Friday, January 13, 2012

January 2012 My Pink Stamper Blog Hop ~ A Fresh Clean Start!

Happy New Year!  We are excited to kick off the year with fresh ideas and creative ways to use your My Pink Stamper stamps and your Cricut! 

This hop, we were challenged to make something for our self or that we would give someone to welcome the fresh clean start of a New Year!

Do you ever find yourself struggling to find the right stamp in your craft clutter?  I know I do!  I decided to create a crafty album to store my  My Pink Stamper stamps in:



This is how I kept my My Pink Stamper stamps sets.

The album I selected.  Isn't it just perfect?  I got it from Joann's.

The first step is to remove the insides.

These are the binding covers I used.  They are actually quite sturdy.  They were purchased from Office Max.

Next, I layed my binder cover on top of one of the photo sheets to use as my template.

I decided to fold the cover to reach just past the photo opening.

Here it is folded over, creased with my bone folder, and the approximate measurements.

I began sewing at the right with the open edge at the bottom.

I thought the zig zag pattern would be sturdy AND match the front cover design.  You will only sew the bottom and side  and leave the top open to form a pocket.  Isn't the thread just perfect too?

Here is what it looks like fully sewn and laying on top of the template.

Using the photo template, punch holes accordingly.

Here is what each sheet should look like.


And this is how I store my My Pink Stamper stamps now!  This particular album holds 12 My Pink Stamper stamp sets.

This is what the inside looks like once you add all your sheets back in.  Don't forget to add the spacers back in too.  I added them one after every 3 sheets.

Another option would be to add them to 8 1/2" x 11" notebook.  If you placed the stamp sets on their sides, you could sew two pockets per page using two binder sheets and leaving the side open to take the sets in and out.

Here is the Gypsy file for easy recreation:

http://www.box.com/s/kd4scn7z37mg1xddv7g7

I was originally going to create the image in vinyl, but I didn't have all the colors I needed and ran out of the printable vinyl (which would be the easiest).  Here is the Cricut Craft-Room file for the same image pre-colored for printable vinyl:

http://www.box.com/s/zlyenjih6mn48narj6k9

Aren't there so many stamp sets you want?  I almost have a second album filled!  To VIEW all the stamp sets available clink the link and to see the retailers that sell them, click HERE.
In appreciation for hopping with us this month, I have decided there is no better blog candy then a My Pink Stamper stamp set!


All you need to do to win is leave a comment on this post!   I will use Random.org to choose a winner on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.  Please ensure you come back and visit to see if you have won.  The winner will have until Friday, January 20 to claim his/her prize.  Thanks again for visiting and be sure to visit Angela next.

In case you are just joining us or perhaps got lost, here is the blog hop order:

111 comments:

  1. Really enjoyed visiting your blog! What a great giveway :) Thanks for the chance!

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  2. What a great idea! I could use some organization in my craft supplies too.

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  3. Such a great and useful idea Renee!! I love the pink zebra stripes!!

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  4. What a super cute project! Great idea!!

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  5. So cute! Love the colors. It's so true - I need them all!

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  6. Organize-- great idea thanks for both sharing and the opportunity to win MY PINK STAMPER STAMPS they are great!!!

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  7. Fantastic idea, I'm all for storage ideas, thank you.

    Hugs, Lori m
    tiredlady47@yahoo.com

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  8. Nice cover on your storage album; what a terrific idea. Thanks for the chance to win a set of Robyn's stamps!--Pat N.

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  9. Renee, I can see that in the "pink loft". Great idea :)

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  10. Great organizer! Love the Pink Zebra paper. Thanks for the chance to win some Pink Stamper Stamps.

    Jan

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  11. Renee, thanks for sharing how you organized your My Pink Stamper clear stamp. Great idea.

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  12. Organization of my crafting supplies is one of my many resolutions :-) . You've done a great job.

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  13. Great idea to organize your stamp sets! LOVE it. Mine are in a pile too.

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  14. What a fantastic idea. I love your site and your work. I'm a new follower!

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  15. great idea. love the organizational tip. thanks for the chance to win.

    tammi_amata@ameritech.net

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  16. Love the stamp album! Hopefully one day i'll have some my pink stamper sets to organize :) Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

    Kara Fortenberry
    fortenberrykara@yahoo.com

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    1. Maybe you will win! You will love how Robyn's stamps match Cricut cuts!

