that Michaels have and that will help bring the cost down a little bit on them.  You could really get carried away that is for sure, so sales will help keep the cost down!  I have the Cuddlebug and want to start using it more.  I think these basic shapes will be the perfect solution to making all those perfect cuts for matting and layering cards and scrapbook pages.

The "dies" for the Nestabilities are metal, so to hold them in place I purchased magnetic photo sleeves and adhered that to the DVD case.  The Nestabilitie pieces then just stick to the magnetic and stay in place and organized too.  Be sure to shop at the Dollar Store for storage solutions, the magnetic sleeves ( 2/pkg) were $1.25 as well.

Then I just put all the DVD cases in a storage container that I already had and they are all in one spot and easy to flip through.  How about you,,,,do you have some good storage solutions for your craft of choice!

Now, if you have stayed with me to the end of the post,,,,I will tell you about the GIVEAWAY that I want to do.  I have a favorite number and the person who ends up posting a comment on that number will receive a set of homemade cards from me!  What a perfect way to try out my new Nestabilities!!  So, hope you will join in the fun and I will reveal the winner on Sunday, November 18th.

Have a great day everyone! 

Farmgirl Friday


Our Neck of the Woods said...

What a great way to organize everything! I don't do a lot of crafting, but I do have one bin that I call my "craft bin" and just throw everything in there. I need to get more organized! :)

PS - Thank you for stopping by my blog from the blog hop! I appreciate the visit!

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a great idea Dawna. I'm not a stamper although I do have a few that don't get used at all. lol I'd love the chance to receive some of your beautiful notecards. We had snow on the ground yesterday but it melted overnight. Enjoy the week ahead. Pam

Denise Key said...

Love your idea for organizing! I choose numer1

Meredith said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Gina said...

What a great storage idea! I was always looking for fun & efficient ways to store my scrapbook supplies. I don't have many supplies left nowadays, but if I did, I'd have to steal this idea for my clear stamps.

sweetvintageofmine said...

I love a gal who can get it together! What a wonderful way to get your scrapping supplies organized! I'm not sure if I should post a number or not...but just in case, I choose 18. Happy scrapping! Blessings~~~Roxie

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I love the idea of attaching them with the bulldog clips. I was thinking about stamp storage just this week so you read my mind!! ;-)

I pick number 7!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Both of my lucky numbers have already been taken! heehee! But hopefully this one is yours! Thanks so much! Sweet hugs!

Aimee at Refresh-Renew... said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and being a new follower! Love your stamping and scraping creativity! New follower here too. have a great week!-aimee

Raewyn said...

I can see the DVD case idea would be useful for other little things as well - thanks for the great idea. I'd love to go in your giveaway if you're ok with overseas people!!

Lorrie said...

You have some great storage solutions. The DVD case idea is so smart!

Vee said...

Clever idea! I have two of the clear stamps and gazillion others...the wood ones. I don't do too much with stamping anymore. Some gals are Not so much.

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