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    2. Hope so! That would be awesome! :) I've been looking at her stamp sets trying to decide which to buy first cause I love them all! lol

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  17. Super idea for keeping the stamps handy to use. I was trying to organize mine today but no luck so I'll try your idea. Regina
    regina95370@sbcglobal.net

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  18. Awesome idea - cute too!! (My stamps are a mess!!)

    ctibbmn at yahoo dot com

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  19. Great project. I am always looking for storage ideas.
    Kerry

    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  20. Awesome, totally awesome! Not only is it functional, but it's CUTE! Great job!

    Jenny

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  21. Great organizing tip! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Love this! what a great idea.

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  23. What a fabulous idea! U r awesome! I would have never thought of something like that. Thanks for the giveaway! Shannon

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  24. What an awesome idea!
    facsteacherjenna.blogspot.com

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  25. WONDERFUL creation!! Soo very organized!

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  26. I love this! It would be so much better than how I store my stamps now!

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  27. Love the wonderful storage idea! Your binder turned out sooo cute! TFS!

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  28. Oh wow what a cool stamp storage !! Love this!! TFS !
    HUGS,JANIE

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  29. What a great idea for stamp storage! It turned out super cute!

    Sandy
    sweetpeascards at yahoo dot com

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  30. I love it. And u even got the fonts on the cover to look like my pink stamper.

    Angela

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  31. What an incredible idea! I love this and I REALLY need to do this myself! XOXO, Julie. :0)

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  32. Absolutely love your site and your project! Now I have to get my hands one some stamps!

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  33. Your binder is so much better than my overflowing drawers! Cute project and thanks for a chance to win some stamps!

    Tina
    quebectrip at sbcglobal dot net

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  34. Love your album! I'll have to remember this when I finally have an overflowing drawer! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ~Tracy
    blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

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  35. cute binder. Renee nice job.
    tacyn@comcast.net

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  36. OMG! This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Fantastic idea and great way to store all the MPS sets. Love the Pink Zebra, you're right, it's so appropriate.

    Take care!
    Dee B

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  38. WOW!!!! This is an awesome idea. All of my stamp sets seem so disorganized at tht emoment. I really want to get my craft area super organized this year. Right now it looks like a tornado went through it and I am constantly losing things.

    Julie
    jeweliegwen@gmail.com
    www.randomcraftsofkindness.com

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  39. Great idea! I think I may have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

    cricutcheesehead@gmail.com

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  40. Very cute album, great way of storing her stamp sets. So cute!

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  41. You are so organized! It looks super great :)

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  42. Love the album! Great job. What a great way to store our stamps.:)

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  43. This is a great way to store stamps. Thank you for sharing your idea and files with us.

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  44. Love the album and thank you for the file. Currently I only have ONE set of My Pink Stamper stamps (I'm new to stamping) so it's easy to keep track of. :o) I would love to win the Sport-Tastic stamp set! Thanks for the chance. I am off to continue the hop.
    Hattie
    hattieshaven.blogspot.com

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  45. Renee, you are rockin'! What a fantastic storage binder you have created. This is a terrific way to start the new year. This is a great gift; both beautiful and functional.

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  46. Now that is ONE great idea!!! Thanks for sharing how you are storing your stamps. LOVE it!

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  47. What a great way to store stamps! Thanks for the change to win a set of MPS stamps too!

    Linda
    http://www.craftingwithnana.blogspot.com

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  48. Love this idea. I may have to try this with all my clear stamps.
    -Christina Brawley
    cnbrawley at yahoo dot com

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  49. Fantastic job. Love the idea. Right now my stamps are in a crate, hopefully a binder will be in my future.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  50. I am looking for a more efficient way to store my stamps thanks for the great idea! This is just beautiful!!

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  51. love the idea cant wait to try it at home myself!! thanks for the inspiration!!

    bethL
    toothlesschef at comcast dot net

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  52. Wonderful way to display your MPS stamp sets. I'm also running out of room to store my stamps, so I may borrow this idea, although I can't sew! One more hobby I'll have to try.
    TFS and being a part of the blog hop.

    lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  53. That's a great way to keep those lovely stamp sets organized. I'm jealous. lol

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  54. Great project, I would never think to pull out my sewing machine for that!!

    rach1fun at yahoo dot com

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  55. I love this idea! I only have a small amount of stamps set but can see how this will chance and I will need a new way to store them. Thanks for the files.
    Christina

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  56. Such a cute way to store your stamps. Thank you for sharing.
    brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

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  57. I am so in love with this idea. I have a box of stamps also .... so sad right. We all need to be more organized. Thanks for sharing such a great idea.

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  58. I love the zebra print, thats my fav. cute craft :)

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  59. Such a great idea, perfect start to be organized for the new year! Love the zebra print with pink!

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  60. PERFECT organizational project for the new year!!! Loved your step by step :)

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  61. This is an awesome idea! That's such a cute album.

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  62. I love your album for stamps - WHAT an awesome way to store them!! I know Robyn will love this! parkernana4@aol.com

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  63. Such a great idea!! Thanks for sharing! christina ccapps35@gmail.com

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  64. Great Idea I have lots of stamps that I need to make one of theses for. TFS
    Debbie
    http://craftwizard.blogspot.com

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  65. Great idea. I really need to get my sewing machine out and do more crafting with it. Thanks for the giveaway.
    nicole28638@yahoo.com

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  66. This is such a clever idea. I love it and thanks for sharing with us how you did it.
    keaunalynn@msn.com

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  67. Holy cow Renee!! You rock! This is the most super idea I have seen for storing my stamps! Thank you sooooo much for sharing it.

    I am so grateful to have you as a member of My Pink Designers and for your friendship.

    Hugs,
    Robyn
    mypinkstamper

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  68. What a great & useful idea- thanks so much for sharing it! :)Amy
    http://amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

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  69. You are amazing!!! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing

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  70. This an AWESOME ides!! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and creativity !!

    Denise J.
    drjohnson0526@gmail.com

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  71. Tammy Voss
    tvoss123@comcast.net

    I am collecting Pink Stamper Stamps too and this will be a perfect way to store and access them.

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  72. Don't enter me in the drawing since I am lucky enough to have this set, but I LOVE this idea!!! SOOO super cute!

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  73. Cool idea! Thanks for the inspiration! lclass003atgmaildotcom

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  74. What a great idea, Thanks for sharing.

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  75. Like your revised new way of storing your stamp sets. Nicely done. Thanks for giveaway chance. I'm a new follower of your blog.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  76. Aren't you just a crafty little bee =-), this is a great idea for storing clear stamps. I believe this just proves to me that I need more My Pink Stamper stamp sets =-)

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  77. What a clever and very pretty way to organize. TFS!

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  78. I love it!! It's an easy way to flip through your stamp sets and a lot more stylish.

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  79. I love your storage idea, very clever. I am starting to build my stamp collection and am going to have to come up with some type of system like this. This is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your creative system!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

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  80. Great way to store stamp sets,should be quick and easy to thumb through and find what you want in a speedy fashion now.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  81. Great project! I love the sewing detail & how it matches the cover - cute & functional! Thanks for sharing with us & for the giveaway!

    Diana :)
    leeleecarddesigns@gmail.com
    www.leeleecarddesigns.blogspot.com

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  82. Wow, your stamp storage is perfect. Such a fantastic idea. TFS. Looks like lots of work, but so worth it. I may need to make one of those too and I love the stitching.
    Sew Sweet N Crafty
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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  83. Great idea! That makes me want to go get organized! Thanks for sharing ~ msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  84. Love the idea.
    I REALLY need to start a collection of my pink stamper stamps!!
    Jules
    Julesandjono@yahoo.com

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  85. What a terrific idea!! I love to organize and I love to craft so what better project!! LOL Thank you so much for sharing and for the opportunity to win!! I am a follower!
    Tina
    www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

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  86. What an awesome idea! I would love to see this done on a video tutorial...the pictures are great but I do better seeing it in person ;0)
    God bless,
    Janet

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  87. I love this! You are very creative. I have done something very similar with my clear stamps, because they were taking up too much space, and I couldn't see what I had.

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  88. You are truly talented and creative! I wish I knew how to sew! Great job very inspiring!
    Rebecca

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  89. Great organization idea!! Thanks for sharing.

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  90. Great idea. I've been looking for a great way to organize my stickers and stamp sets. Thank you.

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  91. I love the binder! It's a great way to organize all of your cling stamps. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  92. Oh my gosh! This is such a fabulous idea for stamp storage! Thank you so much, Renee! :) ~Jen http://happyplaceforjen.blogspot.com

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  93. Wow, what a great idea.
    marg0006@verizon.net

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  94. Amazing. I love the idea.
    rubyluis25@gmail.com

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  95. What a great idea! Thanks for the chance to win!
    clara@wallengren.nu

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  96. What a clever way to store your stamps. Love all my Pink Stamper stamps. Dana papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

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  97. Love the binder idea!! It looks great!

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  98. Great idea! Wish I thought of doing this before I put all my clear stamps in another type of storage. The packages that the clear stamps came have long been discarded.
    Hazel
    hdhall6002@sbcglobal.net

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  99. Love your stamp binder and yes, I think it is perfect for My Pink Stamper stamps.

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